Miami Law Health Rights Clinic

Clinic Requirements: Prospective Students

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Are you a student who is ready to:

  • Represent real clients in real cases?
  • Work collaboratively with health care professionals to help clients?
  • Make a difference in people‚Äôs lives with Social Security Disability Hearings, Immigration cases, Medical/Food Security cases?
  • Help people with disabilities including HIV/AIDS?

Then the Health Rights Clinic is for you. The Clinic requirements include:


The seminar component of the Health Rights Clinic provides substantive instruction in the clinic's primary practice areas and skills training. The seminar also includes live client mock hearings and clinical "case rounds" designed to reinforce substantive training and to emphasize real-world professional responsibility issues

Time Commitment/Credits

  • The Health Rights Clinic is a two-semester, twelve-credit course.
  • Students are required to spend 18 to 24 hours per week on clinic related work.
  • Students are required to reserve a four-hour block for client intake once a week. (Client intake is typically conducted at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Veteran's Administration Hospital.)
  • Students are required to attend weekly case supervision/case round meetings.
  • Clinic class meets for one hour and fifty minutes twice a week.

Click here to apply.


JoNel NewmanJoNel Newman, Esq. is the Director of Heath Rights Clinic and a Professor at Miami Law.

Flickr Watch video of Professor Newman where she discusses the clinic.


Read Fall 2012 Newslettter


The Health Rights Clinic presently provides legal services on-site to veterans receiving health care at the Miami Veteran Administration Medical Center (VAMC). Read More.


CLEA Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project, 2010, Fred Hawkins and Matt Eandi



WSVN-TV News 7- Channel 7 featured the work our clinic is doing at Miami's VA Hospital.

Miami Herald - Dual Medical-Law Degree to Provide 'Great Opportunity' for Deep Understanding of Both Fields Clinic Joins Miller School of Medicine in National Partnership

Flickr View more photos of our clinic in action on Flickr.

See full In the News listing.


Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers (ETL)

Our Clinic has been recognized by ETL - an organization dedicated to facilitating innovation and reform in legal education. Read More.

ETL features the Health Rights Clinic in this video on its homepage.

National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP)

NCMLP is a project of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Public Health Services' Department of Health Policy. They have recognized our clinic's medical-legal partnership. Read More.

Access to Justice Clinical Course Project (A2J Clinic Project)

Our clinic is one of 6 law school clinics chosen to participate in and create a course kit as part of this project. Read More.


Patricia Elizee, JD '10, and Larisa Hernandez, JD '09 participated in the Health Rights Clinic and have opened their own firm specializing in areas of the law they practiced while in our clinic.