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Spring 2016

    • 30193-01
    • Rubenfeld, Jed
    • Description changed to:
      *†Prosecution Externship and Instruction (30193). 2 or 3 units, credit/fail. Students in this clinical externship will assist state or federal prosecutors with their responsibilities, before, during, and after trial. Federal placements are available in the United States Attorney’s Office in New Haven or in Bridgeport. The federal caseload is varied, from drug trafficking to securities fraud to civil rights to appellate work. The State’s Attorney’s Office in New Haven, which also has a varied but faster-paced docket, generally can take one or two student placements. Federal placement requires 168 hours for three credits and state placement requires 112 hours for two credits.

      All students are required to attend weekly class sessions. These sessions are intended to cover the life of a criminal case, including the stages of investigation, charging, plea negotiation, trial, sentencing, appeal, and collateral attack. The class sessions will focus in-depth on a handful of prosecutions as examples of the foregoing stages of a criminal case. The class sessions also aim to incorporate the perspectives of different players in the criminal justice system, including the U.S. Attorney, agents, public defenders, probation officers, and judges. Woven throughout these class sessions are discussions of ethics and professional responsibility. The course covers a prosecutor’s discovery obligations under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963); Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 (1972); and Jencks v. United States, 353 U.S. 657 (1957) (as codified at 18 U.S.C. § 3500). It also covers pertinent Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, including but not limited to Rules 3.3 (candor toward the tribunal), 3.4 (fairness to opposing party and counsel), 3.5 (impartiality and decorum of the tribunal), 3.6 (trial publicity), 3.7 (lawyer as witness), 3.8 (special responsibilities of a prosecutor), 4.1 (truthfulness in statements to others), 4.2 (communication with person represented by counsel), and 4.3 (dealing with unrepresented person).

      Students will be required to keep track of the hours they have worked. Placement at the U.S. Attorney’s Office must be arranged at least four months in advance, to allow time for security clearance procedures. Student participation in the federal program is subject to successful clearance through a federal background check. Students also apply for placement at the State’s Attorney’s Office during the previous term. Although enrollment is limited and permission of the instructors is required, timing and the involvement of outside agencies remove this clinic from the usual sign-up process for limited enrollment courses. Selection for this course takes place before limited-enrollment course bidding. Conflict check with LSO also is required. J. Rubenfeld, L. Brennan, and M. Silverman.

      Course Bidding Information: Select this course as your lowest weight among experiential course selections. Open only to students who have been pre-selected to participate. Do not select this course during pre-registration if you are not one of those students.

      Note: Students may not be enrolled in an LSO clinic and any of the following non-LSO clinics in the same semester, whether as a student director, fieldwork only returning student, continuing student, or otherwise: Education Adequacy Project; Legal Assistance; Prosecution Externship.

      Note: The first class meeting will be at the Law School. Thereafter, the class will meet at the U.S. Attorney's Office.
    • 12/20/2015
    • 21418-01
    • Macey, Jonathan
    • Meeting Time changed from:
      Wed 1:10 PM-3:00 PM
            TBD Building TBD Room
      Mon 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
            TBD Building TBD Room

      to:
      Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
            TBD Building TBD Room
      Thu 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
            TBD Building TBD Room
    • 12/23/2015
    • 21773-01
    • Spence, Matthew
    • Description changed to:
      Inside the White House Situation Room: Innovations in Statecraft (21773). 2 units. An intensive graduate seminar about the evolving tools of statecraft and U.S. foreign policy decision-making. This seminar will take students inside the White House Situation Room to examine the policy, legal, and practical considerations surrounding key tools available to policymakers – covert action, cyber warfare, Special Forces operations, defense diplomacy, trade and economic statecraft, financial sanctions, and social media. The seminar will focus on the practical dilemmas facing current policymakers and skills needed to advise the President. The seminar will include guest lectures by current and former senior U.S. policymakers and business leaders to provide a first-hand perspective about how these tools are used in practice. Students will be required to produce documents that closely resemble what the National Security Council staff is called on to produce, including decision memoranda for the President, speeches and congressional testimony by the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense, briefing points for the President’s Daily Intelligence Briefing, lawyers group memoranda, and talking points for the President’s meeting with heads of state. Students will write short papers throughout the term. Also GLBL 757b. Limited enrollment. Permission of the instructor required. M.J. Spence.

      Note: If the course is oversubscribed, Professor Spence will ask students for a short statement of interest and a CV at the first class meeting. This course will follow the Graduate School calendar.

      Note: If you are interested in this course, you should attend the first class meeting. The first class meeting will be on Monday, January 25.
    • 01/21/2016
    • 30173-01
    • Silk, James
    • Meeting Time changed from:
      Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
            Building(SLB), Room (109),
      Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
            Building(ASH40), Room (110),

      to:
      Tue 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
            Building(SLB), Room (109),
      Fri 10:10 AM-12:00 PM
            Building(ASH40), Room (A005),
    • 01/21/2016
    • 21463-01
    • Stein, Edward
    • Meeting Time changed from:
      Tue 2:10 PM-3:30 PM
            Building(SLB), Room (108),
      Thu 2:10 PM-3:30 PM
            Building(SLB), Room (108),

      to:
      Tue 4:10 PM-6:00 PM
            Building(SLB), Room (108),
    • 01/26/2016
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