Internship: U.S. Attorney
This course is restricted in Spring 2014 to upper division students who have been accepted into the US Attorney Internship Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students who have taken some Federal Criminal Law, White-collar Crime, Sentencing, or related course will be given preference. We also encourage students to take one of the Criminal Procedure courses either before or concurrent with the internship. You must take the Advanced Federal Criminal Prosecution seminar concurrently with this internship. Application is required by February of 2014 for the 2014 - 2015 academic year. Please send or bring your resume, transcript (unofficial OK), and cover letter to Prof. Susan R. Klein (TNH 3.207, email@example.com) and Anthony W. Brown, United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas, 816 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may be interviewed and every applicant will be informed whether you have been accepted as an intern by spring break. The internship is contingent upon successful completion of an FBI background check. Description - U.S. Attorney Internship, 2014 - 2015 - 7 credits (fall, spring). taught by Susan R. Klein and Anthony W. Brown. First and second year law students are eligible to apply for a two-semester "for credit" internship with the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas. This course has two components - a three credit seminar offered every fall and a four-credit internship to be completed over two consecutive semesters (2 credits in fall and 2 credits in spring). The class component, offered only in the fall, is a three-unit Advanced Federal Criminal Prosecution seminar. This writing seminar, taught by Susan R. Klein and Anthony W. Brown, will meet one afternoon per week. The seminar will address the duties of federal criminal prosecutors and defenders, including grand jury procedure, drafting indictments, calculating sentences under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, designing undercover operations, offering immunity, responding to evidentiary and discovery motions, requesting bail, and entering plea and cooperation agreement negotiations. A student may take this seminar without enrolling in the internship, but all interns must enroll in the seminar. Students wishing to enroll in the internship must take Federal Criminal Law either prior to or during their internship year and are strongly encouraged to take Criminal Procedure Investigation and Prosecution as well. The internship component requires a commitment to work 10 hours per week for two consecutive semesters at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Austin, TX. You will assist in the prosecution of federal criminal cases under the supervision of an Assistant United States Attorney. Students will receive two credits "pass-fail" for the internship for each semester. Please feel free to drop by Professor Klein's office, TNH 3.207, or e-mail her at email@example.com, or call at (512) 232-1324 if you have any questions.
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