DCAP1070 | Defending Capital Punishment Cases

Course Information

  • 2019-20
  • DCAP1070
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
  • IV
  • Nov 2019
  • Elective Course

The course is called “Defending Capital Punishment Cases”.  It is conducted from the point of view of defense lawyers, particularly those opposed to the death penalty. However, for the opening session of this course, I will invite arguments as to why capital punishment should be retained. These arguments may represent personal / legal beliefs, hypothetical situations, or even arguments made arguendo. Students wishing to advance such arguments should post them on this group at any point from now till 36 hours before the course commences, and they shall be discussed in the first week.
Classes of 5 hours each, will be held on Saturday afternoon (commencing at 2.30 pm) and Sunday morning (commencing at 9 am). The Course will run for 6 weeks i.e. 12 classes over those weekends beginning November 11, 2017. A schedule is provided below. Classes may not be held on consecutive weekends and may be rescheduled at the last minute due to my litigation commitments.
The Course will be taught mainly through interaction and exchange of ideas between me and the students. It is therefore absolutely imprative for each member of this group to do the necessary reading and thinking prior to class. Unless this is done the course will not be able to achieve its objectives which are to introduce you to death penalty jurisprudence and equip you with the legal, ethical and practical aspects of defending capital punishment cases.


Yug Mohit Chaudhury

Visiting Faculty