Criminal Justice Institute

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Student Work

The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) offers a unique union of classroom instruction and hands-on experience for students who represent indigent criminal defendants and juveniles. CJI also performs research in a variety of criminal justice areas and provides valuable educational experiences. Students are assigned cases in local district and juvenile courts, handling everything from the arraignment to investigation to motions to trial. Under the supervision of experienced clinical instructors, students handle an average of six to eight misdemeanor and felony cases during the semester. Students also represent juvenile clients in administrative and school hearings.

Students conduct criminal defense work, including:

  • Engage in factual and legal investigations of criminal cases
  • Interview witnesses and defendants
  • Argue motions and trials before a court

Clinical and Course Information

For registration information, see the 2015-2016 clinical curriculum

Faculty and Staff

Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. (Clinical Professor of Law and Clinic Director)
Dehlia Umunna (Clinical Professor of Law and Deputy Director)
Kristin Muniz (Senior Clinical Instructor)
Robert E. Proctor (Clinical Instructor)
Lia Monahon (Clinical Instructor)  
Jennifer McKinnon (Clinical Instructor) 
Chris Pierce (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
Anna Pierce (Administrative Director)
Amy E. Soto (Administrative Coordinator)


6 Everett Street, Suite 5116 (WCC)
Harvard Law School
(617) 496-8143
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Last modified: April 01, 2015

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