Clinic Prerequisites

Students who enroll in the Children & Families Clinic, the Criminal Justice Clinic or the Environmental and Land Use Law Clinic may become authorized as Certified Legal Interns (CLIs). Please carefully note the Florida Board of Bar Examiners (FBBE) new rule regarding the Certified Legal Internship (CLI) program if you are planning to participate in a clinical semester during your final year of law school. Please file your bar application early, preferably your first year of law school, as you must receive an initial clearance letter from the FBBE to be eligible for the CLI program. See additional Information located on the FBBE FAQ page at www.floridabarexam.org.

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Business Practice

  • Substantive Prerequisites: Business Entities and Professional Responsibility
  • ALSV Prerequisites: One Transactional Drafting Workshop or Civil Pre-Trial Practice

Transactional Drafting Workshops

Advanced Professional Responsibility Workshop, American & Caribbean Law Workshop, Bankruptcy Workshop, Business Planning Workshop, Charitable Organizations Workshop, Corporate Workshop, Employee Benefits Workshop, Estate Planning Workshop, Florida Land Development Workshop, Health Law Workshop, Landlord/Tenant Workshop, Law Office Management Workshop, Legal Drafting Workshop, Probate Workshop, Real Property Closing Workshop, Real Property Complex Transactions Workshop, or Will Drafting Workshop

Comments: A student's eligibility for any particular placement may depend upon adequate prior course work.

Children/Family

  • Substantive Prerequisites: Family Law; Evidence; AND Professional Responsibility
  • ALSV Prerequisites: One Litigation Track course

Criminal Justice

  • Substantive Prerequisites:Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure*; Evidence; AND Professional Responsibility
  • ALSV Prerequisites:Trial Advocacy

Comments:

* A student who takes Criminal Procedure AAMPLE® (in summer 2007 or earlier) is deemed to have successfully completed Criminal Procedure. A student who takes Introduction to Fourth Amendment AAMPLE® (in summer 2008 or thereafter) is not deemed to have successfully completed the Criminal Procedure menu course.

Environmental & Land Use

  • Substantive Prerequisites: Evidence; Professional Responsibility; AND any one of: Eminent Domain; Environmental Law; Environmental Law & Business; Florida Land Development Workshop; Land Use Planning; Local Government; Natural Resources Law; Ocean & Coastal Law; Wetlands Regulation Law
  • ALSV Prerequisites: One course

International Practice

  • Substantive Prerequisites: Professional Responsibility AND any one of: International Law; International Business Transactions; International Human Rights; International Regulation of Trade; International Litigation; Comparative Law; Immigration Law; or Introduction to European Union Law, or any course, seminar, workshop or academic program (including a mock litigation program) related to international and/or comparative law approved by the Clinic Director.
  • ALSV Prerequisites: One course

Comments:

A student's eligibility for any particular placement may depend upon adequate prior course work. For example, students who have not taken IBT will not generally be placed with placements focused on international trade and business. Qualifying international course can be taken in course, seminar, or workshop format.

Personal Injury Litigation

  • Substantive Prerequisites: Torts; Evidence; AND Professional Responsibility
  • ALSV Prerequisites: Civil Pre-Trial Practice AND Trial Advocacy

Veterans Law

  • Substantive Prerequisites: All first year classes including Criminal Law AND Professional Responsibility
  • ALSV Prerequisites: None

Disclaimer

NSU Law Center's Clinical Programs Office cannot provide direct legal advice or services to members of the general public. For assistance in obtaining an attorney, please contact the Broward County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service at 954-764-8040, the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-342-8011 or your local Legal Aid Office.

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