Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Credit: 4 credits
Number of Positions: 1

Students externing at the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are assigned to work in the office of the General Counsel. Students primarily conduct legal research and draft memoranda. As available, students also may assist in judicial and administrative litigation, participate in agency rule making, attend commission meetings, draft agency legislation, and draft internal policies and procedures. Students have an opportunity to develop skills in fact gathering and field investigation, identifying and applying law to facts, counseling a government agency, and drafting memoranda. Students also have an opportunity to become more knowledgeable in the substantive areas of the law regulating wildlife in the state of Florida.

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfactorily completed Administrative Law or Florida Administrative Practice.

Recommended Courses: Environmental Law; Evidence.

Selection Process: The selection of the extern is handled by the faculty supervisor in conjunction with the legal staff of the commission. Selection is based on student's record, courses, grades, career goals, and demonstrated interest in environmental law.

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