Course Description

LAW 715 - Criminal Defense

This clinical course examines the role of the defense lawyer in the criminal justice process.  The class seminar, which meets twice each week, covers both substantive and technical aspects of criminal defense.  In terms of substantive law, the course includes topics such as bail, discovery, pretrial motions, plea bargaining, and sentencing. In terms of lawyering skills, the class provides opportunities, both through simulation and work on real cases, to develop skills such as client interviewing and counseling, case preparation, and cross examination.  Students work in teams representing clients in cooperation with pro bono attorneys, nonprofit organizations, and local defender offices.  A significant out-of-class time commitment is required.

This graded, six-unit clinical course is limited to a maximum of eight students.   Enrollment is by application.


Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Ingrid Eagly /
Julie Cramer
15S 715 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 6.0 Yes No
Application required to enroll; deadline 10/27/14 at noon. Pre- or corequisite: Laws 202 and 211.

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Ingrid Eagly /
Julie Cramer
13S 715 LEC 1 TR 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM 6.0 Yes No
Application required to enroll; deadline 10/29/12 at noon.
Julie Cramer /
Guy Iversen
14S 715 LEC 1 TR 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM 6.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline 11/1/2014 at noon.
Categories
Skills Courses; Criminal Law and Procedure; Professional Responsibility & The Legal Profession; Critical Race Studies; Public Interest Law and Policy;