Challenges & Obligations of the Prosecutor (LAW-984A-001)
Carlos Acosta, Brittany Keil
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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.
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First Class Readings
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