Project for Informed Reform

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 3/4
Credits: 4
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • W
  • 1410-1530
  • WB129
01/26/2022 04/27/2022

Course Description

There is currently a groundswell for criminal justice reform. At the same time, much is being written about the lack of hard facts and reliable data to inform these changes. This clinic aims to step into that void and take on collaborative projects to produce those hard facts and reliable data for all types of organizations in the criminal justice reform movement needing that information. Some students may have to travel as far as Richmond, Virginia this semester to review files on a weekday, so a car would be useful, although not essential. Also, having a full day with no classes would also be useful, but not essential. The goal is to produce white papers, research papers and/or testimony in support of legislation related to criminal justice reform. Clinic students should expect to devote a minimum of 12 – 15 hours to clinic work each week.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: The goal of the clinic is to produce white papers, research papers and/or testimony in support of legislation related to criminal justice reform. If a student intends to use written work product in this clinic toward the upper-level writing requirement, the student (1) must submit a special request form to SRO by Feb. 28th AND (2) must have already satisfied their Prof. Skills requirement without use of the credits in this course.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Students are encourage to have taken Advanced Legal Research, but it is not required. Also, because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Enrollment in this clinic is by application process announced by the Director of Clinical Programs. Prof. Enright will inform SRO of the students approved for enrollment, and SRO will enroll those students in the course; no action is needed by the student to finalize enrollment.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM