State Criminal Defense Practicum - 2231

State Criminal Defense Practicum
Class Term:
Fall 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

This course has been flagged as a distance education course. This means this class is one in which students are separated from the faculty member or each other (other than specially accommodated students) for more than one-third of the instruction and the instruction involves the use of technology to support regular and substantive interaction among students and between the students and the faculty member, either synchronously or asynchronously.

This is a hybrid course where some classes (more than a third) are remote, and some are in person.

State Criminal Defense Practicum