Applications to Remington Center’s Criminal Appeals Project for 2009-10

Remington Center's CRIMINAL APPEALS PROJECT is now taking applications for next year's class.  In this clinical project, students represent two actual clients on the appeal of their criminal convictions while taking a course in Appellate Advocacy.  Students in the Project work with an assigned partner and a supervising attorney on each of their cases.  Please note that each student must commit to enrolling in BOTH Fall and Spring semesters.

FALL SEMESTER:  Students enroll in a class entitled “Advanced Criminal Procedure: Representing the Criminal Appellant.”  [Three of the credits are listed in the Course Advanced Criminal Procedure: Representing the Criminal Appellant, Course #860, which qualifies under the 60 credit rule, and one credit (or two credits if appropriate) is listed as Course #854, Section 15].  The class has one weekly large group section (with all 18 students) and one weekly small group discussion section (with 6 students in each section).  Each class meets for 80 minutes.  In the large group, students study appellate procedure, the ethics of representation, issue spotting, and methods of persuasion.  In the small groups, students discuss issues that arise in their individual cases.  Grading is based on work on cases and assignments using S+, S, S- or U.  There is no final exam or paper.

SPRING SEMESTER:  Students enroll in a 3-credit class entitled “Appellate Advocacy II” with the option of additional credits if appropriate.  Generally, students meet with their small 6-person group once per week.  Most of the classes involve discussion of issues from students’ cases, presentation of student briefs for group editing, and mock oral argument.  Each student writes at least one appellate brief, along with other writing, as required.  Grading is based on work on cases and briefs using S+, S, S- or U.

TO ENROLL:  Consent of the instructor is required.  You must submit an application form (included below, or available at the Remington Center, Room 4318E in the Law School).  Applications will be accepted beginning March 10, 2009.  Acceptance into the course is based on order of submission until each small group is filled.  After it is filled, a wait list will be maintained. 

QUESTIONS?  Contact:

Professor Lichstein       265-2741         bclichstein@wisc.edu

Professor Pray              263‑7461         japray@wisc.edu 

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APPLICATION FORM--CRIMINAL APPEALS PROJECTB2009-10

Name                                                                                                   ____________________________________

Email    ____________________________________

Phone No. _________________________________

Are you a 1L or 2L as of the date of application? ___

Please do not apply unless you are able to enroll in BOTH Fall and Spring semesters.

In addition to the large group that meets once per week (probably on Mondays), you must sign up for one of the following small group sessions:

Tuesday, 1:00-2:20      ____   This is my first choice.                                                   

 ____   This is not my first choice, but this group will work for me.

 ____   I cannot attend this group.        

Tuesday, 2:25-3:45      ____  This is my first choice.                                                    

 ____  This is not my first choice, but this group will work for me.

 ____  I cannot attend this group.

Wednesday, 2:25-3:45 ____  This is my first choice.

 ____  This is not my first choice, but this group will work for me.

                                     ____  I cannot attend this group.

Applications will be accepted beginning March 10, 2009.  Submit this application to Prof Byron Lichstein at the Remington Center, Rm. 4318E, Law School.  Acceptance into the course is based on order of submission until each small group is filled. 

Submitted by UW Law School Newsletter Admin, roomreservations@law.wisc.edu on March 3, 2009

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