Criminal Defense Clinic
Students represent clients charged with misdemeanor criminal offenses. Students handle cases in the 22nd Judicial Circuit, interviewing and representing the "working poor" who do not meet public defender guidelines. Students are active in all aspects of representation, including obtaining records, negotiating plea deals and taking depositions and preparing for trials. Students also intern at various public defender offices in the greater St. Louis area, including Madison County and St. Clair County Public Defender Offices in Illinois, as well as the Office of the Federal Public Defender in St. Louis.
Students interested about this clinic can contact faculty supervisor Susan McGraugh or call (314) 977-2778.