Criminal Practice Clinic

About the Clinic

Contact Us

Professor Tiffany Murphy
Assistant Professor of Law
tiffanym@uark.edu
(479) 575-4573

The Criminal Practice Clinic represents clients charged with misdemeanor and simply felony charges primarily in Washington County. Under close faculty supervision, students develop their ability to effectively and ethically practice law while providing much-needed legal assistance. Students handle all aspects of client representation, including interviewing and counseling, fact investigation and discovery, negotiation, and court appearances. Students also participate in a weekly seminar and may have the opportunity to engage in other forms of advocacy.

For Prospective Clients

The majority of the cases handled by the Criminal Defense Clinic are referred to us by the District Courts. However, if you have a case in the state court system in Arkansas and need representation, please call the Legal Clinic at 479-575-3056 for further information.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Clients.

For Prospective Students

Criminal Practice Clinic students must be eligible for practice under Rule XV of the Arkansas Rules Governing Bar Admission.

The Criminal Practice Clinic provides free legal representation to indigent individuals charged with misdemeanor or lower level felony offenses.

The Criminal Practice Clinic may accept a limited number of new clients towards the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. Interested individuals may contact the Clinic by calling (479) 575-3056.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective Clinic Students.