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Spring 2020

Course Description
The Miami Law Externship Program provides second-year (2L) and third-year (3L) students, in good standing, an opportunity to gain substantive legal experience by working under the supervision of lawyers at an approved externship field placement. Externship field placements may be pursued with local, national, and international corporations (in-house legal departments or general counsel's office), government agencies, public interest organizations or the judiciary; law firms, of any size, including solo practitioners, do not qualify as an externship field placement. All placements must first be vetted and approved to serve as an externship field placement.

To earn 3 academic credits, the Externship Program requires a student to successfully complete at least 135 field work hours at an approved externship field placement AND to attend six 2-hour practical skills lectures, in person, on the Miami Law campus. All lectures associated with the Externship Program will take place on a Thursday from 5:30 pm - 7:20 pm unless otherwise stated in the syllabus. There is no other credit amount associated with this academic program. The first class lecture for this course is Thursday, January 23, 2020.

To be enrolled for this this course, a student must first submit a complete Spring 2020 Student-Agency Agreement to the CDO, for an approved externship field placement, by Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The Student-Agency Agreement memorializes the externship relationship between the externship field placement, the student and the law school. The receipt of this Agreement is what triggers a student’s enrollment in the Miami Law Externship Program. Upon receiving and processing a complete Student-Agency Agreement, the student will receive enrollment instructions, from the CDO, by email which will allow the student to finalize his/her registration on CaneLink. This Spring 2020 Student-Agency Agreement is currently available on the Externship Program Website:

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-23-2020 - 04-21-2020   R  5:30 PM-7:20 PM E265

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Grading: Mandatory Pass/Fail
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-8827
Office: E258