Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic

4 Credit Hours

Overseeing Professors:
Ellen S. Podgor, Gary R. Trombley Family White-Collar Crime Research
Professor and Professor of Law
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Cynthia Batt, Associate Professor
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Program Description:
Students participating in this Clinic will work on preparing U.S. Supreme Court amici briefs to support Petitions for Certiorari and cases on the merits in criminal defense matters for organizations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL). Students will work on writing skills, looking at bigger picture and systemic issues in criminal justice. Students must be able to work in a collaborative setting, producing top quality work under court deadlines.

Classroom meeting times will be determined based upon the students selected for this Clinic, but the meetings will likely be on weekends and evenings.  This program is designed to work well with part-time student schedules.  This program will only be offered during fall semesters.

Placement Locations:
• Stetson College of Law (Gulfport Campus)

Program Requirements:
• 160 hours (fall only)
• Weekly classroom component;
• Reflection papers and
• Detailed weekly report and timesheets.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Successful completion of all first-year required courses;
• Be in good academic standing and
• Successful completion of Criminal Law.

Application Requirements:
• Submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline (for more information, see; and
• Timely submit additional documentation as required for this program. (Students are notified of additional requirements after applying and being provisionally placed in the program.)