Events and News from the Clinical Programs
April 23rd, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 201912:00 PM Clinic Informational SessionGittis 214, Haaga Classroom
April 18th, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 20194:30 PM Studying the “New” Civil JudgesProfessors Anna Carpenter and Colleen Shanahan have done groundbreaking research on state civil courts and judges and will present their findings at this workshop, and connect their scholarship to practice, clinical teaching, and supervision.Silverman 147
March 1st, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 201812:00 PM The Case for Brendan Dassey: Teaching Innovation Through Clinical EducationSteven Drizin and Laura Nirider will present the story of their client, Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin sixteen-year-old who falsely confessed in 2005 to rape and murder – and whose ensuing wrongful conviction was featured in the hit Netflix Global docuseries Making a Murderer. Brendan’s case, and the cases of their other clients, exemplify twin problems: the practical problem of false and involuntary confessions from juveniles, and the problematic gaps in constitutional and evidentiary doctrine and practice that have allowed false confessions to occur unredressed. These twin problems serve as the foci of Drizin and Nirider’s practice and pedagogy at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth.Faculty Lounge
September 9, 2020Taught by experienced practicing attorneys at the Defender Association of Philadelphia (DAP), the clinic gives students the opportunity to represent clients accused of serious crimes.
September 7, 2020Penn Law students in clinics and externships serve as lead counsel on their own cases rather than merely supporting the work of faculty.
August 18, 2020
August 16, 2020Transnational Legal Clinic students represent clients from around the world attempting to obtain asylum and victims of human trafficking and other crimes hoping to secure immigration visas.