Capital Defense Clinic
Just three years old, this law clinic assists members of the private bar representing individuals who have been sentenced to death and are seeking relief in state and federal courts or are facing trial in a capital case. In the course of their work, clinic students assist with case strategy, conduct factual investigations, organize materials for trial or post-conviction petitions, research and write motions and briefs, and help with preparation for the penalty phase of capital trials (mitigation). Talitha Bailey directs the clinic.
Capital Defense Law Clinic-The University of Alabama School of Law
P.O. Box 870392, Tuscaloosa 35487-0392
The University of Alabama School of Law, 101 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa 35401
Are you a non-profit? Yes
Do you accept donations? Yes, through the University of Alabama Law School Foundation
Are donations tax-deductible? Yes
Do you provide direct client services? Yes, but only by assisting private attorneys in their direct representation
Brief description of services provided:
The Capital Defense Law Clinic assists attorneys representing individuals in Alabama who are facing capital charges or have been sentenced to death.
How do clients qualify for your services? Because the clinic does not provide direct client representation, attorneys can contact the clinic at (205) 348-6845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Alabama School of Law’s Capital Defense Law Clinic assists attorneys in Alabama representing individuals facing capital murder charges or a death sentence. Through its students, the clinic provides assistance on matters such as: case strategy; fact investigations; legal research and writing; trial preparation (including the penalty [mitigation] phase of trial); and organizing evidence and other materials for trial or post-conviction petitions.