What does a prosecutor do? How do they think? What are their obligations to the court, the public, the police and even the defendant? This course will explore those questions and many others in a practical look about how prosecutors work and how special ethical obligations help shape the decisions they make. The course will require a short paper as well as a second brief writing in the form of an op-ed.
Weekly reading assignments of cases to be discussed as well as other articles will be assigned.
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Written paper. A second short assignment, class attendance and participation is required.