Internship: Federal Public Defender

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This internship program offers students two "for-credit" units per semester, for two long semesters, with the Austin Federal Public Defender's Office.Your assignments will be provided by Prof. Horatio Aldredge, Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender, 504 Lavaca St., Suite 960, Austin, TX 78701.  More information on the office is available at  While the internship requires a 10 hour per week commitment, not all of those hours need to be done at the downtown office.

Students are encouraged to enroll in the Advanced Federal Criminal Prosecution and Defense seminar, co-taught by Professors Brown and Klein, and the Indigent Defense: Theory and Practice course co-taught by Professors Peterson and Devidson, as well as Federal Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.  However, none of those courses are requried.

You may apply by mid-March any spring term for the following academic year. A full year commitment is required, with no exceptions. This is a wonderful oportunity for any student considering a career in defense.  Contact Susan Klein,, or

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Important Class Changes

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10/02/2019 Experiential credit changed