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Criminal Defense Clinic

In Saint Louis University School of Law's Criminal Defense Clinic, students represent clients charged with criminal offenses. The Criminal Defense Clinic specializes in representing people whose serious mental illness has caused them to come into contact with the criminal justice system.

With the assistance of a full-time social worker, the Criminal Defense Clinic seeks to provide a holistic solution to a client's legal and social needs. Law students are active in all aspects of representation, including obtaining records, negotiating plea deals, taking depositions and preparing for trial.