Externship Opportunities

Application Process

To be considered for an externship, students must complete the Externship Preference Sheet and Externship Application, and both should be submitted to Professor Jennifer Reiber.

NOTE:  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. 

Questions regarding either of these types of externships should be directed to the Externship Coordinator, Professor Jennifer Reiber at jreiber@fcsl.edu.

Additional forms:
Externship Program Memo of Understanding
Externship Program Acknolwedgement for Paid Placements


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 toward graduation and their Skills requirement. 

See Judicial Externships for more information. 

Non-Judicial Externships

Our externship programs allow students to earn credits toward 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.

See Non-Judicial Externships for a description of the types of externship placements available, and procedures for obtaining a placement.

CLI Application and CLI Application- Instruction Sheet