LAW 7811 - Capital Punishment Clinic 1

Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and the Capital Punishment Seminar are preferred but not required. Permission of instructor required. Limited enrollment. Satisfies the skills requirement.

J. H. Blume, S. L. Johnson, K. M. Weyble.

Death penalty litigation: investigation and the preparation of petitions, memoranda, and briefs. This course is taught as a clinic. Two or possibly three capital cases are worked on by students. Case selection depends on both pedagogical factors and litigation needs of the inmates. Students read the record and research legal issues. Some students are involved in investigation, while others assist in the preparation of papers. All students are included in discussions regarding the necessary investigation, research, and strategy for the cases.

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