Individual Externship

3 or 4 Credit Hours

Overseeing Professor:
Christine Cerniglia, Assistant Professor of Law & Director of Clinical and Experiential Education 
ccernigl@law.stetson.edu

Program Description:
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 externship 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. Private law firm placements are not permitted.

Program Requirements:
• 42.5 hours per semester for each credit hour awarded;
• Classes (and/or individual conferences) will meet periodically throughout the session or semester;
• Submit weekly time sheet on TWEN;
• Five reflective papers over the course of the semester

Eligibility Requirements:
• 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 Requirements: 
The student must secure a legal position for a government agency, a not-for-profit corporation, or legal aid organization, and then shall 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 of additional requirements after applying and being provisionally placed in the program. Contact Professor Cerniglia for more information on the application procedures for this program.