Internship: Federal Public Defender
- Semester: Fall 2021
- Course ID: 297P
- Credit Hours: 2
- Internship Type: other
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Mandatory
- Experiential Credit: 2 credit hours
- Upperclass-only elective
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This internship program offers students the opportunity to apply for “for-credit” internship positions with the Austin Federal Public Defender’s Office. Information on the Federal Public Defender Office is available at: http://txw.fd.org/austin. Your supervisory attorney will be Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender Horatio R. Aldredge, 504 Lavaca St., Suite 960, Austin, TX 78701-2860. While the internship requires a 10 hour per week commitment, not all of those hours need to be done at the Fed. Public Defender’s office - many can be done at U.T.
Students earn 4 credits (pass/fail) over two semesters (2 credits per semester) – offered Fall and Spring every year. Students must commit to a full academic year of internship study. Students are encouraged to enroll in the Fall 2021 Adv. Fed. Crim. Prosecution and Defense seminar, co-taught by Professors Klein and Remis, and to take a 3-unit Federal Criminal Law course taught by Prof. Susan Klein in Spring of 2022, but these course are not required.
Students interested in the internship for the 2021-2022 academic year should visit with Prof. Susan Klein, at (512) 203-2257, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Better yet, come to my office hours on Wednesdays from 3 – 4. You can get the link to that from my assistant Nick Charlsworth, at (512) 232 2992, or email@example.com. Alternatively, you may call Prof. Aldredge at (512) 916-5025, or send him an e-mail at horatio_aldredgefd.org.
The application deadline for the next academic year is Feb. 12th, 2021. Though students will know whether or not they are admitted before fall registration, unique registration number for the fall 2021 internship will not be available until April 15, 2021.