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 is comprised of several live-client clinics and projects — the Children’s Advocacy Clinic, Farmworker & Immigration Rights Clinic (FIRC), International Human Rights Advocacy Clinic, Claude Pepper Elder Law Clinic, Children in Prison Project, Health Care Access Project, Human Trafficking and Exploitation Law Project (HELP), Juvenile Solitary Confinement Project, and Afghan Legal Advocacy Project (ALA). 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.
The Center’s work on children in prison has been cited by the United States Supreme Court and featured by national and international media.
- Read the Public Interest Law Center's 2022 newsletter
- Read the Public Interest Law Center's 2021 newsletter
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | June 15, 2023
Public Interest Law Center Award Ceremony | May 5, 2023
Diaper and Incontinence Product Drive, Donation drop off at Public Interest Law Center | March 27 - April 7, 2023
Symposium on HB29/SB114 Tax Exemption for Diapers & Incontinence Products | Monday March 27, 2023, FSU Law School Rotunda. Sponsored by the Claude Pepper Elder Law Clinic, the Children’s Advocacy Clinic, Birth to 5 Year Old Project, and the Public Interest Law Student Association.