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Criminal Prosecution Clinic

The Criminal Prosecution Clinic (CPC) is housed in the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.

CPC students, supervised by a senior District Attorney, spend one semester engaged in the legal work of a prosecutor. Third-year students gain experience in the courtroom and refine their skills, including: 

  • discovery
  • legal writing
  • litigation strategy 
  • courtroom presentation

Students participate in weekly seminars where they focus on a variety of topics in:

  • criminal law and procedure
  • evidence
  • ethics
  • practice skills   

In addition to the two-hour seminar, students average 10 hours a week on their case work. 

Prerequisite: Criminal Procedure (Law 521)

Co-requisites: Legal Ethics (Law 525), Evidence (Law 576) or Trial Practice (Law 620)

Permission of instructor required.

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