Department of Corrections, Employment Litigation Section
Credit: 6 credits
Number of Positions: 1
The Department of Corrections is one of the largest employers in the state. Students will work in the Employment Litigation Section of the Office of the General Counsel and will represent the Department in cases involving the Florida Career Service System, Worker's Compensation, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act, among other substantive areas. Students will gain experience in basic lawyering skills such as fact gathering, identifying and applying law to facts, developing case strategy, drafting pre-trial stipulations, anticipating evidentiary problems and drafting complaints, motions and discovery. Students will participate in administrative hearings and non-jury trials, will prepare post-hearing documents, and may be assigned to prosecute appeals.
Prerequisites: Evidence, Civil Pretrial Practice. Students are certified under the Student Practice Rule.
Recommended Courses: Trial Practice, Employment Law, Administrative Law or Florida Administrative Practice
Selection Process: Selection is based on the student applicant's overall record, courses, grades, career goals, expected graduation date, and other externships taken.