Alison Siegler and Students, "Clinics in Action: The Federal Criminal Justice Project"
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Alison Siegler, as well as students Stephanie Holmes, Brynn Lyerly, Emma Mittelstaedt, Chris Stanton, Daniel Bork, Kristin Love, and James Burnham, discuss the work of the Federal Criminal Justice Project. Part of the Law School's Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, the FCJP's primary mission is to zealously represent indigent defendants charged with federal crimes while giving students a unique opportunity to practice in federal district court. The FCJP is the first legal clinic in the country that exclusively represents clients charged with federal felonies, and is one of only a few legal clinics that allows students to appear in federal district court on behalf of criminal defendants. This talk was recorded March 2, 2009.