Regional Conflict Counsel (for rising 2Ls)

4 credits:    Summer: 20 hours/week for 9 weeks, up to 3 other credits allowed

Number of Positions: 2-3 in Tallahassee office, Summer 2013 on a trial basis. Students may seek placement at other RCC offices in Florida (contact Professor Krieger for details) 

Students will assist attorneys in their representation of indigent criminal defendants and will also observe a variety of court proceedings. Students will perform legal research and draft memoranda or motions, and may conduct fact investigation, process discovery, and interview clients or witnesses.    

Students participate 20 hours per week on site, generally in half-day (4 hour) or longer blocks of time. 

The Perspectives segment of the program is substantial throughout the semester.  It includes daily reflective journals, regular reports, and one or more experience papers, as well as prior completion of pretrial skills training (described below).

Eligibility: Students may participate after two semesters in good standing at the law school.  Students must prepare for and participate in 10-12 hours of classroom instruction in pretrial skills; classes generally take place during the first week of the externship, or may otherwise be scheduled before the externship begins.

Prerequisites: All students must have satisfactorily completed Evidence.  Students seeking certification must be cleared by the Florida Bar and also have completed Professional Responsibility.  

Certification:  Students are not certified for student practice (CLI).   

Selection:  Students provide a statement of purpose with their application; considerations for placement include background, interest, experience, and personality qualities.  Interviews may be required by the externship faculty and/or the placement office.