Seal and Expungement Clinic
Trusts and Estates Clinic
Veterans Benefits Clinic
Application Due Dates:
Spring 2019 applications are due October 31
Summer 2019 applications are due January 31
Fall 2019 applications are due May 11
Students at Florida Coastal must complete six credits of experiential learning as a graduation requirement. In order to be accepted into any clinical or externship program, a student must be in good standing and have successfully completed all first year required courses. Most of the placements have additional course and/or credit hour pre-requisites. Some of the Clinic and Externship placements require certification by the Florida Supreme Court as a CLI. In order to obtain a CLI, students must have completed at least 48 credit hours. Further, for certification purposes, you must have applied to the Florida Bar and received a background clearance letter. See the CLI - Certified Legal Intern information for further instructions. Some of the externships and many of the judicial externships have a minimum GPA requirement.
Questions about course pre-requisites or the GPA requirement for a specific placement are listed in the Summer and Fall 2019 Mini Handbook. Priority for placement is given to students who have not yet completed their required six credits of Experiential Learning. Students interested in an in-house clinic or externship must submit the application prior to the deadline for the desired semester.
A current resume, unofficial transcript, and, if applicable, CLI application, must accompany all applications. Some placements also require a writing sample.
On the application form, students should express their preferences for placements. Typically a student cannot be placed in more than one live client clinical or externship opportunity a semester, due to the potential for scheduling and conflicts of interest.
While placements are finalized gradually, most students will be notified of their placements approximately two months prior to the semester in which they wish to participate. Because placements are not guaranteed and the deadline for registration for classes will, in most cases, precede notification, students should register for the classes that would be taken should a placement not be obtained, but should avoid conflicts with classroom components of desired in-house clinics and meeting times for externships.
Clinic Application Form
If you have questions please see Cleopatra Smith in Suite #255 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Externship Applications are available in the Clinic. For specific information on the Experiential Learning requirement at Florida Coastal please review the Student Handbook.