Elder and Disablity Law Externship

4 Credit Hours

Overseeing Professor:
Roberta Flowers, Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law

Program Description:
Students will observe hearings, examine guardianship files, review fee petitions, assist with drafting of reports and recommendations, and conduct research on issues pending before the magistrates.

Placement Location:
• Guardianship Hearing Master (Tampa)
• Elder Abuse Prosecution Placement with the State Attorney's Office, 6th Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County. 
• Bay Area Legal Services (Tampa)
• Circuit Court Trial Judge - Probate Division, 6th Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County.

Program Requirements:
• 170 hours per semester;
• 25 pages of work product;
• Weekly timesheets and detailed report; and
• Periodic meetings with overseeing professor.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Successful completion of all first-year required courses;
• Be in good academic standing;
• Successful completion of Elder Law (preferred); and
• Pass background check.

Application Requirements:
• Submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline (for more information, see www.law.stetson.edu/clinics); and
• Timely submit additional documentation as required for this program. (Students are notified by the overseeing professor of additional requirements after applying and being provisionally placed in the program.)