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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. This program funds qualifying law school clinics with a primary focus on improving community economic development. Funded clinics will 1. involve law students in the provision of community-based civil legal assistance with a focus on economic development in impoverished local communities; 2. provide an in-depth educational experience in representing the poor and working with individual clients and client groups in civil matters; and 3. encourage law students to pursue public interest careers representing the poor and/or promote a commitment to pro bono representation of the poor.
|1||Florida State University College of Law||Eliminating Economic Barriers Immigrant Clinic||This clinic will promote economic development by eliminating barriers to employment such as undocumented status, lack of housing, and lack of healthcare for immigrants and farmworkers. It will also educate law students on public interest advocacy. FSU will collaborate with UF to team teach and serve North Central Florida between Madison and Alachua Counties.||100,000|
|2||University of Florida Levin College of Law||Barriers for Immigrants: Joint clinical projects of the FSU College of Law and UF College of Law||Currently, UF Law’s Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC) provides indigent survivors of family violence with legal representation, mental health counseling, and victim advocacy services. IPVAC pioneers a national model that advances trauma response practices, policies, and professional development through a system of holistic services available in community settings.||70,946|
|3||St. Thomas University School of Law||Tax Clinic||The Tax Clinic is a single semester clinic for second- and third-year students. As the only tax clinic at a Florida law school, it serves low-income taxpayers and provides legal representation before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court. Student representatives participate in public outreach which includes community education presentations, particularly for those who speak English is a second language. Finally, the Tax Clinic offers tax preparation services.||50,000|
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