Federal Judicial Externship

Credit Hours: 3
Overseeing Professor: Louis J. Virelli III

About The Program

Students extern with a member of the Federal Judiciary in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Each student is assigned to work with a federal district judge or a U.S. magistrate judge. Students perform numerous research and writing assignments under the auspices of the particular judges to whom they are assigned. Students are afforded the opportunity to attend judicial proceedings (e.g., jury selections, hearings, sentencings, trials, mediations, and arbitrations), and to obtain first-hand insight into the internal operations of a federal court. Students intern one day per week during the spring and fall semesters. Students extern two days per week during the summer semester. Students should expect to do some work outside of their time at the courthouse.

Placement Locations

Placements will be with a United States District Judge or United States Magistrate Judge in the Tampa Division of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Program Requirements

  • 170 hours per semester