Miami Law's award-winning clinics are exceptional training grounds and give students the unparalleled opportunity to work with clients, serve the public, and acquire valuable legal skills helping under-represented individuals and groups in Miami and across the nation and the globe. For many students, participating in a clinic is one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences they will have in law school.
Our clinics include:
The Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic at Miami Law offers pro bono legal services to low-income individuals who are dealing with bankruptcy.
The Children & Youth Law Clinic is an in-house, live-client clinic established in 1995 by the Law School. The Clinic represents children in foster care and former foster youth in dependency, health care, mental health, disability, independent living, education, immigration and other general civil legal matters, ensuring that they have a voice in court proceedings.
The Death Penalty Clinic allows reliable law students to litigate capital cases while providing the students an academic experience of a lifetime. Our program is the first such program in Florida and the first program in the nation to allow certified students to speak on the record on death cases.
The Federal Appellate Clinic is a one-semester, four-credit course that provides upper-level students with the opportunity to plan, research, and draft federal appeals for indigent criminal defendants. The aim of the clinic is to provide advanced instruction in written advocacy, client counseling, and legal analysis.
The Health Rights Clinic (formerly the Health and Elder Law Clinic) is a Medical-Legal Partnership with the Miller School of Medicine. The Clinic is a two-semester, eight-credit course in which students assist low-income health-impaired clients under the supervision of a professor and clinical instructors.
The Human Rights Clinic exposes students to the practice of law in the international and cross-cultural context of human rights litigation and advocacy.
Established in the fall of 2009, the Immigration Clinic provides a challenging opportunity for students to advocate on behalf of immigrants in a wide variety of complex immigration proceedings. In addition to helping individual clients, students collaborate with other immigrant rights groups on projects that reform the law and advance the cause of social justice for immigrants.
The Innocence Clinic is dedicated to identifying and rectifying wrongful convictions and is a clinic committed to exonerating innocent individuals and combating injustice. The clinic represents cases involving innocent individuals incarcerated for a minimum of 10 years who have new evidence ranging from recanting witnesses to new witnesses discovered by students to prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel.
The Investor Rights Clinic is the newest live-client clinic to join the Law School's practical program. The Clinic is a one-semester clinic staffed by second and third-year law students who represent under-served investors in securities arbitration claims against their brokers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
The Tenants' Rights Clinic is designed to allow law students to represent low-income tenants in litigation and administrative hearings. Cases primarily involve evictions from public and subsidized housing, terminations of Section 8, and denial of affordable housing applications.
Clinics Info Session: Jan. 27, 2011
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