On November 18, 2014, the Criminal Appeals Clinic once again appeared before the Court of Appeals of Mississippi (holding court at Mississippi State University) for oral argument in two of the Clinic’s cases. Third-year law students David Fletcher of Jackson and Sullivan Banks of Woodstock, Ga., argued the case of Leslie v. State, an armed carjacking case. Kyle Prince of Oklahoma and Brendon Clark of Pontotoc argued O’Donnell v. State, a drug possession case.
On December 2, 2014, Criminal Appeals Clinic Director Phillip Broadhead will argue Kirk v. State in Jackson before the Mississippi Supreme Court. These three oral arguments mark the 25th appearance of the Criminal Appeals Clinic in oral argument before our state appeals courts, with 84 clients represented and 162 law students trained since 2002.