Capital Punishment Clinic

Prof. Jim Marcus, Prof. Jordan Steiker, and Prof. Raoul Schonemann

Students work closely with experienced attorneys in the representation of indigent defendants charged with or convicted of capital offenses. The death penalty cases are at the trial, appellate, and post-conviction stages of litigation. Students perform tasks integral to effective representation, including visiting clients, interviewing witnesses, conducting field investigations, drafting pleadings, and assisting with preparation for trials, evidentiary hearings, and appellate arguments.

The Capital Punishment Clinic is a project of the Capital Punishment Center.

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Cases and Projects

Capital Punishment Clinic Faculty File Clemency Petition for Ramiro Gonzales

On June 20, 2022, Professor Raoul Schonemann and Professor Thea Posel joined with outside counsel Michael C. Gross to file a clemency petition at the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on behalf of Ramiro Gonzales. Mr. Gonzales is scheduled to be executed on July 13, 2022. The clemency petition is pending.

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