Miami Law Clinics

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clinic studentsThe Clinic Experience

Launched in 1995, Miami Law’s dynamic clinical program covers a broad range of practice areas and is infused with a deep commitment to social justice. Our clinics are taught primarily by full-time faculty who are experts and trailblazers in their field, as well as gifted teachers versed in clinical pedagogy.

Under close faculty supervision, students function as the lead lawyer responsible for all aspects of the case, transaction or policy project including developing strategy, interviewing clients and witnesses, negotiating with opposing counsel, drafting pleadings, contracts or policy reports, conducting trials or arbitrations, and other lawyering activities. The skills gained in clinic are transferable to any setting, and the experience is often transformative for students and clients alike.

We offer innovative and high-quality legal services to clients from some of Miami’s most under-resourced communities using delivery models that reach clients who would not otherwise have access to counsel. In addition to working with individual clients, all of our clinics include a law reform or community education component. Recognizing that complex problems require multi-disciplinary solutions, our clinics routinely engage in cross-clinic collaboration and interdisciplinary partnerships with University of Miami faculty and students in other disciplines like medicine, psychiatry, engineering, education and communications, to name a few.

Bankruptcy Clinic 

Offer pro bono legal services to low-income individuals dealing with bankruptcy in the Bankruptcy Clinic .

Children & Youth Law Clinic 

Represent former/current youth in foster care in dependency, health care, disability, education, immigration and other legal matters in the Children & Youth Law Clinic .

Environmental Justice Clinic

Serve low-income communities seeking fair treatment in the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws and policies in the Environmental Justice Clinic.

Health Rights Clinic 

Assist low-income, health-impaired clients through this Medical-Legal Partnership with the Miller School of Medicine in the Health Rights Clinic .

Human Rights Clinic

Practice law in the international, cross-cultural context of human rights litigation and advocacy in the Human Rights Clinic.

Immigration Clinic 

Advocate on behalf of immigrants in a wide variety of complex immigration proceedings in the Immigration Clinic.

Innocence Clinic 

Represent innocent individuals incarcerated for a minimum of 10 years who have new potentially exonerating evidence in the Innocence Clinic.

Investor Rights Clinic 

Represent under-served investors in securities arbitration claims against their brokers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in the Investor Rights Clinic.

Startup Clinic

Help new ventures in need of legal assistance in the Startup Clinic.

Tenants' Rights Clinic

Represent low-income tenants in litigation and administrative hearings primarily involving evictions and denial of affordable housing applications in the Tenants' Rights Clinic.

Clinic News

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Read news about real-world experiences of students and faculty participating in clinical programs.

See past Clinic e-Newsletters: Spring 2022Fall 2021Spring 2021,  Fall 2020,  Spring 2020Fall 2019Spring 2019Spring 2018Spring 2017Fall 2017Spring 2016Fall 2016Fall 2015

Contact / To Apply

For information contact your specific clinic of interest. For admissions information, visit the Clinics Admissions page.