Pro Bono Opportunity The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law

The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law (NCSTL) is seeking students from Stetson University College of Law to provide legal research and other administrative duties for the development of webinars and in-person conferences. At a minimum, students must be available to assist at the conference, and therefore must have wide open availability and be willing to work on July 10-12, 2016. The conference will take place at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach.  The conference is through the NCSTL and the Dept. of Justice to help train lawyers who practice capital litigation.

July 10 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

July 11 from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

July 12 from 7:00 a.m. ­ 6:00 p.m.

Students will help set up, assist, and coordinate the event. In addition, students may also be needed to do some research and writing for the NCSTL leading up to the event. Some students may even be asked to remain and help out the NCSTL for the webinars they produce each month.

In exchange of this work, students will have the opportunity to earn both legal and non-legal pro bono hours. At the conclusion of the conference, qualified students may be invited to remain on the NCSTL to help with future webinars, while continuing to earn pro bono credit.

The NCSTL promotes justice by providing a comprehensive database of legal, forensic and technological resources. NCSTL has been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Justice to develop a forensic evidence training program for lawyers who work on death penalty cases. The grant supports the development of a “Crime Scene to Courtroom Forensics” program, and provides in-person and webinar training on forensic science evidence, as well as the use of expert testimony.

This opportunity is ideal for both full and part-time students. Please contact Adam Itzkowitz, at aitzkowi@law.stetson.edu if you are interested in becoming a part of this great team and cause!