ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CLINIC

block party
Friday, April 29, 2022

Block party in Miami

Failing air conditioner units, cracked foundations, and mold-filled walls are a few issues afflicting households in Miami-Dade County. And as the climate crisis continues to...

houses
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Due to continuing emissions of heat-trapping gases, the Earth’s climate is warming at an unprecedented rate, leading to widespread, severe impacts for societies, economies, and ecosystems. As is always the case, marginalized...

illustration of mom and boy in a house floating away in a flood
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

(Artwork created by Catherine Villalonga with (F)empower)

A University of Miami team was awarded a social justice grant from the University of Miami Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge (U-LINK) to...

Ashley Vazquez
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Ashley Vazquez, 3L (photo by Joshua Prezant)

Ashley Vazquez has always been fiercely driven and unfailingly empathetic. She has logged a young lifetime working with homeless women in Los Angeles'...

Elizabeth Fata Carpenter and Olivia Johnson
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Elizabeth Fata Carpenter, J.D. '16 and Olivia Johnson, 2L

Second-year law student Olivia Johnson and Miami Law alumna Elizabeth Fata Carpenter, J.D.' 16, are walking a similar path, with Carpenter...

Prof Jessica Owley
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Professor Jessica Owley (photo by Joshua Prezant)

Professor Jessica Owley is committed to providing local, national, and global learning opportunities for students in Miami Law’s Environmental Law...

image of map of Florida
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

University experts in marine science, environmental health, law, and engineering reflect on state and local leaders’ decisions during a crisis prompted by contaminated water spewing from an old phosphate retention pond.

Government leaders...

flooded neighborhood
Thursday, April 22, 2021

When natural disasters strike, neighborhoods distanced from the coastline and sitting at the highest elevations remain the most protected. However, this makes them a prime target for climate gentrification.

Climate...

Natalie Cavellier
Sunday, March 28, 2021

Before she started law school, you could probably find the HOPE Fellow alumna Natalie Cavellier in the water. A former college swimmer at UC Santa Cruz (where she wrote a thesis on Marine Protected Areas), one of the first things she did...

image of cityscape
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

As academics, advocates, and policymakers navigate the transition away from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy sources, and policies emerge within this transition, stakeholders are debating how to include issues of equity...

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