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Shawn Webb

Adjunct Faculty, Managing Attorney-Persons Felony Unit at the Office of the Hennepin County Public Defender
Degree
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
B.A., St. Cloud State College

Mr. Webb is the managing attorney for the Person Felony Unit of the Hennepin County Public Defender's office. Previously he served as a member of the MN Public Defender’s Trial Team.  He handles complex and high profile trials with forensic or scientific issues around the entire state.  Mr. Webb mentors and co-counsels trials with less experienced trial lawyers and he teaches at the MN Public Defender's Trial Institute. Mr. Webb co-created and co-teaches the Misdemeanor Clinic for students at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

(612) 596-7884

shawn.webb@hennepin.us

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 962 - 01 Misdemeanor Defense Externship - - W - - - - 1700 - 1900 MSL 448

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1700 - 1900

Location:

MSL 448

Course Registration Number:

30591 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Shawn P. Webb

Students will attend classes to learn about the practical and official rules of criminal procedure in Minnesota Courtrooms, and will be assigned to a practicing public defender attorney to learn how to represent clients in different types of proceedings (generally assigned based on student interest; for example, students interested in juvenile representation will represent juveniles). No prerequisites or co-requisites for summer session – professional responsibility will be worked into the classes for rising 2Ls.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
LAWS 963 - 01 Adv Misdemeanor Defense Ext - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

30610 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Shawn P. Webb

For this 1-3 credit course, the advanced students will assist and train other students in the courtroom setting. The advanced student(s) will attend the Misdemeanor Classes which are dedicated to topics that are practiced by students in a moot courtroom setting (bail arguments, negotiations, guilty plea colloquies); in those classes, the advanced student(s) will do both demonstrations, judging, and provide feedback to students in the Misdemeanor Clinic. Enrollment is at the permission of the instructor.

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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 962 - 01 Misdemeanor Defense Externship - - W - - - - 1700 - 1855 MSL 448

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1700 - 1855

Location:

MSL 448

Course Registration Number:

43198 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Shawn P. Webb

Misdemeanor defense externship students will attend classes to learn about the practical and official rules of criminal procedure in Minnesota courtrooms. Students will be assigned to a practicing public defender attorney to learn how to represent clients in different types of proceedings (generally assigned based on student interest - for example, students interested in representing juveniles will be assigned to a juvenile division). Externship students will be expected to track and complete 200 hours of work in this course, with at least 160 of those hours devoted to fieldwork, and students will participate in the classroom component as well. Enrollment in the externship is by application only. To be eligible for a credit-earning externship, a student must first complete a minimum of 28 credits of study. Externship students must be in good standing. Externship students may be subject to other prerequisites/policies as required by the placement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
LAWS 963 - 01 Adv Misdemeanor Defense Ext - - W - - - - 1700 - 1855

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1700 - 1855

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43213 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Shawn P. Webb

Advanced misdemeanor defense externship can be taken for one to three credits as determined by the student and instructor. One credit is equal to 50 hours of time, consisting of both fieldwork and classroom time. Advanced misdemeanor defense externship students will assist and train misdemeanor defense externship students in the courtroom setting. The advanced misdemeanor externship student(s) will attend the misdemeanor defense externship classes, which are dedicated to topics that are practiced by students in a moot courtroom setting (bail arguments, negotiations, guilty plea colloquies). In those classes, the advanced student(s) will conduct demonstrations, serve as judges, and provide feedback to students in the misdemeanor defense externship. Enrollment in the externship is by application only. To be eligible for a credit-earning externship, a student must first complete a minimum of 28 credits of study. Externship students must be in good standing. Externship students may be subject to other prerequisites/policies as required by the placement.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
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