Homeless Advocacy Externship

1-4 Credit Hours (placement dependent)

(variable credit enrollments available: requires 42.5 hours per credit)

Overseeing Professor:
Kristen D. Adams
Professor of Law
[email protected]

Program Description:
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.

Placement Locations:
• 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)

Program Requirements:
• 42.5 hours per credit;
• weekly timesheets;
• a weekly meeting; and
• a final paper.

Eligibility Requirements:
• 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).

Application Requirements:
• Submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline (for more information, visit our Clinics and Externships page). Please note this externship is NOT available during the summer semesters.