Resources

This video highlights the multi-disciplinary aspect of the Health Rights Clinic Medical Legal Partnership at the University of Miami. Medical Professors in charge of the clinical portion of the program discuss the benefits of bringing legal, medical, and social perspectives together in the same...
Professors JoNel Newman and Melissa Swain, who teach the Health Rights Clinic Medical Legal Partnership at the University of Miami School of Law, provide insight about their teaching methods and course model. The professors discuss providing students with exposure to multiple areas of law and...
This video highlights the Health Rights Clinic Medical Legal Partnership at the University of Miami School of Law. Several current and former students of the clinic reflect upon the unique nature and benefits of participating in the clinic. The experiential learning, multi-disciplinary approach,...
In this video, several individuals affiliated with the Health Rights Clinic Medical Legal Partnership and the University of Miami School of Law discuss the benefits of the multi-disciplinary clinical program. Professor JoNel Newman and others discuss the areas of law, practical skills, and the...
This award nomination describes the Haitian TPS Project, an initiative started by the Health Rights Clinic at the University of Miami. As part of the project, clinic participants helped Haitian immigrants residing in the United States gain Temporary Protected Status after the earthquake in 2010...
The article reviews the pilot study of the Effect Lawyer Client Communication Project (ELCC), which focuses on the initial client-lawyer interview based upon it’s importance in determining client retention and satisfaction. The study also purports that the initial interview is the one unit of...
This survey asks potential clients of the Health Rights Clinic at the University of Miami to assess the communicative skills of their interviewer—a law student taking part in the clinic. The survey seeks to gauge the comfort level created by the law student after his/her first meeting with the...
This short client profile details the issues facing a particular client within the Health Rights Clinic Medical Legal Partnership at the University of Miami, and serves as a simulation exercise for students. The profile details facts and issues relevant to the work required of participants in the...
This complaint demonstrates the work done on behalf of a client as part of the Medical Legal Partnership at the University of Miami. Specifically, the complaint asks for review of the plaintiff’s denial of his naturalization petition, as well as alleges that the plaintiff was denied equal access to...
This law review article from the Indiana Health Law Review describes the interdisciplinary Medical-Legal Clinic at the University of Miami. Within the article, JoNel Newman discusses the lessons learned in the process of collaboration between the medical and legal programs. The article also details...
The presentation outlines seven specific documents (i.e. living will, DNR order, etc.) that lead to permanency planning for patients participating in the Health Rights Clinic at the University of Miami. For each of the seven documents, the presentation contains a brief description of the document’s...
Designed as a reference for participants of the clinic, the Health Rights Clinic Student Handbook explains the program in detail by describing the goals, guidelines, requirements, and procedural requirements for participants. The handbook also contains an appendix complete with all of the...
The Clinic Overview sets forth the primary objectives of the medical legal partnership clinic, as well as outlines goals, expectations, and prerequisites of the course. The document also describes the logistics of the clinic in detail—noting the various locations, scheduling, and primary...
This syllabus contains required readings, class policies, and general pertinent information for the Health Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law. Additionally, the document contains a breakdown of weekly reading assignments categorized by particular subjects within the content area...

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