City of Jacksonville Office of the General Counsel Municipal Law Clinic

Credit: 6 credits
Number of Positions: 1 - 4

Students assist in representing the Municipal/County consolidated government as well as independent agencies and commissions, such as the Duval County School Board, the Jacksonville Electric Authority, the Jacksonville Port Authority, and the Jacksonville Housing Authority, in an array of practice areas, including commercial litigation, environmental law, labor and employment law, constitutional law, and personal injury litigation. Students with particular interests may request related assignments. The Office has an established law student clinic program that includes orientation, tours of government sites, task evaluations, and weekly meetings. Students will have some opportunity to appear in court.

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

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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