Miami Scholars Make an Impact - On Campus, Domestically, Internationally

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Students who are selected and participate in the Miami Scholars Public Interest Program effect change and advocacy throughout campus, the community and worldwide. Applications for the competitive, prestigious program have a final deadline of April 1, 2019.  Take a look at how current Miami Scholars have made impacts:

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MIAMI SCHOLAR WINS NATIONAL AWARD
Third Year Student Candelario Saldana Recognized as CLEO Edge Honoree

As Miami Scholar Candelario Saldana looked out over the packed ballroom of elegant attendees at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., last month, he knew there were others like him but not nearly as lucky.

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MIAMI SCHOLARS AS LEADERS ON CAMPUS
Fostering Advocacy Across Miami Law - Student Public Interest Leadership Board

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.

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MIAMI SCHOLARS IN THE HUMAN RIGHTS CLINIC
Human Rights Clinic Address Officer-Perpetrated Gender Violence before European Court of Human Rights

On April 26, 2018, David Brame, then police chief of Tacoma, Washington, shot his wife in the head and then fatally shot himself in a mall parking lot. Crystal Brame died a week later.

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MIAMI SCHOLARS PROGRAM CONTRIBUTES TO EARNING HIGH RANKING
A+ Ranking for Public Interest Law Is Timely Prior to HOPE Public Interest Resource Center’s 20th Anniversary

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.”

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Interested in becoming a future Miami Scholar? APPLY TODAY - Final deadline is April 1, 2019. (Note this program requires a supplemental application in addition to the J.D. application.)

For more specifics, visit the Miami Scholars' section on the Financial Aid Scholarships page
 

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MIAMI SCHOLARS TAKE ON HOPE FELLOWSHIPS
In Washington, D.C. Former Math Teacher Turned HOPE Fellow Combats Disparities in Juvenile Justice System

This summer, HOPE Public Interest Resource Center granted HOPE Fellowships to 19 law students who are working to fill the access to justice gap across the United States. Among this summer’s fellows is 3L Miami Scholar Daniel Pollitt.

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MIAMI SCHOLARS HELP PARKLAND AND VICTIMS
Students Use Legal Education to Launch Initiatives for Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S.

In the aftermath of the February 14, 2018 school shooting that took place just 50 miles north of Miami Law, law students, many of whom graduated from MSD or have connections to the Parkland community, leaped in to action.

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BEFORE MIAMI SCHOLARS - MANY WERE IN THE TFA CORPS
Teach for America and Miami Law, from the Classroom to the Courtroom

Teach for America is a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequality through teaching and working with unwavering commitment from every sector of society to create a nation free of injustice. As a collective force, they fight for the aspirations of students and families. Those words could equally describe many of Miami Law’s students, especially those who were and are Miami Scholars, many of whom are TFA corps alums.

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MIAMI SCHOLARS PARTICIPATE IN ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK
From The Keys to FL Farmland – Spring Breakers Provide Legal Assistance to Hurricane Afflicted Communities

After Hurricane Irma devastated South Florida, the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, working with Miami Law's student-led Public Interest Leadership Board, was determined to create opportunities for law students to help impacted communities.

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