Summer Law Student Internship

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Company The New Jersey Office of the Public Defender Location Woodbury, NJ, United States


Law Student


Jun 21, 2022

Oct 04, 2022

Apr 27, 2022


Summer Law Student Internship
The Office offers students a hands-on experience working with attorneys, investigators, and staff in providing clients the best possible legal representation. During the internships, students gain real-world experience assisting with investigations, client communication, research and writing, trial preparation, and advocacy, as well as excellent training and mentorship opportunities. Second-year and third-year law students who intern with the Office assist attorneys and staff with case preparation, litigation, and ongoing and/or systemic projects related to the representation of clients, including by: conducting legal research and analysis; drafting motions, briefs, memoranda, and reports; assisting with trial preparation; assisting in client and witness interviews; assisting in courtroom proceedings; and attending court proceedings and training programs. Interns who have completed two years of law school have the opportunity to appear in court under supervision of the Office's attorneys.

Duration: June - August

Application Deadline: April 15

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, and legal writing sample. Cover letters should explain: (1) why you are seeking an internship with the Office; (2) practice area(s) of interest; (3) geographic preference or limitations; and (4) availability, including anticipated start/end date, number of hours, and schedule.

Company info

Dana Lane
Internship Coordinator
The New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market St P.O. Box 850
Trenton, NJ 08625

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