590C
LAW

Defense Clinic

Law School Description

This class teaches litigation skills through the representation of indigent criminal defendants. Students appear in court and try real cases. After classroom lectures, discussions and simulations, students defend people charged with misdemeanor cases. Deputy Public Defenders teach this course and provide the in-court supervision on the cases. The classroom component meets throughout the semester. Pre: Evidence (LAW 543).

UH Mānoa Catalog Description

(B) prosecution clinic; (C) defense clinic; (D) elder law clinic; (E) environmental law clinic; (G) estate planning workshop; (I) native Hawaiian rights clinic; (J) family law clinic; (K) entrepreneurship and small business clinic; (M) mediation clinic; (N) lawyering skills workshop; (P) mediation workshop; (Q) immigration clinic; (R) child welfare clinic; (S) Hawai'i Innocence Project I; (T) Hawai'i Innocence Project II; (U) legislation and statutory interpretation. Repeatable one time for (K). LAW majors only for (R), (S), (T) and (U). CR/NC and letter grade option for (J); CR/NC only for (N), (P), and (Q). Pre: 543 for (B) and (C); 521 or consent for (D); 529 or 561 or LWEV 582 for (E); 552 and 567, or consent for (G); 568 or consent for (J); 548 for (Q). (Once a year for (K)) (Alt. years for (U))

Typical Course Credit

4

Credit Limit

6

Repeat Limit

Not Repeatable

Instructor Approval

No

Competition

No

Typical Enrollment Cap

12

Assigned Sections

No

Bar Course

No

Clinical Requirement

Yes

Category

Criminal Law
Litigation

Prerequisites/Recommended

Tentative Course Rotation

Full Time
Annually
Fall & Spring
Part Time
Annually
Fall & Spring

Offering

Regular

Schedule Type

Field Experience

Major Restrictions

Law