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Sign up above. The Criminal Law Powwow E-discussion group provides a forum for communication for enrollees in Moses' FALL 2014 Criminal Law course. If you post to the group, please identify yourself by name and topic. This group can be used as a news forum and sounding board for class members to discuss, debate, and argue issues involved in the study of the law of crimes and defenses. To enter and access this group site, you must be a student currently enrolled in Professor Moses' course.

Group members are encouraged to openly speak their reasoned views. Members of the group are invited to criticize, praise, and share values. Politeness and civility are essential. As a predicate to rationally attacking the position of a fellow member, first strive to be able to accurately restate the ideas and feelings of your colleague to his or her satisfaction.

As a lawyer you will develop an argumentative style of thinking. Argumentative dialogue with others is a way of getting those who conceive of no other views than their own on a topic to examine all sides of the issues. Argumentative discourse promotes argumentative reasoning. We may learn that we don't really know anything until we question our point of view or have it questioned by others. Be alert for emotion. Emotion can energize, but also compromise, our ability to reason. If you take a position, develop an argument to justify it. Think of counter-arguments and the rebuttal you could offer to them.

NOTE: For reasons of security, attachments to email messages sent to the group are not allowed. Of course, you can cut and paste to your email.

REQUEST: If you reply to a message, please swipe across the message you are replying to and delete it. Your response will continue in that thread, but will eliminate the redundancy of the previous message and will not clog the group site with strings of duplicitious material.

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  • Jul 20, 2001
  • English

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