Externship: Honors Prosecution

Externship: Honors Prosecution

Course Number: LAW 710FP ( Field Placement) & LAW 710S (Seminar); ULSR
Course Credits: 6 (4 FP, 2 Seminar)
The Honors Prosecution Externship gives students the opportunity to actively participate in the daily preparation and prosecution of criminal cases under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys in participating District Attorney’s Offices with Student Practice Orders from the Appellate Division. Students will be able to: draft accusatory instruments, interview witnesses, conduct arraignments, negotiate plea bargains, appear at calendar calls, engage in motion practice and discovery, conduct hearings and actively participate in trials. Students will spend two full days per week in the District Attorney’s office. During the first two weeks of the semester (in several full-day sessions), students will receive intensive training in lawyering skills and New York State criminal procedure law. Thereafter, the seminar will meet weekly to prepare students for specific court appearances, engage in simulations and discuss various aspects of criminal prosecutions. Permission of the instructor, based upon application and interview, is required. Preference is given to students with demonstrated commitment to criminal justice work and strong academic performance. Prerequisites: Evidence, Criminal Procedure-Investigation.