Fall Law Student Internship

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

Government

Law Student

Full-time

Mar 11, 2022

Jun 24, 2022

Aug 04, 2021

Profile

Fall 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 internship, 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. Internship opportunities are available year-round, and statewide. Second-year and third-year law students 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. In addition, interns who have completed two years of law school have the opportunity to appear in court under supervision of attorneys.

Duration: September to December

Application Deadline: July 31

Additional info

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

Company info

Lauren S. Michaels
Internship Coordinator
The New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
157 West White Horse Pike
Absecon, NJ 08205

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