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Miami Law Legal Corps - General Overview for Host Organizations

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The University of Miami School of Law Legal Corps, an award-winning, postgraduate fellowship program, places recent law graduates in public sector organizations. Economic conditions have decreased funding for public sector agencies while the demand for legal services has dramatically increased. In response, Legal Corps seeks to help fill the gaps at understaffed public agencies by providing them with prepared, skilled, and diverse attorneys.

Benefits of Legal Corps to Organizations

  • Provides talented graduates who are admitted to a state bar.
  • Affords underfunded and understaffed public sector legal agencies the benefit of diverse and talented recent Miami Law graduates.
  • Furthers Miami Law's commitment to public service for the community and our students

Responsibilities for Agencies Participating as a Host Organization

  • Provide Fellows with adequate supervision
  • Support Fellows in fulfilling their Legal Corps monthly reporting and time certification requirements.
  • Complete a mid-term and a final evaluation of the Fellows
  • Cover Fellows under their malpractice liability insurance unless, as with federal and state agencies, certain laws exist to protect the work performed by federal and state employees, or the agency is self-insured. (This requirement does not apply to host organizations that do not engage in client representation or to the judiciary.)

Benefits to Fellows

The program also advances the school's dedication to its graduates. Eligible Miami Law J.D. graduates who have been admitted to a state bar may choose from a select number of placements with benefits including:

  • Dynamic opportunities for Fellows to use their legal skills in the public sector, while receiving training and experience by working on important substantive legal issues
  • Monthly fellowship stipends
  • Career development assistance in furthering the Fellows' career goals.

All Legal Corps Fellowships are subject to final approval by Miami Law.

Fellowship offers are contingent upon funding availability.

For More Information

Government agencies and 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations may contact Legal Corps at for information about the program, including how to register as a host organization.


Miami Law Legal Corps
Career Development Office
University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive – A-112
Ph: 305-284-2668
Fax: 305-284-6213

Marcelyn R. Cox
Assistant Dean
University of Miami School of Law
Career Development Office

Maria "Luly" Chisholm
Senior Administrative Assistant


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