Clinic - Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic

Clinic - Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic

Course Number: LAW 831A/831B, ULSR
Course Credits: 6 credits (4 clinical, 2 academic) each semester
Two semesters required. The Criminal Justice Clinic has two components: representation of clients in Criminal Court and an intensive seminar in criminal practice. Students represent indigent clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in the Bronx County Criminal Court, from arraignment through sentence. Student work includes: client interviews and counseling, bail applications, fact investigation, discovery, legal writing, hearings on motions, plea bargaining, trial and sentencing advocacy.Permission of the professor, based upon application and interview, is required. Criminal Procedure Investigation, Trial Advocacy, Professional Responsibility and Evidence are required but sometimes may be taken simultaneously or waived. Preference will be given to third- and fourth-year students.