Criminal Appellate Advocacy Clinic
Criminal Appellate Advocacy Clinic students represent indigent defendants in criminal appeals to the Third Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal. They hone their lawyering skills in all aspects of appellate advocacy and carefully prepare legal briefs. Students have the benefit of learning from experienced criminal and appellate practitioners as they carry their own caseload.
The Clinic is taught by Professor Linda Carter and Jennifer Gibson, Supervising Attorney, with assistance from experienced staff attorneys from the Central California Appellate Program.
Jennifer Gibson began her career as a clerk for the Honorable R. Guy Cole of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Gibson formerly taught as a full-time faculty member in McGeorge's nationally ranked Global Lawyering Skills program. She is also a barrister with the award-winning Anthony M. Kennedy Inn Court of Sacramento. Gibson has an active appellate practice.
Linda Carter is a former trial attorney in the honors program of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where she worked on voting, housing, and education discrimination cases. She also worked for four years as a trial and appellate attorney with the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association, representing indigent defendants on cases ranging from DUI to murder. Carter has written extensively on death penalty, evidence, and international treaty issues and is the co-author of a treatise on Capital Punishment Law and a book on Global Issues in Criminal Law.
or Jennifer Gibson, Supervising Attorney