The Liberty University School of Law Prosecution Clinic provides students the opportunity to engage in all aspects of criminal prosecution. Students will work under the direct supervision of a former criminal prosecutor who is now a member of the Liberty University School of Law faculty and the Bedford Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Prosecution Clinic students will be exposed to the role and responsibilities of a prosecutor while engaging in the hands-on experiences of a working prosecutor.
Students will be encouraged to think critically about the prosecutor’s role in the criminal justice system. The Prosecution Clinic will also contain a classroom component where students will cover subject matter that includes the role of the prosecutor, ethics, plea bargaining, criminal defenses, motions and hearings, and discovery and examination of witnesses. Participating students will also develop case strategy, conduct legal research and writing, write motions and briefs, interview witnesses, and give oral arguments.