Evolution of Holistic Defense (SC)

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 8/16
Credits: 1
Days Date Time Room


1800-2000 WB129


1800-2000 WB129


1800-2000 WB129


1800-2000 WB129


1800-2000 WB129


1800-2000 WB129

Course Description

Holistic defense recognizes the notion that clients are not defined by the moment that brings them to intersection with the criminal, child welfare or housing legal systems. This course explores the foundation of transformative justice through a lens of holistic defense. Teaching the skills developed through work at Still She Rises, the first holistic defense office in the country dedicated exclusively to the representation of mothers in both the criminal and civil legal systems, this course will train students as future holistic lawyers with the goal of offering seamless access to services that meet clients' legal and social support needs.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Students will submit a final paper via EXPO no later than noon on Feb. 28th.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: A criminal procedure course (i.e. Crim. Pro Survey, Crim. Investigation or Crim. Adjudication) recommended, but not required. Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124219311

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Criminal Justice

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, February 08, 12:01 AM

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, February 16, 11:59 PM

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