Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic

Students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Clinic handle all aspects of the representation, from arraignment through sentencing, of indigent clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in the Bronx County Criminal Court. This could include bail applications, factual investigation and discovery, motions and memoranda of law, hearings on motions, negotiation with the District Attorney, trial and sentencing advocacy, and, if necessary, probation and parole revocation hearings.

Seminars introduce students to the basics of New York State criminal procedure and practice in advance of the first arraignment sessions and, thereafter, focus on substantive legal and lawyering skills. Seminars may include videotaped simulations and student presentation of issues raised by their cases.

Students must be able to spend at least one full day per week in the Bronx and attend two weekly seminars.

Permission of the professor, based on application and interview, is required. Professional Responsibility is required. Criminal Procedure-Investigation, Trial Advocacy, and Evidence are required but may be taken simultaneously or waived at the discretion of the professor. Preference is given to third- and fourth-year students


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