Fall 2012 Course Schedule

DC PblcDfnd Sup Ext (LAW-754-011)


Enrolled: 6 / Limit: 8

Administrator Access


Permission only. E-mail Prof., rraymond@pdsdc.org; co-req: LAW-795D-001


The course is composed of two related components (1) a classroom section and (2) a field study experience. Students meet for the classroom component once each week at the Office of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) for trial skills instruction from PDS lawyers. As part of the classroom component students participate as defense attorneys in a simulated case where they are responsible for preparation and trial presentations, including developing case theory; interviewing and examining witnesses; working through evidentiary issues; and presenting closing arguments to a jury. The second portion of this course is a 20-hour weekly externship. At least 10 of the 20, hours must be spent at PDS 2 days each week. During the externship, the students will be supervised by the attorneys in the office and may participate in work with clients and witnesses and in preparation of motions and trials. Students may also research issues in criminal law and procedure and participate in case investigations.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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