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Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office

Field Placement Supervisor

Mary Clauss
Operations Manager
District Attorney’s Office
Jefferson Parish

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. 

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 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 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 before submitting materials to the placement office.

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