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Student Work

Clinical placements are in local District Attorneys’ offices, where students represent the Commonwealth, prosecuting non-jury criminal cases in district court. Students are likely to handle:

  • arraignments;
  • bail hearings;
  • pre-trial conferences;
  • motion hearings; and
  • trials

Students are directly responsible for assisting with prosecuting a docket of cases (under the supervision of an assistant district attorney), and will need two full days free (9 AM to 5 PM) in their schedules for this clinical placement. Placements are coordinated through the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs during the summer months.

ClinicTalk Podcast (Available to HLS Students Only)

Title Date Length Category

Criminal Prosecution Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law John Corrigan

34:47 Audio Play

How to Register

The Criminal Prosecution Clinic is open to 3Ls only and is offered in the Fall-Winter semester. Students register for the ITA Prosecution Perspectives course. You can learn about the clinical credits, additional requirements, and the clinical registration process, by reading the course catalog description and exploring the links in this section.

Faculty and Staff

John Corrigan (Lecturer on Law)
Steven Trothen (Faculty Assistant)


Office of Clinical and
Pro Bono Programs
Harvard Law School, WCC
6 Everett Street, Suite 3085
Cambridge, MA 02138