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Calendar of MDefenders Events

MLK Day Lecture:  James Forman Jr.

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Room: South Hall 1225

​Come hear James Forman, a former Public Defender at the Public Defender Service in Washington D.C., talk about his book, Locking Up Our Own:  Crime and Punishment in Black America.

Happy Hour in Honor of our december graduates (and for fun)

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018 
Time: 4:00 p.m. - ???
Place: Ashley's, 338 S. State St.

​Come hang out, grab a drink, and help us say good-bye to Laura Dietrich and Sam Jaffe who graduated in December 2017.  

training session:  how to give an effective opening statement (part 1)

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 11:55 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 138

This training session is designed to help students learn how to give effective opening statements at trial.  It is the first session in a two-part series.  During the first session, students learn the essentials of how to give opening statements.  During the second session, students practice those skills and get feedback.  So grab a lunch from the K&E cafe (or bring your own) and come learn about openings.

Training session:  how to give an effective opening statement (part 2)

Date: Monday, February 5, 2018
Time: 11:55 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 232 (Moot Court Room)

This training session is designed to help students learn how to give effective opening statements at trial.  It is the second session in a two-part series.  During the first session, students learned the essentials of how to give opening statements.  During the second session, students practice those skills and get feedback.  So grab a lunch from the K&E cafe (or bring your own) and come learn about openings.

MONTHLY MEETING 

Date: Friday, February 9, 2018 
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 138

This is the February monthly meeting for MDefenders -- a group for aspiring public defenders. The student facilitators for this meeting will be Scott Gallagher, Anna Jones, and Austin Perry.  The topic is "Reconciling PD Work with the #MeToo Movement and Sustaining a PD Career."

Training session:  how to have an effective motions practice (part 1)

Date: Monday,  March 5, 2018
Time: 11:55 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall Room 138

This training session is designed to help students learn how to have an effective motions practice.  It is the first session in a two-part series.  During the first session, students learn about the different kinds of motions that they will file as public defenders, how those motions are filed, and how to structure a good motion.  During the second session, students practice those skills and get feedback.  So grab a lunch from the K&E cafe (or bring your own) and come learn about filing motions.

MONTHLY MEETING 

Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 138

This is the March monthly meeting for MDefenders -- a group for aspiring public defenders. The student facilitators for this meeting will be Selena Alonzo and Allison Horwitz.  The topic is "Holistic Defense, Crushing Caseloads, and Conflicting Client Interests:  How to Be an Effective Client Centric Defender."

TRAINING SESSION:  HOW TO HAVE AN EFFECTIVE MOTIONS PRACTICE (PART 2)

Date: Monday,  March 19, 2018 
Time: 11:55 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall Room 138

This training session is designed to help students learn how to have an effective motions practice.  It is the second session in a two-part series.  During the first session, students learned about the different kinds of motions that they will file as public defenders, how those motions are filed, and how to structure a good motion.  During the second session, students practice those skills and get feedback.  So grab a lunch from the K&E cafe (or bring your own) and come learn about filing motions.

MONTHLY MEETING 

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018 
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Hutchins Hall 138

This is the April monthly meeting for MDefenders -- a group for aspiring public defenders. The student facilitators for this meeting will be Kristin D'Souza, Shavon Henry, and Maddy Jennings.  The topic will be "On Optics:  The Conflicting Considerations and Chameleon Interactions of a Public Defender."  This discussion will focus on the conflicting considerations that factor into communication with clients, colleagues, prosecutors, jurors, and judges.