Categories: Criminal Law Public Interest Law Law Practice Skills
A "law-in-action" course. Students gain an understanding of institutional programs for convicted criminal offenders and confined mental health patients; interviews newly admitted inmates or mental patients. These interviews determine whether there are aspects of each person's conviction or commitment, his or her current institutional treatment, or relationship with the outside world, which need the assistance of a legally trained person. An opportunity to develop interviewing, analytical, writing, and problem-solving abilities.