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Clinic Practice: Juvenile Justice and Criminal Trials and Appeals

Students in this section will work with the instructor to represent juveniles facing charges in delinquency and adult criminal courts at all stages including trial, post disposition, appeals, and state and federal post conviction proceedings. Through their work, students will be exposed to the systemic challenges of our justice system, including police and prosecutorial misconduct, deficiencies in indigent defense, and racial and ethnic disparities. Students will be directly involved in all aspects of the cases, including case selection. Each student will have individual clients for whom she will be responsible. In the more complex criminal cases, students will work together in teams. Through this course, second and third year students will develop interviewing, counseling, investigation, oral advocacy, and research and writing skills. Third year students will have the opportunity to participate in court hearings, including making opening statements and closing arguments and conducting witness examinations. Interested students will also contribute to advocacy efforts relating to juvenile and criminal justice reform. Weekly class sessions will include presentations on cases, skill development exercises, and guest speakers. Student will be assigned readings relevant to our section's work. Completion of or contemporaneous enrollment in evidence, ITA and other trial advocacy classes is very useful to success in this clinic class.


Catalog Number: LITARB 723
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionCriminal Law Practice AreaLegal Skills Development


Course History

Spring 2011
Title: Clinic Practice: Delinquency and Criminal Trials and Appeals
Faculty: Crawford, Cathryn S.
Section: 1     Type: Clinic     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 8     Actual: 4



Fall 2010
Title: Clinic Practice: Delinquency and Criminal Trials and Appeals
Faculty: Crawford, Cathryn S.
Section: 1     Type: Clinic     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 4     Actual: 2