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On November 10, 2021, the American Caribbean Law Initiative (ACLI) conducted a virtual Law clinic and a virtual conference entitled “Managing Social Crisis While Delivering Justice Through Law, Technology & Teaching: A Look Ahead.” In addition, The Office of Externship and Pro Bono Programs were the co-sponsors of the “Law Student for a Day” event, where students from over 20 schools from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties attended. During the event, middle and high school students had the opportunity to participate in a Mock Moot of three legal problems.

“This is a great opportunity to increase your knowledge and be better,” said Professor Phyllis Kotey. “As citizens, it’s important to know your rights and understand them.”

The main focus of the event was for the participants to gain a better understanding of their rights and with this knowledge become better citizens. Additionally, students learned about law school and a range of specific law specialties such as criminal law. Furthermore, current FIU Law students also provided insights and education to the participants throughout the day. Overall, the event saw about 600 middle and high school students joined the event.

Click here to learn more about the 2021 ACLI Conference.