Are you a JD 2L or 3L interested in counterterrorism policy, prosecution, and related national security matters? If so, you may be interested in a independent clinical opportunity to perform research and analytical work with the Counterterrorism Section and the Office of Law and Policy of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice.  Professors Heymann and Rosenberg act as faculty sponsors. The terms for the 2012-2013 program are detailed in the program’s Memorandum of Understanding.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for both public service (satisfies the pro bono requirement) and professional training!

Students perform clinical work during the Fall and Spring, and possibly in the Winter term in the unlikely event of an emergency project (only if work does not conflict with other Winter Term obligations). Admission is selective and based on a student’s academic performance, relevant experience, professional recommendations, and interest in the subject matter. Enrollment is limited to no more than five students. All students must satisfy the security clearance requirements for the Department of Justice Volunteer Internship Program, sign a confidentiality agreement, and attend a mandatory orientation session in Cambridge at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Two clinical credits (1 Fall credit + 1 Spring credit) are awarded through the Independent Clinical Work Program. Grading is Credit/Fail. Due to the highly confidential nature of this program, students have the independent clinical final paper and weekly emails waived.  Students can only take one clinical per term.  Review additional information about this program by reading the Memorandum of Understanding.

To apply, submit your most recent academic transcript and resume to Kim Peterson ( kpeterso at, Assistant to David Rosenberg, on or before 4 p.m. on June 22, 2012.