Department of Environmental Protection - Office of General Counsel

Credit: 6 credits
Number of Positions: 1 - 2

Students work under the supervision of one of the Deputy General Counsels of DEP. Students handle cases that involve representing the Department in administrative hearings. Students gain experience in legal research, drafting of pleadings and motions, preparation of expert witnesses, depositions and settlement negotiations.

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfactorily completed Environmental Law, Administrative Law or Florida Administrative Practice. Students must be certified pursuant to the Student Practice Rule.

Recommended Courses: Civil Pretrial Practice or Florida Civil Practice; Evidence; Land Use.

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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