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JoNel Newman

JoNel Newman
Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education
J.D., Yale University
B.A., University of Missouri

Telephone: 305-284-4125   |   Office: F303A

JoNel Newman, professor of clinical legal education, received her B.A. with honors, summa cum laude from the University of Missouri. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. She has been awarded the John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award by the ABA Section of Litigation and the Steven M. Goldstein Award for Excellence by the Florida Bar Foundation for her advocacy on behalf of disabled immigrants. She teaches professional responsibility, civil procedure and directs the Health Rights Clinic. Since 2005 this medical-legal partnership with the Miller School of Medicine has successfully represented of thousands of indigent clients who receive care through the University of Miami’s Comprehensive AIDS Program, the Pediatric Mobile Clinic, and at Jefferson Reaves Sr. Community Health Center.


Miami’s Medical-Legal Partnership: Preparing Lawyers and Physicians for Holistic Practice, 9 Ind. Health L. Rev. 473 (2012).

Helping Haiti in the Wake of Disaster: Law Students as First Responders (with Melissa Swain), 6 Inter. Hum. Rights L. Rev. 133 (2011).

Redefining Human Rights Lawyering Through the Lens of Critical Theory: Lessons for Pedagogy and Practice (with others), 18 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol’y 337 (2011).

Re-Conceptualizing Poverty Law Clinical Curriculum And Legal Services Practice: The Need For Generalists, 34 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1303 (2007).

Voting Rights in Florida, 1982-2006,, April 7, 2006.

Unfinished Business: The Case for Continuing Special Voting Rights Act Coverage in Florida, 61 U. Miami L. Rev. 1 (2006).


2015 M. Shanara Gilbert Award to Prof. JoNel Newman of Miami

Professor JoNel Newman comments in "Supreme Court ruling frees Florida from federal voting bias oversight for now" in The Palm Beach Post.

Professor JoNel Newman was interviewed for a segment on our Health Rights Clinic on WSVN Channel 7 News.

JoNel Newman and Melissa Swain discuss the Health Rights Clinic in "UM offers dual medical-legal degree program" in the Miami Herald.

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