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 – Chris Stevens (Summer 2013)

REMIX TO THE REMIX TO IGNITION   I decided to write a song, but that didn’t work out so well. Then for some reason I got R. Kelly stuck in my head, so I did a parody instead. Some of it is supposed to be funny, but other parts (like the last verse) are not. Anyway I had one line stuck in my head and I thought I could make it work so I ran with it. Enjoy. (Warning: there are some explicit lyrics).   Now, I’m not tryin to be rude But I didn’t do nothin, dude The way you … [Read more...]