Law School Civil Legal Clinic Grants

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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 civil legal assistance in impoverished local communities with a focus on marginalized groups such as immigrants, institutionalized persons, rural, LGBTQ, children, disabled and mental health, veterans, seniors/elderly, or other marginalized populations;
  • provide an in-depth educational experience that includes representing and working with individual clients and client groups in civil matters; and
  • encourage law students to pursue public interest careers representing people of limited means and/or promoting a commitment to pro bono representation of such persons.

Grant Amount

Grant amounts vary.

Grant Cycle

Applications are available in April and due in May. Grants are awarded in June. The grant period is one year and begins July 15.

Grant Eligibility

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. 
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Additional eligibility requirements are included in the application. 

Grant Funding

This grant is funded by the Foundation on an annual basis in accordance with the Foundation’s grant allocation for the corresponding year which may be culled from all available sources including existing reserves, restricted donations, Endowment contributions, unspent or returned funds, past investment earnings and other funds which may become available. The total funding for the 2023-24 program is limited to the aggregate amount $351,903 to be awarded, regardless of the number of qualified applicants.

Grants Awarded

Visit our Grant Database to view current and past grantees.