Attorney General - Tort Litigation

Credit: 6 credits
Number of Positions: 2

Students assist in the representation of the state of Florida in tort actions. Student activities include drafting legal memoranda, participating in all phases of discovery, drafting motions and assisting in the general preparation of cases for trial. Students have an opportunity to develop skills in fact gathering and field investigation, identifying and applying facts to law, developing case strategy, drafting legal instruments, and negotiating and settling cases. Students generally have the opportunity to prepare for and conduct one or more motion hearings. If scheduling permits, a portion of a civil trial may be included, although this is unlikely.

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfactorily completed Evidence. Students must be certified pursuant to the Student Practice Rule.

Recommended Courses: Civil Pretrial Practice and Florida Practice.

Selection Process: The selection process is handled by the faculty supervisor in conjunction with the general counsel of the Attorney General's Office. Selection is based on the student applicant's overall record, courses, grades, career goals, expected graduation date, and other externships taken. The selected student must complete the Attorney General Internship Program Application.

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