Miami Law Children and Youth Law Clinic


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Bernard Perlmutter received the first annual Champion for Children Award from the Miami Dade County Children's Trust in 2005.

Bernard Perlmutter received the 2005 C. Clyde Atkins Civil Liberties Award from the Greater Miami Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

2003 Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Law Case or Project for our Foster Children's Mental Health Rights Project.

2003 Outstanding Child Advocacy Award from the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC)

Florida Bar Foundation recognized the Clinic with the First Runner-Up Award for the 2003 Steven M. Goldstein Award for Excellence, shared with the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, for our federal court and legislative advocacy on behalf of older foster children.

Clinic Director Bernard Perlmutter was a co-recipient of the 2002 Hon. Hugh S. Glickstein Child Advocacy Award from the Florida Bar Public Interest Law Section Legal Needs of Children Committee for his three years of service on the Florida Bar Commission on the Legal Needs of Children.


Clinic Director Bernie Perlmutter gives an overview.

Hear the student perspective on why this clinic is an amazing experience.


Recent Miami Law Graduates and Former Children & Youth Law Clinic Interns Become Child Advocates

Florida Bar Foundation Awards Grant to Children & Youth Law Clinic

Championing Children: How Involved Should They Be in Their Own Hearings?

Former Student Seida Wood, JD '11, Makes Forceful Argument Before 1st District Court of Appeal

Clinic Helps Foster Child Receive Medicaid Benefits

Clinic Helps Former Foster Youths Receive Favorable Decision from the Social Security Administration

Clinic Students Fight for Children to be Present for Their Day in Court

Children & Youth Law Clinic Sways Florida Supreme Court to Abolish Shackling of Juveniles.

An introduction to the Children and Youth Law clinic.

Why participate in this clinic: Graduate Evian White, J.D. '10 discusses how the clinic taught her to be a holistic lawyer and treat the child-client-issue as a whole. She also appreciates the essential tools she gained to become a better counselor, mediator, problem solver and listener, and how her experiences will impact her life and legal career.