Course Information

Course Description: Criminal Defense Clinic

  • Taught by Chris Roberts and Katy Dyer
  • 6 credits (pass/fail) — offered Fall, Spring
  • Students must have completed 43 credit hours prior to enrollment

Students, working pursuant to the third-year practice rule and under the supervision of CDC faculty,  represent men and women charged with misdemeanors in Travis County.  Students function as lead counsel, working directly with clients to identify goals for the representation and to develop strategies in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome. Students maintain a primary role at all court appearances, whether those appearances involve negotiations, discussions with a judge, evidentiary hearings, or trial. Depending on the stage of assigned cases, other responsibilities often include investigation, discovery practice, and drafting of motions.