In the Federal Criminal Prosecution Field Clinic, students are placed in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, one of the busiest and most-respected prosecutorial offices in the federal system. Students work closely with Assistant United States Attorneys representing the federal government on a wide range of criminal matters, among them the prosecution of terrorism, organized crime, securities fraud, international narcotics trafficking, the dismantling of violent street gangs, credit card fraud, identity theft, computer hacking, and public corruption. Students will be exposed to the practical and ethical issues surrounding: criminal trials and investigations, guilty pleas, sentencing, and working with the various actors in the criminal justice system, including law enforcement agents, cooperating defendants, and crime victims. The field clinic is taught by adjunct professors who are prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Students must complete hours in two (not three) days of the week; consecutive days are encouraged but not required. Students will undergo a security check. As per Department of Justice rules, participants must be citizens and have lived in the U.S. for three of the last five years.