Law student volunteers can expect to research and write motions and briefs in pending cases, including appellate briefs; to research legal issues for indictments and investigations; to assist AUSAs in preparing for criminal trials, including assembling exhibits, drafting jury instructions and compiling exhibit and witness lists; and attending hearings and trials as work schedules permit.

2Ls and 3Ls will be considered for the academic year and may be assigned to the Criminal, Civil, or Appellate Division. Must be a United States Citizen. Volunteers will be subject to a background investigation, which includes fingerprints and credit check, due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the United States Attorney's Office.

Students work a minimum of 10 hours per week and the days are flexible to accommodate the student's school schedule.

Law student volunteers are uncompensated but may receive course credit per school policies.

How to Apply:

Application Process:
Cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a legal writing sample are required. Your resume and/or cover letter should include the dates you are available, email address, and telephone number where you can be reached during the day and evening.

Applications should be submitted via email to

Application Deadline for Fall Semester: April 1
Application Deadline for Spring Semester: October 10