MIAMI (February 16, 2011) – Florida International University College of Law Immigrant Children’s Justice Clinic student, Amber Glasper, argued before the Third District Court of Appeal today on a dependency matter.
Today’s argument marks the first time a student in an FIU Law Clinic has argued before a state appellate court. Amber Glasper, along with her student colleague Eric Ruben Huertas, drafted a brief on behalf of the appellant as part of their work in the FIU Immigrant Children’s Justice Clinic and today she had the opportunity to argue before the appellate court.
The Immigrant Children’s Justice Clinic, under the supervision of Assistant Clinical Professor Karen Pita Loor, allows FIU Law students to represent unaccompanied immigrant children in both state court and federal immigration proceedings. Most of the children represented are in detention in various immigration shelters throughout Miami-Dade County. The Immigrant Children’s Justice Clinic is supported by The Children’s Trust.
A decision in the matter is expected in the coming weeks.
Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school. The Princeton Review ranks FIU as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students and Hispanic Business has ranked FIU among the top ten law schools for Hispanics. The National Jurist ranks FIU among the top ten schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Sisk Report as 3rd in Florida for Faculty Scholarly Impact. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.