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For Attorney General - Capital Litigation

Attorney General - Capital Litigation

Attorney General

Fall; Spring; Summer


Factual Investigation; Writing for Litigation

Work Description

Section externs may be responsible for conducting sophisticated legal research; assisting attorneys in

preparing for hearings; assisting attorneys in preparing for appellate arguments, including observing or

participating in internal moot courts; drafting appellate briefs and responses to petitions in state appellate

courts in non-capital murder cases; drafting motions and briefs in response to habeas corpus petitions in

federal court; accompanying attorneys to hearings; assisting in obtaining and organizing court records,

documents, and exhibits for use in post-conviction litigation; and updating the Section's issue banks.

Ultimately, Section externs will gain a greater understanding of criminal law - both substantive and

procedural. Interns will have an opportunity to assist with cases in various state and federal courts and to

explore complex constitutional issues. Interns will receive substantial feedback and edits on work product

with the goal of producing documents useful to both the Section and the intern.

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