This is a single semester internship that provides experience within the judicial system. Students learn about judicial decision-making and use their analytical, research, and writing skills to draft opinions and memoranda for pending matters under the direct supervision of judges, their law clerks, and staff attorneys. By observing court proceedings, they become familiar with court procedures and legal advocacy. Placements include the judicial circuit courts, the Florida District Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court.
Students are required to attend the weekly class component.
Prerequisites: Completion of the first year in good standing
Co-requisites: None required
Course Credit: 4
Minimum Hourly Requirement: 16 hours per week; 32 hours per week, summer
Eligible Students: 2L's and 3L's
Florida Bar Notice of Registrant Clearance: No
Clinic Location: Miami-Dade. Broward, and Palm Beach counties
Faculty: Judge Marcia G. Cooke, Judge Peter R. Lopez, and Judge Michele Towbin