Cody J. Kent
Comal County Criminal District Attorney’s Office
How did you get your job?
I was very fortunate to network with this office while I was employed as an Adult Probation Officer before entering law school. I applied for their legal internship program, was interviewed and started shortly after. I interned in this office in the Summer of 2021 and was eager to go back this summer.
What do/did you like most about your job?
I love being able to do things in the courtroom with a Third Year Bar Card. Being able to get actual hands-on legal experience has been extremely valuable to the development of my advocacy skills, but I would not have felt nearly as confident going into it had I not been afforded the privilege of being on the National Mock Trial Team here at St. Mary’s.
What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned at this job?
I believe the most valuable things I’ve learned here are trial advocacy skills specific to Texas courtrooms, the Texas Rules of Evidence in actual practice, as well as learning how to respond to a wide array of motions filed by defense counsel in a variety of felony-level offenses. The immersion in a prosecutor’s office truly is unmatched and provides such a well-rounded experience for law students seeking to learn as much as possible.