Tara I. Allen
Tara I. Allen is an Assistant Federal Defender for the Federal District of Rhode Island, where she concentrates in federal criminal defense. She previously served as a trial attorney for federal defenders offices in Pennsylvania and California. She also served as staff counsel for two federal appeals courts. In addition, Tara has over 10 years of teaching experience.
LAW.627Criminal Procedure: InvestigationClick to Open
This course examines the procedural aspects of the criminal justice system with emphasis on the impact of the fourth, fifth, and sixth amendments to the United States Constitution on state and federal prosecutions. Topics include the law of arrest, search and seizure, police interrogation and the privilege against self-incrimination.
Course TypeCore Course
Course DegreeJuris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law
LAW.641Trial AdvocacyClick to Open
The trial advocacy course employs a learning-by-doing approach. Thus, most of the course will involve the practice of trial skills including direct and cross examination, opening statements, closing arguments, and jury selection, in a simulated courtroom environment. During the last two weeks of the course, each student will participate as co-counsel in a full-length simulated civil or criminal trial with a sitting Rhode Island judge or professor presiding.
Evidence is a prerequisite but may be taken concurrently with the permission of the Trial Advocacy instructor.