The Criminal Appellate & Post-Conviction Services Clinic allows students to represent indigent defendants at appellate and post-conviction proceedings. This representation will occur at the trial and appellate courts as well as at state prisons. In addition, students will get the opportunity to advocate for broader changes in the criminal justice system through the filing of amicus briefs. This course includes a classroom component designed to foster both critical thinking and practical knowledge. Students will work under the supervision of Professor Gopal Balachandran.
Students earn 3 credits per semester for the Criminal Appellate &Post-Conviction Services Clinic and must commit to participate in the clinic for two semesters (Fall and Spring). This course satisfies the experiential learning requirement.