MIAMI LAW HOPE Public Interest Resource Center Events, Announcements and Resources for Week of January 23, 2012

Upcoming Events on Campus

Monday, January 30th, Public Interest and Experiential Learning Fair, 12:30 – 2 pm, Bricks:
Speak with directors, staff and students about the various clinics, centers and programs offering legal advocacy opportunities at Miami Law.

Wednesday, February 1st, Public Interest Lecture Series featuring Marissa Leichter, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, A110A: Join us for lunch and an informal discussion with Marissa Leichter, Esq., Senior Attorney at the Miami Dade Guardian ad Litem Program. See attached flyer for details. Lunch will be provided. Click here to RSVP.

Wednesday, February 1st, An Evening With the Honorable Rosemary Barkett, 6 – 8 pm, Student Lounge: Join Judge Rosemary Barkett, Circuit Judge of the US Court of Appeals, for a frank discussion about legal matters we question. RSVP to Amy Perez.

Upcoming Events in the Community

Thursday, January 26th, Small Claims Clinic, 5 – 8pm, Legal Services of Greater Miami: Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. and Dade County Legal Aid Society’s Put Something Back program work together to host a Small Claims Court Clinic. Law students have the opportunity to conduct client intake and sit side-by-side with attorneys assisting low-income individuals, who cannot afford an attorney, with initiating their own small claims case. Spanish and Creole interpreters are also needed. Email Daniela Gordon if interested.

Friday, January 27th, Human Trafficking Conference, 8:30 am – 12 pm, FIU College of Law: The Hispanic National Bar Association, Florida International University College of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law’s HALSA and CASBA are hosting a candid discussion on the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Florida and the U.S. A panel of experts from a variety of sectors will discuss the issue of human trafficking, the culture of violence and exploitation that fuels it, and how we can work to combat one of the most widespread and deadly problems of our time. RSVP by January 25th to S. Ramirez.  

Saturday, January 28th,
WalkAbout Autism, 9 – 11am, Sun Life Stadium
: Join the Public Interest Leadership Board and the SBA as it participates in The Dan Marino Foundation’s Second Annual walk that raises crucial funds for the autism community of South Florida. Please contact Rayni Rabinovitz for more information about registering.

Thursday, February 23 – 24th, Dade County High School Mock Trial Competition, Hyatt Regency Downtown: The Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section and the Miami  Dade County  Public Schools are
looking for volunteer judges for the competition.
Each judging session takes approximately 3 hours and there are morning and afternoon sessions on both dates. If you are interested in judging the competition, please contact Eric A. Hernandez.


Interested in a Legal Advocacy Alternative Break (LAAB)? Law students are welcome to submit proposals for Spring LAAB (March 12 – 16) in groups of 3-8 people. Students will need to submit a proposal (attached) regarding the organization with which they would like to volunteer and describing the type of legal advocacy work in which the group will be engaged. The Spring 2012 LAAB proposal is due on January 31st.

Sign up for the Kaplan for Doctors Without Borders Challenge! For every student that signs up, Kaplan with donate $1 to Doctors without Borders. Click here to sign up.

Join the ABA Law Student Division 2012-2013 Leadership Team! Visit the website for the specific eligibility requirements, nomination/application forms, deadlines, and delivery instructions.

Summer Resources

Check out Equal Justice Work’s Winter 2012 Law School Update for summer opportunities!

For additional upcoming events and project dates, please visit the HOPE Calendar.