Criminal Practice Clinic|   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 757 - Criminal Practice Clinic|

Credits: 4

The clinic will afford participating students an opportunity to gain first-hand, closely supervised training and experience in the representation of real clients and the practice of the arts/skills of litigation planning, client counseling, fact development, negotiation and courtroom advocacy. The vehicle for such training and experience is the planning, preparation and presentation of the legal defense in actual cases involving allegations of criminal conduct. All casework will be done under the supervision of a clinical professor. In addition to the cases there will be assigned readings, lectures, discussions, and demonstrations. Criminal Practice Clinic places emphasis on jury trial practice before the Municipal Court for the City of Columbia.

Prerequisites: Evidence and Criminal Procedure, Students must have taken or be enrolled in Professional Responsibility or Problems in Professional Responsibility.  

Note: Subject to Client Contact Clinic Lottery. Limited to 3Ls. This course satisfies the skills course graduation requirement.

For first year students entering Fall 2016, this course satisfies the experiential course graduation requirement.

Basis of Grade: Performance on casework and participation in class discussions and exercises

Form of Grade: Letter Grade