PUBLIC INTEREST

HOPE students wearing HOPE t-shirt
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” This Margaret Mead quote, which is incorporated into many of the HOPE Public Interest...

Miami Law students at WOW Center
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Miami Law students at Halloween party at Chapman Partnership Homeless Shelter

Miami Law students share a deep commitment to serving the community via public service and student organizations, and...

Pamela Itzkowitch
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pamela Itzkowitch, J.D. ’08, knew that she was heading to law school with a commitment to using her skills to serve others. After completing her B.A. in English and Psychology, she originally considered pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical...

HOPE 20th anniversary artwork
Monday, December 3, 2018

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center’s 20th Year Celebration took place on campus on October 10, 2018. The event included the culmination of their week-long online auction to raise funds for summer public interest fellowships for law...

pre law magazine cover
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In the PreLaw Magazine’s Fall 2018 edition, University of Miami School of Law is one of only 12 U.S. law schools to receive an A+ rating for “Top Law Schools for Public Interest Law” in the article “The Best Schools for Doing Good.”...

Public Interest Leadership Board
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Public Interest Leadership Board (PILB) recently wrapped up an incredibly active year filled with initiatives that increased opportunities for public interest engagement on campus and in the community. PILB’s core initiatives are based...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

When a lawyer is committed to advocating for others who are marginalized in our legal system, it often leads to a lifelong career of public service. Allen Popper, JD ’85, is a public defender who has served The Legal Aid Society in New York...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Miami Scholars (L to R) Paul Nunez, Steven Strickland, Trinity Jordan, Caroline McGee, Valerie Toth, Erin Evashevski, Erin Fitzgerald and Alie Rothman with guest speaker Sharon Langer, JD ’79 (center), Director of Development, Disability...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It is well known that the Miami metropolitan area is home to one of the greatest wealth divides in the country. For rising 3L and Miami Public Interest Scholar Nejla Calvo, this growing wealth divide and lack of access to justice for some of...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

​Paulina Valanty speaks five languages, is a passionate advocate for passage of the Dream Act, and has set her sights on a career with the federal government.

“I am very happy and excited to join the Department of Homeland Security’s...

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