Public Interest Law Center Faculty
A distinctive element of the center's teaching is its emphasis on role-playing. Before students represent a client at trial or conduct a deposition, they go through a rigorous series of practices where, with the direction of clinical faculty, mistakes are corrected and presentations polished.
Professor Paolo Annino has taught at the Public Interest Law Center since 1995. He earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University, and a J.D. from Florida State College of Law. He has practiced law for more than 20 years. He is the attorney of record for more than 500 appellate cases in state and federal court. He also has an extensive trial and administrative law background and was the Chair of the Public Interest Law Section of the Florida Bar and is presently on the Executive Council of the Public Interest Law Section and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Bar Public Interest Law Reporter. He has been appointed twice by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court to be on the Tobias Simon Award Recommendation Committee. He has published several articles in the American Bar Association Physical and Mental Disabilities Law Reporter. Professor Annino's legal specialties are children's issues and disability law.