Open to: 4th, 5th or 6th semester students, preference given to 5th and 6th semester students.
12 units: 4 unit non-GPA class component and 8 unit fieldwork component, graded pass-fail.
Prerequisites: Completion of Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Trial Advocacy I and a course fulfilling the professional responsibility requirement. Third year students may take Trial Advocacy I during the same semester as the Clinic if all available slots are not filled by third year students who have completed all prerequisites.
Classroom Component: Two+ weeks intensive training at start of the semester including video-taped simulation exercises. Students will complete reflective exercises and meet with faculty supervisor throughout the semester.
Fieldwork Component: Students are expected to work a minimum of 32 hours per week in one of the following: San Francisco District Attorney's Office, Alameda County District Attorney's Office, San Mateo County District Attorney's Office, San Francisco Public Defender's Office, or the Marin County Public Defender's Office. Students elect preferences for these particular offices but are not guaranteed registration in the Clinic until at least one of these offices accepts the student as an extern through the Clinic. Students must become certified by the state Bar of California under the Student Practice Rules in order to participate in the Clinic.
To enroll: If you have completed the prerequisites, contact Assoc. Dean Nancy Stuart, firstname.lastname@example.org, to have your eligibility confirmed.
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