About John D. King
J.D. King is the Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. In addition to designing and supervising the Criminal Justice Clinic, J.D. teaches in the areas of Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Professional Responsibility, and writes about criminal defense and prosecution ethics and the right to counsel. He has a B.A. in History and Religious Studies from Brown University, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and a LL.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to teaching, J.D. was a Supervising Attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, a Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, and a law clerk to United States District Judge Richard H. Kyle.
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Beyond “Life and Liberty”: The Evolving Right to Counsel Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (2013)
The majority of Americans, if they have contact with the criminal justice system at all, will experience it through misdemeanor courtrooms. More than ever before, the criminal justice system is used to sort, justify, and ...
Candor, Zeal, and the Substitution of Judgment: Ethics and the Mentally Ill Criminal Defendant American University Law Review (2008)
This Article explores the tension between autonomy and paternalism that characterizes the attorney-client relationship when a criminal defense attorney represents a mentally impaired client. Specifically, the Article analyzes the ethical frameworks that constrain the discretion ...