Professor Rebecca Sharpless
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Rebecca Sharpless, Professor of Clinical Legal Education & Director of Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic, joined the faculty in the Fall of 2009 and directs and teaches immigration law. She researches and writes in the areas of...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018




Rebecca Sharpless
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Rebecca Sharpless
University of Miami School of Law
Director of Immigration Clinic
305-284-3576 or 6092

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (December 19, 2017) –...

Students Candelario Saldana & Pablo Pazos
Friday, December 1, 2017

Earlier this year, Miami-Dade County started to enforce federal immigration law in its jails. Reacting to the Trump Administration’s anti-sanctuary city policies, Miami-Dade began holding people beyond the end of their criminal cases for...

2L students with client
Friday, December 1, 2017

In a recent victory in immigration court, students from Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic prevented the deportation of a Roma man from the Czech Republic. Roma are a heavily-persecuted, largely impoverished community in Europe. In the last few...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Clients with students Juanita Solis and Valori Corral-Nava

Students in Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic recently prevailed in...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

U.S. Citizen Illegally Jailed Under Controversial ‘Immigration Detainer’ Directive

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 5, 2017) – The University of Miami School of Law’s Immigration Clinic has filed a federal suit...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

main-long-immigration.jpg On January 25, 2017, President Trump signed two executive orders expanding immigration enforcement across the nation. Students at the Immigration Clinic witnessed the repercussions...
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...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Around the world, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex community face discrimination, persecution, and torture simply because of their identities or whom they love. In the last year, Miami Law’s Immigration...