Miami Scholars Public Interest Program

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Since its inception in 1997, bringing outstanding students with a passion for public service to the University of Miami School of Law has been the goal of the Miami Scholars Public Interest Program.

Incoming student with exceptional academic and public interest achievements have the opportunity for selection for this prestigious scholarship cohort program. Read about Miami Scholars' accomplishments in the news.

Miami Scholars receive:

  • Full tuition scholarship
  • Support with securing and funding summer public interest internships
  • Mentoring by public interest lawyers and upper-class scholars
  • Participation in programming as part of a team of students dedicated to public interest
  • Individualized advising on courses and career planning
  • Specialized trainings and/or classes focused on social justice

Miami Scholars serve as leaders and chairs on the Public Interest Leadership Board (PILB), developing and implementing outstanding programs and projects while working to instill a pro bono ethic in their peers. Students serve on a range of committees dedicated to alumni/development, community and public relations, programming, education and career development. Through committee and PILB meetings and the programming generated, Miami Scholars contribute greatly to Miami Law.

Miami Scholars Brochure

Miami Scholars Brochure

Read more about the Miami Scholars program.

Profiles: Read about Current and Past Miami Scholars

Miami Scholars Class of 2017, 2018, 2019
Miami Scholars Class of 2016, 2017, 2018
Miami Scholars Class of 2015
Miami Scholars Class of 2014
Miami Scholars Class of 2013
Miami Scholars Class of 2012 

To Apply

This program requires a supplemental application in addition to the J.D. application. The priority deadline for consideration is January 9, 2017 and the final deadline is April 3, 2017. For more specifics on applying to the Miami Scholars program, visit the Miami Scholars' section in the Financial Aid Scholarships page of this site. 


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Overview: Miami Law Public Interest

Miami Scholars

HOPE Summer Public Interest Fellows


Marni Lennon
Marni Lennon, Assistant Dean, Public Interest and Pro Bono and HOPE Director, shares how HOPE works with students.

Sharon Booth
Sharon Booth, HOPE Assistant Director, works with programming and community advocacy projects to instill a pro bono ethic in all students.


Sara Baez, Program Coordinator, HOPE Public Interest Resource Center