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295.5D sec. 1 - Death Penalty Clinic (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Elisabeth A. Semel  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: Ty Alper  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: Kate Weisburd  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 4-6


The Death Penalty Clinic is counsel or co-counsel for several individuals who are under a death sentence, and sometimes serves as counsel in additional litigation, such as litigation at the trial stage and as counsel for amici curiae in capital cases in state and federal courts. Students enrolled in the Death Penalty Clinic work under the supervision of Elisabeth Semel, Professor of Clinical Law and the Director; Ty Alper, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director; Supervising Staff Attorney Kate Weisburd; and with a paralegal and investigators who are members of the legal teams assigned to individual cases. Enrollment is limited to students who applied and were accepted for enrollment by the clinic's faculty. Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 units.

Prerequisites:
Per the course description, enrollment is by permission of the Death Penalty Clinic faculty. Evidence and criminal procedure are prerequisites, but may be taken as co-requisites with permission of the Death Penalty Clinic faculty. Students are encouraged to enroll in the seminar, Capital Punishment and the Constitution, which is offered during the spring semester.

This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.

Exam Notes: None
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Clinicals
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Advocacy Skills Courses
Criminal Law
Litigation and Procedure
Social Justice and Public Interest

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