Externship Programs at Miami Law

Miami Law offers several opportunities to do real-world externships for course credit.


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"

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.

Miami Law Externship Program

The expanded Miami Law Externship Program allows students to obtain academic credit while working in a real world legal setting. The Externship Program offers national and international externships with corporations, government agencies, public interest organizations and the judiciary. 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.

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.