The Criminal Defense Clinic covers all facets of handling a criminal case.
- Interviewing and counseling clients
- How to conduct an effective investigation
- Effectively arguing pre-trial suppression motions and speedy trial issues
- How to best develop a case theory
- Asserting affirmative defenses and evidentiary issues
- Negotiating productively with the opposing party
- How to best argue for bail reduction and sentencing
- Learning extensive trial advocacy skills and techniques actually representing their clients in court in felony preliminary hearings and misdemeanor trials.
|Criminal Defense Clinic:||One semester course offered both Fall and Spring semesters|
|# of Credits:||
4 credits (may drop one credit in exchange for satisfying 35 hours of student’s pro bono requirement).
|Registration Information:||Open to JD 3L students and 2nd semester 2L students.|