Civil Legal Services Clinic

Credit Hours: 5
Overseeing Professor: Christine E. Cerniglia

About The Program

The goal of the clinic is to expose students to the unique and continuing legal needs for all persons, regardless of social status or income. The clinic handles a variety of legal issues normally facing the poor and disadvantaged. Students are introduced to the actual practice of law, representing low-income individuals primarily in the areas of domestic relations, child custody, landlord-tenant, consumer credit, collection matters, and government entitlement matters.

Placement Location

  • Gulfcoast Legal Services (St. Petersburg Office)

Program Requirements

  • 213 hours per semester
  • Weekly classroom component
  • Multiple reflective papers