CHILDREN & YOUTH CLINIC

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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Friday, January 19, 2018
First Star Academy

The room is filled with possibility, and promise. Ten soon-to-be ninth-graders, members of the University of Miami’s inaugural First Star Academy, are being taught to envision a future most of them would...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bringing such an ambitious program that works with at-risk youth to a college campus requires both visionary leadership and committed partners. The effort has been fueled by the passion of School of Law Professor Kele Stewart and the planning...

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...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In 1995, a 17-year-old undocumented Haitian was living alone on the streets of Miami. He was named Edou, before his parents abandoned him, but called himself Tyson. His only bright spark came from the midnight basketball league in a public...

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...

Friday, August 19, 2016

CLE-approved event by the Center for Ethics and Public Service and the Children and Youth Law Clinic

WHAT: In honor of their 20th anniversaries, the University of Miami School of Law’s Center for Ethics and...

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