Center for Ethics and Public Service

Mission

Founded in 1996, the Center for Ethics and Public Service is a law school-housed ethics education, experiential skills training, and community engagement program devoted to the values of ethical judgment, professional responsibility, and public service in law and society. The Center’s mission is to educate law students to serve their communities as citizen lawyers.

History

For 27 years, the Center has served as an incubator and an accelerator for numerous public service initiatives. They include clinics (Children and Youth Law Clinic, Community Economic Development & Design Clinic, Community Lawyering Clinic, Environmental Justice Clinic, Health Law Clinic, and Social Enterprise Clinic), programs (Brown University Institute at Brown for Environmental and Society partnership, Dartmouth College Ethics Institute Internship Program, Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, Street Law Program, and Joint College of Arts and Sciences Program on Law, Public Policy, and Ethics), summer colloquia (UM Environmental Justice, Policy, & Science Consortium), and oral histories and documentary films (Oral History & Documentary Film Project).

Programs

The Center operates three programs: the Community Equity Lab, the Historic Black Church Program, and the Legal Profession Program. Program faculty, staff, and students collaborate with schools across the University of Miami as well as the Florida bar and bench; anti-poverty, civil rights, and environmental and public health organizations; and faith-based groups, nonprofit corporations, and civic and neighborhood associations.

Projects

The Community Equity Lab houses two projects: the Health Disparities Project and the Housing and Community Economic Development Project.

Community Impact

Since 1996, Center faculty and staff have trained more than 1,360 graduate and undergraduate fellows and interns, and collaborated with more than 47,672 civic leaders in anti-poverty, civil rights, environmental justice, and public health campaigns. Center faculty also have been widely cited in law journals and in the media.

Partners

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Recognition

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Faculty and Staff

Professor Anthony V. Alfieri

Director, Center for Ethics & Public Service
& Environmental Justice Clinic
Founder, Historic Black Church Program
aalfieri@law.miami.edu
305-284-2735

Lauren Madigan

Sr. Program Manager
lmadigan@law.miami.edu
305-284-9185

Galen Daniels

Program Coordinator
gdaniels@law.miami.edu
305-284-3934

Contact

Street Address

1311 Miller Drive, Room G287
Coral Gables, FL 33146-8087
Phone 305-284-3934
Fax: 305-284-1588
Galen Daniels; gdaniels@law.miami.edu

Mailing Address

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