Evolution of Holistic Defense (SC)

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 9/16
Credits: 1
Days* Date Time Room
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • 03/13/2023
  • 03/14/2023
  • 03/15/2023
  • 03/20/2023
  • 03/21/2023
  • 03/22/2023
  • 1800-2000
  • 1800-2000
  • 1800-2000
  • 1800-2000
  • 1800-2000
  • 1800-2000
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
  • WB129
*“R” means Thursday

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will submit a final paper via EXPO no later than noon on April 5th.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: A criminal procedure course (i.e. Crim. Pro Survey, Crim. Investigation or Crim. Adjudication) recommended, but not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
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.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Criminal Justice
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, March 15, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, March 24, 11:59 PM