** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.
U.S. Attorney Internship - 7 credits (fall, spring)
Taught by Anthony Brown
First and second-year students are eligible to apply for a two-semester "for credit" internship with the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas. This course has two components: a three-credit class offered every fall and a four-credit internship 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 Criminal 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 Guidelines 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 at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Austin. You will assist in the prosecution of federal criminal cases under the supervision of an Assistant United States Attorney. Students will receive two credits "pass-fail" for the internship per semester.
All applicants must undergo an FBI background check, so students should apply several months in advance of their start date. Interested students should give or email copies of their transcript, cover letter, and resume to Professor Susan Klein, TNH 3.207 (firstname.lastname@example.org
). Originals should be mailed to:
Chief, United States Attorney's Office
816 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Please feel free to stop by Professor Klein’s office, TNH 3.207, or call her at 232-1324 (email email@example.com
) if you have any questions.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, please apply by March 9, 2012.