LAW 7925

LAW 7925

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The New York State Attorney General offers a clinic in which law students work 12-15 hours per week in his office in Syracuse, New York and attend a weekly class at Cornell. Each student is assigned to work with an Assistant Attorney General. Students perform legal research, writing, analysis, draft original legal documents, provide trial support, and will have an opportunity to attend hearings, trials, court arguments, and pre-trial proceedings. Students will acquire litigation skills as well as specialized knowledge of public advocacy litigation. The class will focus on legal and ethical issues seen in litigation and review student experiences working in the Attorney General's office. Each week a different subject area of Attorney General practice will be discussed. Topics include medical malpractice, defective highway design, public advocacy litigation, 1983 civil rights actions in Federal Court, petitions in State Court seeking to overturn state actions, and prisoner claims. Guest speakers will be attorneys serving in various capacities in State or Federal government and may include a judge or court attorney. A field trip to a State facility, such as a prison, hospital or juvenile confinement center, is planned. There will also be a pro bono opportunity to accompany an attorney to a volunteer legal services clinics operated by the Onondaga County Bar Association.

When Offered Fall.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

Comments Included in 20 credit rule.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 18244LAW 7925  CLN 301

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person