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SITE DESCRIPTION

Students work in the District Attorney's office. Students will be exposed to Preliminary Hearings, Grand Jury, Juvenile Court, State Court, Superior Court, and appellate work. The object is to allow each student to try at least one jury trial during the externship. Drafting, motions practice, and trial preparation are all included.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Prerequisites:

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Eligibility of certification under the Law School Public Prosecutor Act, which requires that a student 1) be in good academic standing (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 and 3) be of good moral character
  • A genuine interest and temperament for jury trial work

Preferences: Criminal Procedure Adjudication and/or Criminal Procedure Investigation

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.
  • Students who work or have worked for law firms which practice criminal law in Rockdale County are ineligible to participate in this externship.