Environmental Justice Clinic

The Environmental Justice Clinic provides advocacy and transactional assistance to low- and moderate-income communities discriminated against by public and private actors in the contexts of the built and natural environment across the fields of civil rights (e.g., housing and transportation), environmental protection (e.g., biodiversity and wildlife, climate change, energy conservation and sustainability, food access, land use, and pollution), poverty law (e.g., community economic development and municipal equity), and public health.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as "the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies." By design, environmental justice blends many of the principles from the civil rights and environmental movements to promote the equitable distribution of environmental burdens and benefits regardless of race, income or ethnicity.

In the News

Test results from sludge site raise eyebrows, prompt more testing –The News-Press
A legend on Miami’s federal bench, Judge William Hoeveler dies at 95 – Miami Herald
Toxic sludge addressed at Dunbar town hall – NBC2
Homeowner: Re-fi denied due to city sludge site – The News-Press
Miami Sued for Dumping Cancer-Causing Toxic Ash on Segregated Neighborhood – Miami New Times
Environmental Justice Intern Nico Sedivy, '17 Center for Ethics and Public Service – BrownConnect Blogpost
Commissioner Sarnoff: Toxic Soil at Merrie Christmas Park Will Be Removed Soon – Miami New Times
Community group hopes to buy controversial Coconut Grove trolley garage – Miami Herald
Miami may change course on clean-up of toxic park – Miami Herald
City Quietly Labels Toxic Parks “Brownfield Sites,” Limiting Neighborhood Input In Cleanup – Miami New Times
Miami finds millions to clean, reopen contaminated sites - Miami Herald
Miami has a $10 million plan to reopen toxic parks – Miami Herald
Parts of Colonial Drive Park Closed Due to Toxic Soil – CBS Miami
Toxic soil forces closure of fields – Miami Herald
City inaction on polluted soil angers residents – Miami Herald
Contaminated soil found in Blanche Park – Miami Herald
Workers drill down for tainted soil samples in Coconut Grove park – Miami Herald

Forms

Old Smokey Information Sheet

Old Smokey Questionnaire

Apply

Application for 2017-2018


For Information

Natalie Barefoot, n.barefoot@law.miami.edu, Supervising Attorney
 

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Mailing Address
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University of Miami School of Law
Center for Ethics & Public Service
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, Florida 33124-8087

Street Address:
1311 Miller Drive, Room G287
Coral Gables, FL 33146-8087
Phone: 305-284-3934
Fax: 305-284-1588
E-mail: Ebonie Carter, ecarter1@law.miami.edu

THE DIRECTOR
Anthony V. Alfieri is Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service (CEPS) and Founder and Director of the Historic Black Church Program.

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APPLY
See Listing of all CEPS Staff
Give to CEPS

CONTACT
Mailing Address
:
University of Miami School of Law
Center for Ethics & Public Service
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, Florida 33124-8087

Street Address:
1311 Miller Drive, Room G287
Coral Gables, FL 33146-8087
Phone: 305-284-3934
Fax: 305-284-1588
E-mail: Ebonie Carter, ecarter1@law.miami.edu

THE DIRECTOR
Anthony V. Alfieri is Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service (CEPS) and Founder and Director of the Historic Black Church Program.

PUBLICATIONS