IMMIGRATION

US Supreme Court building
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic has filed a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief as counsel of record for the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Patel v. Garland — a case that will decide the scope of a key judicial review...

sign that says Sanctuary City
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Miami Law's commitment to immigration law and human rights law is center stage. A federal court ruled recently that key sections of Florida’s anti-sanctuary law violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution,...

Joy Purcell
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Joy Purcell, J.D. '08

Joy Purcell, JD’ 08, senior attorney at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Civil Rights, jumped at the opportunity to assist unaccompanied minors in reunifying...

Romy Lerner
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Romy Lerner

Overcoming barriers put up by the COVID-19 pandemic, Romy Lerner, associate director of the Immigration Clinic, worked with students this past semester to win asylum for two political...

zoom screen shot of students and professor smiling about victory
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Pictured Clockwise: 2L Angelina Petrosova, Professor and Immigration Clinic Director Rebecca Sharpless, 3L Olivia Parise, and 2L Jose Ortega

A class action lawsuit of Miami Law's Immigration Clinic...

Jose Ortega
Friday, June 25, 2021

 

Jose Ortega, 3L

The directors of the University of Miami School of Law clinics voted to confer the 2021 Markus Award on Jose Ortega, a rising third-year student, for the exemplary work he...

Client after being sworn in as a U.S. citizen
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

 

Client Rocio Cabrejos being sworn in as a U.S. citizen

Even though Rocio Cabrejos survived brain cancer twice, endured two rounds of brain surgery and other intensive treatments, the...

immigration clinic law students
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Client, supervising attorney Romy Lerner, 2L Tyler Koteskey, and 2L Maria Piselli outside of Miami Immigration Court

For ten years, Ana Reyes*, a law student and an activist with Venezuela’s...

immigration clinic client on a hospital bed
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

 

Immigration Clinic client

A lawsuit filed in April by the Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic seeks release from immigration detention of a 43-year-old father and resident of New Jersey who is...

Prof. Irwin Stotzky
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Professor Irwin Stotzky

Human rights expert and professor of law, Irwin Stotzky, recently had his book Jean v. Nelson: A Civil Rights Revolution in Immigration published by Twelve Tables...

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