LAW 814

Part-Time Externship: Federal Public Defender

Join two experienced deputy public defenders in the Non-Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender’s Office, and a corresponding seminar. The goal of this field specialization is to provide students with an opportunity to examine the role of habeas corpus proceedings in the criminal legal system and to learn how to provide meaningful and effective representation in habeas corpus cases. Students will work for two - three field placement credits (roughly one - two days a week) at the Los Angeles Federal Public Defender. They will learn substantive law, legal advocacy skills, and case strategy from their FPD supervisors in a corresponding weekly Tuesday evening seminar. Interested students should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the externship, a resume, an unofficial transcript, and a brief writing sample (5-10 pages long). Letters can be addressed to Professors Michael Weinstein and Mark Drozdowski. They can be sent to The Externship Program  

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