Externship: Prosecution

Externship: Prosecution

Course Number: LAW 799FP (Field Placement) & LAW 799S (Seminar) Fall or Spring; ULSR
Course Credits: Fall or Spring 4 (3 credits FP, 1 credit Seminar); Summer 6 (5 Credits FP, 1 credit Seminar)
Students spend twelve hours per week working in a prosecutor's office under the supervision of experienced attorneys. Responsibilities may include drafting accusatory instruments, conducting investigations, researching and writing responses to motions and memoranda of law, drafting direct and cross-examination questions for grand jury, hearings, or trials, and observing and/or participating in court proceedings and complainant/witness interviews. The weekly two-hour seminar provides background on legal, practical, and ethical issues in criminal litigation, and an opportunity to present cases for mutual consultation. Participating offices may include the White Plains branch of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, the Task Force on Organized Crime, the Connecticut State's Attorney's Office, and the District Attorney's Offices of Westchester, Queens, and Rockland Counties. Criminal Procedure (Investigation), Evidence, and permission of the professor, after application and interview, are required.