Equal Employment Opportunity Law Externship

3 CREDIT HOURS (Tampa) or 12 CREDIT HOURS (*Semester long-Washington DC)

Overseeing Professor:
Jason Bent, Professor of Law

Program Description:
Students are placed in the Tampa Field Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency created by Congress to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students are assigned actual cases, beginning with client intake and proceeding through investigation, including interaction with parties and witnesses, review of documents, and determination of cause/no cause. Students also work directly with the Office of the General Counsel on cases that are the subject of litigation.

Placement Location:
• United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 501 East Polk Street, Suite 1000, Tampa, FL (3 Hours) or EEOC Field Office, 131 M Street NE, Washington, D.C. (12 credit hours - *must be secured by student independent of Clinical Education application process)

Program Requirements:
• 128 hours for 3 credits per semester in the Tampa Office or 510 hours for 12 credits in Washington, D.C. placement.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Successful completion of all first-year required courses;
• Be in good academic standing; and
• Successful completion of Employment Law or Employment Discrimination Law is preferred.

Application Requirements:
• Submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline (for more information, see www.law.stetson.edu/clinics).