JURI Number
5170S and 5171S
Credit Hours
Course Description

serves as an introduction to the inner-workings of the public defender system and local courts. The course is designed for 2d year students, but 3d year students may enroll. Students in 5170 are required to observe the full range of court proceedings that occur in the criminal process- including bond hearings, committal hearings, motion hearings, arraignments, trials, guilty pleas and sentencings.  Students also work part-time with a supervising attorney and assist with case investigation, client and witness interviewing, legal research, courtroom advocacy, and other work that is integral to a criminal defense practice.  Admission to CDP 1 is through an application and interview process and enrollment is through permission of the instructor only.