Law 715 - Criminal Defense

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

J. Cramer I. Eagly G. Iversen


General Course Description:

This clinical course examines the role of the defense lawyer in the criminal justice process.  The class seminar, which meets twice each week, covers both substantive and technical aspects of criminal defense.  In terms of substantive law, the course includes topics such as bail, discovery, pretrial motions, plea bargaining, and sentencing. In terms of lawyering skills, the class provides opportunities, both through simulation and work on real cases, to develop skills such as client interviewing and counseling, case preparation, and cross examination.  Students work in teams representing clients in cooperation with pro bono attorneys, nonprofit organizations, and local defender offices.  A significant out-of-class time commitment is required.

This graded, six-unit clinical course is limited to a maximum of eight students.   Enrollment is by application.


Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Ingrid Eagly / Julie Cramer 15S 715 LEC 1 TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
TR 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM
6.0 Yes No
  Application required to enroll; deadline 10/27/14 at noon. Pre- or corequisite: Laws 202 and 211.
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Ingrid Eagly / Julie Cramer 13S 715 LEC 1 TR 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM 6.0 Yes No
  Application required to enroll; deadline 10/29/12 at noon.
Julie Cramer / Guy Iversen 14S 715 LEC 1 TR 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM 6.0 Yes No
  Application required to enroll; deadline 11/1/2014 at noon.