Learn about upcoming and previous Miami Law Human Rights Clinic events
Petty Offenses Symposium
September 20 - 21, 2019
Challenging Criminalization of Poverty,
Marginalization, and Gender Non-Conformity
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Home Truth - Public Film Screening
October 11, 2018
The clinic hosted a free film screening at UM’s Cosford Cinema of Home Truth, a documentary film about our Miami Law Human Rights Clinic client, domestic violence survivor/activist and litigant, Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales). Home Truth details Jessica’s extraordinary quest for justice that reached the U.S. Supreme Court and an international human right tribunal.
Former Vice President Joe Biden visits the University of Miami – It’s On Us Campaign Rally 2018
March 20, 2018
Biden Calls for a Change in Culture. Former Vice-President Joe Biden and Caroline Bettinger-López, Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director of the Human Rights Clinic spoke to about the importance of speaking up against campus sexual assault.
Gender Justice Convening
February 23-25, 2011
The clinic worked to organize the first Gender Justice of the Americas Conference in February 2011. The event focused on revitalizing and challenging the transnational dialogue regarding sexuality, violence, reproductive and human rights. This event brought together 150 advocates from 20 countries in the Americas.
The Louis Henkin Lecture Series on Human Rights
Louis Henkin, the prominent law professor at Columbia University School of Law, was one of the founders of the academic study of human rights and inspired a whole generation of human rights lawyers, scholars, and activists, including some of Miami Law's professors. Miami Law created a lecture series by illustrious speakers in his memory. See the full list of lectures below:
The Right to Property: Featuring José Enrique Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law. Click here to watch the March 2, 2017 lecture.
Examining Human Rights and Global Business – A New Frontier: Professor Michael Posner, New York University Stern School of Business. September 15, 2014.
Destroying What We Seek to Protect: Interrogation, Values and U.S. Foreign Policy: Lecture By Alberto Mora, JD ’81, Former General Counsel to the Navy. Click here to watch the September 30, 2013 lecture. Read Article.
Rights at War: The Interface between Human and Constitutional Rights and the Laws of Armed Conflict: Lecture by Sarah H. Cleveland, the Louis Henkin Professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Law at Columbia University Law School. Click here to watch the September 13, 2012 lecture.
Obama's War on Terror: Change We Can Believe In?: This first lecture was by David D. Cole, the John Carroll Research Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and prominent civil liberties lawyer, scholar and frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. Click here to watch the November 11, 2010 lecture.