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For Federal Bureau of Prisons - FMC Butner

Federal Bureau of Prisons - FMC Butner

Government Agencies

Fall; Spring; Summer; 6 Credit

Contracts; Criminal; Employment

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

Work Description

6 Credit Only

Bureau attorneys represent the Bureau of Prisons and its employees in civil litigation in federal trial and appellate courts; our attorneys also conduct civil commitment proceedings against mentally ill and sexually dangerous offenders; we also prosecute crimes committed in the prison; and we provide legal advice to prison management.

We offer a wide-variety of opportunities for interns/externs including: direct participation in hearings and trials via the NC Third-Year Practice rule; appearing with attorneys in court proceedings and trials; assist attorneys in trial prep, including witness interviews; conducting discovery and drafting and researching pre-trial motions; engage in appellate practice with attorneys by researching and drafting briefs and preparing for oral argument; adjudicating administrative tort claims filed against the Bureau; responding to requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

We welcome students who are certified under the Student Practice Rule, but it is not required. We prefer students who are taking or have taken Torts and Constitutional Law.

The U.S. Department of Justice requires the student to execute a non-disclosure agreement.

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