The Prosecution Clinic is a two-semester, eight-credit clinic
open to third-year students.
Pre-requisite courses: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I,
Evidence, it is strongly recommended that clinic students have
taken Trial Advocacy.
Students work 12-15 hours each week in one of two off-site clinical
settings. About 12 students are assigned to the Queens County
District Attorney’s Office, where they work in the Domestic
Violence Bureau prosecuting a range of domestic violence cases.
Approximately five students are assigned to the Bronx County
District Attorney’s Office, where they work in the Criminal Court
Bureau prosecuting misdemeanor cases.
Students also meet for a weekly seminar class at the Law School,
which cover a number of topics, including:
- The role of the prosecutor
- Prosecutorial ethics
- Plea bargaining
- Motions and hearings
- Jury selection
- Examination of witnesses
During the seminar sessions, students also gain practical
experience writing briefs, conducting hearings, giving oral
arguments and examining witnesses.
Contact us for more information on the Prosecution Clinic’s