Clinic: Criminal Defense

Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.

This course will be taught in person, with no remote participation.

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.  

Prerequisites: 43 credit hours completed before enrollment (this is a requirement of the State Bar Act and is not negotiable). Students may not be enrolled in another clinic. APPLY ONLINE:

Special Instructions - Clinic

APPLICATION REQUIRED. Application and/or instructions on how to apply for this clinic can be accessed on the web:

Professor keeps his/her own waitlist


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Thursday 4:15 - 6:05 pm TNH 3.140
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory
Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement
  • 6 credit hours count toward ABA Experiential Learning Requirement

  • Textbooks

    • No materials required