494.01 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.

 

Fall 2020

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
494.01
Group project(s)
Practical exercises
Live-client representation and case management
Class participation
James E. Coleman, Jr., Jamie T. Lau
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.494.01.F20
Email list: LAW.494.01.F20@sakai.duke.edu
Course
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice