Miami Law Clinics

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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.

The Clinic Experience

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 Assistance Clinic

The Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic at Miami Law offers pro bono legal services to low-income individuals who are dealing with bankruptcy.

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Children & Youth Law Clinic

The Children & Youth Law Clinic (CYLC) is an in-house, live-client clinic that represents children in foster care and former foster youth in dependency, health care, mental health, disability, independent living, education, immigration and other general civil legal matters.

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Environmental Justice Clinic

The Environmental Justice Clinic's work sits at the intersection of civil rights, environmental, poverty, and public health law, tackling issues in South Florida including climate change, displacement, contamination, environmental health, municipal equity, and more.

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Health Rights Clinic

The Health Rights Clinic is a medical legal partnership operated in collaboration with the UM Miller School of Medicine. Students participating in the Health Rights Clinic represent multiple clients in different legal matters related to health.

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Human Rights Clinic

The Human Rights Clinic (HRC), part of Miami Law’s Human Rights Program, works for the promotion of social and economic justice globally and in the U.S. Students gain firsthand experience in cutting-edge human rights litigation and advocacy at the local, national, regional, and international levels.

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Immigration Clinic

Established in the fall of 2009, the Immigration Clinic provides a challenging opportunity for students to advocate on behalf of immigrants in a wide variety of complex immigration proceedings.

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Innocence Clinic

The Innocence Clinic is dedicated to identifying and correcting wrongful convictions and is committed to exonerating innocent individuals and combating injustice.

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Investor Rights Clinic

The Investor Rights Clinic is a one-semester clinic staffed by second and third-year law students who represent under-served investors in securities arbitration claims against their brokers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

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Startup Clinic

The Startup Clinic (formerly "Startup Practicum") connects University of Miami School of Law students with new ventures in need of legal assistance.

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Tenants' Rights Clinic

The Tenants' Rights Clinic is designed to allow law students to represent low-income tenants in litigation and administrative hearings.

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