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United States Securities and Exchange Commission - Atlanta Regional Office

Government Agencies

12 Credit

Banking/Lending; Criminal; Securities/Mergers and Acquisitions

Factual Investigation; Interviewing; Legal Research & Analysis; Negotiation; Oral Advocacy; Transactional Drafting; Writing for Litigation

Work Description

The mission of the SEC is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

Externs may:

  • Research and prepare written memoranda
  • Draft pleadings and other court related documents
  • Assist investigative attorneys in conducting interviews and taking testimony of witnesses
  • Draft document requests and subpoenas
  • Review and analyze documents

Prefer: classes involving securities regulation, administrative law, and evidence

12 credit (full semester) only

The SEC boasts robust programs in which students experience real world and real time assignments that are directly related or are in support of our mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation through securities and financial market regulation.

The SEC’s Student Honors Program is a ten-week program for undergraduate, graduate, and law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market. Students work with SEC Staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission’s mission such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, and drafting proposed statutes and rules. SEC Staff members serve as professional mentors, assisting with research and writing projects as well as providing advice and guidance on career development.

Students are invited to attend seminars, workshops, and commission meetings as a part of their service at the SEC.

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