CHILD ADVOCACY AND FAMILY LAW

Supreme Court building
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Miami Law’s Children and Youth Law Clinic signed on to the amicus brief in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case to be argued in front of the Supreme Court of the United States this fall.

The case centers on...

foster children in a circle
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Student and faculty mentors and their foster-care teen mentees both reap rich rewards through interaction with the First Star University of Miami Academy.

A team of student and faculty mentors have been teaching entrepreneurial skills,...

graph
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Robert Latham, associate director and practitioner-in-residence at the Children & Youth Law Clinic, built an interactive website last year mapping the placements of every single child who passed through Florida’s Department of...

Rebekka Behrand and Robert Latham
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Rebekka Behr, Florida Youth Shine Fundraising Chair, a youth-led advocacy group working to improve the child welfare system and Robert Latham, Associate Director Children and Youth Law Clinic

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clinic students with client
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Clinic students with client; Maxine Latremoille

Seven years ago, Maxine Latremoille began as a social work intern in Miami Law's Children & Youth Law Clinic and never left. After graduating...

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...

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