Real Cases. Real Experience.
Fall 2013 Course Description
Taught by Anthony Brown and Susan Klein
4 credits (pass/fail) over two semesters – Fall 2013 (2 credits), Spring 2014 (2 credits)
Students register for Law 297P.
This program is open to students who have completed their first two semesters.
Students must also 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 strongly encouraged to take Criminal Procedure: Investigation.
This course has two components: a three-credit class offered every fall and a four-credit internship 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 class component, offered only in the fall, is a three-unit Advanced Federal Prosecution course. This course, taught by Professor Susan R. Klein and Chief Assistant Anthony Brown, will meet 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. A student may take this course without enrolling in the internship, but all interns must take the course. Students wishing to enroll in the internship must take Federal Criminal Law either prior to or during their internship year and are strongly encouraged to take Criminal Procedure: Investigation as well.
The internship component 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.
All applicants must undergo an FBI background check, so students should apply several months in advance of their start date. Students should apply between Jan 1 and February 15, 2013, for the 2013 – 2014 academic year.