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    Dec 02, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog
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LAW 948 - Public Defender Externship

6 Credit Hours
Supervised fieldwork requiring students to practice as a public defender and to assume substantial responsibility for the defense of criminal cases in state or federal courts. Externship students will attend classes about practical lawyering skills and state and federal practice, procedure, and substantive criminal law. Each student will work under the direct supervision of a full-time, experienced public defender as well as other public defenders in the office. Students may assist in the investigation of crimes, the interview and preparation of witnesses, drafting of relevant documents, negotiation and formal presentation of guilty pleas, and representation of the accused in preliminary hearings or trials.
Credit Restriction: May not be taken concurrently with 905, 947, or 949. May not be taken if student has previously taken 947.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): 813.
(DE) Corequisite(s): 814.
Comment(s): Third-year standing required; second-semester second-year students may be eligible by waiver, space permitting.
Registration Restriction(s): Law students only.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

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