Criminal Trial Practice I (C)

LAW JD 982

THIS CLASS IS RESTRICTED to students who have formally applied to and been accepted to the Criminal Law Clinical Program. Criminal Trial Practice I is mandatory for students in their first semester of the Program. 2Ls take the course fall or spring, as determined in consultation with the Director of the Criminal Law Clinical Program upon acceptance to the Program. 3Ls take the course in the fall. The course consists of a fieldwork and classroom component. The classroom component provides students with an introduction to Massachusetts criminal procedure and basic instruction in lawyering skills such as case planning and investigation. For their fieldwork, students are assigned to cases handled by senior members of the Program and conduct tasks out of court such as legal research, fact investigation, witness interviews and preparation. Students spend one morning a week in court observing and second seating the cases they have helped to prepare. NOTE: The Criminal Clinical Program satisfies the upper-class professional skills requirement and counts towards the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option.

FALL 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Rossman T 4:20 pm-6:20 pm Stamped Approval

SPRG 2018 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Rossman T 2:10 pm-4:10 pm Stamped Approval
Mts w/LAW JD981
A1 Rossman F 10:30 am-1:30 pm Stamped Approval
Mts w/LAW JD981

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.