Actus Reus

ac·tus re·us \ˈak-təs-ˈrē-əs, ˈäk-tu̇s-ˈrā-u̇s\

noun : the wrongful act that makes up the physical action of a crime

Latin: guilty act

Southern Center for Human Rights hiring for death penalty attorney position

The Southern Center for Human Rights is currently accepting applications for a new death penalty attorney.  Attorneys at all stages of their career, including 3Ls with criminal defense experience, are invited to apply. The deadline to apply is Sunday August 28, 2016. The job description and application requirements are available here. … [Read more...]

CDC Courtroom Essentials – Edward Johnson (Spring 2012)

Courtroom Essentials-Edward Johnson … [Read more...]

Reflections from the Criminal Defense Clinic – Luis Monroy (Spring 2012)

My first exposure to the criminal justice system happened in the Spring of 2003.  I was a senior in high school living in Colorado Springs, I was a bored liberal in a conservative city.  Some would say I had a problem with authority, others would say I was ready to go to college, whatever the reason, I was a bad kid. My friends and I shoplifted routinely.  We were always able to justify and rationalize it with an anti-capitalist mentality, we were liberating these goods from their corporate … [Read more...]

Dear Future CDC Student – Patrick Crane (Spring 2012)

Dear Future CDC I Students, Accept the uncomfortable.  That is the most important advice I can give.  The next four months will be a much different experience than anything you have dealt with in law school, and will be much more difficult that anything in law school.  Now, this won’t be more difficult because it is more reading, or it is more work (which it is), but it is more difficult because you cannot control your experience. Sink or swim.  You have to dive into each experience, and … [Read more...]