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College of Law

Clinic: Defender Aid Program

Course Number: 6932
Professor: Lauren McLane
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required: No
Prerequisites: Successful completion of two-years of law school (must include Professional Responsibility & Evidence).
Recommended Courses: Criminal Adjudication and Criminal Procedure

Course Overview: The Defender Aid Program provides representation to indigent persons in Wyoming state and federal courts.  We represent clients pending trial, on direct appeal from their convictions, and handle post-conviction matters in state and federal court

Course Format: Clinical program. Students are required to put in at least one hundred fifty hours per semester to obtain clinic credit.  This includes one-two hours per week of classroom instruction on procedural and substantive matters related to representation, three hours per week of office hours, and whatever time is necessary to fulfill your obligations in the actual representation of clients.
Written Assignments: May include client letters, motions, briefs, and other petitions and pleadings.
Type of Exam: N/A
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Summer 2015 is S/U grade. Beginning Fall 2015 letter grading. Students are expected to perform 150 hours of coursework and to perform assigned casework in a competent and timely fashion.
Other Comments: This course may be used for experiential learning credit.  Requires third year standing. Enrollment is limited to 8 students, 7 determined on a first-come, first-served basis by registration. If the registration is oversubscribed additional students will be placed on a waitlist. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, Criminal Procedure and/or Criminal Adjudication strongly recommended. 


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