NextEra Energy/Florida Power & Light Company

Credits:  4 credits

Work Hours:  14 hours/week for 13 weeks in fall and spring; 20 hours/week for 9 weeks in summer

The student will work with NextEra Energy/Florida Power & Light Company’s Environmental and Land Use Group in Tallahassee and primarily conduct research and write memoranda to assist attorneys with matters relating to representation of the companies before the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection and other state agencies.  Students may assist with power plant siting, pipeline siting, endangered species issues, water and air regulations, and other environmental legal topics.   Students may attend meetings, hearings, trials or other appropriate events with attorneys from the office. 

Prerequisites:  Applicant must have completed one of these courses:  Environmental Law, Energy Law, or Administrative Law.  Students are not certified pursuant to the student practice rule.

Recommended Courses:  Energy Law, Environmental Law, Administrative Law

Selection Process:  Selection is based on the student applicant's overall record, courses, grades, career goals, expected graduation date, and other externships taken.

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