It appeared at the Justice Mission Conference that there was general consensus on several matters. First, there seemed to be considerable support for "bringing more doses of reality into the classroom." Second, many faculty wished to encourage a greater sense of professional service among their students. Third, a good number of criminal justice section members observed that capital case decisions of the United States Supreme Court were fine vehicles for class discussion of essential issues. In keeping with these views, I have concluded that I will once again include in my upcoming seminar course an opportunity for students to assist a death row inmate petitioning for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, under my supervision as counsel of record. I am writing to encourage other faculty teaching seminar or clinical courses to consider incorporating into their classes such an opportunity.


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