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Course Catalog – Prosecution

5627 Prosecution Clinic (3) Third-year students only.

This is an experiential clinical course in which students are trained in the substantive criminal law, criminal procedure, ethical responsibilities, and lawyering skills necessary to be an effective prosecutor. Students are certified to practice law pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XX and, under close supervision of Assistant District Attorneys in the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office, prosecute misdemeanors and assist on felony cases. Students learn about the prosecution function through experience and have the opportunity to appear in court regularly; interview victims, witnesses, and law enforcement; argue motions; conduct plea negotiations, and gain valuable trial experience. This course is graded Pass/Fail (E, HP, P, F). Participation requires consent of the instructor. There is a mandatory pre-semester orientation. The Clinic and all classes meet in the offices of the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney. Prerequisite: The Legal Profession (LAW 5721)