Capital Case Law and Death Penalty Litigation

Capital Case Law and Death Penalty Litigation, a North Carolina Judicial College course, will be held May 29-30, 2024. Capital cases are among the most difficult cases for judges to handle. The stakes are high and the legal issues presented in death penalty trials are often complex. Furthermore, these cases are closely scrutinized by the public, the media, and the appellate courts. This course is designed to help judges handle these cases efficiently and correctly. It addresses issues such as case management, jury selection, experts and discovery, and capital sentencing hearings.

Course Location: This course will be held in-person. There will not be an online option available for this course.

The application for this program has closed.

Additional information

Attendees: Active Senior Resident Superior Court Judges, Resident Superior Court Judges, and Special Superior Court Judges may apply.

  • Chapel Hill, NC
    May 29 - 30, 2024
    UNC School of Government
    400 South Road
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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    Must apply
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at or 919.966.4414.

To view materials from the last course offering visit the link below.

Superior Court Judges' Past Materials

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Karli Wilson

Program Manager, Courts Group