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 Darrin P. Gayles, Judge Peter R. Lopez, and Judge Michele Towbin
“The Judicial Internship experience was the best thing I could have done to give me an inside view of the area of law I wanted to practice. I was selected to work with Judge Mindy Glader in the 11th Judicial Circuit. During this experience I learned how to apply many of the legal aspects of my education into real practice. Not only was I able to review court documents, I had the opportunity to watch attorneys advocate for their clients. The Judicial Intership experience was priceless and I would recommend it to any law student.”