Legal Intern

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1L, 2L, and 3L students interested in a career of criminal prosecution and working with issues concerning sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking are encouraged to apply.

Specific topics of legal research may include battered women charged with crimes, stalking in the technology age, victim-centered prosecution strategies, victim behavior, intimidation, forfeiture by wrongdoing, strangulation, interpreting toxicology, domestic violence homicides, role of sexual assault nurse examiners, and evaluating medical experts and other relevant evidentiary or procedural issues. In addition to researching developing areas of law, interns will have an opportunity to gain insight to the practical application of their research to the courtroom. They will learn how prosecutors utilize evidence in court, address issues of admissibility, and use experts in trial. Interns will be involved in the organization of state specific and national training events on sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking and may have the opportunity to attend trainings where feasible.

Legal Intern Responsibilities

  • Research and synthesize statutes and relevant case law
  • Identify pending legislation and emerging issues concerning sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking
  • Compile and maintain sample trial motions, briefs, and transcripts
  • Assist in the development of resources for frontline prosecutors and allied professionals
  • Assist in writing and editing newsletters, monographs, and other national publications
  • Assist in organizing and hosting state specific and national training events on sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking
  • Support AEquitas Attorney Advisors as needed

Applicant Qualifications

  • 1L, 2L, or 3L in an ABA accredited law school
  • Superb research and legal writing skills
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in use of Westlaw and other online legal search tools
  • Demonstrated interest in criminal justice, prosecution, and issues of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking
  • Ability to work with others and independently as needed
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Completed criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence courses preferred, not required

Application Information

Legal Internship positions are unpaid and intended for law students volunteering or applying for stipend or course credit. AEquitas is flexible in accommodating students' course schedules. Please indicate with application materials whether you would like to be considered for a part-time or full-time position and the semester for which you are available. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, list of references, and writing sample to info@AEquitasResource.org


 
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