Field Placement Supervisor
District Attorney’s Office
Field Placement Office
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.
Students with an interest in criminal law and procedure are encouraged to apply.
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.
Apply in early January through listed deadline for a summer placement. See listed deadlines for fall and spring placements or contact Prof. Linares. Externship applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.
Students should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter should include your goals (i.e., what you hope to get out of the experience) and the desired dates and hours you would like to work there. Please contact Prof. Linares at email@example.com before submitting materials to the placement office.
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