Cases, Projects, Resources: Children & Youth Law Clinic

Current and Former Foster Youth

Clinic clients are primarily current and former foster youth. Nationwide studies have shown that a disproportionate number of foster youth end up homeless, on welfare, institutionalized in state mental hospitals or in prison after they leave foster care. The Children & Youth Law Clinic helps Florida's foster youths avoid those dire outcomes by helping them get the support they need from state government to make the difficult transition to self-sufficient adulthood.

The Clinic primarily represents children and young adults in the following matters:

  • Dependency
  • Road to Independence (RTI) and other independent living advocacy and administrative hearings
  • Special Education
  • Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver administrative hearings
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Public Benefits
  • Emancipation
  • Temporary Custody by Relative Caregivers
  • Guardianship
  • Immigration

Children and Youth Law Clinic Publications

CONTACT INFORMATION

Children and Youth Law Clinic
University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive, Suite F305
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Phone: 305-284-3123
Fax: 305-284-4384
E-mail: cylcemail@law.miami.edu

VIDEOS

Clinic Director Bernie Perlmutter gives an overview of this clinic. Hear the student perspective on why this clinic is an amazing experience.

FACULTY & STAFF
Clinic Directors

Professor Bernard Perlmutter
Professor Kele Stewart

Lecturer/Practitioner-in-Residence
Robert Latham, Esq.

Support Staff
Angela Galiano, Paralegal
305-284-3123
agaliano@law.miami.edu
Mary Cruz, Legal Assistant
305-284-3123
mcruz1@law.miami.edu

CONTACT INFORMATION

Children and Youth Law Clinic
University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive, Suite F305
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Phone: 305-284-3123
Fax: 305-284-4384
E-mail: cylcemail@law.miami.edu

VIDEOS

Clinic Director Bernie Perlmutter gives an overview of this clinic. Hear the student perspective on why this clinic is an amazing experience.

FACULTY & STAFF
Clinic Directors

Professor Bernard Perlmutter
Professor Kele Stewart

Lecturer/Practitioner-in-Residence
Robert Latham, Esq.

Support Staff
Angela Galiano, Paralegal
305-284-3123
agaliano@law.miami.edu
Mary Cruz, Legal Assistant
305-284-3123
mcruz1@law.miami.edu