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American University Washington College of Law    
 
    
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

LAW - 984B Advanced Trial Advocacy: Challenges and Obligations of the Prosecutor


(2 hrs)

This course seeks to give students an understanding about 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. LAW-508 Criminal Procedure I