Professor Mandiberg:, , An introduction to the general principles of, substantive criminal law-what the government must, prove before it can take away an individual's, liberty. Included are general topics such as the, nature of criminal acts, mental state, defenses,, attempts, conspiracy and accomplice liability., The course will also focus on some specific, crimes such as homicide. Substantive criminal law, is a basic law school course and is covered on, all bar exams. Evaluation by both computer-graded, midterm (1/3 of grade) and by final exam (essay, and short-answer questions)(2/3 of grade)., , Professors Varol and Parry:, , An introduction to the general principles of, substantive criminal law-what the government must, prove before it can take away an individual's, liberty. Included are general topics such as the, nature of criminal acts, mental state, defenses,, attempts, conspiracy and accomplice liability,, and specific crimes such as homicide, assault and, sexual assault, and property crimes. Substantive, criminal law is a basic law school course and is, covered on all bar exams. The grade will be, based on a quiz, a final examination, and class participation.