494 Advanced Wrongful Convictions Clinic

The Advanced Clinic builds on the lectures, training, and work of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Students will be assigned to Clinic cases, working more independently than Clinic students, though still under faculty supervision.  Depending on the status of the case, students will interview witnesses, draft legal documents, work with experts, prepare for court, and otherwise take the steps necessary to prove the Clinic client’s claim of innocence and related constitutional claims.  Prerequisite: Wrongful Convictions Clinic or, in the exceptional case, permission of the instructor.

 

Course Areas of Practice
Evaluation Methods
  • Group project(s)
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
  • Class participation
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Type
  • Clinic
Learning Outcomes
  • Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the legal context
  • Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession

Fall 2020

2020
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

494.01
  • Group project(s)
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
  • Class participation
James E. Coleman, Jr., Jamie T. Lau

The Advanced Clinic builds on the lectures, training, and work of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Students will be assigned to Clinic cases, working more independently than Clinic students, though still under faculty supervision.  Depending on the status of the case, students will interview witnesses, draft legal documents, work with experts, prepare for court, and otherwise take the steps necessary to prove the Clinic client’s claim of innocence and related constitutional claims.  Prerequisite: Wrongful Convictions Clinic or, in the exceptional case, permission of the instructor.

 

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Spring 2020

2020
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

494.02
  • Group project(s)
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
  • Class participation
James E. Coleman, Jr., Theresa A. Newman, Jamie T. Lau

The Advanced Clinic builds on the lectures, training, and work of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Students will be assigned to Clinic cases, working more independently than Clinic students, though still under faculty supervision.  Depending on the status of the case, students will interview witnesses, draft legal documents, work with experts, prepare for court, and otherwise take the steps necessary to prove the Clinic client’s claim of innocence and related constitutional claims.  Prerequisite: Wrongful Convictions Clinic or, in the exceptional case, permission of the instructor.

 

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Spring 2019

2019
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

494.02
  • Group project(s)
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
  • Class participation
James E. Coleman, Jr., Theresa A. Newman, Jamie T. Lau TBD

The Advanced Clinic builds on the lectures, training, and work of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Students will be assigned to Clinic cases, working more independently than Clinic students, though still under faculty supervision.  Depending on the status of the case, students will interview witnesses, draft legal documents, work with experts, prepare for court, and otherwise take the steps necessary to prove the Clinic client’s claim of innocence and related constitutional claims.  Prerequisite: Wrongful Convictions Clinic or, in the exceptional case, permission of the instructor.

 

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Fall 2018

2018
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

494.01 2-4
  • Group project(s)
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
  • Class participation
James E. Coleman, Jr., Jamie T. Lau, Theresa A. Newman TBD

The Advanced Clinic builds on the lectures, training, and work of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Students will be assigned to Clinic cases, working more independently than Clinic students, though still under faculty supervision.  Depending on the status of the case, students will interview witnesses, draft legal documents, work with experts, prepare for court, and otherwise take the steps necessary to prove the Clinic client’s claim of innocence and related constitutional claims.  Prerequisite: Wrongful Convictions Clinic or, in the exceptional case, permission of the instructor.

 

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Spring 2018

2018
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

494.02
  • Group project(s)
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
  • Class participation
Jamie T. Lau, Theresa A. Newman, James E. Coleman, Jr. N/A

The Advanced Clinic builds on the lectures, training, and work of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Students will be assigned to Clinic cases, working more independently than Clinic students, though still under faculty supervision.  Depending on the status of the case, students will interview witnesses, draft legal documents, work with experts, prepare for court, and otherwise take the steps necessary to prove the Clinic client’s claim of innocence and related constitutional claims.  Prerequisite: Wrongful Convictions Clinic or, in the exceptional case, permission of the instructor.

 

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Fall 2017

2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

366.01
  • Group project(s)
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
  • Class participation
James E. Coleman, Jr., Theresa A. Newman, Jamie T. Lau TBA TBA TBA

The Advanced Clinic builds on the lectures, training, and work of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Students will be assigned to Clinic cases, working more independently than Clinic students, though still under faculty supervision.  Depending on the status of the case, students will interview witnesses, draft legal documents, work with experts, prepare for court, and otherwise take the steps necessary to prove the Clinic client’s claim of innocence and related constitutional claims.  Prerequisite: Wrongful Convictions Clinic or, in the exceptional case, permission of the instructor.

 

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Spring 2017

2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

366.02
  • Group project(s)
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
  • Class participation
Jamie T. Lau, James E. Coleman, Jr., Theresa A. Newman TBD TBD

The Advanced Clinic builds on the lectures, training, and work of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. Students will be assigned to Clinic cases, working more independently than Clinic students, though still under faculty supervision.  Depending on the status of the case, students will interview witnesses, draft legal documents, work with experts, prepare for court, and otherwise take the steps necessary to prove the Clinic client’s claim of innocence and related constitutional claims.  Prerequisite: Wrongful Convictions Clinic or, in the exceptional case, permission of the instructor.

 

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Fall 2016

2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

366.01 3
  • Group project(s)
  • Practical exercises
  • Live-client representation and case management
  • Class participation
James E. Coleman, Jr., Theresa A. Newman, Jamie T. Lau TBD TBD TBD

This course builds on the lectures, training, and work of the basic Wrongful Convictions course. Students will form teams to investigate inmates' claims of actual innocence and begin drafting the relevant legal documents, including, where appropriate, Motions for Appropriate Relief, supporting memoranda, other motions, and letters to district attorneys.

*2-4 credits*

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
Permission required

Spring 2016

2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Days/Times Room

366.02 3 James E. Coleman, Jr., Theresa A. Newman

This course builds on the lectures, training, and work of the basic Wrongful Convictions course. Students will form teams to investigate inmates' claims of actual innocence and begin drafting the relevant legal documents, including, where appropriate, Motions for Appropriate Relief, supporting memoranda, other motions, and letters to district attorneys.

*2-4 credits*

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.