Criminal Appellate Practice Clinic

In this clinical course, each student prepares a criminal appellate brief on behalf of a real client incarcerated in a Michigan prison who has been convicted of a felony after a jury trial.

The students review the trial transcript and exhibits, identify appealable issues, interview and counsel their clients and present mock oral arguments to a panel of experienced criminal appellate practitioners. Ultimately, the students have their briefs submitted to the Michigan Court of Appeals.

The Criminal Appellate Practice Clinic course is available for four graded credits. Enrollment is limited to eight students.

For more information, email lawclinics@wayne.edu or call (313) 577-4015.

Student application for winter 2018

Training the next generation of lawyers, advocates and leaders

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