Fall Law Student Internship

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


Law Student


Mar 11, 2022

Jun 24, 2022

Aug 04, 2021


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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