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College of Law

Florida State University

 

Externship Programs

Externships

Our students often extern with justices of the Florida Supreme Court. FSU Law students represented three of the nine externs during summer 2018. 

Externships allow students to earn academic credit while working off campus in a law office or court. 

An externship is an off-campus, semester-long work experience that allows students to earn academic credit while working under the supervision of an attorney or judge. Students learn the role of an attorney or judicial clerk while representing real clients and adjudicating cases. Positions are offered each semester and are available throughout Florida and in national and international locations. As an extern, students not only improve professional competencies and skills, but working in the field can also affirm their interest in a particular area of law. Moreover, externships give students the opportunity to network and develop relationships with potential mentors outside of the classroom. 

FSU Law offers one of the most extensive externship programs in the United States. Students can take advantage of opportunities in the following practice areas:

Notable Facts & Figures for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

  • 172 students participated in externships at 74 different placement sites.
  • 22 students placed with federal judges or federal agencies.
  • Students placed in 22 cities including Tallahassee, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., London, and N.Y.C.
  • 32 students were in full-time litigation placements.
  • 11 students were at in-house corporate counsel placements.

How to Apply

The various externship application forms and instructions for completion are provided to current students on Canvas.