Students in UDM's Criminal Trial Clinic represent indigent misdemeanor defendants in district courts. The Clinic is led by Adjunct Professor Michael Morgan and Professor Richard Krisciunas. The following students won cases on the merits while acting as defense counsel in the Clinic in 2014:
Nargiz Nesimova gained an acquittal at trial for a client charged with Obstructing a Police Officer.
Robert Warchuk won a motion to dismiss for a client charged with Operating with a Suspended Driver's License, Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia, and violating the local knife ordinance.
Amanda Gingrich convinced the city attorney to dismiss the case against her client charged with violating the local knife ordinance.
Amanda Gingrich convinced the city attorney that the police had arrested the wrong man for Operating with a Suspended Driver's License.
Jared Henry convinced the city attorney that police had arrested the wrong man for Obstructing a Police Officer.
The Criminal Trial Clinic arranges for UDM law students to act as public defenders in district courts in Eastpointe, Hamtramck, Plymouth, and Troy.
To learn more about the Criminal Trial Clinic, visit the Clinics' website.