295.5D sec. 1 - Death Penalty Clinic (Spring 2014)
Instructor: Elisabeth A. Semel (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: Ty Alper (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: Bidish Sarma (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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The Death Penalty Clinic is counsel or co-counsel for several individuals who are under a death sentence, and sometimes serves as counsel in at the trial stage and as counsel for amici curiae in capital cases in state and federal courts. The Death Penalty Clinic is a year-long clinic; students enroll for fall and spring semesters. Students enrolled in the Death Penalty Clinic work under the supervision of Elisabeth Semel, Clinical Professor of Law and the Director; Ty Alper, Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director; Bidish Sarma, Clinical Teaching Fellow; and with a paralegal and investigators who are members of the legal teams assigned to individual cases. Enrollment is limited to J.D. students who apply and are accepted for enrollment by the clinic's faculty. Students must enroll for a minimum of 4 units each semester. With permission of the faculty, students may satisfy their writing requirement through clinic assignments.
See course description for restrictions on enrollment. Criminal Procedure and Evidence are prerequisites, but may be taken as co-requisites with permission of the faculty. It is strongly recommended that students take Capital Punishment and the Constitution before enrolling in the Death Penalty Clinic.
Exam Notes: None
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Clinics
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Advocacy Skills Courses
Litigation and Procedure
Social Justice and Public Interest
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