Externship Programs at Miami Law

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Miami Law Externship Program

The expanded Miami Law Externship Program allows students to obtain academic credit while working in a real-world legal setting during both the academic year and over the summer. The Externship Program offers national and international opportunities with corporations, government agencies, public interest organizations and the judiciary. Students at Miami Law also have the unique opportunity to propose an externship at a qualified organization or agency of their choice, allowing students the flexibility to tailor their experiences to their specific career and geographic goals. The program is designed to enhance the educational experience of students by giving them an opportunity to do advanced legal work that generally is not available through the law school's curriculum.

D.C. Semester in Practice Program

The D.C. Semester in Practice Program allows law students to live and work full-time in the United States Capital. Students work at government agencies, nonprofits or advocacy organizations while still enrolled full-time at Miami Law. The classroom component of the course provides students with comprehension of the institutional, political, and legal contexts in which policymaking and implementation take place; greater insight into the mechanisms through which administrative agencies operate at the federal level; and engagement with government, relevant legal authorities and D.C. attorneys.

Litigation Skills Externship Program

The Litigation Skills CLI Externship Program provides students with the opportunity to apply the trial and pre-trial skills learned during the Lit Skills I course in a live client setting. In these externship placements, students may represent clients in criminal and civil matters as Certified Legal Interns (CLI) and argue cases in Circuit, County and Federal courts under the supervision of practicing attorneys.

Florida Supreme Court Internship Program

Highly selective 3L externships with the new Florida Supreme Court Fellows Program are available for spring 2023 and for a full year (fall and spring semesters) starting in the fall 2023. Fellows function as a law clerk to individual justices, a central staff law clerk working for all of the justices, a law clerk working for the clerk of court and the administrative justice, or a law clerk for the Office of the State Courts Administrator General Counsel. The Program provides for a tuition or monthly stipend benefit as well as 9 credits per semester. For information about this program, contact Amy Perez, Interim Assistant Dean, Career Development aperez@law.miami.edu.

Judicial Clerkships/Internships/Externships

The Office of Career and Professional Development runs the judicial clerkship program which is a highly regarded post-graduate job that provides an excellent launch pad for competitive positions in both the private and public sectors. Additionally, the Externship Program allows students the opportunity to complete placements with Judges at all levels during their time as a law student for which the student receives academic credit.

Externship Placements by Industry

In the past three years, close to 500 law students have participated in at least one externship of their choice. Students are allowed to complete up to 3 externships during their time at Miami Law. Below are examples of externship placements completed by our students between Fall 2020 and Summer 2023.

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  • In-House Placements

    American Craft Spirits Association

    Avelo Airlines

    Bacardi-Martini, Inc.

    Berkeley Research Group

    Brandstar, Inc.

    BrandStar Entertainment

    Chewy, Inc.

    Capital Collateral Regional Counsel

    Fluent Servicing, LLC

    Global Oil Management Group

    DXC Technology

    Hidden Harbor Capital Management

    Isram Realty Group, Inc.

    Kawa Capital Management

    Kent Security Services

    Logos Capital Group

    Mastec, Inc.

    Miami Association of Realtors

    Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of FL

    MSC Cruises USA, Inc

    National Zoning Atlas

    Office Depot

    Omniangle Technologies, LLC

    Payless Shoe Source Worldwide, LLC

    Ritz Carlton Yacht Collective

    Title Brothers, LLC


    Reunity, LLC

    Roofstock, Inc.

    Rosmar USA, INC.

    Ryder, Inc.

    Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

    Safra National Bank of New York

    Surveillance Technology Oversight Project

    University of Miami Office of Estate and Gift Planning

    University of Miami Office of Technology Transfer

    Unified Patents LLC

    Userlytics, LLC

    World Omni Financial Corp/ Southeast Toyota Finance

    World Triathlon Corp/ IRONMAN

  • In-House (Sports, Arts, and Entertainment)

    Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

    Atlanta Hawks, LLC

    Athletes First


    Event Entertainment Group, Inc.

    FaZe Clan, Inc.

    Inter Miami CF, Inc.


    Lowe Art Museum

    Miami Dolphins

    The Orange Bowl Committee, Inc.

    University of Miami Athletic Department – Compliance

    Montlick Media Services, Inc.

    Multimedia Media, Telecom and Internet Council

    Nashville Soccer Club

    The Paley Center for Media

    Pyramid Records

    Roc Nation Sports

    Rimas Entertainment, LLC

    Rolling Loud, LLC

    Sneaker Law, LLC


    United Soccer League

    Ultra Music Festival

  • Healthcare

    American Health Law Association

    Florida Health Justice Project

    Harm Reduction Legal Project at The Network for Public Health Law

    Jackson Health System

    Moffitt Cancer Center

    Nicklaus Children's Hospital

    Regenerative Medicine Foundation

    Penn State Health Office of Gen. Counsel

    UHealth Compliance – University of Miami Hospitals

    UHealth Office of Privacy & Data Security

  • Judiciary

    Hon. Roy Altman- USDC S.D. Fla.

    Hon. Jacqueline Becerra - USDC S.D. Fla

    Hon. Beth Bloom -USDC S.D. Fla

    Hon. Beatrice Butchko, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida

    Hon. John Cooke- USDC S.D. Fla

    Hon. Michael Davis – 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida

    Hon. Melissa Damian - USDC S.D. Fla

    Hon. William P. Dimitrouleas - USDC S.D. Fla

    Hon.  Ivan F. Fernandez – 3rd District Court of Appeal

    Hon. Darrin Gayles - USDC S.D. Fla

    Hon. Donald Graham - Sr. Judge - U.S.D.C.- S.D. Fla

    Hon. Michael Hanzman – 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida

    Hon. Charlene Edwards Honeywell – U.S.D.C. – Middle District of Fla

    Hon. Laurel Isicoff – Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, S.D. Fla

    Hon. Adalberto Jordan – U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

    Hon. Thomas Logue- 3rd District Court of Appeal

    Hon. Migna Sanchez-Llorens – 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Fla

    Hon. Lauren Louis, USDC S.D. Fla

    Hon. Jose E. Martinez, USDC S. D. Fla

    Hon. Shaniek M. Maynard, USDC S. D. Fla

    Hon. Ryon McCabe, USDC S. D. Fla

    Hon. Bronwyn C. Miller- 3rd D.C.A.

    Hon. Mindy Mora, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, S.D. Fla

    Hon. Spencer Multack, Family Division, 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Fla

    Hon. John J. O'Sullivan - USDC S.D. Fla.

    Hon Lisette Reid – USDC S.D.Fla.

    Hon. Timothy M. Reif-US Court of Int'l. Trade

    Hon. Robin S. Rosenbaum – U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Fla

    Hon. Edwin A. Scales, III – 3rd District Court of Appeals

    Hon. Robert Scola- USDC S.D.Fla.

    Hon. Rodney Smith- USDC S.D. Fla

    Hon. Ellen Venzer - 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Fla

    NJ Superior Court, Monmouth Vicinage

    Hon. Kathleen M. Williams - USDC S.D.Fla.

  • Public Interest

    ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Florida

    ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Louisiana

    Americans for Immigrant Justice

    Baltimore Action Legal Team

    Bet Tzedek Legal Services

    Catholic Legal Services of Miami

    Chainless Change, Inc.

    Dade Legal Aid

    Florida Health Justice Project

    The Florida Justice Institute, Inc.

    Guardian Ad Litem

    Israeli American Coalition for Action

    Kansas Legal Services, Inc.

    Lawyers to the Rescue

    Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.

    Legal Services of Greater Miami

    Miami Homes For All

    Promise of Justice Initiative

    Mr. Psychedelic Law, Inc.

    Miami Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust

    Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

    Southern Poverty Law Center

    Southern Poverty Law Center – Immigrant Justice Project


  • Government

    Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office

    Broward Public Defenders Office

    Capital Habeus Unit, State of Florida Office of the Federal Public Defender

    Capital Habeas Unit, Federal Public Defender’s Office, Western District of Missouri

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention

    Children's Legal Services – Department of Children and Families

    Circuit Court of Cook County

    City of Miami Beach

    Colorado State Public Defender

    Office of the Colorado Attorney General

    Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Florida

    Federal Public Defender, Northern District Of Florida

    Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

    Douglas County Public Defender

    Coral Springs Office of the City Attorney

    IAFF Local 1403

    Miami Beach City Attorney

    Office of the City Attorney, City of Miami

    Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney

    Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office

    Miami-Dade Office of the Federal Public Defender

    Miami-Dade Office of Resilience

    United States Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida

    United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida

    Montgomery County District Attorney

    NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center

    The U.S. Attorney's Office-Eastern District of New York

    Colorado State Public Defender

    San Diego Public Defenders Office

    San Francisco City Attorney’s Office

    San Francisco Office of the Public Defender

    Office of the State Attorney, 6th Jud. Ct. West Pasco Office

    Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

    Supreme Court of the State of NY, Appellate Division

    United States Air Force

    U.S. Coast Guard 7th Dist. Legal Office

    United States Copyright Office

    United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section

    United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section

    Wisconsin Department of Justice

  • Regulatory

    Consumer Financial Protection Agency

    Department of Homeland Security

    Disability Independence Group

    Florida Lawyers Assistance

    EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) Miami District Office

    Federal Communications Commission

    FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

    IRS, Office of Chief Counsel

    International Atomic Energy Agency

    NLRB (National Labor Relations Board), Miami Resident Office

    Railroad Commission of Texas

    United States Securities and Exchange Commission

    United States Securities and Exchange Commission – Miami Regional Office, Division of Examination

  • Environmental

    Earthjustice Puerto Rico/US Office

    Miami Waterkeeper

    Miami-Dade Office of Resilience

    NOAA, Office of General Counsel

    NOAA General Counsel Int'l Section

    P.E.E.R. Group (People’s Economic and Environmental Resiliency Group

Accordion Group

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  • Externships in the News

    Graykowski, Massey, Chiasson

    (L to R: Andrew Graykowski, J.D. '22, Theodore "Ted" Massey, J.D. '11, and 3L Jess Chiasson)
    Graykowski and 3L Jess Chiasson’s externships in Washington, D.C. at the Department of Defense springboarded their career interests in legal defense. In 2022, they worked on cases under the supervision of Miami Law alumnus Ted Massey, as part of the Military Commissions Defense Organization working with Guantanamo detainees. Read Full Article: "Externship Programs Lead to Careers"