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...]

Reflections from the Criminal Defense Clinic – Amelia Power (Fall 2013)

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Public Defenders, Class of 2015 (submitted by Amelia Power)

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Reflections from the Criminal Defense Clinic – Jeff Wilson (Fall 2013)

They serve and protect But what they servin’ is cold Four walls, three meals, And a place to grow old   A place where time passes Just to let it pass by Where so very few Have the gall to ask why   It’s taken as fact As truth, not trend That those it controls Brought about their own end   As if it naturally followed Like winter does fall As if it wasn’t A human decision at all   But we made it all up And we make … [Read more...]