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LAWS 8303 BC Defender Program Clinic (Fall/Spring: 4 )

Course Description

The BC Defender program is a full-year criminal defense clinic and a weekly seminar class. Practicing under faculty supervision pursuant to SJC Rule 3:03, BC Defenders represent clients charged with crimes and probation violations in the Boston Municipal Court (Dorchester Division). In the course of representing their clients, students broaden their own life experiences and develop professional skills, including interviewing, counseling, investigation, legal research and writing, collaborating, negotiating, oral advocacy, case organization and management, and trial skills.

Instructor(s): Frank Herrmann, S.J.
Lisa Grant

Prerequisites: Prerequisites or co-requisites: Criminal Procedure and Evidence or Trial Practice.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17