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Law School Civil Legal Clinic Grants
Law school clinical programs play an integral role in providing essential legal assistance to low-income Floridians. Funded clinics will
- Involve law students in the provision of community-based civil legal assistance with a focus on economic development in impoverished local communities;
- Provide an in-depth educational experience in representing the poor and working with individual clients and client groups in civil matters; and
- Encourage law students to pursue public interest careers representing the poor and/or promote a commitment to pro bono representation of the poor.
Grant amounts vary.
Applications are available in April and due in May. Grants are awarded in June. The grant period is one year and begins July 15.
This program funds qualifying law school clinics with a primary focus on improving community economic development. All Florida law schools are encouraged to apply. Applicants must:
- be a provisionally or fully-accredited Florida law school;
- be exempt from tax and qualified to receive charitable donations within the meaning of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code;
- have a law school civil clinic staffed by at least one full-time professor who is an attorney licensed to practice in Florida;
- work with local civil legal services programs and local pro bono attorneys to enhance the civil clinic experience for the law students.
Additional eligibility requirements are included in the application.
Funding for these grants comes from IOTA funds.
2019-20 Law School Civil Legal Clinic Grants