This is a year-long placement. Note: a writing sample is required for this placement.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is responsible for all litigation on behalf of the United States government including prosecution of violations of federal criminal law and prosecution and defense in civil actions, suits or proceedings in which the government is concerned. Students placed in the U.S. Attorney's Office will be assigned to work with an individual Assistant U. S. Attorney on selected assignments within that Assistant's criminal, civil or appellate caseload. Students are encouraged to observe a variety of proceedings and will be exposed to legal research, pleadings, discovery process and motion practice. Third-year students are eligible to argue motions before the District Court. The required bi-weekly classroom session will provide a practical introduction to federal courts, federal practice and the role of the U.S. Attorney's Office in law enforcement and as the representative of the various agencies and departments of the United States.
Each student assigned to the U.S. Attorney's Office must undergo a background investigation by the F.B.I. prior to entry into the program.
U.S. Attorney Security Clearance Restrictions
Students applying to the U.S. Attorney Placement should be aware of the following:
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