Clinics and Externships offer REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE – Here’s what your peers have had to say

A Clinical and Experiential Education course offers the unique opportunity to learn by observing or participating in actual legal proceedings or situations, FOR CREDIT.  Students are given the opportunity to work closely with practicing attorneys on real cases by interviewing clients, researching, writing, and observing legal proceedings, then bring those experiences into the classroom for roundtable discussions.

Two of our Summer, 2016, students received credit for work at the Tampa office of the United States Attorney – here’s what they thought of their experiences:

“In the past week alone, I had experiences like nothing I have ever seen before, from listening in on a negotiation phone call regarding hundreds of millions of dollars with a nationally known lawyer, to touring the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex – I could write a whole essay on that day alone”


“I have also really enjoyed working with attorneys who are so willing to help and sculpt the interns into successful future attorneys. We are also welcomed to office meetings and are constantly given feedback and constructive criticism.”

To learn more, we invite you to join the Clinical and Experiential Education Department on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, or Thursday, September 28, 2017, from Noon – 1:00pm in the Eleazer Courtroom for an exciting and informative open discussion of all things Experiential Education as part of our Lunch and Learn series.  Get up to speed on how experiential education “flips the classroom” by sending students out to a field placement to gain real world experience, then brings them into a classroom setting for roundtable discussions designed to reinforce each student’s professional learning goals and expectations. Please RSVP by September 21, to if you are able to attend, and specifying the date.

You should also mark your calendars for the combined Externship/Clinic Roundtable

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Great Hall


Lunch will be provided!

If you have questions, please contact Director of Clinical and Experiential Education, Prof. Cerniglia, at, or Assistant Director of Clinical and Experiential Education, Ryan Hoyle, at