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CAS alumna receives summer internship at the Florida Supreme Court

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sanite Ermat, a 2014 University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences graduate, has received a summer internship as a judicial intern at the Florida Supreme Court with Chief Justice Jorge Labarga.

The internship will provide Ermat with the opportunity to make determinations of jurisdiction, help with oral arguments and assist as needed with cases.

“From Cuba to the Florida Supreme Court, Chief Justice Labarga’s personal journey is empowering,” Ermat said. “I am excited to learn from someone who is a trailblazer such as Chief Justice Labarga. The Judicial internship will aid in strengthening my legal writing skills, as well as gaining a more practical knowledge of American jurisprudence.”

Ermat, who graduated with dual degrees in communication and political science, has previously interned with Sen. Bill Nelson as part of the college’s Legislative Internship Program (LIP) and Sen. Arthenia Joyner for the Tallahassee Internship Program (TIP). She is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor at the Georgetown University Law Center.

“I am proud to be an alumna of the University of South Florida,” Ermat said. “The Legislative Internship Program and the Tallahassee Internship Program are two of the most valuable experiences that I had while being a student. The experiences and the relationships I was able to form during TIP are definitely what led to this opportunity.”


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Author:Brenna Wenger