LAW 7951

LAW 7951

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

The United States Attorney's Office Clinic is a program in which law students work 12-15 hours per week for the United States Attorney's Office in Syracuse, New York. Each student is assigned to work for an Assistant United States Attorney. Students perform research and writing, and trial assistance as needed. Students may qualify to appear in court under the supervision of their attorney, and are encouraged to observe court proceedings in the U.S. Courthouse. Students also attend a two hour seminar once a week at Cornell. The seminar will focus on writing in practice, including critiques of briefs, motions, and a petition for certiorari. Additional topics include federal criminal and civil practice, prosecutorial discretion, and habeas corpus. Guest speakers may include judges, a special prosecutor, and U.S. Department of Justice officials.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL)
Satisfies Requirement Satisfies the skills requirement and the professional responsibility requirement.

Comments This course requires off premises travel. The student is responsible for travel to and from the sites.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 18729 LAW 7951   CLN 301

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 4, 2015
    • Staff