Pennsylvania Innocence Project Practicum

Class Term: 
Spring Term 2017-2018
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Class Number: 
3 (2 Contact, 1 Field)
Graduation Requirements: 
Professional Skills
Experiential Learning
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Additional Information: 

During the spring semester, students will be asked to identify and apply these general concepts to case specific scenarios. Each student will be required to give a 30-45 minute presentation regarding their assigned case to the class as a whole.  Students will also explore issues related to re-integration into society after exoneration.  

Students meet at the Pennsylvania Innocence Project office located at Duquesne University in the Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education, 914 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The 2 hour weekly seminar is held on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:40 pm. In addition, students are required to perform at least 10 hours per week at the Project office. Each Friday, students will submit weekly timesheets to the Managing Attorney documenting their hours. Students will be required to log a total of 140 hours of practice or work time per semester for a total of 280 hours. This does not include the 2 hour-long classroom presentations.

Grading Details: 

No exam. The course will be graded S/U based upon course participation, professionalism, and completion of any assignments. Students will present and discuss their cases during the seminar.