Credit Hours Vary
Cynthia Batt, Associate Professor of Law & Director of Clinical Education
This program allows students to obtain credit for performing legal work and educational activities at approved placements that fall outside the scope of preexisting clinic and internship programs. Students will perform legal work such as research and writing, reviewing documents, conducting investigations, drafting documents, and observing legal proceedings. Additionally, students will submit guided reflections and work product assignments, and actively participate in academic activities assigned by the overseeing professor. This program will not allow a student to receive credit for a private law firm placement.
• 40 hours per semester for each credit hour awarded;
• Orientation course during first week of the semester;
• Meetings throughout the semester with the overseeing professor (schedule is flexible and may be done via web or phone conference);
• Submit weekly time sheet on TWEN;
• Five reflective papers over the course of the semester
• Successful completion of all first-year required courses;
• Be in good academic standing;
• Approval of placement by the overseeing professor; and
• Fulfill any other requirements of the hosting placement.
Application procedures and deadlines for this program do not conform to other Stetson programs. The student must secure a legal position for a government agency, a for-profit or not-for-profit corporation, or legal aid organization. The student must also submit a written application to the overseeing professor and receive approval at least 30 days before the first day of classes. If approved, the overseeing professor will notify the Office of the Registrar of the student's enrollment in the program and the number of credit hours the student is expected to receive. Contact Professor Cynthia Batt for more information on the application procedures for this program.