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Prosecution Internship

Student Experience

“My prosecution internship was one of the best experiences that I had while in law school. I helped my supervising prosecutors on several felony cases including murder, sexual assault, and assault. In addition I got to see parts of two death penalty cases. I also was able to argue before the court and be with my supervising prosecutors to see firsthand the Texas criminal justice system at work. More specifically, in several of the cases I worked on I saw and talked to the victims or relatives of the victims. That really put things in perspective. Lastly, the prosecutors that I was assigned to and the two individuals that taught the prosecution internship were some of the most professional and awesome people I have worked for and learned from.”
—Ed Flores, Jr., ’10

“The Prosecution Internship has been, by far, the most valuable course I've taken in law school. It teaches criminal law from a real world, hands-on perspective. The weekly classroom presentations reinforce skills that are used by interns on a daily basis, and the trial strategies taught can be viewed in the courtroom on a daily basis. Beyond the excellent educational value of the course, the familial atmosphere between interns and prosecutors simply isn't available at most other internships. I would recommend this internship to all law students, even those not planning to specialize in criminal law. The trial skills taught and opportunity to witness them in action would be invaluable to anyone planning to set foot in a courtroom during or after law school.”
—Kai Bernal, ’08 (Prosection Internship Summer '07)