State Litigation Externship


Overseeing Professor:
Professor Paul Boudreaux
[email protected] 

Program Description: 

Students work under the direct supervision of government attorneys from various state agencies. Students routinely draft and prepare pleadings, motions, legal memorandum, and appellate briefs. The classroom component of this Externship occurs approximately every three weeks and is generally scheduled on Thursdays (check Banner for specific day/time). There will be an initial meeting which will be set by the supervising professor. These are mandatory classes. If you have more than one absence during the semester it will affect your final pass/fail grade.

Please note:

  • Students must apply directly to the Florida Office of the Attorney General prior to applying for the State Litigation Externship.
  • students must be accepted by the Florida Office of the Attorney General prior to the start of the semester in order to participate in this Externship. Visit for more information about the OAG Externship program and application.
  • Application deadlines for the Office of the Attorney General are:
    • Fall -  June 12
    • Spring - October 9
    • Summer - March 11

Placement Locations:
• Florida Attorney General's Office - See Office Application for specific locations and divisions.

Program Requirements:
• 42.5 hours per credit;
• Classroom component involves attendance at some to all of the Monday Individual Externship class (weekly) 4:55 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.; and
• 40 pages of research generated writing.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Successful completion of all first-year required courses;
• Approval by the Florida Attorney General's Office;
• Pass background check;
• Fingerprinting;
• Successful completion of Evidence (preferred); and
• Minimum 2.7 GPA (if required by Florida Attorney General placements).

Application Requirements:
• Submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline (for more information, visit our Clinics and Externships page); 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.)