About This Journal
The Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse is a trial-level legal aid clinic providing free services to defense attorneys who represent capital murder defendants in cases throughout Virginia. The Clearinghouse is composed of ten third-year Washington & Lee law students. Admission to VC3 is competitive; once accepted, each student remains in the Clinic for the entire third year of law school. The Capital Defense Digest, later the Capital Defense Journal, was published from December 1988 through Spring 2005, after which the Clearinghouse replaced the print Journal with the web-site, VC3.org.