Field of Practice - Prosecution

The Criminal Prosecution section is intended to develop knowledge and skills required in criminal advocacy, including the ethical considerations applicable to it. At the end of the year, students in this course are expected to know how to effectively read a police report, verify that the appropriate charges are billed, and have everything needed to prove each element of the case at hand. The students interview witnesses, handle and run a court docket, do motion practice, research and cite the appropriate statutory and case law. They also, through the guidance and supervision of a seasoned attorney, enter plea bargains, conduct bench trials, revocation hearing, multiple bill hearing, prepare a direct and cross examination of witnesses, introduce evidence, in addition to preparing and participating in a jury voir dire, and present opening and closing arguments.