Law 692: State Appellate Prosecutor
Students in this course will each prepare a brief to the Illinois Appellate Court in a criminal case on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois. An attorney from the Champaign County State's Attorney's Office, in collaboration with the Office of the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor (SAAP), will advise and supervise students in the preparation of the briefs. Initial class sessions will include instruction on and discussion of Illinois appellate procedure and brief-writing. In later weeks of the class, students will meet individually with the instructor to discuss issues arising in the preparation of their individual briefs.
Sequence and Prerequisites: None. Students are not required to obtain a 711 license but may wish to do if they would like to participate in oral arguments. This course is a two semester commitment, students must enroll in both the fall and spring semesters of this course.
Evaluation: Written project (brief) and other assignments
Course Classification: Clinic (experiential)