Human Rights Clinic: Events

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Learn about upcoming and previous Miami Law Human Rights Clinic events

 

Upcoming Events

 

Defending the Human Rights of Migrants Lecture Series Presents:
SB 168: Florida’s New Anti-Immigrant Law

Monday, September 16
12:30 PM

Florida's New Anti-Immigrant Law Lecture

A panel discussion about SB 168: Florida’s New Anti-Immigrant Law

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Petty Offenses Symposium

September 20 - 21, 2019

Petty Offenses Symposium

Challenging Criminalization of Poverty,
Marginalization, and Gender Non-Conformity

Visit the webpage for additional information

 

Prior Events

 

 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me

June 20, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me

Jessica Lenahan & her family

The Human Rights Clinic, the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP sponsored a special performance of the Broadway hit,

What the Constitution Means to Me

Dedicated to Jessica Lenahan,

Plaintiff in Town of Castle Rock v. Jessica Gonzales and Petitioner in Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States of America.

Jessica’s case was featured in the play.

Playwright/Actor Heidi Schreck dedicated her June 20th show to honor Jessica Lenahan and to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the deaths of Jessica’s beautiful daughters, Rebecca, Katheryn, and Leslie Gonzales.

 

 

Living at Risk: Transgendered Women, HIV, and Human Rights in South Florida

March 21, 2019

A panel with Megan McLemore, Human Rights Watch and Rajee Narinesingh , Trans Activist and actressthat discussed the Human Rights Watch Report: Living at Risk: Transgender Women, HIV, and Human Rights in South Florida which details how state and federal policies affect trans women’s access to HIV treatment and other healthcare in South Florida.

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Diversity in Law

March 20, 2019

A panel with visiting professor Joe Tringali as moderator, and distinguished members of the legal community including Honorable U.S. District Court Judge Darrin P. Gayles, Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Abraham, Ana Romes, JD ’12, Nancy Abudu, Esq. , and Grace Mead, Esq. discussing their own experiences regarding challenges facing adversity and how to embrace intersectionality and overcoming adversity on their path to success. This was followed by a networking event with lawyers, community members, and students. This event was co-sponsored by over 43 organizations including Ackerman, the ACLU, Carina Mask, Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association, and International Moot Court Program.

 

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Documentary Screening: Free Men

March 6, 2019

A screening of Free Men, a documentary featuring the trials and tribulations of Kenneth Reams whom at age 18 was convicted for capital murder without firing a bullet, becoming the youngest inmate on Arkansas death row.  Trapped in solitary confinement for 25 years, Reams transcended past his prison walls through painting and poetry.

 

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Documentary Screening: Militia Man

February 18, 2019

A Screening of Militia Man, a documentary focusing on the trial held by the International Criminal Court, “ICC,” for Germain Katanga and his war crimes. The screening was shortly followed by director Lisa Clifford, a British journalist and filmmaker who has reported on the ICC for years.

 

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Are You Interested in a Career in Human Rights?

February 7, 2019

A panel discussion with distinguished faculty and practitioners including Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, a Director and Professor of Clinical Education, Tamar Ezer, an Associate Director and Lecturer in Law, Denisse Cordova Montes, a Practitioner-in-Residence and Lecturer in Law,  Samantha Knights QC, a barrister at Matrix, UK and Adjunct Professor, Oscar Londoño, a Skadden Fellow at Community Justice Project, and Charlotte Cassel, a Deputy Director at Lotus House Women’s Shelter, about their pathways and work in human rights law.

 

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 2018

Home Truth - Public Film Screening

October 11, 2018

Home Truth

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.

 

Read the Home Truth Program

Watch the livestream of Home Truth

 

 

Former Vice President Joe Biden visits the University of Miami – It’s On Us Campaign Rally 2018

March 20, 2018

Joe Biden and Caroline Bettinger-Lopez

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.

 

 2011

Gender Justice Convening

February 23-25, 2011

Geneder Justice of the Americas Conference Report Cover

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.

Read the report

 

 

 

 

 

The Louis Henkin Lecture Series on Human Rights

Louis Henkin

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:

 Lecture Series

Support Us


CONTACT INFORMATION

Human Rights Clinic
University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive, E295A
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-284-1678
Fax: 305-284-6093


LEADERSHIP

Caroline Bettinger-López
Caroline Bettinger-López
Professor of Law & Director, Human Rights Clinic


 

Tamar Ezer
Tamar Ezer
Associate Director, Practitioner-in-Residence Human Rights Clinic & Lecturer in Law


 

Denisse Montes
R. Denisse Córdova Montes
Practitioner in Residence
Human Rights Clinic & Lecturer in Law


STAFF

Rose Dominguez
Senior Manager
(305) 284-4542
rdominguez@law.miami.edu

 

SUPPORT THE COURAGE PROJECT

The Human Rights Clinic works to strengthen the law enforcement response to domestic violence and sexual assault locally in Miami, nationally, and globally through the COURAGE in Policing Project.

 

PHOTOS

See more photos of the Human Rights Clinic in action on Flickr


Carrie Bettinger Lopez with Joe Biden
Human Rights Clinic Director (and former White House Advisor Against Women) Caroline Bettinger-Lopez with former Vice President Biden at the It's On Us Rally at the University of Miami (March 20, 2018).

clinic students
Human Rights Clinic students Maria Rodriguez, Riva Ryan, and Danielle Befeler attended the YWCA Congressional Hearing on eliminating racism and empowering women in Washington DC (April 25, 2018).

Charlotte Cassel, 3L, makes opening remarks during a thematic hearing before the IACHR.
Charlotte Cassel, 3L, makes opening remarks during a thematic hearing before the IACHR.

James Slater, 3L, delivers statement on immigration and deportations to Haiti before the UN Human Rights Committee
James Slater, 3L, delivers statement on immigration and deportations to Haiti before the UN Human Rights Committee

Support Us


CONTACT INFORMATION

Human Rights Clinic
University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive, E295A
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-284-1678
Fax: 305-284-6093


LEADERSHIP

Caroline Bettinger-López
Caroline Bettinger-López
Professor of Law & Director, Human Rights Clinic


 

Tamar Ezer
Tamar Ezer
Associate Director, Practitioner-in-Residence Human Rights Clinic & Lecturer in Law


 

Denisse Montes
R. Denisse Córdova Montes
Practitioner in Residence
Human Rights Clinic & Lecturer in Law


STAFF

Rose Dominguez
Senior Manager
(305) 284-4542
rdominguez@law.miami.edu

 

SUPPORT THE COURAGE PROJECT

The Human Rights Clinic works to strengthen the law enforcement response to domestic violence and sexual assault locally in Miami, nationally, and globally through the COURAGE in Policing Project.

 

PHOTOS

See more photos of the Human Rights Clinic in action on Flickr


Carrie Bettinger Lopez with Joe Biden
Human Rights Clinic Director (and former White House Advisor Against Women) Caroline Bettinger-Lopez with former Vice President Biden at the It's On Us Rally at the University of Miami (March 20, 2018).

clinic students
Human Rights Clinic students Maria Rodriguez, Riva Ryan, and Danielle Befeler attended the YWCA Congressional Hearing on eliminating racism and empowering women in Washington DC (April 25, 2018).

Charlotte Cassel, 3L, makes opening remarks during a thematic hearing before the IACHR.
Charlotte Cassel, 3L, makes opening remarks during a thematic hearing before the IACHR.

James Slater, 3L, delivers statement on immigration and deportations to Haiti before the UN Human Rights Committee
James Slater, 3L, delivers statement on immigration and deportations to Haiti before the UN Human Rights Committee