295.5D sec. 001 - Death Penalty Clinic (Fall 2023)
Instructor: Ty Alper (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Mridula Raman (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 4 - 6
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Course End: December 06, 2023
Enroll Limit: 14
As of: 09/25 06:48 AM
The Death Penalty Clinic is a year-long clinic. Students enroll for fall and spring semesters in the clinic and companion seminar.
The clinic is counsel or co-counsel for individuals who are facing the capital punishment at trial, on appeal, or in post-conviction proceedings. The Death Penalty Clinic seeks justice for individuals facing the death penalty by providing them with high-quality representation; offers students a rich opportunity for meaningful hands-on experience in high-stakes, complex litigation; exposes problems endemic to the administration of capital punishment; and advances systemic change through litigation and policy advocacy.
Students are supervised by the clinic's faculty: Professor Elisabeth Semel, Professor Ty Alper, and Clinical Supervising Attorney Mridula Raman. Faculty bios are available on the law school's faculty profiles page and the Death Penalty Clinic's webpage. NOTE: In the 2023-24 school year, Professor Semel will be on sabbatical.
Criminal Procedure (either one) and Evidence are pre-requisites to enrollment in the Death Penalty Clinic.
Work in the clinic may satisfy Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to satisfy Option 2, clinic students must complete a paper or series of written work that comprises 30 or more pages. Students who wish to satisfy the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their draft for comment and revision.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Clinics
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest
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