DC Public Defender Supervised Ext (coreq: LAW-795D-001) (LAW-754-011)
Criminal Procedure is a prerequisite or co-requisite for this course. Students must enroll in both LAW 754-011 and LAW 795D-001. Permission to enroll is required. To get permission, email Professor Lippy a copy of your resume and the reasons you wish to participate to firstname.lastname@example.org
The one credit Public Defender Services (PDS) Seminar is taken in conjunction with the three credit externship at the Washington, D.C. Public Defender Services Office. Students participate in a 20 hour weekly externship and attend a one hour seminar at the Washington, D.C. PDS office site. During the seminar, students learn the skill of developing case theories, interviewing and examining witnesses, introducing evidence, and giving opening statements and closing arguments. During the externship, through the supervision of public defenders, students interview clients and witnesses, visit incarcerated clients, conduct legal research, prepare pleadings and legal memoranda, and attend trials and hearings.
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