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College of Law

Florida State University


Public Interest Law Center

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Through our Public Interest Law Center, second- and third-year law students earn academic credit while providing legal services to under-represented individuals.

Under the supervision of esteemed faculty, students acquire real-world work experience while representing live clients. They conduct discovery, draft pleadings and represent clients before government agencies and in court. Unlike students at most other clinics, our students also participate in legislative advocacy – we take advantage of our location just one block from the Florida Capitol.

The Center’s work on children in prison has been cited by the United States Supreme Court and featured by national and international media.

The Center is comprised of two live-client clinics — the Children’s Advocacy Clinic and the Family Law Clinic. The College of Law is also home to a Business Law Clinic, through which students earn academic credit by representing business and social entrepreneurs on the FSU campus.