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Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office

Field Placement Supervisor

Field Placement Office
24th Judicial District
200 Derbigny St., 
Gretna, LA 70053

Field Placement Website

Description of Field Work
Students are placed in the District Attorney's office and will have an opportunity to research specific issues relevant to criminal cases set on the court's docket wherein an assistant district attorney represents the State of Louisiana. Students will have an opportunity to observe trial and extern along side attorneys as they prepare for trial. 

Externship Requirements
Students with an interest in criminal law and procedure are encouraged to apply.

Course recommendations:
Students may want to "tether" a doctrinal upper level elective to this externship experience.  For a tethered experience, the Office of Skills and Experiential Learning recommends  students enroll in any of following courses the same semester as enrolled in this externship: Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Law Seminar.

Application Process
Apply in early January through early April for a summer placement. The Office of Skills seeks to place all summer extern applications in by April 20th with finalized placements set by May 1st.  Apply in early March through June for a Fall or Spring placement. All externship applications for Fall should be submitted by July 31st.   Externship applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. 

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