Criminal Prosecution Clinic

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Students serve as prosecuting attorneys in one of the prosecution offices in Tucson or, with permission of instructor, in other cities during the summer. Under the supervision of lawyers, students work in the felony, misdemeanor and juvenile law areas.

The prosecutorial agencies require that students pass a Criminal History Background check prior to being accepted for placement. Thereafter, students must attend an Orientation which includes Victims Rights Training; 2nd-chair bench trials; and assist in evidentiary hearings and pre-trial hearings. During the course of the clinic, students participate in a ride-along with on-duty officers, go on a jail visit, and may visit a Crime Lab.