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1 Crim. Def. 1 (1973-1974)

handle is hein.journals/ciiafen1 and id is 1 raw text is: December, 1973                    Houston, Texas                      Vol. I, No. 1

Approximately 125 practicing attorneys
will be selected to attend the first regional
institute of the National College of Crimi-
nal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders
slated for January 4-6 in Richmond, Vir-
The institute will focus on tactics and
techniques for the experienced defense
lawyer with emphasis on the use, strengths
and weaknesses of scientific criminal evi-
dence from a defense point of view, Col-
lege officials said. The institute will be held
in conjunction with the T.C. Williams
School of Law on University of Richmond
A registration fee of $50.00 will be re-
quired from those accepted for the insti-
tute. Arrangements for room and board
will be handled through the College.
Geared to the needs of the experienced
trial lawyer, preference will be given to
those applicants with five or more years of
criminal experience. Residents of the Dis-
trict of Columbia, Alabama, Georgia, Ken-
tucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Caro-
lina, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee,
Virginia, and West Virginia will receive
preference for this regional institute.
Other regional institutes are  being
planned for the spring. Additionally, two
three-week intensive sessions will be held
in Houston in the summer. Participants in
the summer sessions will come from all
over the nation on an equal basis.
Applications for the institute may be ob-
tained from the National College of Crimi-
nal Defense Lawyers and Public Defenders,
Bates College of Law, University of Hous-
ton, 3801 Cullen Boulevard, Houston, Texas

The regional institutes and the summer
sessions are now the most visible of the
College's activities, but within the next few
months, the College will begin offering a
variety of services to practicing lawyers in
the field of criminal law.
The services will be geared to improving
the practicing attorney's expertise by sharp-
ening his skill in tactics and techniques
and keeping him abreast of developments
in the criminal law. Collectively, they con-
stitute creative efforts designed to enhance
the quality of representation for the crimi-
nally accused.
Unlike most academic enterprises, we
are designed for practical education. said
Scott Campbell, Assistant Dean and Direc-
tor of Research and Publications. Law
schools function primarily to teach the
theory of the law rather than its day-to-
day application. Our purpose is to serve
the needs of practicing defense attorneys
by bringing them the latest or most sophis-
ticated tactics, techniques and scientific
The College's program of regional insti-
tutes and summer sessions is one way to
achieve that goal but it's not the only way,
he notes. The first issue of a practice-
oriented biannual criminal law journal will
soon be out and work is well underway to
develop a comprehensive cassette series of
noted experts speaking in their fields of
specialization. B o t h a r e designed to
strengthen the defense attorney's adver-
sarial skills.
The journal is designed to fill a gap in
the legal literature by providing a profes-
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December, 1973

Houston, Texas

Vol. I, No. 1

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