The Criminal Appeals Seminar: LTP will be offered as a five-credit, fall-semester only course. Over the course of the semester, students will represent a client who has an appeal pending before Marylandís intermediate appellate court (the Court of Special Appeals). All students in the course will work for the same appellate client on the same transcript and criminal case record. As a part of this representation, students, working under active faculty supervision, will do some or all of the following: interview and advise the client; read the trial transcript (and other parts of the criminal case record); identify and select appellate issues; conduct legal research; prepare several drafts of the principal appellate brief; and conduct moots.
At the end of the semester, the top performing student in the course will be invited to continue in the spring semester as a Clinic II student. The Clinic II student will draft a reply brief and represent the client at oral argument before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals (likely in March or early April).
|This course is not currently scheduled.|