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Criminal Defense Clinic

ยป Criminal Defense Clinic

Offered in partnership with the Orange County Public Defender’s Office, the Chapman University Fowler School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic allows upper-level students who are exploring careers in advocacy, litigation, and criminal law a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience assisting with cases under the supervision of the Public Defender’s Office.

The classroom component of the clinic is taught by Public Defender Mark Brown. Students work closely with Public Defenders in the courtroom, assisting with defending felony and misdemeanor cases.

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Course Information for Students

The Criminal Defense Clinic is a four (4) credit course beginning Spring 2023, and available to 2L and 3L students who have successfully completed Evidence. Enrollment is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.