Attorney General - Corrections Litigation

Credit: 6 credits
Number of Positions: 1

Students assist in representing the state against litigation by prisoners in Florida's prisons and jails. Students primarily defend against habeas and mandamus petitions challenging some aspect of the inmate's incarceration. Students engage in pretrial investigation, draft pleadings and motions, conduct discovery, and conduct motion hearings.

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfactorily completed Evidence. Students must be certified pursuant to the Student Practice Rule.

Recommended Courses: Administrative Law or Florida Administrative Practice; Florida Civil Practice or Civil Pretrial Practice.

Selection Process: The selection process is handled by the faculty supervisor in conjunction with the Attorney General's Office. Selection is based on the student applicant's overall record, courses, grades, career goals, expected graduation date, and other externships taken. The selected student must complete the Attorney General Internship Program Application.

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