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Florida State University



A distinctive element of the center's teaching is its emphasis on simulation. Before students represent a client at trial or conduct a deposition, they go through a rigorous series of practices where, with the direction of clinical faculty, mistakes are corrected and presentations polished.

Paolo Annino

Paolo Annino

Glass Professor of Public Interest Law

Florida State University
College of Law
Public Interest Law Center
Advocacy Center, Room A010E
Phone: 850.644.9930
Fax: 850.644.5487


Ph.D. (Legal Philosophy), Fordham University, 1997
J.D., Florida State University, 1983
M.A. (Philosophy), Trinity University, 1980

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A member of the clinical faculty since 1995, Professor Annino is co-director of the Public Interest Law Center and director of the Children's Advocacy Clinic. Through the clinic, he teaches, supervises and mentors law students. He has won national awards for his work on behalf of children.

He served as the legal advisor to the state of Florida Human Rights Advocacy Commission and has practiced both as a public defender and in legal services advocacy. He is a 1983 honors graduate of the Florida State University College of Law.