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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. Reasonable travel expenses are paid by OCP.

How to Register

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

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Jack Corrigan

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