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By Brett Davinger /
August 6, 2021 /
Posted in: Student News, Experiential Learning /
DePaul’s Criminal Appeals Clinic identifies cases in the Office of the State Appellate Defender that have substantive legal issues, and the Appellate Court allows Clinic students to appear as pro bono counsel during the defendant’s appeal. Students in the Criminal Appeals Clinic work on appeals from bench trials, while students in the Advanced Criminal Appeals Clinic work on appeals from jury trials. To prepare for oral arguments, the student must be approved by the client and the court, and then prepares strategies and engages in mock arguments with the professors.