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The seminar component addresses various advocacy problems encountered by the students in court. It also includes simulation exercises in trial practice.
Students are expected to spend 300 hours in the Clinic during the semester (approximately 30 hours of training and 270 hours of casework). As a general guideline, students are expected to work 20 hours per week. Students participate in a mandatory seminar, with instruction in courtroom advocacy, interviewing and counseling skills, substantive law and court procedure.
Attendance at the seminar is mandatory. Evidence is a pre-requisite for the Criminal Practice Clinic. Trial Advocacy is not a prerequisite, but if students have been through this course, the skills are beneficial to students’ cases. Students may not take Trial Advocacy or Evidence in Trial Advocacy and the Criminal Practice Clinic within the same semester. Prior to signing up for the class, students must attend a Clinic Seminar meeting.
This course fulfills the professional skills requirement for graduation.
NOTE: Please see the Clinical Program website for more details: www.law.asu.edu/clinics
Credit Hours: 6
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: Yes
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes, last day to withdraw without special permission from the Director of Clinical Programs is 1 month prior to the first seminar class.
Limited Enrollment Number: 6
Final Exam Given: No
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: None