Welcome to the Civil Law Clinic

You will be paired with another student and supervised by a clinical professor as you represent actual clients. You are responsible for all aspects of the client's defense, including client interview and counseling; court pre-trial conferences; fact discovery and pre-trial motions; plea negotiations and trial.

When participating in the clinic, you may expect to:

  • Acquire a limited license to participate
  • Handle three to four cases during the semester
  • Devote substantial time to the program: attend two 90-minute classes per week and schedule at least six clinic hours per week
  • Attend irregularly scheduled court events: client and witness conferences and orientation sessions with Dayton Municipal Court and the Public Defender's Office
  • Actively participate in the class component
  • Explore ethical and practical criminal defense issues through lecture and simulations
  • Develop effective representation skills
  • Present your assigned cases in class for review and input from fellow participants

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772