Educational ObjectivesThis internship builds upon the students’ experiences in a prior prosecutor internship and provides opportunities for further development of general and criminal prosecution litigation skills as interns participate in more complex pretrial and post-trial hearings, witness interviews and preparation, misdemeanor trials, and juvenile court proceedings. Students are given a copy of the internship policies and procedures, containing the expectations and objectives for the internship, at the beginning of the semester. The supervising professor communicates this information to field-placement supervisors through face-to-face, telephone and email contacts.
Faculty Supervisor This internship was supervised by Professor James Adams for many years until his retirement after the fall term 2010. The internship was supervised for spring term 2011 by Professor David McCord. As of the fall term 2011, the internship is supervised by Professor Andrew Jurs.
Field-Placement Supervisors•Steve Foritano, Polk County Attorney’s Office
•Jessica Tucker, Polk County Attorney’s Office
PrerequisitesStudents must qualify under Iowa Supreme Court Rule 31.15 for in-court student practice before participating in the program. Rule 31.15 requires students to be part of a law school approved program and have completed one-half of their law school credits. Because Evidence is a required course in the student’s second year, virtually all participating students have completed Evidence before embarking on an internship. Students must also have taken either the Polk County Prosecutor Internship or the Prosecutor Internship (outside Polk County) in order to be eligible to take the Advanced Prosecutor Internship.