†Capital Punishment Clinic (20251). 6 units (3 fall, 3 spring), credit/fail in the fall term with the option of graded credit in the spring. Students will spend two to three weeks in August at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, or the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office of Philadelphia, where they will meet attorneys, investigators and mitigation specialists working on capital cases and become part of a team representing people facing the death penalty. They will work on cases, which may include interviews with clients or witnesses, depending upon what is happening in the case at the time, as well as legal research, analysis and writing. Students will continue their work over two semesters upon return to the Law School. Students will complete a substantial writing assignment, such as a portion of a motion, brief, or memorandum of law. This course requires participation for both the fall and spring terms. The course is limited to students who have taken Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, and Disadvantage, or intend to take it in Spring 2015. Permission of the instructor required. Enrollment limited to six. S.B. Bright, A. Parrent, and S. Sanneh.
Course bidding information: List this clinic among your experiential course selections. In addition, please describe briefly why you would like to take the clinic; whether you will have sufficient time to devote to the clinic; past work experience (including summer work between years of law school); and what you expect or would like to do upon graduation. Please confirm that you can spend 2-3 weeks in Montgomery or Atlanta if you are accepted into the clinic. Statements must be directly sent to Professor Bright (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 26, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.