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"Thank you for matching me up with one of your LL.M. students, Emerson Wheat.  He arrived at my office in December 2010 well prepared to assist me in every phase of my very busy criminal defense practice. 

            In particular, he demonstrated a great understanding of federal criminal defense and I quickly felt comfortable assigning him work on my most challenging cases.  His research and writing skills evidence the thorough instruction he received in your program.  He is an incredible asset when it comes to researching and drafting motions, memoranda, and appeals.

            Emerson worked tirelessly as a clinical intern, continued to provide contract work after receiving his LL.M. degree, and I hired him as my associate in September of 2011.  My practice is once again manageable with Emerson working for me. 

            I believe your LL.M. program does a tremendous job transforming law students into trial attorneys!"

- Knut Johnson, Law Offices of Knut Johnson, San Diego, CA

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  • San Diego Federal Defenders Clinical Placement
  • All Faculty are Federal Defenders
  • Longest Established Trial Advocacy Program
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