Public Interest Law Center

Statement on Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Justice & Equity

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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 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.

Newsletter Highlights

Upcoming Events


Previous Events

PILC Awards Ceremony | April 12, 2024
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Elder Law and Financial Exploitation Panel | October 12, 2023
Featured speakers: Shannon Miller, The Miller Elder Law Firm; Genna Fasullo LaPeer, The Miller Elder Law Firm; and Twyla Sketchley, The Sketchley Law Firm.

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
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.


Glass Professor of Public Interest Law
Children's Advocacy Clinic, Children in Prison Project, Health Care Access Project, Human Trafficking and Exploitation Law Project, Juvenile Solitary Confinement Project
Clinical Professor
Children’s Advocacy Clinic
Clinical Professor
Claude Pepper Elder Law Clinic
Clinical Professor
Farmworker & Immigration Rights Clinic
Clinical Professor
International Human Rights Advocacy Clinic