Externships

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,  watch for e-mail notices regarding the application deadlines for these externships. Questions regarding judicial externships should be directed to the Center for Professional Development at careerservices@fcsl.edu.  

Non-Judicial Externships

Our externship programs allow students to earn credits towards graduation and their skills 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 Lisa Vervynck at lvervynck@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 twelve total credit hours from clinics and externships. All externship credit hours count toward the number of skills credit hours required for graduation.