Students work under the supervision of experienced U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps attorneys at the Fort Cavazos Army Base (formerly Fort Hood) for two semesters. The U.S. Army JAG Corps is a government law organization which defends soldiers in military legal matters. Working closely with military attorneys, students assist in administrative separations and criminal proceedings. JAG officers regularly change positions, working as prosecutors, magistrate judges, defense attorneys, national security attorneys and judges. This creates a unique level of collegiality and rapport. Typically, students engage in significant legal research and writing, assist with trial preparation, and observe courtroom proceedings.
The internship requires a two semester commitment. Military experience is not required.