The Criminal Justice Clinic provides representation for indigent defendants in criminal cases, in particular for defendants not entitled to representation by the Office of the Public Defender. Students in the program assist the clinic’s full-time attorney in preparing cases for trial and/or for plea negotiations. They also study and assess issues of substantive criminal law and criminal procedure, with a view to proposing and facilitating reform legislation. This clinic provides students with a unique opportunity to learn how criminal law is applied in the context of real cases, offering them practical experience in representation, as well as important insights into the world of law-in-action.
The clinic was founded by Prof. Kenneth Mann in 1989.
The clinic is taught by Dr. Elkana Laist and attorney Itai Hermelin.
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