Bankruptcy Externship

Credits: 3

Overseeing Professor:
Theresa J. Pulley Radwan, Professor of Law

Program Description:
Students work with local bankruptcy practitioners on pro bono consumer bankruptcy cases. Each student will be assigned multiple clients throughout the semester, enabling repetition of most aspects of client representation--interviewing a client, gathering and assessing documentation, completing petition and schedules. Students help conduct client interviews and prepare documents for filing. Students also attend the 341 meeting (if it occurs during the externship semester), and attend case hearings.

Placement Location:

  • Hillsborough County
  • Pinellas County

Program Requirements:

  • 128 hours per semester (total between work and class time); and,
  • Attend a weekly 2-hour class session throughout the semester (held at the Tampa Law Center).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Successful completion of all first-year required courses
  • Be in good academic standing;
  • Completion of Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Seminar, or Business Entities preferred;
  • Students who have not completed Bankruptcy will be considered but may want to take Bankruptcy concurrently.

Application Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline (for more information, see; and,
  • Timely submit additional documentation as required for this program. Students are notified of additional requirements after applying and being provisionally placed in the program.