Criminal Appeals Project
This fall-spring project combines class work with an actual criminal appeal assigned by the State Public Defender's Office. Students in the Criminal Appeals Project work in pairs on a criminal appeal under the supervision of Frank J. Reminton Center clinical faculty. During the fall semester, students study appellate procedure, the ethics of appellate representation, issue spotting and persuasion. At the same time, students meet their appeal clients, reading transcripts and analyzing their cases in the discussion sections. During spring semester, there are some large-group meetings (mostly guest lectures), but most of the work is on postconviction motions or hearings and/or writing appellate briefs.