Externship Listings

ID #127
SubtypeNJ Superior Court - Middlesex - Criminal
CourtMiddlesex County Criminal Courthouse
Judge first nameThe Honorable Pedro
Judge last nameJimenez, Jr., J.S.C.
First line of address56 Paterson Street
CityNew Brunswick
DutiesStudent will have the opportunity to work on Municipal Appeals and the option of working on petitions for post conviction relief, and motions. Student will also be responsible for administrative work as needed (such as filing, answering phones and interacting with attorneys when no one else is available to do so). Student will also have the opportunity to freely converse with the Judge on legal issues when he is available and observe the different criminal procedures that go on within the court room. Student will research and write memorandums of law on the assigned legal issues.
Agency descriptionCriminal Division, NJ Superior Court, Mercer County, These chambers are responsible for over 300 cases. The cases include regular active criminal files, petitions for post conviction relief, KROLS and Municipal Appeals. Chambers has a family type relationship and all members work as a team.
Time requirementsVery flexible but prefers a student that can come in for full days or half days (not an hour a day because it is not conducive to learning or producing the work required by chambers). 10 hours a week a minimum.
Position requirementsStudent preferably would have taken advanced writing course (or a course with writing credits). Preferably a 3.0 or higher CUM GPA. Prior legal work experience not required but preferred. Must be eager to work and have a team player mentality.
RestrictionsYes, the judiciary has regulations on outside employment. Student must talk to human resources and get approval for outside employment.
Writing sample requiredYes
Number of students requested2
Supervisor salutationMs.
Supervisor first nameTina
Supervisor last nameSwenor
Supervisor tagEsq
Supervisor titleLaw Clerk
Contact salutationMs
Contact first nameMegan
Contact last namePoland
Contact titleJudicial Secretary
Contact phone732-519-3666
Writing creditsStudent must be able to earn Writng Credit.

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