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Erica Zunkel : Courses and Seminars

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
LAWS 90221
(++, A, SKLL, BID, CLN)The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic zealously represents indigent defendants charged with federal crimes and gives students a unique opportunity to practice in federal court. The FCJC is the only legal clinic in the country that exclusively represents indigent clients charged with federal felonies. We enter our federal district court cases at the time of arrest, take them to trial or guilty plea and sentencing, and then carry them through appeal and beyond. As part of our broader mission to promote fairness in the criminal justice system, we also take Seventh Circuit appeals and write amicus briefs and petitions for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. FCJC students interview clients and witnesses; meet with clients at the federal jail; conduct and participate in bond hearings, preliminary hearings, arraignments, evidentiary hearings, plea hearings, sentencing hearings, and trials; research, write, and argue motions and briefs; negotiate with prosecutors; and participate in case investigations. Students involved in appellate litigation research and write briefs to the Seventh Circuit and the Supreme Court and conduct oral argument in the Seventh Circuit. The seminar component includes skills exercises, simulations, lectures, case rounds, and discussions.The pre-requisites/co-requisites are Evidence and Criminal Procedure I; these courses may be taken at any time during 2L or 3L year. It is strongly recommended that rising 3Ls interested in joining the FCJC take the Intensive Trial Practice Workshop or another trial advocacy course. The FCJC is a year-long clinic. Bidding is only open to 3Ls, but any slots that remain after bidding closes will be opened to 2Ls. It is strongly recommended that current 2L students interested in joining the FCJC as 3Ls during the 2017-18 year take Prof. Siegler's Federal Sentencing Seminar in 2017.
Autumn 2016
Erica Zunkel, Alison Siegler
Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
LAWS 90221
(++, A, SKLL, BID, CLN)The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic zealously represents indigent defendants charged with federal crimes and gives students a unique opportunity to practice in federal court. The FCJC is the only legal clinic in the country that exclusively represents indigent clients charged with federal felonies. We enter our federal district court cases at the time of arrest, take them to trial or guilty plea and sentencing, and then carry them through appeal and beyond. As part of our broader mission to promote fairness in the criminal justice system, we also take Seventh Circuit appeals and write amicus briefs and petitions for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. FCJC students interview clients and witnesses; meet with clients at the federal jail; conduct and participate in bond hearings, preliminary hearings, arraignments, evidentiary hearings, plea hearings, sentencing hearings, and trials; research, write, and argue motions and briefs; negotiate with prosecutors; and participate in case investigations. Students involved in appellate litigation research and write briefs to the Seventh Circuit and the Supreme Court and conduct oral argument in the Seventh Circuit. The seminar component includes skills exercises, simulations, lectures, case rounds, and discussions.The pre-requisites/co-requisites are Evidence and Criminal Procedure I; these courses may be taken at any time during 2L or 3L year. It is strongly recommended that rising 3Ls interested in joining the FCJC take the Intensive Trial Practice Workshop or another trial advocacy course. The FCJC is a year-long clinic. Bidding is only open to 3Ls, but any slots that remain after bidding closes will be opened to 2Ls. It is strongly recommended that current 2L students interested in joining the FCJC as 3Ls during the 2017-18 year take Prof. Siegler's Federal Sentencing Seminar in 2017.
Spring 2017
Erica Zunkel, Alison Siegler
Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
LAWS 90221
(++, A, SKLL, BID, CLN)The Federal Criminal Justice Clinic zealously represents indigent defendants charged with federal crimes and gives students a unique opportunity to practice in federal court. The FCJC is the only legal clinic in the country that exclusively represents indigent clients charged with federal felonies. We enter our federal district court cases at the time of arrest, take them to trial or guilty plea and sentencing, and then carry them through appeal and beyond. As part of our broader mission to promote fairness in the criminal justice system, we also take Seventh Circuit appeals and write amicus briefs and petitions for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. FCJC students interview clients and witnesses; meet with clients at the federal jail; conduct and participate in bond hearings, preliminary hearings, arraignments, evidentiary hearings, plea hearings, sentencing hearings, and trials; research, write, and argue motions and briefs; negotiate with prosecutors; and participate in case investigations. Students involved in appellate litigation research and write briefs to the Seventh Circuit and the Supreme Court and conduct oral argument in the Seventh Circuit. The seminar component includes skills exercises, simulations, lectures, case rounds, and discussions.The pre-requisites/co-requisites are Evidence and Criminal Procedure I; these courses may be taken at any time during 2L or 3L year. It is strongly recommended that rising 3Ls interested in joining the FCJC take the Intensive Trial Practice Workshop or another trial advocacy course. The FCJC is a year-long clinic. Bidding is only open to 3Ls, but any slots that remain after bidding closes will be opened to 2Ls. It is strongly recommended that current 2L students interested in joining the FCJC as 3Ls during the 2017-18 year take Prof. Siegler's Federal Sentencing Seminar in 2017.
Winter 2017
Erica Zunkel, Alison Siegler