The Criminal Defense Clinic offers a unique opportunity to explore the criminal justice system. Working under the close supervision of clinic faculty, students represent indigent criminal defendants in cooperation with local defender organizations. Students are exposed to a variety of stages of the criminal process, from initial client interviews and pretrial motions to plea negotiations, trials, and sentencing advocacy.
During a bi-weekly, two-hour seminar, students study a variety of criminal procedure topics, including bail, discovery, immigration consequences, and sentencing. A special focus is placed on engaging students in simulation exercises designed to develop specific lawyering skills, including client-centered counseling and cross examination.
The Criminal Defense Clinic is taught by Professor Ingrid Eagly and Professor Julie Cramer.
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