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Third-year students spend one semester prosecuting and one semester defending criminal cases in various local courts. Defense students, under the close supervision of faculty members, represent indigent clients, taking full responsibility for the conduct of the defense. Prosecution students work with prosecutors in conducting the trial of criminal cases on behalf of the state. A seminar involving an exploration of the lawyering process, including professional responsibility, client interviewing, strategic decision making, negotiation, client counseling, and trial skills, is an integral part of this program. Students also meet regularly with the instructors. Most students participate for two semesters to obtain exposure to both defense and prosecution procedures; a few students participate for one semester as prosecutors.
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