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295.5D sec. 001 - Death Penalty Clinic (Fall 2024)

Instructor: Ty Alper  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Mridula S Raman  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Elisabeth Anne Semel  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4 - 6
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Course Start: August 19, 2024
Course End: December 05, 2024

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 13
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 07/16 11:57 PM


The Death Penalty Clinic is a year-long clinic. Students will enroll for fall 2024 and spring semesters 2025 in the clinic and companion seminar.

The clinic is counsel or co-counsel for individuals who are facing 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.


Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.


Prerequisites:
Criminal Procedure (either one) and Evidence are prerequisites to enrollment in the Death Penalty Clinic.

Requirements Satisfaction:


Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.


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:
Criminal Law
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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