Adjunct Faculty, Assistant Public Defender in the Office of the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender
For the past 15 years, Jodie has worked as an assistant public defender in the Office of the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender representing indigent juvenile and adult clients on direct appeal before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court. During that time she has written over 250 appellate briefs. Prior to working as an appellate public defender, Jodie worked as an assistant public defender representing juvenile and adult clients in district court. Jodie has taught appellate advocacy at William Mitchell College of law since 1999 and is currently a co-chair of the criminal section of the Ramsey County Bar Association. She previously served as the public defender representative on the Sentencing Guidelines Commission in 2002-2003 and as the public defender representative on a juvenile justice mental health advisory task force in 2008-2009.
|Description of course 930 :||Each year of law study, students are paired with respected lawyers and judges in the community. Mentors introduce students to a wide range of lawyering tasks and judicial activities and share with them the traditions, ideals and skills necessary for a successful career. Second and third year students participate in an academic credit pro- gram that combines fieldwork with a contemporaneous seminar component. The seminar fosters the habit and skill of reflective lawyering and draws upon student/ mentor experiences to examine the law school's mission in a practical setting. Class topics are designed to bridge the gap between student learning and life as a lawyer. Each student is given the opportunity to individualize learning goals specific to his or her unique path of professional development.|