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Lisa Noller : Courses and Seminars

Prosecution and Defense Clinic
LAWS 67713
The Prosecution and Defense Clinic provides students with an opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system through: (1) a 2-quarter seminar taught by a former Assistant United States Attorney and a former Federal Defender; and, (2) a clinical placement in either a prosecutor’s office or public defender’s office. The goal of the clinic is to enable students to gain hands-on criminal clinical experience, as well as to familiarize students with the legal procedures and issues which arise in a typical criminal case, including ethical and social justice issues (such as race and poverty) routinely considered by all criminal justice attorneys and courts. The clinic provides students with a unique combination of substantive criminal law and procedure, ethics, trial practice (through participation in courtroom exercises built around actual criminal cases), and hands-on experience through a clinical placement. Each student in the clinic is responsible for securing a field placement and participating in a pre-screened placement program with a federal or state prosecutor or defender office for the Winter and Spring quarters (January through May). Field placements will be formally supervised by coordinators within each program’s office, and the faculty instructors will monitor the student’s substantive work and performance in conjunction with the field placements. Students must comply with the clinical placement’s requirements regarding hours and assignments, which will be considered part of the course grade. In the clinical placements, students may be expected to research substantive criminal law issues, draft affirmative and responsive pleadings and memos, interview witnesses and clients, assist lawyers with court hearings and where permitted (and with an appropriate 711 license), appear in court under the supervision of practicing attorneys. For additional information concerning placements, please see http://www.law.uchicago.edu/clinics/prosecutiondefense.
Winter 2014
Lisa Noller, Gabriel Plotkin
Prosecution and Defense Clinic
LAWS 67713
The Prosecution and Defense Clinic provides students with an opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system through: (1) a 2-quarter seminar taught by a former Assistant United States Attorney and a former Federal Defender; and, (2) a clinical placement in either a prosecutor’s office or public defender’s office. The goal of the clinic is to enable students to gain hands-on criminal clinical experience, as well as to familiarize students with the legal procedures and issues which arise in a typical criminal case, including ethical and social justice issues (such as race and poverty) routinely considered by all criminal justice attorneys and courts. The clinic provides students with a unique combination of substantive criminal law and procedure, ethics, trial practice (through participation in courtroom exercises built around actual criminal cases), and hands-on experience through a clinical placement. Each student in the clinic is responsible for securing a field placement and participating in a pre-screened placement program with a federal or state prosecutor or defender office for the Winter and Spring quarters (January through May). Field placements will be formally supervised by coordinators within each program’s office, and the faculty instructors will monitor the student’s substantive work and performance in conjunction with the field placements. Students must comply with the clinical placement’s requirements regarding hours and assignments, which will be considered part of the course grade. In the clinical placements, students may be expected to research substantive criminal law issues, draft affirmative and responsive pleadings and memos, interview witnesses and clients, assist lawyers with court hearings and where permitted (and with an appropriate 711 license), appear in court under the supervision of practicing attorneys. For additional information concerning placements, please see http://www.law.uchicago.edu/clinics/prosecutiondefense.
Spring 2014
Lisa Noller, Gabriel Plotkin