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State Criminal Defense Practicum - 2234

State Criminal Defense Practicum
Class Term:
Spring Term 2022-2023
Catalog Number:
Professor(s): Type:
4 (0 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
Experiential Learning
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
Standard Courses


This Practicum will teach law students about the practice of criminal defense, with field placement coordinated with the Allegheny County Public Defender’s office. The class will consist of lecture and class discussions, courtroom observation, and direct in-court participation. This class is open to all students.  Students who have completed Evidence will be required to become Certified Legal Interns, working under the direct supervision of attorneys in the Pretrial and Trial Division of the Public Defender’s Office.  Students who have not completed Evidence will participate in observation and client interaction

State Criminal Defense Practicum