Public Employee Relations Commission

Credit: 6 credits
Number of Positions: 1

Students externing at the Public Employee Relations Commission work in a clerkship capacity for the office of the General Counsel of the agency. Students duties include the preparation of legal memoranda and orders in judicial and administrative proceedings. Students work in conjunction with Commission staff attorneys on briefs when Commission orders are appealed. Students may also assist in handling elections. Students have an opportunity to develop drafting and research skills, and to become familiar with the rules and laws governing public labor law in the State of Florida.

Prerequisites: Students are not certified pursuant to the Student Practice Rule. Students must have satisfactorily completed Evidence and Administrative Law.

Recommended Courses: Employment Discrimination.

Selection Process: The selection process is handled by the faculty supervisor in conjunction with the general counsel of the Public Employee Relations Commission. Selection is based on the student applicant's overall record, courses, grades, career goals, expected graduation date, and other externships taken. A special emphasis in the selection process is placed on the student's interest in the area of Public Labor Law.

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