This is a single semester externship that offers a comprehensive set of legal services focused on assisting and empowering low-income individuals in their interaction with the bankruptcy system. Under the supervision of adjunct law faculty, the attorneys at Bankruptcy Bar Foundation of the Southern District and the mentors from the local bankruptcy bar, students represent debtors in bankruptcy cases and proceedings, meet with judges and local practitioners, participate in several joint classes with other local law schools’ bankruptcy clinics, and may be invited to attend events sponsored by the Bankruptcy Bar Association.
Students are required to attend the weekly class component.
Co-requisites: None required
Course Credit: 3
Grading: Academic Component (2 credits): Graded — Field Component (1 credit): Pass/Fail
Minimum Hourly Requirement: 16 hours per week
Eligible Students: 2L’s & 3L’s
Florida Bar Notice of Registrant Clearance: No
Clinic Location: Miami-Dade County
Faculty: Professor Maggie Abdo-Gomez
“Taking the Bankruptcy Clinic was one of my best decisions in law school. Both the course and clinic involved a decent amount of work reading what seem like obscure opinions, submitting weekly skills-based assignments, and attending various phases of bankruptcy court proceedings. I ended up using my exposure to the bankruptcy code and clinical experience to contribute on several client matters during my summer associate internship at Legal Services of Greater Miami.”