Type: State/Local Government
Categories: Criminal Prosecution
Students work in the office of the Fulton County Solicitor under the supervision of an attorney, conducting investigations, interviewing witnesses and complainants, preparing for trial, and appearing in court as student prosecutors in misdemeanor cases. Students may also perform research and other tasks involving appeals assigned to his or her solicitor. Work assignments will vary, but every effort will be made to give each student the opportunity to try several cases in the State Court.
- Criminal Law
- Eligibility to practice under the Law School Public Prosecutor Act, which requires that the student (1) be in good academic standing (at least 2.3 G.P.A.), (2) have earned at least two thirds (58 hours) of the J.D. requirements in not fewer than four semesters or six quarters of residence, and (3) be of good moral character
- Criminal Procedure Adjudication and/or Criminal Procedure Investigation strongly recommended
- Students participating in this externship may have to work more hours than required for other externships, and work hours may be less flexible during weeks students are scheduled to be in court. It is strongly recommended that students arrange their schedules so that they have at least one full day free early in the week.
- Students who work or have worked for law firms which practice criminal law in the State Court of Fulton County are ineligible to participate in this externship.