CHILD ADVOCACY AND FAMILY LAW

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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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...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

As it prepares for its 20th anniversary, the Children & Youth Law Clinic is celebrating a string of victories for foster children in Florida. The wins establish rights and benefits for youth in cases involving developmental disabilities...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Consistently committed to public service, Mia Olsen’s journey to our nation’s capital involved numerous experiences working on behalf of children and families. At Miami Law, the 2010 graduate had the opportunity to begin developing her...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Danielle Verley  (in blue) speaking with other counsel.

Interns in the Children & Youth Law Clinic  obtained trial and appellate court rulings   that will allow two brothers with disabilities to remain in a stable...

Monday, February 3, 2014

From left-to-right: Sean Maye, Elizabeth Schwartz, Professor Charlton Copeland, Professor Kunal Parker, Judge Judy Rubenstein, Rebecca Salokar, Associate Dean Raquel Matas and Associate Dean Ileana Porras. (Photo: Miami Law)...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Katherine Zubizarreta, JD '11, stands in the corner of a packed juvenile courtroom in intense negotiation with a senior administrator from the Miami Dade Public Schools. Zubizarreta is an attorney for the Department of Children &...

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