I am writing to apply for an internship with the State Public Defender system after completing my 2L year at the University of Kansas School of Law. I have always wanted to be a criminal defense attorney and the ability to defend indigent adolescents and adults is especially appealing. I believe everyone deserves a vigorous defense and I would greatly benefit from a summer internship.
My first two years of law school have helped me hone a keen understanding of how to think like a lawyer. I was selected to be on the Law Review as well as on a Moot Court team that placed nationally. I obtained A grades in Trial Advocacy, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure courses.
My law school GPA is currently a 3.6, a difficult accomplishment in a rigorous program. While I know classroom abilities do not always translate into good litigation skills, my successes with moot court should be indicative. I believe in constitutional rights and protecting them.
I would enjoy working as an intern in a public defender’s office. I would bring my best effort to represent every client. I have received practice approval under the Student Practices Act and I await your phone call.