There are three distinct summer public interest opportunities available for students at Miami Law through the HOPE: (1) HOPE Summer Fellowships; (2) Public Interest Summer Fellowships; and (3) the African Probate & Policy Initiative.
HOPE helps facilitate a number of community outreach and legal advocacy projects offering students, staff and faculty the opportunity to get involved and make a difference in the lives of others. Though we add new programs yearly based on student interest, below is the list of our current project in which students can participate:
Education and Youth Literacy
Pro Bono Legal Research
Re-Entry and Restoration of Rights
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
If you have an idea for a project, please complete the HOPE Project Proposal Form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are eager to hear from you and explore what projects meet your interests and, if the opportunity arises, develop a new area of outreach and advocacy.
"Public interest law is not only about thinking and acting like an attorney, but thinking and acting like a human being as well. The line is often blurred between pure 'legal' work and pure 'social' work, but in the end public interest law involves the best of both worlds." - Jonathan Cole, J.D. 2008