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Darryl K. Brown

Professor
Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
WB361
580 Massie Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
J.D. University of Virginia School of Law 1990
M.A. College of William and Mary 1991
B.A. East Carolina University 1984
Biography

Darryl K. Brown teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Adjudication and Evidence at UVA Law, among other courses. Before joining the law faculty in 2007, he was the Class of 1958 Alumni Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 1998. He is the author of "Free Market Criminal Justice: How Democracy and Laissez Faire Undermine the Rule of Law."

Brown clerked for Chief Judge Dolores K. Sloviter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit after earning his law degree at the University of Virginia. He was an associate at Kilpatrick & Cody in Atlanta before working as an assistant public defender in Clarke County, Ga.

LAW 6003: Criminal Law
Credits: 3
This course explores the basic principles of Anglo-American criminal law, including the constituent elements of criminal offenses, the necessary predicates for criminal liability, the major concepts of justification and excuse, and the conditions under which offenders can be liable for attempt. Major emphasis is placed on the structure and interpretation of modern penal codes.
LAW 6104: Evidence
Credits: 3–4
The course will cover questions of relevance, hearsay, privilege, and expert testimony, among others, and it will focus largely on problems arising in concrete factual settings, as opposed to traditional case analysis. Major emphasis will be placed on the Federal Rules of Evidence, which now apply in the courts of roughly 40 states as well as the federal system.
LAW 7018: Criminal Adjudication
Credits: 3
This course looks at the way the judicial system operates once criminal charges are filed. Topics include bail and preventive detention, the right to the effective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial discretion and plea bargaining, the right to trial by jury, appeals from criminal convictions, and habeas corpus review.
LAW 7053: Federal Criminal Law Beyond US Borders
Credits: 3
Introduces a variety of problems posed by the investigation or prosecution of criminal laws in the international arena, and explores the foundations of international criminal law, including the bases for criminal jurisdiction. It then covers in depth two issues central to international criminal law, the extradition of fugitives and mutual legal assistance (international evidence gathering).
LAW 8811: Independent Research
Credits: 1
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member.
LAW 8812: Independent Research
Credits: 2
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member