Criminal Justice Externship : Criminal Defense

Class Information Spring 2018

  • 4 units
  • Class No.: 66245
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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) Class will meet at the Public Defender Office. Enrollment is by application only. All applications must be submitted to Sandra Vega at the Externship Program Office.  Do not contact the Public Defenders Office directly.  Applications are available in the Externship office.  Students will be placed at the Santa Clara County Public Defender Office where they will work on real cases with real 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 expect to practice in the criminal justice system. Students may not participate in this clinic while working in law enforcement or in the district attorneys office due to the conflict of interest it presents. Students must also register for the Externship Workshop (LAW706). This class meets the Professional Skills requirement and Experiential Learning requirement.

Class Notes:

Professional Skills Course

Credit/No Credit. Pre- or Co-Requisite: Evidence (320) Class will meet at the Public Defender Office. Enrollment is by application only. All applications must be submitted to Sandra Vega at the Externship Program Office.  Do not contact the Public Defenders Office directly.  Applications are available in the Externship office.  Students will be placed at the Santa Clara County Public Defender Office where they will work on real cases with real 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 expect to practice in the criminal justice system. Students may not participate in this clinic while working in law enforcement or in the district attorneys office due to the conflict of interest it presents. Students must also register for the Externship Workshop (LAW706). This class meets the Professional Skills requirement and Experiential Learning requirement.