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U.S. Attorney Internship

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Spring Course Description
Taught by Anthony Brown and Susan Klein

4 credits (pass/fail) over two semesters – Fall(2 credits), Spring(2 credits)

Students register for Law 297P.

This program is open to students who have completed their first two semesters. 

Students are encouraged to enroll in Advanced Federal Criminal Prosecution, a fall semester, 3-credit course taught by Professor Susan Klein and Chief Assistant Anthony Brown.  Students must take Federal Criminal Law either prior to or during their internship year, and are also encouraged to take Criminal Procedure: Investigation.

This four-credit internships is with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Austin to be completed over two successive semesters (2 credits in fall and 2 credits in spring). The internship requires a commitment to work 10 hours per week for two consecutive semesters. You will assist in the prosecution of federal criminal cases under the supervision of an Assistant United States Attorney.

Advanced Federal Prosecution is a three-credit writing seminar, taught by Professor Susan R. Klein and Chief Assistant Anthony Brown, and meets once per week. This course is a writing seminar. The course will address the duties of federal criminal prosecutors, including grand jury procedure, drafting indictments, calculating a sentence under the Federal Sentencing Guidlines post-Booker, designing an undercover operation, and responding to evidentiary and discovery objections.

All applicants must undergo an FBI background check, so students should apply several months in advance of their start date. Students must apply before Friday, March 7, 2014, for the 2014 – 2015 academic year.