Area of Study & Practice
- 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 fall 2013 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.
The course will begin with an introductory class session on September 5, followed by "stand-down"—an intensive training seminar—on Saturday and Sunday, September 7-8. 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.
The class will meet, thereafter, during its weekly class period (Thursdays, 10am-12pm), 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:
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.
Madeline Morris, Gabriela M. McQuade
Guantanamo Defense Clinic 448.01