Educational ObjectivesThe purpose of the Criminal Appeals Internship at the Office of the Attorney General is to allow students the opportunity to manage appellate cases in the criminal law and develop skills in case research, management, strategy, writing, and oral advocacy. Students will be assigned cases pre-screened by the field supervisor and then manage the case through the appellate process with assistance from the field supervisor. The field supervisor agrees with the case management strategy and has discussed it with the faculty supervisor.
Faculty Supervisor The internship will first be offered the spring semester 2012 and will be supervised by Andrew Jurs.
Field-Placement Supervisor •Kevin Cmelik, Assistant Attorney General, Iowa Attorney General’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 total law school credits. Students must have completed both Law 113, (Evidence) and Law 236 (Criminal Procedure I) prior to enrollment in the internship.