†Capital Punishment Clinic (30161). 6 units (3 fall, 3 spring), credit/fail in the fall term with the option of graded credit in the spring. Students will gain firsthand experience in capital defense, working as part of a team representing indigent defendants facing the death penalty in cases being handled by the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, or Connecticut Public Defenders. Projects and case assignments will vary according the position of each clinic case in the process, but all projects will require legal research, analysis and writing, strategy meetings with team members, and preparation for appellate arguments and may include interviews with clients or witnesses. Students will complete at least one substantial writing assignment, such as a portion of a motion, brief, or memorandum of law. Opportunity for summer travel to the South to conduct research and investigation with the Southern Center for Human Rights is available but not required. Students may enroll in either the fall or spring term, or both. The course is limited to students who have taken Capital Punishment: Race, Poverty, and Disadvantage. Permission of the instructor required. Enrollment limited to four. 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. Include the paper or project you completed for Capital Punishment class or some other example of your legal analysis and writing. Statements must be sent directly to Professor Bright (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 25, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.