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Founded in 1996, the School of Law's Center for Ethics and Public Service (CEPS) is an interdisciplinary program devoted to the values of ethical judgment, professional responsibility, and public service in law and society.


The Center observes three guiding principles: interdisciplinary collaboration, public-private partnership, and student mentoring and leadership training. Our goal is to educate law students to serve their communities as citizen lawyers.

Staffed by Law School and University student fellows and interns under the direction of Law School and University faculty, the Center operates educational programs in the fields of ethics education, professional training and community service.

Watch The Oral History Documentaries

2014 Film, “Old Smokey: A Community History”

(Because the underlying controversy is ongoing, a second extended version of the film will be produced in early 2015. Thanks for watching.
-Anthony V. Alfieri, Professor and Director, Center for Ethics & Public Service)


2013 CEPS Oral History Film, Someday We’ll All Be Free: The Desegregation of Miami

Film Chapbook: Read bios and background on this film covering desegregation in Miami.

2012 CEPS Oral History Film, G.W. Carver: A Community School

Film Chapbook: Read about the bios, school and this documentary film project which focused on a local school in Coconut Grove.


2011 CEPS Oral History Film, Churches in the West Grove History: Past, Present & Future


Anthony V. Alfieri is Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service (CEPS) and Founder and Director of the Historic Black Church Program.

Click here to see a list of all CEPS administration and faculty members.


CEPS honors Miami Law’s Patricia A. Redmond with the Lawyers in Leadership Award.

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CEPS 2015 Newsletter

Read about CEPS Featured in Miami Law's Public Interest Brochure