Course Information

Course Number

448

Credits

4

Area of Study & Practice

  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Professional Skills

Guantanamo Defense Clinic

Students in the Spring 2014 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.

"Stand-down"—a two-day intensive training seminar—will be held on either the first or second weekend following the start of classes. Students should check the Academic Calendar to confirm the stand-down dates. On the first day of stand-down students will receive instruction on the law governing military commissions. During the second day, students will be briefed on the facts of Mr. Mohammad's case and, during the final session, be assigned issues for legal research and analysis. No student may take the course unless he or she can attend the entire stand-down.

The class will meet, thereafter, during its weekly class period (Thursdays, 10am-11:50pm), with additional team meetings scheduled as required.

The course requires a minimum of 100 hours of work, apart from the scheduled stand-down and class meetings.

Clinic Contact Information:
Phone: 919.613.7049
Fax: 919.613.7231

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.


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.

Prerequisite Information

International Law OR National Security Law OR Military Justice.

Sections/Instructors

Madeline Morris, Gabriela M. McQuade
Guantanamo Defense Clinic 448.02
Spring 2014

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