Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Advanced Trial Advocacy: Challenges and Obligations of a Prosecutor (LAW-984A-001)
Carlos Acosta, Brittany Keil

Meets: 07:30 PM - 09:20 PM (M) - Warren - Room NT03

Enrolled: 10 / Limit: 14

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Pre-requisite:Criminal Procedure I


This course seeks to give students an understanding of the daily responsibilities of a prosecutor and the typical challenges that prosecutors face in practice. Topics covered in this course include ethical rules governing the conduct of prosecutors, grand jury practice, analysis required in deciding to prosecute a case, and rules governing discovery requests, as well as other prosecution related trial preparation and presentation issues. This course is a combination of theory and practice. Students read cases, statutes and articles defining the prosecutorial role and constitutionally required practices and work through in class exercises.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case, Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, St. Martin's Griffin (2008) -- It is recommended that students buy and begin reading this book before the semester starts.

First Class Readings

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