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Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Law Clinic

Interested in representing someone who has been accused of a crime? As a Widener Law student armed with the knowledge that you’ve gained in your first two years of law school, you can represent clients facing criminal charges.

As a student attorney in the Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Law Clinic, you will learn about criminal defense work from Professor Judith Ritter. You will have the opportunity to represent clinic clients before the Pennsylvania state courts of Chester County (West Chester) from preliminary hearing through trial. You also might have the chance to join Professor Ritter in post-conviction representation of defendants on death row, including writing briefs to be filed with the Supreme Court of the United States.

Contact Information:

Director: Professor Judith Ritter
Phone: 302.477.2121

Supervising Attorney: Romie Griesmer
Phone: 302.477.2096

Secretary: Vanessa Gosa
Phone: 302.477.2174