Criminal Law Clinic
The Criminal Law Clinic offers students interested in criminal law the chance to participate in a seminar taught by a prosecutor and two defense attorneys, all three of whom are leading practitioners in the Vermont criminal law bar and members of the VLS criminal law faculty. Professors Robert Sand, Anna Saxman, and Brian Marsicovetere have joined forces to offer this unique opportunity to students who have determined that they are serious about criminal law as a career. Students enrolled in the clinic will participate in a class that meets once a week for two hours, co-taught by the professors. For their practicum students will work on real criminal cases under the direct supervision of Professors Sand, Saxman and Marsicovetere.
Enrollment is limited to six students per semester. This course is full for the Fall semester 2012.
This is a 6 credit course: 2 credit hours of classroom once a week for 2 hours; and 3 credit hours of clinic work twice a week for 8 hours each day.
There is a specific application procedure:
For pre-registration approval for the Criminal Law Clinic, students must submit their application to Ms. Peg Trombly, Debevoise Hall, 2nd floor, ELC and Clinical Programs reception area. Application criteria are as follows:
1. Students must have taken either Constitutional Criminal Procedure or Criminal Practice and Procedure
2. Students must have taken Evidence;
3. Preference will be given to those who have already taken Trial Practice;
4. Students can state their practicum preference, i.e., prosecution, defense, or appellate, with the understanding that they may not get their preference;
5. Students must include a statement of interest, a resume, and a writing sample;
The application deadline for spring 2013 is now closed.
Criminal Law Clinic Faculty
Robert Sand, Visiting Associate Professor of LawRSand@vermontlaw.edu
Anna Saxman, Adjunct Professor of LawAnna.Saxman@state.vt.us
Brian Marsicovetere, Adjunct Professor of LawMarsicovetere Law Group
For more information, you may also contact Acting Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs Margaret Martin Barry at email@example.com or 802-831-1036.