Criminal Justice Center

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Gideon v. Wainwright

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at noon

Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Southern District of Florida Paul Rashkind will open for keynote speaker Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Stetson University Bruce Jacob, who argued the Gideon case. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

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Gideon v Wainwright

About the CJC

The Criminal Justice Center serves as a platform to bring criminal law faculty together with interested students, enhancing the students’ law school experience by providing them with mentorship, area-specific education, and criminal practice training. It helps the law school plan and implements a comprehensive and organized criminal law and procedure curriculum.

The Criminal Justice Center also serves as an incubator for criminal law and procedure-related scholarship, talks, and conferences at the school. The Center will expand the law school’s Criminal Justice horizon by implementing an interdisciplinary approach to the topic, and it will connect the school to its alumni by creating an Advisory Board that will meet periodically to review the Center’s operation and provide insight and direction.

Criminal Justice Certificate Program

The CJC houses the Criminal Justice Certificate Program, which is a way for students who are interested in Criminal Law and Procedure, either as an area of academic study or as one of practice, or both, to demonstrate special competency in the area. More information.

Criminal Clinic Program

The CJC offers a Criminal Clinic Program. Participation in the Criminal Clinics provides students with a wide range of practical experience in criminal litigation. More information

Criminal Externship Program

The CJC offers a Criminal Externship Program within the offices of various governmental agencies. Criminal Externships provide students with an introduction to criminal practice. More information

  • United States Attorney’s Office Externship
  • Federal Public Defender Externship
  • State Attorney’s Office Externship
  • Public Defender Externship