Monday, August 9, 2010

Bryan R. Schechmesiter Death Penalty College at Santa Clara Law School

I just learned of the Santa Clara Law school Bryan R. Schechmeister Death Penalty College program.  A link has been added to the Relevant Blogs and Web Pages ICDP sidebar.

As per the program description at the web page:
Every criminal defense attorney faces his or her greatest challenge in the representation of a person charged in a capital case.
Death is different not just in the nature of the penalty and in the
preparation and presentation of a penalty phase of a trial. Death is
different in the intense intellectual and emotional toll it takes on
everyone involved in capital litigation.
The Death Penalty College teaches participants the skills, knowledge
and insight needed to try a capital case. More importantly, perhaps, the
college fosters a feeling of cooperation and community among
participants and faculty who are united in the common goal of saving
Instruction includes lectures, demonstrations and small group
workshops. Each morning is spent in small groups where participants
brainstorm issues in pending cases or perform using the facts from those
Enrollment is limited to 64 defense practitioners who have a pending pretrial capital case.

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