Fall 2019 Course Schedule

Clinic Fieldwork: Criminal Justice - Defense (LAW-761-001)
Binny Miller, Jenny Roberts, Katie Kronick


Enrolled: 16 / Limit:

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Student attorneys in this one-semester clinic represent adults facing misdemeanor or felony charges and juveniles in delinquency matters in Maryland. The clinic also represents individuals serving de facto life without parole (“JLWOP”) sentences for offenses that occurred when they were juveniles. Most trial level cases are in Montgomery County in the District Court, the first-tier trial court in Maryland. The JLWOP cases can arise in any county in Maryland. The trial level cases involve charges such as assault, drug possession, theft and disorderly conduct. The JLWOP cases typically involve representing clients in parole proceedings or on trial court motions involving sentencing. Student attorneys often assist clients with related issues involving immigration, expungement, education and mental health. The focus is client-centered and holistic representation. It is sometimes possible for students enrolled in the Fall semester to participate for a limited number of credits in the Spring. Students work in teams of two under the supervision of faculty members and are responsible for all aspects of their clients’ cases

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