Criminal Trial Practice I (C)

LAW JD 982

THIS CLASS IS RESTRICTED to students who have applied to and been accepted into the Criminal Clinical Program. The Fall section is restricted to 3Ls who will begin the program in Fall 2014. The Spring 2015 section is restricted to 2L students who will begin the program in Spring 2015. (Fall/3L section) Criminal Trial Practice I will meet in the first semester for two hours each week at the law school and will require students to be available one morning a week to be in court, from Monday through Thursday. The classroom component of this course will provide students an introduction to Massachusetts criminal procedure and basic instruction in lawyering skills such as case planning and investigation. Students in the program will be assigned to cases handled by senior members of the Prosecutor and Defender programs and will be expected to conduct tasks out of court such as legal research, fact investigation, witness interviews and preparation. One morning a week, these students will be in court observing and second seating the cases they have helped to prepare. After the completion of this course, students will be assigned to the Prosecutor or Defender component of the clinic and must register for the appropriate section in the following semester. (Spring/2L Section) Criminal Trial Practice I will meet in the second semester for three hours each week at the law school and will require students to be available one morning a week to be in court, from Monday through Thursday. The classroom component of this course will provide students an introduction to Massachusetts criminal procedure and basic instruction in lawyering skills such as case planning and investigation. Students in the program will be assigned to cases handled by senior members of the Prosecutor and Defender programs and will be expected to conduct tasks out of court such as legal research, fact investigation, witness interviews and preparation. One morning a week, these students will be 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.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Rossman LAW 420 T 4:20 pm-6:20 pm Stamped Approval
Rm is LAW 420

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Rossman LAW ARR T 2:10 pm-4:10 pm Stamped Approval
Mts w/LAW JD981
A1 Rossman LAW ARR 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.