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American Caribbean Law Initiative/Caribbean Law Clinic

IMG_9275The Caribbean Law Clinic (CLC) is the signature project of the American Caribbean Law Initiative (ACLI).

The members of the ACLI have entered into a formal agreement to advance, among other things, their respective educational missions, facilitate collaborative growth and relationships and support the legal development of the Caribbean.

The participating institutions of the ACLI are the Eugene Dupuch Law School ;  Florida Coastal School of Law, the  Hugh Wooding Law School ,  Howard University School of Law;  the Norman Manley Law School ,  Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center,   Stetson School of Law,  Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas ,  Florida International University ,Cayman Islands Law School and Charlotte School of Law.

The CLC is intended to enable students from participating institutions to assess legal problems and issues that are responsive to the needs and priorities of Caribbean nations.

The CLC operates in the manner set out below:

  • A Caribbean/ U.S. Attorney’s Office provides legal problems.
  • The problems are researched and discussed by participating students.  Legal opinions on the problems are prepared by the students.  The academic staff assists the students as required.
  • The CLC is hosted by one of the participating schools.
  • Before arriving at the host School students may be in email contact with their counterparts from the other Law Schools on to explore the selected problem.
  • The problems are mooted before assessors provided by the host school, usually Legal Officers in the Caribbean/ U.S. Attorney’s Office or Judges.

For more information on the ACLI please visit: www.fcsl.edu/acli.

For footage of the ACLI/CLC Clinic held at the Cayman Islands Law School in March 2011 click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeABib3Yx3s