Department of Corrections, Employment Litigation Section

Credit: 6 credits
Number of Positions: 1

The Department of Corrections is one of the largest employers in the state. Students will work in the Employment Litigation Section of the Office of the General Counsel and will represent the Department in cases involving the Florida Career Service System, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Florida Drug Free Workplace Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act, among other substantive areas. Students will gain experience in basic lawyering skills such as fact gathering, identifying and applying law to facts, developing case strategy, drafting pre-trial stipulations, anticipating evidentiary problems, and drafting documents used in the disciplinary process. Students will participate in administrative hearings and will prepare pre-hearing and post-hearing documents.

Prerequisites: Evidence, Civil Pretrial Practice. Students are certified under the Student Practice Rule.

Recommended Courses: Trial Practice, Employment Law, Administrative Law or Florida Administrative Practice

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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