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The Criminal Defense Clinic covers all facets of handling a criminal case.

Several Examples:

  • Interviewing and counseling clientsProfessor Annie Fisher with Clinic students
  • 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.

Registration Information

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).

Pre-requisites: Evidence
Registration Information: Open to JD 3L students and 2nd semester 2L students.