Educational ObjectivesThe objectives are to familiarize students with the prosecutorial system and provide opportunities for the development of general and criminal prosecution litigation skills as students participate in 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 Professor Andrew Jurs.
Field-Placement SupervisorsAssistant County Attorneys generally supervise the day-to-day activities of the interns. Each of the nearby counties has several assistants, any of whom may supervise from time to time. Following is the list of County Attorneys and supervisors for counties that typically participate in the internship. Occasionally in the summer term other counties participate, and individual supervision arrangements are made with the county involved. Please contact Professor Jurs.
County Attorney Wayne M. Reisetter, 207 N. 9th St., Suite A, Adel, Iowa 50003, (515) 993-5060; the primary supervisor is Assistant County Attorney Sean Wieser (515) 993-5060
County Attorney Stephen H. Holmes, Courthouse, 1315 S. B Ave., Nevada, Iowa 50201, (515) 382-7255; the primary supervisor is Assistant County Attorney Tiffany Meredith (515) 382-7255
County Attorney John Criswell, 301 Administration Building, 301 N. Buxton St., Indianola, Iowa 50125, (515) 961-1014; the primary supervisor is Assistant County Attorney Brent Hinders (515) 961-1014.
PrerequisitesStudents must have completed Evidence (LAW 113) and Criminal Procedure I (Law 236) prior to enrollment, and should either have taken or be simultaneously enrolled in Trial Advocacy (LAW 113).