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Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2024

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Government

Washington, DC, United States

Law Student Volunteer, Fall 2024

Law Student

Full-time

No

## Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, Criminal Division (CRM)

### About the Office:

The Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) is the lead organization for the Department of Justice's asset forfeiture and anti-money laundering enforcement efforts. MLARS works to:

- Prosecute and coordinate complex, sensitive, multi-district, and international money laundering and asset forfeiture investigations and cases
- Provide legal and policy assistance and training to federal, state, and local prosecutors and law enforcement personnel, as well as to foreign governments
- Assist Departmental and interagency policymakers by developing and reviewing legislative, regulatory, and policy initiatives
- Manage the Department's Asset Forfeiture Program, including distributing forfeited funds and properties to appropriate domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies and to community groups within the United States
- Adjudicate petitions for remission or mitigation of forfeited assets

The Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, welcoming applicants from all communities, identities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service. More information about MLARS can be found at .

### Job Description:

Law student volunteers at MLARS work directly with trial attorneys on cutting-edge issues relating to section cases involving domestic and international asset forfeiture, money laundering, kleptocracy, and criminal violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and IEEPA. Assignments may include:

- Legal research
- Drafting pleadings and motions
- Analyzing policy issues
- Drafting section publications
- Participating in local section-sponsored training
- Participating in training programs offered by the Department for volunteers

### Qualifications:

Applicants must be in their first year of law school (second semester) or beyond and have:

- A strong academic background
- Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
- A strong interest in criminal law, particularly in the areas of asset forfeiture, money laundering, or financial investigations

Due to the sensitive nature of the work, applicants must pass a background check before a formal offer for an internship can be extended.

### Salary:

Volunteer (without compensation). Academic or work-study credit possible.

### Travel:

None

### Application Process:

Applicants should submit via e-mail a cover letter (including dates available and reasons for applying to MLARS), resume, transcript (official or unofficial), a brief writing sample (no more than 10 pages), and two references. Materials should be e-mailed to with the applicant's name and "Law Student Volunteer Application" in the subject line.

The following deadlines apply for the following semesters:

- Fall 2024: May 1st, 2024
- Spring 2024: October 1st, 2023
- Summer 2024 (2L's): November 1, 2023
- Summer 2024 (1L's): December 1, 2023

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and offers will be made on a rolling basis.

### Number of Positions:

Multiple

Academic or work-study credit possible

Legal research, Drafting pleadings and motions, Analyzing policy issues, Drafting section publications

First year of law school (second semester) or beyond

E-mail a cover letter (including dates available and reasons for applying to MLARS), resume, transcript (official or unofficial), a brief writing sample (no more than 10 pages), and two references to . Please include your name and "Law Student Volunteer Application" in the subject line.

Qualification and Experience First year of law school (second semester) or beyond, Strong academic background, Excellent research, writing, and communication skills, Strong interest in criminal law

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## Law Student Volunteer, Academic Year, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, Criminal Division (CRM)

### About the Office:

The Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) is the lead organization for the Department of Justice's asset forfeiture and anti-money laundering enforcement efforts. MLARS works to:

- Prosecute and coordinate complex, sensitive, multi-district, and international money laundering and asset forfeiture investigations and cases
- Provide legal and policy assistance and training to federal, state, and local prosecutors and law enforcement personnel, as well as to foreign governments
- Assist Departmental and interagency policymakers by developing and reviewing legislative, regulatory, and policy initiatives
- Manage the Department's Asset Forfeiture Program, including distributing forfeited funds and properties to appropriate domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies and to community groups within the United States
- Adjudicate petitions for remission or mitigation of forfeited assets

The Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, welcoming applicants from all communities, identities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service. More information about MLARS can be found at .

### Job Description:

Law student volunteers at MLARS work directly with trial attorneys on cutting-edge issues relating to section cases involving domestic and international asset forfeiture, money laundering, kleptocracy, and criminal violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and IEEPA. Assignments may include:

- Legal research
- Drafting pleadings and motions
- Analyzing policy issues
- Drafting section publications
- Participating in local section-sponsored training
- Participating in training programs offered by the Department for volunteers

### Qualifications:

Applicants must be in their first year of law school (second semester) or beyond and have:

- A strong academic background
- Excellent research, writing, and communication skills
- A strong interest in criminal law, particularly in the areas of asset forfeiture, money laundering, or financial investigations

Due to the sensitive nature of the work, applicants must pass a background check before a formal offer for an internship can be extended.

### Salary:

Volunteer (without compensation). Academic or work-study credit possible.

### Travel:

None

### Application Process:

Applicants should submit via e-mail a cover letter (including dates available and reasons for applying to MLARS), resume, transcript (official or unofficial), a brief writing sample (no more than 10 pages), and two references. Materials should be e-mailed to with the applicant's name and "Law Student Volunteer Application" in the subject line.

The following deadlines apply for the following semesters:

- Fall 2024: May 1st, 2024
- Spring 2024: October 1st, 2023
- Summer 2024 (2L's): November 1, 2023
- Summer 2024 (1L's): December 1, 2023

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and offers will be made on a rolling basis.

### Number of Positions:

Multiple



Qualification and Experience

First year of law school (second semester) or beyond, Strong academic background, Excellent research, writing, and communication skills, Strong interest in criminal law

Additional info

E-mail a cover letter (including dates available and reasons for applying to MLARS), resume, transcript (official or unofficial), a brief writing sample (no more than 10 pages), and two references to . Please include your name and "Law Student Volunteer Application" in the subject line.

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