Criminal Justice

Each clinical semester begins with intensive classes taught on-campus which may include weekend days.

Students who enroll in the Criminal Justice 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

Many students practice in the area of criminal law immediately upon graduation from law school. Students enrolled in the Criminal Justice Clinic are schooled in the practical aspects of trial preparation and may participate in actual trials. Students have the opportunity to serve as interns in prosecutors and public defenders offices in South Florida and around the country.

Clinic Prerequisites

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



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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