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Introduction into US Criminal Procedure and Attorney Skills in Criminal Trials

News from Aug 24, 2022

We are pleased to welcome Prof. Frank Bress and Prof. Anna Cominsky from New York Law School again this year.

During the first week of the semester (10/17/2022 - 10/21/2022), they will again be teaching the course "Introduction into US Criminal Procedure and Attorney Skills in Criminal Trials" with Prof. Momsen as part of the Law Clinic.

Here you will not only gain an insight into the American criminal justice system, but also an intensive presentation of defense practice as well as the opportunity to apply the "skills" you have learned yourself in practically designed practice situations and to try them out together in a relaxed atmosphere.

The course will begin with an "Introduction into American Criminal Justice" in order to create a basis for the further course and to give the participants an insight into the subject matter. The actual program will take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At the end there will be an opportunity for discussion or follow-up questions.

The course program will be divided into three units: Information Acquisition Part 1, Information Acquisition Part 2 and Story Telling. Using a sample case, students will be taught skills such as structured and accurate description of crime scenes, efficient and focused witness interviewing, and the impact of "storytelling" for understanding and assessment by listeners.

The course is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 6 p.m. Friday as well as maybe Saturday.

Approximately 10 students can participate.

If you would like to participate in the course, please RSVP (lawclinic[at]zedat.fu-berlin.de) by 09/02/2022.

We hope for a great participation on your part and look forward to an interesting first week of the semester!

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