CHILD ADVOCACY AND FAMILY LAW

Interactive Map
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Robert Latham did something no one else has done. The associate director of the Children & Youth Law Clinic built an interactive website mapping the placements of every single child who passed through Florida’s Department of...

Bernie Perlmutter
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Professor Bernard Perlmutter

Professor Bernard “Bernie” Perlmutter, J.D. ’83, is an influential advocate for children whose voices need to be heard in the legal system. “I believe it is vital to...

Foster children
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Miami Law’s Children & Youth Law Clinic, along with other attorneys for children in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties and officials with the Florida Department of Children and Families, recently agreed to a settlement plan that...

Daniel Pollitt
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

This summer, HOPE Public Interest Resource Center granted HOPE Fellowships to 19 law students who are working to fill the access to justice gap across the United States. Among this summer’s fellows is 3L Miami Scholar Daniel Pollitt. Pollitt...

Northern District Courthouse
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

This February, the Children & Youth Law Clinic joined with other child advocates to bring a federal suit against the Florida Department of Children & Families for its failure to maintain safe and appropriate living arrangements for...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Florida Supreme Court ruled recently that juvenile courts cannot reject the dependency petitions filed on behalf of immigrant children without an evidentiary hearing. Professors Bernard Perlmutter and Rebecca Sharpless wrote amicus...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

main-cylc-long.jpg The Children and Youth Law Clinic has been working hard to change child welfare law in Florida. Students Isabel Jolicoeur and Elizabeth McIntosh, with supervisor Robert Latham, traveled...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Children & Youth Law Clinic Intern and second-year law student Frank Florio recently presented an oral argument before the Third District Court of Appeal. 

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Frank...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Arrest records can prevent young people from getting their first jobs or qualifying for certification in certain fields.  Recently, Miami Law’s Children and Youth Law Clinic educated youth on sealing and expunging arrest records at the...

Monday, November 21, 2016

Robert Latham, Clinical Instructor and Practitioner-in-Residence of the Children & Youth Law Clinic, was recently awarded the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program's Excellence in Advocacy Award. In the clinic, he teaches students who handle...

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