A Practitioner Clinics is a specialized course in which students who have already taken the associated doctrinal course work more closely on pro bono cases with a practitioner licensed to practice law in Florida. For instance, students who have already successfully completed the doctrinal Trusts and Estates course in a prior semester are eligible to register for the Trusts and Estates Practitioner Clinic.
The benefits of live client experience include:
- Observing practitioners and learning professionalism from practicing attorneys.
- Fostering an awareness of the importance of pro bono work.
- Learning practical skills they can use upon graduation.
- Receiving mentoring from the practitioner who is teaching the Skills Lab.
- Providing networking opportunities which may lead to job opportunities.
- Creating reputation enhancement opportunities for the student and school.
Practitioner Clinics offered (may vary by semester):
- Wills, Estates & Trusts
- Wrongful Convictions
- Interviewing & Counseling
- Unemployment Compensation Benefits Claims and Appeal Hearings
- Florida Appellate Law
- Education Law
- Naturalization Law
- Veteran's Benefits
- Child Advocacy and Dependency
For information about Practitioner Clinics, contact Annette Ritter, Associate Dean of Experiential Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 680-7668.