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Robinson, Colene Flynn Clinical Professor

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  • LAWS 6109 - Trial Advocacy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021
    Focuses on voir dire, opening statement, direct examination of witnesses and cross examination.
  • LAWS 6363 - Evidence and Trial Practice
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
    Studies methods and forms of proof in litigation, including detailed consideration of hearsay, impeachment of witnesses, relevancy and certain restrictions on authentication and best evidence doctrines, and privileges. Applies rules and doctrine of evidence in simulated trial settings. Combined Evidence and Trial Practice course. Satisfies the trial practice requirement and counts two hours toward the 14 credit hour maximum in clinical hours.
  • LAWS 7019 - Advanced Clinical Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Enables a clinical student an optional 1-3 credits to complete advanced legal work in the Clinical Education Program. Course must follow enrollment in an existing clinical offering already successfully completed. Permission of the appropriate clinical faculty member required. For each credit taken, a clinical student must complete a minimum of 50 hours of legal work, all of which shall be graded pass/graded. A clinical student may complete 1-3 credits of work over the course of no more than two semesters. A clinical student may earn no more than 3 credits total over the student's law school career.
  • LAWS 7115 - Juvenile Justice
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Covers a wide array of issues dealing with the legal rights of the unborn, children and juveniles. Covers the legal status of parent-child abuse, delinquency and crime, and emancipation.
  • LAWS 7145 - Comparative Family Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines and critiques law, legal institutions and traditions of the country of focus and the US as they affect children, families, and work. Enhances research and writing skills, including field and international research. Contributes to host country through scholarship and service. Increases cultural competence through active engagement with peers and with social justice issues in another country. Includes required field study component and service learning project over spring break.
  • LAWS 7449 - Juvenile and Family Law Clinic
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Examines the world of child welfare from the view of the child client, by representing their best interests in abuse and neglect cases. As Guardians ad litem, students will represent children in abuse and neglect cases from the beginning, at the temporary shelter hearing, through the conclusion of the case at a permanency orders hearing. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.

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