CHILDREN & YOUTH CLINIC

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, April 19, 2017

Children & Youth Law Clinic Intern and second-year law student Frank Florio recently presented an oral argument before the Third District Court of Appeal. 

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Arrest records can prevent young people from getting their first jobs or qualifying for certification in certain fields.  Recently, Miami Law’s Children and Youth Law Clinic educated youth on sealing and expunging arrest records at the...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In 1995, a 17-year-old undocumented Haitian was living alone on the streets of Miami. He was named Edou, before his parents abandoned him, but called himself Tyson. His only bright spark came from the midnight basketball league in a public...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

“Interns in the Clinic don’t just learn the law, they make the law.”  These words, often used by Children & Youth Law Clinic founder Bernard Perlmutter to describe the Clinic’s work, couldn’t be truer this semester.  Students...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Consistently committed to public service, Mia Olsen’s journey to our nation’s capital involved numerous experiences working on behalf of children and families. At Miami Law, the 2010 graduate had the opportunity to begin developing her...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Danielle Verley  (in blue) speaking with other counsel.

Interns in the Children & Youth Law Clinic  obtained trial and appellate court rulings   that will allow two brothers with disabilities to remain in a stable...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Evan Goldman, JD ’99, Ernst Pirre-Louis, and Suzanne Driscoll, JD '89 Full Size Photo

Evan J. Goldman thought he would stay inside the Washington D.C. Beltway for his entire career. The West Palm Beach native...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Katherine Zubizarreta, JD '11, stands in the corner of a packed juvenile courtroom in intense negotiation with a senior administrator from the Miami Dade Public Schools. Zubizarreta is an attorney for the Department of Children &...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Professor Bernard Perlmutter, Director of the Children & Youth Law Clinic, delivered a talk at the 33rd International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Amsterdam, on a panel discussing Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Judicial...

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