Judicial Externships

We offer judicial externships with several courts including the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal, the Federal District Court and state courts.  Through these placements, students can earn credits towards graduation and their Skills requirement.  See the Judicial Internships link on the left for more information. Further, check Symplicity for the application deadlines for these externships. Questions regarding judicial externships should be directed to the Externship Coordinator Kathleen Tuohy at ktuohy@fcsl.edu.

Non-Judicial Externships

Our externship programs allow students to earn credits towards graduation and their Experiential Learning requirement by working under the supervision of an attorney in either an approved public or governmental agency, not-for-profit corporation, or in-house legal department of a corporation.  A student cannot earn credit working for a private attorney or law firm. Please see the link on the left for a description of the types of externship placements available, and procedures for obtaining a placement. Questions concerning non-judicial externship applications and placements may be directed to the Externship Coordinator Kathleen Tuohy at ktuohy@fcsl.edu.

For any externship for which a student earns credit, certain standards of the American Bar Association must be followed. Pursuant to such standards, a student may not be paid for working if s/he is also earning credit. 
A student may not be enrolled in more than one externship or a clinic and an externship during the same semester. Further, pursuant to rules contained in the Student Handbook, a student is limited to fifteen total credit hours from clinics and externships. All externship credit hours count toward the number of experiential learning credit hours required for graduation. 


 

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