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American University Washington College of Law    
  Jan 17, 2018
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW - 882 The Role of the Federal Prosecutor

(2 hrs.)

Explores the powers and responsibilities of the federal prosecutor. Focuses 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 also will 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. Prerequisites: Criminal Law (LAW-507) and Criminal Procedure I (LAW-508). Recommended, but not required: Constitutional Law (LAW-503) and Evidence (LAW-633). Limited enrollment. (Class will meet at the main Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.) Hinton, Robinson Fall