Director of Clinical Programs and Associate Professor of Law.: Professor Ann Marie Cavazos
The mission of the Clinic reflects a part of the Legislative mandate of the College of Law:
". . . serve the needs of the traditionally underserved people and communities locally . . . ."
The vision of the Clinic is to expose students to a full array of skills that are required by lawyers in order to gain experience and become effective and competent in the practice of law. The training in the Clinic will help develop the kind of judgment that enables competent decision-making through real practical issues in a comparatively safe environment, while under the supervision and mentorship of an attorney licensed by the Florida Bar. The goal is to instill and develop within the student a passion for public interest law and promote social justice for the underserved community. One of the main purposes of the Legal Clinic Program is to augment classroom teaching through practice. The end result is to have practice ready students and make them marketable in an extremely competitive profession. The Clinic has developed outstanding community partnerships, conducts community legal educational outreach, and provides mentorships for our students.