Law 715 - Criminal Defense
Ingrid V. EaglyAssistant Professor of Law
A.B. Princeton University, 1991
J.D. Harvard, 1995
UCLA Faculty Since 2008
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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 reviews topics such as discovery, plea bargaining, and sentencing. In terms of lawyering skills, the class provides opportunities, both through simulation and work on real cases, to develop skills in written motion practice, 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.
For additional information on the criminal defense clinic, see the links below:
UCLA School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic Wins Case Challenging Validity of Los Angeles City Ordinance Implemented Against Taco Trucks
Criminal Defense Clinic featured in Los Angeles Times Article and on CBS 2 News