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PICTURED L TO R: Executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida, Seth Miller, with Dustin Duty, and Miami Law Innocence Clinic Director Craig Trocino at the City of Jacksonville Pre-Trial Detention Facility.

Innocence Clinic Wins Freedom for Wrongly Convicted Jacksonville Man

Miami Law's Innocence Clinic won a stunning victory for client Dustin Duty, securing his release from prison. The now 36-year-old was wrongfully convicted of a 2013 armed robbery in Jacksonville and sentenced to 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.


U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Immigration Clinic Files U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief

The Immigration Clinic filed a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief as counsel of record for the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Patel v. Garland — a case that will decide the scope of a key judicial review provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act.


Yuliet Fandino

Health Rights Clinic Helps Cancer Patient to Naturalize Despite Unprecedented USCIS Backlog

Thanks to 3L Yuliet Fandino, under the supervision of Melissa Swain at Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic, a cancer patient is one step closer to receiving the public benefits he desperately needs.


Cour briefing cover letter

Human Rights Clinic Advocates before 9th Circuit to Decriminalize Homelessness

Miami Law's Human Rights Clinic recently filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Blake v. City of Grants Pass, highlighting that punishing homelessness through the imposition of fines and fees for life-sustaining activities violates international human rights law.


Alexa Guerra

Children & Youth Law Clinic Navigates Representing Incarcerated Foster Youth

During her time as a student intern, Alexa Guerra, a current fellow in the clinic, represented a 16-year-old young man who had already been in juvenile detention for almost a year. Building a connection with him was not easy.



Miami Law Students Partner with Community Alliances and Miller School of Medicine on Health Disparities Project


Student Argues Disability Case Before the Third District Court of Appeal

Inaugural Class of At-Risk Teens Graduates from First Star Academy


Focus on Creating Equitable Weatherization in South Florida

Mami Law Participates in Creation of Conversation Series Focused on Anti-Racism and Climate Justice

Alumna Mentors Miami Scholar and Environmental Justice Clinic Student at Everglades Law Center


Biden Administration Appoints Miami Law’s Caroline Bettinger-López to Gender Policy Council

Clinic Reflects on Wealth of Scholarship Generated from Petty Offenses Symposium

Clinic Supports Maine's First-in-the-Nation Right to Food Constitutional Amendment


Clinic Helps Overturn Florida’s Racist Anti-Immigrant Law in Federal Court

Professor Rebecca Sharpless Receives Provost’s Excellence in Experiential Teaching Award

COVID-19 Immigration Class Action Settles

Associate Director Guides Asylum Cases of Political Activists to Victory


Students Advocate for Investor Protection and End to Mandatory Arbitration


New Directors Named for Startup Clinic 


Miami Explainer Podcast

In the weekly podcast from Miami Law, clinic faculty and clinician experts examined and explained the law, one headline at a time. Episodes included:

  • Linking Poverty and Climate Change Climate change amplifies the divide between the haves and have not and nowhere more in the U.S. than Miami. Join Environmental Justice Clinic's Abigail Fleming to drill into the core of the issues. Recorded September 30, 2021.     
  • Florida's Child Fails FL Department of Children and Families’ mismanagement impacts tens of thousands of children under its supervision. Kele Stewart and Robert Latham of the Children & Youth Law Clinic shine the light. Recorded on September 14, 2021.
  • The Death of Innocence Despite raging infection rates in jails and prisons, Miami Law Innocence Clinic Director Craig Trocino and his students continue the work of exonerating the wrongfully accused. Recorded on August 30, 2021.
  • Energy Justice for All The Biden Administration's $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan prioritizes longstanding racial injustices by transitioning to a more democratic energy system. Environmental Justice Clinic's Abigail Fleming walks us around the biggest obstacles. Recorded on April 16, 2021
  • Turning the Wheels of Justice Reform President Biden took his first big swing at criminal justice reform with an executive order aimed at ending private prison contracts. Innocence Clinic Director Craig Trocino takes a wide look. Recorded February 18, 2021.
  • The Eviction Explosion COVID-19 has exposed the depth of this country’s rental housing crisis. Tenants’ Rights Clinic Director Jeffrey Hearne talks about the quandary and the solutions. Recorded on November 11, 2020. 


Thursday, March 31, 2022
Annual Henkin Lecture on Human Rights with Professor Harold Koh

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Gender Justice and Human Rights Symposium: Holistic Approaches to Gender Violence


Immigration Clinic - Tuesday, February 1, 2022

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Student Lounge
I nterested in observing Immigration Court? Students, including 1Ls, can join Immigration Clinic students in a court observation project. Contact David Mancia-Orellana at

Human Rights Clinic - Thursday, February 3, 2022

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Student Lounge

Innocence Clinic - Tuesday, February 8, 2022

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Student Lounge

Investor Rights Clinic - Thursday, February 10, 2022

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Student Lounge

Tenant Rights Clinic - Tuesday, February 15, 2022

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Student Lounge

Children & Youth Law Clinic - Thursday, February 17, 2022

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Student Lounge

Startup Clinic - Wednesday, February 23, 2022

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Student Lounge

Environmental Justice Clinic - Thursday, February 24, 2022

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Student Lounge

Health Rights Clinic -Tuesday, March 1, 2022

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Student Lounge

Bankruptcy Clinic - Tuesday, March 3, 2022

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Student Lounge