6 credits. S/U grades only.
The United States Attorney’s Office Clinic is a program in which law students work 12-15 hours per week for the United States Attorney’s Office in Syracuse, New York. Each student is assigned to work for an Assistant United States Attorney. Students perform research and writing, and trial assistance as needed. Students may qualify to appear in court under the supervision of their attorney, and are encouraged to observe court proceedings in the U.S. Courthouse. Students also attend a two hour seminar once a week at Cornell. The seminar will focus on writing in practice, including critiques of briefs, motions, and a petition for certiorari. Additional topics include federal criminal and civil practice, prosecutorial discretion, and habeas corpus. Guest speakers may include judges, a special prosecutor, and U.S. Department of Justice officials.Students must be a U.S. citizen. A detailed course description is available at: https://support.law.cornell.edu/students/forms/ClinicalCoursesAndExternshipsDescriptions.pdf