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College of Law

Florida State University


Externship Programs

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

Students learn the role of attorney or judicial clerk while representing real clients and adjudicating actual cases. Florida State College of Law offers one of the most extensive externship programs in the United States. Externships are offered year round, and are available locally, throughout Florida, and in other national and international locations. In part-time programs, students may take other classes while externing, while in full-time programs students spend the entire semester immersed in practice.

Students can take advantage of opportunities in the following externship programs:

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 Blackboard.