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Miami Law's Clinical Programs Jump to 24 in Latest U.S. News Rankings

“I’m very proud that the clinical program at the University of Miami is now ranked as the 24th-best in the country in the latest U.S. News & World Report specialty rankings of law school programs, says Dean Anthony E. Varona. "I congratulate the many members of our faculty, staff, and students who have contributed to this success. Miami Law’s reputation for exceptional clinical education is well deserved, thanks to their hard work.”

Miami Law Professor Kele Stewart

Kele Stewart Selected to Editorial Board of Clinical Law Review and as Bellow Scholar

Kele Stewart, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Co-Director of the Children & Youth Law Clinic, was recently selected to join the editorial board of the Clinical Law Review, and was named as a 2021-2022 Bellow Scholar. The Bellow Scholar Program selects scholars every two years to recognize and support innovative research proposals, and the Clinical Law Review is considered the foremost scholarly journal for experiential education. 

A barbed wire fence

Immigration Clinic Toils to Protect Detainees from COVID-19

As part of a class action lawsuit, the Immigration Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law filed with partners against U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement to help protect immigrants held in South Florida detention centers who—without soap, gloves, and masks and shuttered in crowded conditions as they suffered endless delays in their cases—were especially susceptible to the spreading coronavirus. 

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

Health Rights Clinic Secures Disability Exemption and Ensures Citizenship for Two-Time Brain Cancer Survivor

Even though Rocio Cabrejos survived brain cancer twice, endured two rounds of brain surgery and other intensive treatments, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services twice wrongfully denied the 54-year-old mother the medical certification for a disability exception for her citizenship exam. Enter the Health Rights Clinic.

Yelan Escalona, 3L (top left); Katie Johnson, 2L (top right) and Andrea Ochoa Lozano, 3L (bottom)

Investor Rights Clinic Fellows Conduct Clinic’s First Virtual Mediation

Student fellows with Miami Law’s Investor Rights Clinic created a settlement strategy and presentation for what would be a 10-hour mediation against a broker-dealer firm. They focused on identifying key witnesses, preparing examinations, and working with experts to finalize liability and damages arguments.

Gabriela Valentín Díaz

3L Gabriela Valentín Díaz Receives Prestigious Bertha Justice Fellowship to Work at Earthrights International

The Human Rights Clinic fellow was recently selected to receive the prestigious fellowship, which helps train the next generation of social justice lawyers to work in the areas of advocacy, corporate accountability, climate justice, and Indigenous peoples’ rights.


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