The Legal Internship Program is designed to maximize law students’ involvement with the criminal justice system in Camden County.
Our office affords the ideal learning environment, characterized by teamwork and collegiality in the pursuit of justice. Legal interns will find dedicated, supportive and knowledgeable supervisors to make their experience both valuable and enjoyable. The program offers substantial opportunities for court appearances, interaction with judges, attorneys, and investigators and court observation.
Second-year students are encouraged to select from units which will provide the most opportunity for court exposure.
Law students who are interested in legal internships should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Vera Brahn at email@example.com.
Second-year interns who have completed courses in criminal procedure, professional responsibility and evidence are encouraged to handle their own cases in court, from motions to bench trials. In New Jersey, students entering their third year of law school are permitted to appear before a trial court. Under the supervision of an assistant prosecutor, eligible interns can argue municipal court appeals, pleas, sentencings, and violation of probation hearings, as well as defend motions to suppress evidence, and even prosecute bench trials. Supervisors will review the interns’ work, discuss strategies, provide feedback, and make suggestions.