The St. Thomas University School of Law juris doctor program provides students with many opportunities to serve the public and develop their legal skills. One way in which a student can hone their abilities is through participation in clinics. These programs, which include internships and externships, highlight specific legal disciplines, serving as a way for law students to feel out new areas of practice and pursue career pathways. They can last either a single semester or an entire year.
Some of these clinics, such as those concentrating on civil practice, criminal practice, and tax, allow students to become more knowledgeable of a particular area of the legal field. Others, such as elder law and immigration, focus on serving specific populations and their unique legal situations. Finally, students interested in working for certain organizations can pursue judicial, Florida Supreme Court, or United Nations internships.