Attorney General - State Programs

Credit: 6 credits
Number of Positions: 1

Students assist in defending governmental agencies of the State of Florida against a variety of civil claims. Activities include researching and drafting memoranda, participating in all phases of discovery, drafting motions, and assisting in the general preparation of cases for trial. Students have an opportunity to develop skills in fact gathering and field investigation, identifying and applying facts to law, developing case strategy, and drafting legal documents.

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

Recommended Courses: Civil Pretrial Practice or Florida Civil 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. Selected students generally are in the top third of their class and, if a student has background incidents to disclose, a Bar clearance letter is necessary. The selected student must complete the Attorney General Internship Program Application.

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