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LAWS 8326 Criminal Defense Externship Seminar (Spring: 2 )


Course Description

Accompanies Crim. Def. Externship. This course provides students interested in exploring a career in criminal defense the opportunity to spend 16-24 hrs/week working directly with criminal defense lawyers & to discuss cutting-edge issues in criminal law, criminal defense practice, & their externship experiences in a weekly seminar. Externship placements will include the Federal Public Defender's Office, CPCS-Superior Court, & several small Boston criminal defense firms. The seminar will cover the key stages of defending a criminal case from pre-charge representation through pretrial motions, trial, and post-conviction proceedings, as well as the attorney-client relationship, ethical issues in criminal defense, collateral consequences for felons, sex offenders, & non-citizens, & the impact of race and economic status on the criminal justice system. Students will submit a weekly journal entry during their 12-week externship & make a 10-minute oral presentation at the end of the semester.


Instructor(s): James Sultan

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Oct-16