Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Role of the Fed Prosecutor (LAW-882-001)
Wheatley, Creighton

Meets: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM (W)

Enrolled: 5 / Limit: 5

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Meets at GWU Law building, Stuart 302. Enter at 20th & H Sts; 8/27-11/26/2014; Pre-req: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure I; Pre-or co-req: Evidence


This course will explore the powers and responsibilities of the federal prosecutor with students from several area law schools. 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. Prerequisite: Criminal Procedure (or the equivalent), Criminal Law, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Evidence. The first class will be on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., in the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division Training Center, 1301 New York Avenue, NW, 5th Floor, Washington DC. The last class session will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (same location). Attendance is mandatory.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Practice of Federal Criminal Law Casebook by Subin (Spiral) - ISBN #9780314146137 - Edition: N/A

First Class Readings

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