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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you’re interested in criminal defense work or advocating for reform of the criminal justice system, then you’ll want to check out the website of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). The NACDL is an organization that “encourages, at all levels of federal, state and local government, a rational and humane criminal justice  Continue Reading »

April 14 – 19

Today, April 14th, first-year law students interested in a judicial clerkship will want to attend the informational session at 1:oo in the Courtroom, “Applying for Judicial Clerkships:  1L Version”.   The time to apply may be as early as the summer BEFORE your 2L year!  Come learn about applying from the faculty Clerkship Committee, Career Development,  Continue Reading »

Careers in Criminal Law

Careers in Criminal Law is a book put together by the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section, and I strongly recommend reading it. Different attorneys that are a part of the Criminal Justice Section contributed to this book, which delves into a day in the life of a criminal lawyer in several different areas of  Continue Reading »

Missouri Prosecution and Public Defender

Missouri prosecutors are responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor and felony offenses.  The Missouri State Public Defender System provides legal representation to all indigent citizens accused of or convicted of crimes in Missouri. The Missouri State Public Defender employs approximately 350 full-time attorneys. Both the Missouri State Public Defender and the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services have  Continue Reading »

Rachel Lawrence ’14