Externship: Prosecution/Criminal Defense

Externship: Prosecution/Criminal Defense

Course Number: LAW 996 FP (Field Placement) & LAW 996S (Seminar), ULSR
Course Credits: Summer Only: 6 (5 clinical, 1 academic)
Students in the summer Externship: Prosecution/Defense (Criminal Justice Externship) engage in supervised fieldwork with a local prosecutor’s office, public defender’s office, or law enforcement agency, under the supervision of experienced Assistant District Attorneys, defense attorneys, or agency attorneys. Students in this program have drafted accusatory instruments, interviewed witnesses, assisted in investigations, prepared cases for trial, performed research, written motion responses and memoranda of law, and observed hearings, trials, and other proceedings. This course is open to students who have already secured a non-paid legal position with a suitable office. In order to receive 6 credits for the course, students are required to work at their field placement 35 hours per week during the 8-week summer session. Please be aware, however, that field placements may require students to work for additional weeks during the summer. Students must attend a weekly seminar at the Law School. Permission of the professor, based on application and interview, is required.