2nd Year Law Students

Requirements

All 2nd year law clerks must have completed one year of law school and be currently enrolled for their 2nd year.  These positions require a year-long commitment, beginning in June and ending in May of the following year. Our 2nd year law clerks work full-time as volunteers over the summer, and then become eligible for part-time, paid status at the start of the academic year in the fall.  Clerks commit to working 40 hours per week Monday-Friday during the summer, and 10-20 hours per week during the school year.

Duties

2nd year law clerks work on felony and misdemeanor cases at the direction of a Deputy District Attorneys (DDAs).  Duties include:

  • Review police reports and brief DDAs to assist them in filing appropriate charges
  • Complete research and writing projects that pertain directly to the prosecution of particular criminal cases and many issues of search and seizure
  • Obtain documents from around the country pertaining to pending criminal cases
  • Assist felony DDAs with organizing large and complicated cases for prosecution
  • Assist attorneys with creating visual aids, maps and PowerPoint presentations for trial