University of Miami School of Law

The following University of Miami School of Law students have received fellowships from Equal Justice America. These fellowships were made possible by contributions from UM law alumni. We look forward to putting many more University of Miami law students to work providing vitally needed legal assistance to the poor.

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(Equal Justice America is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation unaffiliated with any law school.)

Please click the links below to read more about the students’ EJA Fellowships.


“Overall, this summer was an amazing learning experience for me, I feel like I was given a wide variety of tasks including, but not limited to: interviewing clients, research and writing legal memoranda, representing clients as Administrative Hearings, and community outreach. I attended various trainings involving other fields of public interest and I learned the differences between individual lawyering and community lawyering. This placement definitely enhanced my desire to find a career in public interest.” –Amanda Powell, University of Miami School of Law, EJA Summer Fellow 2015 & 2016

Summer 2018
  • Daniel Bujan worked at Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland, CA.
Summer 2016
  • Amanda Powell worked at The Door’s Legal Services Center in New York City.
Summer 2015
Summer 2013
  • Scott Cummings worked at the Legal Aid Society of Broward County in Plantation, FL.
Summer 2012
Summer 2010
  • Scott Edelsberg worked at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.
Summer 2009
  • Rita Kapadia worked at the Urban Justice Center in New York City.
Summer 2008
  • Dena Neunzig worked at Legal Services of Southern Piedmont in Charlotte, NC.
Spring 2006
  • Brian Barish worked at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc (LSGMI).
Fall 2005
  • Michael Hoffman worked at LSGMI.

    The letter reprinted below is from Maria L. Soto the Deputy Director of LSGMI.