This course is taught at the Department of Justice by justice department attorneys. Participants in the class include students from other local law schools. this course will explore the powers and responsibilities of the federal prosecutor. Class segments will focus on how decisions are made by federal prosecutors throughout different stages of the criminal justice system, in light of legal, policy, practical, and ethical considerations. Using actual cases as well as federal statutes, guidelines, and other materials, the course will discuss the factors that influence the decisions and discretion of the federal prosecutor. The course will also examine the interaction between and among federal, state, and foreign jurisdictions, in particular the interests of competing sovereigns in the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity. Prerequisites: students must have taken a criminal law and criminal procedure class. Constitutional Law and evidence would also be helpful. There is a take-home examination.