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Criminal Defense Clinic Resources: Home


This guide lists a few sources that Prof. Rigg highly recommends for criminal defense research.

Top Resources

Search and Seizure: A Treatise on the Fourth Amendment (LaFave)
Law Library Reserve KF9630 .L26 (Older editions in stacks.)

Also available on Westlaw. (Database Identifier: SEARCHSZR)

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"Professor LaFave interprets and applies the Fourth Amendment in diverse factual situations for developing more effective arguments of search and seizure issues in plea bargaining, trial, and appeal phases of a criminal case. Expert discussion covers the exclusionary rule and other remedies, protected areas and interests, probable cause, and search warrants. This work also addresses search and seizure of persons and personal effects, entry and search of premises, search and seizure of vehicles, and consent searches. Explores stop and frisk and similar lesser intrusions, along with inspections and regulatory searches. Also examines the administration of the exclusionary rule."

Iowa Practice (Volz et al.)
Law Library Reserve KFI4280 .I532 (older editions in Iowa Wing)

Also available on Westlaw

Hint: Westlaw starts in table of contents view.  

This set offers forms, commentary, and analysis on multiple areas of Iowa law, including criminal law (vol. 4), criminal procedure (v. 4A), evidence (v. 7), and lawyer and judicial ethics (v. 16).


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