U.S. District Court Program (Tallahassee)
Faculty Supervisor: Professor Gertz
Number of Positions: 2 (1 with Judge Walker, 1 with Judge Stampelos)
Program Description: Externing students work in a clerkship capacity with a federal district court judge or magistrate judge. Duties include conducting legal research, drafting memoranda and preparing orders.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed four full semesters of law school and have satisfactorily completed Evidence. Students are not certified pursuant to the Student Practice rule.
Recommended Courses: Federal Jurisdiction (strongly recommended), Conflict of Laws, Employment Discrimination, Federal Criminal Law
Selection Process: Students should submit an application to the FSU COL externship program. The selection of the extern is handled jointly by the faculty supervisor and participating judges. Selection is based on a student applicant's grades, courses, career goals and demonstrated ability in research and writing. Special emphasis is placed on writing ability and grades in Federal Jurisdiction, Evidence and Federal Civil Procedure.