In-House Counsel Externship


Overseeing Professor:
Theresa J. Pulley Radwan, Professor of Law

Program Description:

Students work under the direct supervision of attorneys in local business and government settings. They gain experience in drafting documents, managing outside litigation, and working within a management environment. Students also develop an appreciation of the role played by in-house counsels as well as the ethical dilemmas they face.

Because some placement locations for this program alternate their participation, students should understand that the list of placement locations below and on the list on the online application system are merely a representative sample. In the event that a student selects a placement location that ultimately chooses not to participate for a particular semester, Professor Radwan will make every attempt, within reason, to place the student in a comparable setting.

Placement Locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Manatee:
• insurance and financial
• manufacturing
• education
• restaurant/food service
• general corporate
• sports and entertainment
• distribution
• healthcare

Program Requirements:
• 128 hours per semester;
• Participation in online discussion forum and individual meetings with professor; and
• 30 pages (maximum) of work product.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Successful completion of all first-year required courses;
• Be in good academic standing;
• Successful completion of Corporations or Business Entities; and one of the following courses: Commercial Transactions, Payment Systems, Sales and Leases, or Secured Transactions.
• Students who have not met both prerequisites may apply for the program. If accepted into the program, students will be expected to complete the prerequisites as co-requisites during the externship semester.

Application Requirements:
• Submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline (for more information, see