University of Miami’s Health and Elder Law Clinic wins praise

The University of Miami Law School’s Health and Elder Clinic received the prestigious Clinical Legal Education Association’s Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case of Project after their work with the Haitian Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Process.

TPS allows Haitians who resided in the United States prior to the earthquake to remain in the country legally. The Clinic was recognized for their work in making TPS applications more accessible and established a historic TPS Project alternative spring break program. In addition, the Clinic developed a comprehensive TPS training and processing model that may be universally deployed at any legal service institution or law school clinic.

The award was formally presented at the Association of American Law School Clinical Legal Education Section’s national business meeting in May.