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LAWE774

Wrongful Conviction Clinic

Status

Active

Subject code

LAWE

Course Number

774

Department(s)

Description

With supervision from the director of the Institute of Actual Innocence, students will screen, investigate and, when possible, help prepare cases for post-conviction litigation under Virginia's Writs of Actual Innocence. Litigation work is only possible when a case has matured to that level. Students will work in teams. The cases selected for investigation and litigation are those where there is substantial evidence of innocence. Prerequisite: First priority for enrollment goes to students who have completed the Wrongful Conviction Seminar (770). Students who have not completed the seminar must obtain approval to enroll in the clinic.

Course Attributes

CBL-Educ/Intern/Stu Teach (CBCI), Law-Classroom course (LAWC), Law-Experiential-Clinic (LWXC), Writing in Practice (Law) (WIP)

Min

2

Max

6