Thursday, April 19, 2007
Students and faculty in the Capital Punishment Clinic at The University of Texas School of Law assisted in a death penalty case, Panetti v. Quarterman, that was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court today. This is the fourth Supreme Court case that the Clinic has been involved in this 2006–2007 term.
During its most recent term the Supreme Court agreed to hear only 78 of the 8,517 cases filed, or less than one percent. Of the cases selected for review this term, students and faculty in the Supreme Court Clinic and the Capital Punishment Clinic have been involved in five–an unprecedented number of active Supreme Court cases at any law school in a single term.
Students in the Capital Punishment Clinic worked on the Panetti case under the supervision of CrimProf Maurie Levin and CrimProf Jim Marcus, who served as co-counsel in the case.
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