Ex. Criminal Prosecution - Manhattan/Bklyn DA

Course Information

Course Number
L6239
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Criminal Law and Procedure, Lawyering
Type
Externship
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

This externship is designed to immerse students in a local prosecutor’s office and to help them build concrete lawyering skills. In this externship the students will learn to evaluate cases, interview police and civilian witnesses, gather discovery as well as present police and civilian testimony. The students will also learn about the unique role of the prosecutor in the criminal justice system. Their hands-on work with multiple cases will highlight the importance of exercising discretion and meeting all ethical obligations.

This externship combines two fundamental learning components: fieldwork in either the New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) or the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (KCDA) and a weekly seminar which will supplement the fieldwork. The seminar will examine the fieldwork through weekly case rounds in which the students will share observations, analyze issues and solve problems. The seminar will be comprised of lectures, readings, court observations, discussions and simulations so that each student can further develop their lawyering skills.

School Year & Semester
Spring 2022
Location
JGH 908
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Wednesday
6:20 - 8:10 pm
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Other
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • • An understanding of how a district attorney’s office functions
  • • An understanding of the role of a prosecutor and the exercise of discretion
  • • An understanding of a prosecutor’s ethical obligations
  • • An understanding of the important changes taking place in the world of criminal justice
  • 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
None

Other Sections of Ex. Criminal Prosecution - Manhattan/Bklyn DA

Section 002

Section 001

School Year & Semester

Fall 2021

Instructors

Location

WCW 304

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Wednesday

Points

2

Section 002

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