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Federal Public Defender

Criminal - Defense & Public Defender

Fall; Spring; 6 Credit


Factual Investigation; Legal Research & Analysis; Writing for Litigation

Work Description

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION: The Federal Public Defender represents indigent defendants charged with committing federal crimes.

DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT WORK/PROJECTS: Research and writing on issues that arise during the course of given cases. Also, if the student becomes certified under the Student Practice Rule, he or she may be able to represent a client facing misdemeanor charges, if the client consents.

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES FOR STUDENT: The students have the option of being certified under the Student Practice Rule, and if certified could represent a consenting client. Max of two students will be accepted per semester.

6 Credit Preferred.

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