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During the externship, students can observe all phases of a criminal trial, research various questions of law and draft legal memoranda and charging documents. Students are also authorized to participate in preliminary hearings, motion hearings, arraignments, juvenile adjudications, probation revocations, grand jury proceedings and jury trials.

Prosecutorial Justice Program

Course Information & Requirements

Prosecutorial Justice Program is only open for enrollment during the fall registration period of a student’s second year, i.e., registration for the spring semester of a student’s second year. (Once a student is accepted into the Program, however, he or she is automatically permitted to register for the succeeding two semesters, i.e., the fall and spring semesters of their third year.)

There are no formal academic prerequisites. Once enrolled, however, students are expected to register for and complete the three-semester program. Once enrolled, each student also pledges to represent the State of Georgia, their Law School, and himself or herself in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards of the legal community. And prior to being sworn in under the Third Year Practice Act, he or she must submit to and pass a criminal background check.