Fran Weiner and Courtney Hogg, Lecturers-in-Law (2 graded academic and 3 graded fieldwork credits)
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.
Requirements and Application Process
Preference may be given to students who have or will be taking Evidence.
This externship is only offered in the Spring. The online application will be released in Fall 2019.
Please watch for informational sessions. Any additional questions can be sent to Susan Kraham at [email protected].
Prospective applicants may be contacted for an interview once all applications have been submitted.