Holistic Juvenile Defense Clinic

Section 1SP, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/6
Credits: 5

Course Description

The Holistic Juvenile Defense Clinic will provide students an opportunity to practice holistic and zealous lawyering by representing juvenile clients on delinquency matters, as well as related school discipline and special education matters, in order to help keep youth in their homes, schools, and communities with appropriate supports. Law students will have the opportunity to handle cases from the initial intake to the case disposition and subsequent appeal (if any).

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Clinic students will conduct client and witness interviews, conduct legal research and analysis, draft memoranda and pleadings, participate in fact investigation and case planning, negotiate with Asst. Commonwealth’s attorneys, counsel clients, represent clients at trials, hearings, and other proceedings, and draft client transition memos.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Civil Procedure (6000)) AND (Criminal Law (6003)) Evidence and Prof. Responsibility are required prerequisites for 3Ls wanting to appear in court with a 3L practice certificate. Moreover, 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: Evidence, Prof. Responsibility, Trial Advocacy Criminal Investigation, Criminal Adjudication, and/or Criminal Procedure Survey all recommended, but not required as pre- or co-requisites.
Mutually Exclusive With: Students who have or are enrolled in another clinic must obtain permission from the Director of Clinics to participate in this clinic to avoid conflicts of interest.
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

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