The FIU College of Law Legal Externship Program provides an opportunity for students to: increase their legal knowledge, gain exposure to a real work environment and provide valuable support to a legal employer in the corporate, governmental or public sector.
There are four externships courses offered at FIU:
- Criminal Externship Placement
- Civil Externship Placement
- Judicial Externship Placement
- Advanced Externship Placement
The Criminal, Civil and Judicial Externships are one semester, six credit courses. These placements combine an academic classroom component for two graded credits with a clinical placement at an approved site for four pass/fail credits. Students work at the placement under the “field supervision” of a member of the Bar. The Advanced Externship Placement is an externship placement for variable credit hours who have taken a previous externship and wish to continue in the same area or a different placement.