Ex. Federal Prosecution: U.S. Attorney's Office for the SDNY

Course Information

Course Number
L6603
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Criminal Law and Procedure, Clinics, Externships, and Experiential Learning
Type
Externship
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

This Prosecution Externship at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York offers students the opportunity to learn about investigating and prosecuting federal criminal cases in United States District Court. Students will be placed in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where they will work with Assistant United States Attorneys representing the federal government in a wide range of criminal prosecutions, including ones involving firearms, narcotics, fraud, immigration, child exploitation, public corruption, terrorism and violent crimes. The externship will also consist of a weekly seminar taught by Michael Gerber and Micah Smith. .

The seminar will meet on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at the U.S. Attorney's Office located at One Saint Andrew's Plaza in downtown Manhattan. It will provide an overview of the criminal justice system, from the investigation and decision to charge a case through trial and sentencing. It will also analyze the ethical issues that arise at every stage of a criminal prosecution. The seminar will consist not only of a discussion of practice and case law but will have a practical component in which students will learn through simulations and practice exercises.

School Year & Semester
Fall 2021
Location
OC No Room
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Monday
5:30 - 7:20 pm
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Other
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in a specific body of law, including major policy concerns
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in ethical and professional issues
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in various lawyering skills, for example, oral advocacy, legal writing and drafting, legal research, negotiation, and client communication

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
Admission is by instructor permission during the Externship application period - see the Externship web page for more information.

Additional Section for Ex. Federal Prosecution: U.S. Attorney's Office for the SDNY

Section 002

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