Criminal Defense Clinic

The Criminal Defense Clinic is a full-year partner clinic through which students explore the defense side of criminal practice. Working under the supervision of carefully selected mentor attorneys from The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division in Queens and Brooklyn and Brooklyn Defender Services, students represent indigent clients in misdemeanor and violation cases. Guided by the student practice orders of the participating defense organizations, the students:

  • Represent clients at arraignments
  • Interview clients and witnesses
  • Write motions
  • Investigate cases
  • Attend court appearances


Charles S. Bobis
Adjunct Professor of Law
Professor of Law (ret.)