Thursday, March 14, 2013
Courts - Wis. law students get clinical experience with 7th Circuit
Here is the news release from the U. of Wisconsin Law School. It begins:
Beginning next fall, a new clinical offering at the University of Wisconsin Law School will provide six law students with in-depth experience in appellate advocacy.(h/t @AppellateDaily)
The Federal Appeals Project, an expansion of UW Law School’s existing Oxford Federal Project, combines coursework on federal appellate procedure with work on a criminal case before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
According to Adam Stevenson, assistant clinical professor at the Law School, “Through classroom instruction and hands-on experience, the Federal Appeals Project will address a full spectrum of federal criminal law and legal issues, so that students get a broad, yet deep view of the issues defendants face.”
Working in pairs, clinic students manage all aspects of a criminal appeal assigned by the 7th Circuit—including investigation, briefing, and possibly even arguing before the court. Besides interaction with real clients, students may also meet with other attorneys, government counsel, and members of the district courts and 7th Circuit.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 14, 2013 09:57 AM
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