American/Caribbean Law Externship

Credit Hours: 3
Overseeing Professors: Darryl C. Wilson, Dorothea A. Beane

About The Program

The Caribbean Law externship is a comparative law directed study course intended to familiarize students with the judiciary and laws of various nations. A consortium of schools from the United States and the Caribbean participate in the program, and each semester a participating school serves as host of the externship program. Students perform directed research and prepare written and oral responses to problems and legal questions generated by government officials.

Placement Locations

Most work is performed from Stetson University College of Law. However, students also participate in a three-day workshop at the hosting law school. In addition to Stetson, participating schools include:

  • Charlotte School of Law
  • Florida Coastal School of Law Center
  • Florida International School of Law
  • Hugh Wooding School of Law (Trinidad)
  • Norman Manley School of Law (Jamaica)
  • Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law
  • Texas Southern Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • The Cayman Islands Law School
  • The Eugene Dupuch School of Law (Bahamas)

Program Requirements

  • 128 hours
  • Produce written responses to questions posed by government officials
  • Produce written summaries of cases, legislation, legal and educational developments
  • Travel to workshop and participate in group and individual exercises (during three-day workshop)
  • Deliver oral presentations (during clinical workshop)
  • Monitor legal events related to course and submit periodic reports on the same