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Criminal Defense Clinic Students Set to Carry Two Fall Quarter Cases to Trial this January

Fall 2013 Criminal Defense Clinic Team

Students in the Criminal Defense Clinic ended a strong Fall Quarter with successful resolution of many clients’ cases.  For those cases carrying over into the current term, several students have returned to the Advanced Clinic course for the opportunity to continue their work. Connie Dang (’15) and Krisina Zuniga (’15) are two such students who will represent and defend their client against claims of driving under the influence and causing hit and run property damage at trial scheduled January 27, 2014. As it so happens, trial is set on that same day in another clinic case–this one with Matt Henry (’15) and Snayha Nath (’15) at the helm to defend their client against charges of battery. While trials offer wonderful experience for clinic students, there is just as much value in the work leading up to it. This work might call upon students to conduct witness interviews, research and develop facts, enter into discovery and motion practice, and develop and use skills in negotiation. The Criminal Defense Clinic is instructed by Professor Ron Tyler and Clinical Supervising Attorney, Galia Phillips.

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