Criminal Justice Externship : Criminal Defense

Class Information Fall 2018

  • 4 units
  • Class No.: 75683
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Thiadora Pina

Director of Externships and Associate Clinical Professor

Criminal Justice Externship : Criminal Defense

Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List A)

Course Description:

Credit/No Credit. Pre- or Co-Requisite: Evidence (320) Enrollment by application, only. All applications must be submitted to Janelle Atangan at the Externship Program(ExPro).  Do not contact the Public Defender’s Office directly.  Applications available in ExPro.  Students are at the Santa Clara County Public Defender Office where they will work on real cases with live clients under the supervision of a senior attorney. Students will conduct arraignments, pre-trial conferences, the motion calendar and, if possible, a trial. Students must commit 2 full days at the PD office. The lessons learned in this clinic will be invaluable for any students who expects to practice in the criminal justice system. Students may not participate in this clinic while working in law enforcement or in the district attorney’s office due to the conflict of interest it presents. Students must also register for and successfully complete the Externship Workshop (LAW706). This externship meets both the Professional Skills and Experiential Learning requirements.

Class Notes:

Professional Skills Course

Experiential Course

Credit/No Credit. Pre- or Co-Requisite: Evidence (320) Enrollment by application, only. All applications must be submitted to Janelle Atangan at the Externship Program(ExPro).  Do not contact the Public Defender’s Office directly.  Applications available in ExPro.  Students are at the Santa Clara County Public Defender Office where they will work on real cases with live clients under the supervision of a senior attorney. Students will conduct arraignments, pre-trial conferences, the motion calendar and, if possible, a trial. Students must commit 2 full days at the PD office. The lessons learned in this clinic will be invaluable for any students who expects to practice in the criminal justice system. Students may not participate in this clinic while working in law enforcement or in the district attorney’s office due to the conflict of interest it presents. Students must also register for and successfully complete the Externship Workshop (LAW706). This externship meets both the Professional Skills and Experiential Learning requirements.