Area of Study & Practice
- Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- International, Transnational, and Comparative Law
JD Graduation RequirementsThis course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
- Professional Skills
Guantanamo Defense Clinic
Students in the Guantánamo Defense Clinic will assist in the defense of Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, the named defendant in the "9/11 case" before the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. Clinic students will work with clinic professors and defense counsel to analyze legal issues posed by the case, construct case theories and strategies, and prepare court filings and arguments.
"Standdown"—a two-day intensive training seminar—will be held over a weekend at the beginning of the semester. Students should check the Academic Calendar to confirm the Standdown dates.
The class will meet, thereafter, during its weekly class period (Thursdays, 10:30am-12:20pm), with additional team meetings scheduled as required.
The course requires a minimum of 100 hours of work, apart from the scheduled training seminar and class meetings.
Clinic Contact Information:
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.
Gabriela M. McQuade
Guantanamo Defense Clinic 448.02