Megan Britt (2L), Jenny Khavinson (2L) and Seth DeLong (2L) were excited when they signed up for the opportunity to work two semesters with a new collaborative project between Miami Law and an international human rights clinic located at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin, Colombia. They knew that the opportunity to travel to another country and work with people involved with human rights violations was a one-of-the-kind experience.
Many students dream of using their time in college in a way that helps them reach their fullest potential. One such student, Gracia Cuzzi, has approached each semester with vigor and a deep desire to learn and is currently working as a HOPE Fellow for the Florida Immigration Advocacy Center (FIAC).
The Florida Bar Foundation recently announced its 2011-13 class of Equal Justice Works Fellows, who will embark this fall on two-year fellowships through which they will implement innovative projects at Foundation-funded legal aid organizations.
A who's who of the Miami Law public interest world gathered in the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge on April 7th to honor those who have excelled in public service throughout the South Florida community and beyond.
Miami Law's Society of Bar & Gavel helped organize a volunteer project at the Miami Rescue Mission in order to help with Thanksgiving preparations. 30 law students from Nova, St. Thomas and Miami Law volunteered at the Mission. Law students tutored children, spruced up the displays in the thrift store, re-organized materials in the warehouse, sorted donated clothing, moved boxes, and cleaned up storage areas.
Benefitting the community and enhancing your career through pro bono work.