Criminal Defense Appeals – 6118
This clinic provides students with the opportunity to represent indigent criminal defendants on direct appeal to the MN Court of Appeals under the supervision of Office of the MN State Public Defender. Students will learn the basics of appellate practice under the MN Rules of Criminal and Appellate Procedure; the substantive criminal law relevant to the appeal; written and oral advocacy skills in the context of appellate practice. Cases presenting a variety of novel issues are selected for the Clinic with an eye toward oral argument at Court of Appeals.
This clinic is for one semester.