University of Miami Health Rights Clinic

Medical legal partnership operated in collaboration with the UM Miller School of Medicine.
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Primary geographic focus: Florida
Organization type(s): Law School, Provider
Tags: Health Care, Medical-Legal Partnerships

Students participating in the Health Rights Clinic represent multiple clients in different legal matters related to health.

Law students function as the client’s primary advocate and conduct client intakes/ interviews, conduct legal research, file legal pleadings and legal documents, develop case strategies and theories, and provide representation in administrative hearings and court.


News Story

Law Schools, Students Join Forces For Veterans

Bobbie O’Brien
WUSF (local NPR, Tampa)
December 2, 2016
There’s a small but growing legal community in the U.S. that’s helping veterans with their benefits claims while working to improve the VA system.

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Did The Government Do Enough To Accommodate Disabled At D-SNAP Registration? Suit Says No

Wilson Sayre
WLRN (South Florida)
November 14, 2017
There’s an ongoing lawsuit that might reopen registration for some people with disabilities because, the suit claims, the lines to sign up were prohibitively long.

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Despite progress in backlog, thousands of Florida’s veterans still wait for benefits

Monica Disare
Miami Herald
August 10, 2014
As VA backlog keeps shrinking, thousands of Florida veterans still wait for their benefits.

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