MSU College of Law

Steven Kaplan

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
prosecutorkaplan@aol.com

Mr. Steven Kaplan received a Bachelor of Arts from Oakland University and law degree from Detroit College of Law. Following judicial clerkships and private practice, Mr. Kaplan joined the office of the Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney in 1986. He has prosecuted more than 100 capital cases, including more than 40 homicide trials. In 2000, Mr. Kaplan was elected Township Trustee for West Bloomfield Township. He has engaged in numerous civic and volunteer activities and has written several articles on criminal law issues.

  • Criminal Trial Advocacy - PreTrial
    (Formerly Criminal Trial I: Pre-Trial) This practical course is designed to familiarize the student with the criminal justice process. The course consists of lectures and exercises covering criminal case initiation, the initial appearance, indictments, plea negotiations, pretrial discovery and pretrial motions leading up to up to a trial. Special emphasis will be placed on criminal procedure. Because this course duplicates the content of courses in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute program, students in the FTPI may not receive academic credit for this course. the Criminal Trial Advocacy classes are not sequential and may be taken in any order.