Miami Law Health Rights Clinic

Health Rights Clinic: Meet Our Team

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JoNel Newman

Professor JoNel Newman
Director
305-284-4125
jnewman@law.miami.edu

Melissa Swain

Melissa Swain
Associate Director
305-284-1539
mswain@law.miami.edu

Clinic Staff:

Vanessa Alpizar, Paralegal
305-284-3361
valpizar@law.miami.edu

Albert Argüello, Legal Assistant
305-284-5291
aarguello@law.miami.edu

Mary Cruz, Legal Assistant
305-284-1685
mcruz1@law.miami.edu

Clinic Legal Interns

Summer 2013

L to R back – Albert Arguello (Administrative Assistant), Jamey Campellone, Julien Apollon, Justin Roberts, Jose Vazquez, Frank Whitaker, Roman Dodd

L to R front – Christopher Papa, Ellen Dumas, Marlene Palomo, Stephanie Vicotero, Estefania Barcia, Nicole Pecorella, Prospero Castellanos

Fall 2012-Spring 2013

L to R back – Shay Cohen, Jeremy Rones, Ryan Foley, David Werner, Eric Kegley, Kevin Yombor, Danny McDonnell, Alex Wagner, Brian Abergel

L to R front – Christina Margolles, Steven Vezos, Christopher Collins, Sarah Hoyt, Allison Brede, Mary Stevens, Samantha Mandel, Gabriela Rosell, Jaime Fromson, Rachel Walker, Robert Bernstein, Jeffrey Schnedar

Summer 2012

L to R back – Vanessa Alpizar (Paralegal), Rachel Walker, Dana Johnson, Dr. Regina Carney (Forensic Psychiatry Fellow), Alison Rioux, Julie Salzinger

L to R front – Christopher Papa, Brian Heit, Alexander Plumage, Corey Gray, Joseph Bendel, Ross Heft, Stephen Allen, Frantz Destin, Jr.

Fall 2011-Spring 2012

L to R back – Olivia Soofie, Alexa Diambois, Julia Garrett, Lindsay Winter, Ashley Dewelde, Meaghan Murphy, Catherine Hedglon, Tommie Deprima, Danielle DiFiore, Maria Martinez

L to R front – Alexis Christie, Kathryn Walker, Eric Boos, Katharine Dyott, Stephanie Stein, Julie Morgan, Ashley Jordan, Joel Feigenbaum, Alex Feal, Tricia Robinson, Philip Grosdidier

MEET OUR DIRECTOR

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.

CLINIC NEWSLETTER

Read Fall 2012 Newslettter

HELPING VETERANS

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.

AWARDS

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

IN THE NEWS & MEDIA

SEE FULL IN THE NEWS LISTING

Miami Herald - UM law students dig into healthcare policy to help a patient get life-saving treatment

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

See full In the News listing.

NATIONAL AFFILIATIONS & RECOGNITION

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.

FEATURED ALUMNI

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. www.elizeehernandez.com