Miami Law Immigration Clinic

Florida Criminal Offenses & Immigration Law

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The Immigration Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law provides training and information attorneys who represent indigent immigrant defendants in the criminal justice system. To request a training for your office, e-mail Rebecca Sharpless,

Practice advisories

The Clinic creates practice advisories about the immigration consequences of certain Florida criminal offenses. Click here for a practice advisory on Florida's burglary statute.

Amicus briefs

The Clinic has authored amicus briefs (see right side of this page for downloadable briefs) relating to the United States Supreme Court's decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, which held that defense counsel have a constitutional duty to advice about immigration consequences.

Additional Resources


PDF iconHernandez v. State AILA Amicus Brief to Florida Supreme Court

PDF iconHernandez v. State AILA S. Florida Amicus

PDF iconDiaz v. State of Florida AILA S. Florida Amicus

PDF iconAILA Amicus Flores v. State of Florida

PDF iconHere are the amicus briefs in cases dealing with the implementation of the Supreme Court's decision in Padilla.