The University of Miami School of Law serves society and the public good by promoting justice, advancing knowledge, and preparing graduates to represent clients ethically and effectively. Through scholarship and service our faculty members influence public policy and challenge the status quo. Our very diverse student body brings a passion for learning and public service. Our graduates are leaders in law, business, government and public interest in South Florida, the nation, and the world.
Sisterhood of Survivors (S.O.S.) is an organizing group led by survivors of systemic violence including domestic violence, sexual assault, and violence directed at domestic workers. The mission of S.O.S. is to empower survivors to organize and raise consciousness for systemic and social change to end violence against women. Sisterhood of Survivors seeks to raise the voices of survivors in a unified way, about the impact of violence on them, their families and society in general. SOS members believe that those who are most affected by policies to respond to violence should be involved in the creation of those policies.
Unique within the legal academy, the Center seeks to apply feminist insights to legal practice and the policy arena. In particular, the Center will examine how feminist theory can benefit legal practitioners in representing clients, shape legal doctrine, and play a role in policy debates and implementation. The Center has faculty affiliates from throughout the University.
Founded in 2007, the University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review, formerly known as the Black Law Review, is a student journal committed to the promotion and publication of scholarly articles that address the legal, social, economic, and psychological issues that affect communities of color, with a particular emphasize on the global Black community. The Race and Social Justice Law Review published its first edition in 2009. The articles published through the Race and Social Justice Law Review are geared towards promoting scholarly dialogue about major issues affecting communities of color, including, but not limited to the economics of discrimination, racial profiling, and healthcare.