Florida Supreme Court Internship
For one semester, the intern will function as a law clerk to an individual justice or as a central staff law clerk working for all of the justices. Duties will include: reviewing and making recommendations on petitions for discretionary review, attorney discipline matters, and extraordinary writ petitions; and conducting legal research and preparing memoranda on pending cases. The intern will have the opportunity to attend oral argument, discuss cases with staff attorneys and the assigned justice, and assist in the drafting of orders or opinions. The intern also will attend special lectures, group discussion and training sessions. The intern will be awarded a certificate of recognition upon successful completion of the program.
Prerequisites: Second- or third-year students with an outstanding academic record (generally top 25 percent) and exceptional research and writing skills. Students must have completed Civil Procedure and Evidence; Criminal Procedure and Florida Constitutional Law are recommended.
Course Credit: 12 credit per regular semester, 6 credits per summer semester. This placement is based in Tallahassee. Housing in Tallahassee is paid for by the law school.
Grading: This is a Pass/Fail clinic.
Faculty: Cece Dykas