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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, associate professor of clinical legal education, received her B.A. from the University of Missouri and her J.D. from Yale University, where she was senior editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Upon graduation, she clerked for Judge R. Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and then practiced with Garrison, Silbert & Arterton in New Haven.

Professor Newman subsequently worked for the Florida Justice Institute and the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union Foundation, acting as lead counsel in numerous civil rights, law reform, class action, immigration, and prisoner litigation cases, and at Florida Legal Services, where she was responsible for providing litigation support to legal services organizations throughout Florida and for the litigation of Migrant Farmworker Justice Project cases.

Professor Newman serves as a Commissioner on the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration. She teaches professional responsibility and directs the Health and Elder Law Clinic.


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).


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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