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  • UF Law Semester in Practice Program

    UF Law’s Semester in Practice program allows students to spend an entire semester during their third year of law school doing an intensive externship in the city of their choice.

    More than 150 UF Law students have enrolled in the program since its launch in 2016, and have worked in Honolulu, New York, Denver, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, and many more!

    “I landed an externship with the Adams County Attorney’s Office in Brighton, Colorado—a city located 15 miles northeast of Denver. I packed my entire apartment—which consisted of mostly just bicycles—and left the only state I had ever known to make the multi-day trek from Gainesville to Capitol Hill, a trendy neighborhood on Denver’s eastside. And while I am still a technically law student, my first month in practice has been anything but a typical semester.” – Learn more in The Brief.

    The program earned the 2018 Group Professionalism Award from The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism in 2018. Learn more about the award and highlights of our program.

    To learn more about our Semester in Practice program, review our FAQs or contact Associate Dean Silvia Menendez at menendezs@law.ufl.edu.