Internship: U.S. Attorney
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 – an optional three credit seminar offered every fall and a required four-credit internship to be completed over two consecutive semesters (2 credits in fall and 2 credits in spring). The optional 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.
Students wishing to enroll in the internship are encouraged to take the Advanced Federal Criminal Prosecution Seminar and Federal Criminal Law and one of the two criminal procedure classes either prior to or during their internship year. 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, for a total of four units.
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. Application is required by February before for the academic year of the internship. Please send or bring your resume, transcript (unofficial OK), and cover letter to Prof. Susan R. Klein (TNH 3.207, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Anthony W. Brown, United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas, 816 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 (email@example.com). 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.
Special Instructions - Course/SeminarAPPLICATION REQUIRED. Application and/or instructions on how to apply for this course can be accessed on the web: https://law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/academic-services/course-applications/. For early registration, enter this unique number last.
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- Pass/Fail Mandatory
- 2 credit hours count toward ABA Experiential Learning Requirement