Homeless Advocacy Externship
1-3 Credit Hours (placement dependent)
(variable credit enrollments may be available during the COVID-19 pandemic)
Kristen D. Adams
Professor of Law
Students will further the cause of homeless advocacy by assisting the efforts of public interest organizations engaged in work on behalf of the homeless. Typical duties will include: interviewing clients, conducting research; preparing legal memoranda; drafting and reviewing public records request and responses; assisting in all aspects of discovery such as document analysis, organization and indexing depositions; and assisting in the preparation of legal documents and pleadings.
• Gulfcoast Legal Services (Saint Petersburg)-Pending organization need) - The GLS Birth Certificate Intake process takes place predominantly on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and interested students should aim for availability on one or both of these days.
• Bay Area Legal Services (Saint Petersburg)-Pending organization need)
• American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty (remote)-Pending organization need)
• Southern Legal counsel (remote)-Pending organization need)
• St. Petersburg Free Clinic (Saint Petersburg)
• 128 hours per semester;
• a weekly meeting; and
• a final paper.
• Successful completion of all first-year required courses;
• Be in good academic standing;
• Successful completion of Professional Responsibility;
• Successful completion of Poverty Law (preferred); and
• Successful completion of Interviewing and Counseling (preferred).
• Submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline (for more information, visit our Clinics and Externships page).