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...]

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

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Reflections from the Criminal Defense Clinic – Tara Doyle (Spring 2015)

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Reflections from the Criminal Defense Clinic – Nick Kreider (Spring 2015)

A Sonnet for the Student Attorney A case is a house of ink and paper A shield from the arm of the law Though confident that your strength will not waiver It sometimes will feel like a house made of straw   You seek out the clues, you reach out to strangers You build a foundation to stand on your feet When your day comes in court, you find to your anger The law snatched victory from the jaws of defeat   Though we take solace in winning the day And … [Read more...]

Dear Future CDC student – Connor Hanlon (Spring 2015)

Dear Future CDCer, I decided to use this reflection assignment to let you know a few things I wish I had known coming into the clinic. You will spend the rest of your semester focusing on the difficulties your client is facing because of the justice system, but your client won’t be the only one affected. Right now, I am going to tell you about the difficulties you will face. Law school prepares you for a utopian legal world in which justice prevails through and fair and impartial adversarial … [Read more...]

Reflections from the Criminal Defense Clinic – Paul Warren (Spring 2015)

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