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About Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Justice Clinic

The Criminal Justice Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center was founded in 1960 with the mission to provide legal services to poor defendants. Pre-trial defense investigations play a crucial role in presenting a strong legal defense and determining the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s case. Interns are responsible for all aspects of the case.

Interns will take on significant responsibilities as members of the investigative staff at the clinic. They locate and interview witnesses, conduct criminal background checks, photograph crime scenes, and produce maps and diagrams. Interns must document all of their investigative work so that it is allowed in a court. The Criminal Justice Clinic is a small program and, as such, participants have the opportunity to work closely with the seasoned professionals on staff.


Open to all undergraduates, recent grads and graduate students with an interest in law or criminal justice.

Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Justice Clinic

Lindsay Dressler, Investigations Supervisor
Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Justice Clinic
Georgetown University Law Center
111 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 662-9589


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Washington, DC