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Ole Miss law students argue before appeals court

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Four University of Mississippi School of Law students are scheduled to argue two cases before a panel Court of Appeals judges on Tuesday.

It's part of a special session in which law students have the opportunity to gain experience in the courtroom.

Student Angela Gallagher says she's ready to argue her client's case even though she doesn't have a law degree.

Gallagher will present arguments to the court on behalf of Derrick Luckett, convicted of embezzlement of a motor vehicle in June 2007 and is appealing his case. Luckett was deemed indigent and applied for a public defender for his appeal.

Law students of the Criminal Appeals Clinic are admitted to limited practice of law under the supervision of attorney Phillip Broadhead, clinical professor and director of the Criminal Appeals Clinic.

Broadhead says during the past five years, 86 University of Mississippi School of Law students have received training in the highly specialized area of appellate practice through participation in the Criminal Appeals Clinic.

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