Criminal Defense Clinic

Students represent clients charged with criminal offenses. The Criminal Defense Clinic specializes in representing people whose serious mental illness has caused them to come into contact with the criminal justice system. Staffed by both an attorney and a social worker, the Criminal Defense Clinic seeks to provide a holistic solution to a client's legal and social needs. Students are active in all aspects of representation, including obtaining records, negotiating plea deals, taking depositions and preparing for trial. Students can also intern at various public defender offices in the greater St. Louis area, including Madison County and St. Clair County Public Defender Offices and the Office of the Federal Defender in St. Louis.

Interested students are encouraged to contact Professor McGraugh rather than the Criminal Defense Clinic.*

*Effective Summer/Fall 2016, Criminal Defense opportunities will only be offered through the Externship Program. See Externship offerings.

Any questions, contact Professor McGraugh. 

Contact Professor McGraugh

Saint Louis University School of Law 
Legal Clinics
100 N. Tucker Blvd., Suite 704
St. Louis, MO 63101-1911

T: (314) 977-2778

Office Hours: By appointment only