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Criminal Clinic – Public Defender Field Placement

Course Number: LAW 6942 Credits: 6

The Public Defender Field Placement provides students an opportunity to represent indigent clients charged with criminal offenses under the supervision of a licensed attorney, here in the 8th Judicial Circuit..  Students develop the necessary skills to represent clients, including conducting direct client counseling, discovery review and case analysis, case investigation, motion practice, negotiation and trial skills. Students also develop and utilize intercultural competencies needed for holistic lawyering. Students must apply and be accepted in order to register. CLI required.

Students are also required to enroll in the accompanying 2-credit lab classroom course, taught by law school faculty.

  • Criminal Procedure: Police and Police Practices (LAW 6111) or Criminal Procedure: Adversary System (LAW 6112)
  • Evidence (LAW 6330)
  • Trial Practice (LAW 6363) *Can be taken as a co-requisite