University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Criminal Practice Clinic

The Criminal Practice Clinic is an intensive clinical experience. Students represent indigent defendants accused of misdemeanor level crimes. This Clinic focuses on the development of client-centered skills such as interviewing, counseling, case analysis, trial advocacy, plea negotiation and file organization. Students appear at a variety of hearings/trials at District Courts in Hillsborough, Belknap and Merrimack counties. Grading is based on student performance during client representation. Grading factors include communication with clients, file organization, case analysis and preparation, docketing, hearing/trial advocacy, plea negotiation and interaction with the clinical supervisor.

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