LAW 5800 - Criminal Justice Clinic
Students in this clinic represent indigent clients charged with misdemeanors in Nassau County District Court and Queens County Criminal Court. Pursuant to New York’s Student Practice Order and under close faculty supervision, students provide the entire range of legal representation, from initial interview to sentencing. Courtroom advocacy includes arraignments, bail arguments, bench conferences, evidentiary hearings, oral arguments on motions, bench and jury trials, plea dispositions and sentencings. Lawyering skills practiced outside the courtroom include interviewing, counseling, fact and crime scene investigation, negotiation with assistant district attorneys, and researching and drafting pleadings, motions and other memoranda.
Prerequisites & Notes
Students are expected to have taken Criminal Procedure and Evidence.
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