Miami Law Health Rights Clinic

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Students recommend this clinic for any 2L or 3L who wants to get a real feel for the practice of law. 2L Noel Pace elaborates on his experience winning two federal cases for disability and his opportunity to interface with the medical system while 2L Karshi Doshi talks about how you have autonomy and responsibility for cases but receive great supervision.

Health Rights Clinic

Law and medical students speak about their meaningful experiences in the Health Rights Clinic Medical Legal Partnership. Watch video

Julie Morgan

Julie Morgan, Class of 2013, talks about the value of interacting with clients. Watch video

Kayla Leland

Why did Kayla Leland, J.D. '12, value this clinic? "I got to do what I came to law school to do – be an attorney." Watch video

David Berk

David Berk, J.D. '12, discusses the benefits of the clinic and how he worked with clients from start to finish. Watch video

Ashley Dewelde

Ashley Dewelde, J.D. '12, not only participated as an intern but decided to come back to be a fellow in the Health Rights Clinic. Watch video

Kathryn Desire

Kathryn Desire, JD '11: "...instead of just reading about something in book, you're actually getting to apply your knowledge. Watch video


JoNel NewmanJoNel Newman, Esq. is the Director of Heath Rights Clinic and a Professor at Miami Law.

Flickr Watch video of Professor Newman where she discusses the clinic.


Read the Fall 2014 Newslettter


We provide legal services to the homeless and disabled veteran population of South Florida. Read More.



“Immigrant Medicaid” story aired nationally on the Al Jazeera American network

Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic Students Save the Life of Undocumented Farmworker

Why Miami's Health Rights Clinic Offers Veterans Free Legal Services - WLRN

University of Miami legal clinic helps secure benefits for ill Army veteran - The Miami Herald

Despite progress in backlog, thousands of Florida’s veterans still wait for benefits- The Miami Herald

Miami Herald - UM law students dig into healthcare policy to help a patient get life-saving treatment

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Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers

We are recognized by ETL - an organization dedicated to facilitating innovation and reform in legal education. Read More.

National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP)

NCMLP, a project of the GW University School of Public Health and Public Health Services' Department of Health Policy, has recognized our clinic's medical-legal partnership. Read More.

Access to Justice Clinical Course Project (A2J Clinic Project)

Our clinic is one of 6 law school clinics chosen to participate in and create a course kit. Read More.

CLEA Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project, 2010, Fred Hawkins and Matt Eandi


Patricia Elizee, JD '10, and Larisa Hernandez, JD '09 participated in the Health Rights Clinic and have opened their own firm specializing in areas of the law they practiced while in our clinic.