The students will work with the attorneys, mitigators, investigators and other professionals in helping to represent those facing the death penalty. Using cutting edge techniques and applying their legal education to a wide variety of activities, students will investigate culpability facts and punishment mitigation, interview clients and witnesses, use their legal research and writing skills, and study team building,, restorative justice, criminal procedure and substantive criminal law. Students are closely supervised by licensed attorneys at all stages of their cases.
The Public Defenderís Office receives appointment of clients from the many courts that work with their office. Cases are accepted only by court appointments.