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LAW 1085 v01 : Sentencing and Pre-Trial Detention: Law and Policy

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Druthers submitted by: iscoec
Summer 2020
JD Adjunct
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iscoec Iscoe, Craig
LAW 1085 v01: Sentencing and Pre-Trial Detention: Law and Policy
Sentencing and Pre-Trial Detention: Law and Policy
T 5:45-9:05p
22 (10 2-credit Paper students, 12 3-credit Writing Requirement students)
Paper/Writing Requirement


Criminal Justice (or Democracy and Coercion) or Criminal Procedure.


Criminal Law.

Students may not receive credit for this seminar and Sentencing Law and Policy or Sentencing Law, Policy, and Practice Seminar.

This course will be enrolled via waitlist.

This seminar requires a paper. J.D. students must register for the 3 credit section of the seminar if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement. The paper requirements of the 2 credit section will not fulfill the J.D. Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


B.A., University of Texas; J.D., Stanford; LL.M., Georgetown. Professor Iscoe has been a Judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia since 2003.  He has presided over hundreds of jury and non-jury trials.  For twenty-five years before taking the bench, he held a variety of litigation and other legal and teaching positions. From 1992-2003, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, where he prosecuted cases involving telemarketing, securities, contract, and other financial fraud, public corruption at District and other federal agencies, police corruption, and other matters. From 2002 – 2003, he served on a special assignment to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Trial Unit in the Division of Enforcement, where he was co-lead counsel in a successful trial against Ernst & Young for violating auditor independence rules. From 1997 until 2001, Professor Iscoe served as Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Justice Department, focusing on national security and white collar issues. Professor Iscoe joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1986, after serving as a civil litigation associate at Arent Fox, and prosecuted a wide variety of cases in D.C. Superior Court, such as armed robbery, violent assault, homicide, and drug distribution, and then prosecuted other offenses in U.S. District Court. From 1991-1992, he was an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt Law School, where he directed the Juvenile Law Clinic and Trial Practice program. He has also served as a Visiting Professor Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Public Representation and as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown teaching Trial Practice and Professional Responsibility and also Sentencing and Pretrial Detention.

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