Florida Coastal School of Law’s Public Interest Research Bureau is a student run volunteer legal research service available to 501(c)(3) poverty law and public interest law organizations, which provide free legal assistance to underserved communities. In addition to assisting these organizations close the Justice Gap, this service is intended to educate law students about the importance of equal access to justice and to provide them an educational platform to develop writing and research skills.

By making a request for the assistance of a law student, you acknowledge: (i) you are a licensed attorney in good standing with your state bar and employed with a participating 501(c)(3) poverty law or public interest law organization; (ii) it is your professional responsibility to decide upon the ultimate use of the research done by the law student; (iii) you will delegate or assign to the law student only such tasks or projects as are appropriate for an unlicensed law student to perform; (iv) your obligation to provide the law student with the necessary information and any relevant information and/or documents to complete the research request; (v) your use of the law student’s work shall in no way be construed to create an attorney-client relationship; and (vi) you will provide any supervision or direction necessary to the completion of the research project.

Florida Coastal School of Law assumes no responsibility, and makes no claim, promise, representation, guarantee, or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or legal enforceability of any research that a law student may conduct for you. Nor does Florida Coastal School of Law promise, represent, guarantee, or warrant, expressly or impliedly, that your request for research will be accepted. Any statement, testimonial, endorsement, opinion, or recommendation contained in a law student’s work does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the ultimate result or outcome of a particular matter.

By using a law student’s work, in whatever form, you agree that Florida Coastal School of Law, its faculty and staff, and its students are not responsible for: (i) any information included in or omitted from such research; (ii) any person’s reliance, including your own, on the law student’s research, whether or not the law student’s work is complete, current or correct; (iii) the consequences of any actions that you or any other person take or fail to take, whether or not based on information provided by or as a result of the law student’s research; (iv) any person’s, including your own, satisfaction with the quality of the law student’s work, whether relating to competence, diligence or otherwise; and (v) the failure of the law student or Florida Coastal School of Law (including its faculty, staff and administration) to respond to or consult with you or any other person with respect to the law student’s work.