Florida Power and Light Company (Juno Beach)

Credit: 6 credits
Number of Positions: 1

The extern will work with Florida Power and Light’s in-house attorneys and will be assigned to the Regulatory Group, the Nuclear Group, or the Litigation Group. The student primarily will conduct research and write memoranda to assist attorneys with matters relating to FPL's representation before regulatory agencies and courts. In addition to assisting with legal representation, the student will meet with corporate executives and will tour power plants and other facilities to gain broad exposure to the inner workings of Florida’s largest, investor-owned utility.

Prerequisites: The applicant must be a 2L, be in the top 1/3 of the class, and have completed Administrative Law or Administrative Litigation. A student seeking to extern in the Litigation Group also must have completed Evidence; Trial Practice or Pretrial Practice, or participated on a Trial Team or Moot Court. A background in finance, economics, or accounting is preferred. Students are not certified pursuant to the student practice rule.

Recommended Courses: Corporations, Energy Law

Selection Process: Students apply through the FSU COL externship program. In addition to a resume, the applicant should submit a transcript (unofficial) and a writing sample.

Semester, Work Dates & Hours: The externship is available in the summer only and requires the student to work 40 hours per week for 8 weeks.

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