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Legal Corps In the News

Miami Herald: University of Miami legal fellowships provide real life work experience

Miami Law: Miami Law's Legal Corps Receives Grant from The Miami Foundation

Pre-Law Magazine: Miami's Solution

National Law Journal: Paying the Price for Law Firm Employment

The National Jurist: University of Miami launches graduate fellowship program

Miami Law: Announcement of Legal Corps program

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Free to Good Homes: U. of Miami Law Grads

TheHuffingtonPost: University of Miami Law School Offers Their Grads for Free

AboveTheLaw: If You Hire Miami Law Students The School Will Pick Up the Bill

LawFuel: The University of Miami School of Law announces the establishment of Legal Corps

The Nonprofit Quarterly Helping Law Grads Clear Another Bar

The Daily Business Review: UM launches fellowship program for recent graduates

The National Law Journal: University of Miami provides paid fellowships for unemployed graduates

Legal Corps Impact

"Thanks to my time as a Legal Corps Fellow, and Judge Rothenberg's strong recommendation, I will be a law clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Thomas Logue.... If it was not for the Legal Corp program, I would not have had this opportunity." Eric Eves, Legal Corps Fellow, Chambers of Judge Leslie Rothenberg, Florida Third District Court of Appeal

"This is a very creative program. It gives law graduates the opportunity to serve in the public sector and gain valuable legal experience which can later be used, if so desired, in the private sector. I think that one of the favorable consequences of this program is that some of the participating individuals, who originally did not consider working in the public sector, will, when exposed to it, decide to pursue full-time careers in it." Cesar Alvarez, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

"This is a program that benefits real clients while giving new Bar members an opportunity to put their skills and interest to immediate use achieving results." John P. Cunningham, Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.

"We commend the University of Miami School of Law on this innovative and impactful program. The Legal Corps attorneys assigned to us interviewed and advised clients facing foreclosure and other homeownership problems, greatly expanding our ability to respond to the ever increasing demand for help from the most needy individuals and families in our community. The Legal Corps attorneys contributed to our mission of equal justice and at the same time learned valuable legal skills." Lizel V. Gonzalez, Esq., Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

"At a time when the public sector is hurting because of budget cuts and law firms are not hiring at the rate they used to, Legal Corps provides a new way of giving recent graduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience while at the same time providing much needed assistance to those entities in the public sector with a critical need for legal resources." U.S. Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

"Thanks to Legal Corps, I was able to strategically bring LegalArt into the fold and provide legal assistance to South Florida artists while simultaneously gaining practical legal experience in my desired fields of law that will better position me for future employment." Jared Kalmanson, Legal Corps Fellow, LegalArt

"Dade Legal Aid is delighted to have been selected to have the opportunity to host three Legal Corps Fellows... in the Family and Bankruptcy Divisions... Due to declines in funding and increased demands from the client community, legal providers depend not only on monetary donations but also greatly appreciate programs such as UM's Legal Corps." Karen Josefsburg Landis, Esq., Dade Legal Aid

"Legal Corps provided me the opportunity to begin my professional career in the United States. Their staff members offered me support and guidance. I sincerely appreciate the networking resources they suggested to further my job research and their recommended strategies to achieve my career goals... I was able to find an extraordinary permanent position. I am very proud to support its exceptional work." Mariel Lema, Legal Corps Fellow, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

"The program provides a unique opportunity for service. It captures both the advancement of the interests of new lawyers and provides assistance to organizations in need of legal talent." Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis

"Legal Corps [has] provided the edge I needed in a tough market. Through Legal Corps, I have been placed in a visible and highly marketable position. Within weeks, I was forming the connections that can make or break the post graduate job search. I am now confident that I will find an excellent post-fellowship position." John David Linder, Legal Corps Fellow, Chambers of Judge Laurel Isicoff, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida

"Opportunities where attorneys have the chance to really help individuals on a personal level are invaluable and the kind of experiences that can shape the career choices of young attorneys for the rest of their lives." Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle


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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