Criminal Practice Externship Fieldwork
Jodi S. Balsam,
Students may intern in a variety of settings in the criminal justice system. Both prosecution and defense placements are available as well as some placements in agencies. In this internship, students conduct research on issues related to criminal law, procedure and evidence, assist in drafting motions and memoranda of law, participate in case investigations and witness preparation, and generally observe motions, hearings, trials and other court proceedings. Those students working at agencies will focus more on policy and planning matters. Seminar Credits: 1.00 Seminar: The clinic includes a 1-credit seminar.
A student wishing to continue in the same or another placement beyond two semesters in any setting can do so only with the permission of the instructor and only upon a showing of the educational benefit to be derived, and must fulfill the requirements of the course. There will be no seminar requirement after the first semester in this externship.