In addition, students will be taught how to analyze cases through the lens of a modern prosecutor. Students will learn about juvenile and adolescent brain development and its effect on deliquency. Students will also learn about alternatives to traditional prosecution, such as restorative justice and diversion. Through discussion with the course instructor and classroom guests, students will learn to think critically about how to reduce crime and positively impact the lives of the individuals connected to their cases. Students are expected to devote 16 hours per week to work in the OAG and attend a weekly, two hour, seminar designed to prepare students to work effectively and ethically in a prosecutor's office. Students will be required to complete assigned substantive writing projects related to their work. These projects will be evaluated by the instructor.
The number of students accepted into the Program depends on the number of positions available at the OAG. Students must be two thirds through law school as per court rules.
- Prerequisites for this course are Criminal Procedure and Evidence.
- Grading is pass/fail.
In addition to consideration given to the responses provided in the application, preference in allocation of spots will be given as follows:
- Students who have not yet had a clinical experience.
- By the date and time of submission of their application.
*Across all categories, 3D and 4E students are given priority.
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