Students in BPRP represent Berkeley community members who are pursuing a quasi-judicial hearing before the Berkeley Police Review Commission to resolve their police misconduct complaint.
Once a student has been assigned a client, they will interview their client and prepare direct questioning, and possibly opening and closing statements, which they will deliver at the hearing; each student will be supervised by a co-director and a supervising attorney.
Students in BPRP should expect to learn and practice general trial advocacy skills.
Time Commitment: Every case will require approximately 20 hours of work. The work may need to be completed in a short time period, and clients are available on an intermittent basis.