Law Clinics

Capital Defense Clinic

The Capital Defense Law Clinic assists members of the private bar who are representing individual defendants charged with capital murder, where the state is seeking the death penalty.  In the course of their work, clinic students assist with case strategy, conduct factual investigations, organize materials for trial, research and write motions and briefs, and help with preparation for the sentencing phase of capital trials (mitigation). Talitha Powers Bailey directs the clinic.

Organization Name:
Capital Defense Law Clinic – The University of Alabama School of Law

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 870392, Tuscaloosa 35487-0392

Physical Address:
The University of Alabama School of Law, 101 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa 35401

Phone number:
(205) 348-6845

Are you a non-profit? Yes

Do you accept donations? Yes, through the University of Alabama Law School Foundation

Are donations tax-deductible? Yes

Do you provide direct client services? Yes, but only by assisting private attorneys in their direct representation.

Brief description of services provided:
The Capital Defense Law Clinic assists attorneys representing individuals in Alabama who are facing capital murder charges where the state is seeking the death penalty.

How do clients qualify for your services? Because the clinic does not provide direct client representation, attorneys can contact the clinic at (205) 348-6845 or tbailey@law.ua.edu.

Program description:
The University of Alabama School of Law’s Capital Defense Law Clinic assists attorneys in Alabama representing individuals facing capital murder charges. Through its students, the clinic provides assistance on matters such as: case strategy; fact investigations; legal research and writing; trial preparation; and sentencing phase preparation.