Environmental Justice Clinic

Environmental Justice

The Environmental Justice Clinic provides rights education, interdisciplinary research, and public policy resources to low- and moderate-income communities seeking fair treatment and meaningful involvement in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies, including incinerator contamination and industrial pollution. Fieldwork: Coconut Grove Village West, the City of Miami, and Miami-Dade County. 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as "the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies." By design, environmental justice blends many of the principles from the civil rights and environmental movements to promote the equitable distribution of environmental burdens and benefits regardless of race, income or ethnicity.


Old Smokey Information Sheet

Old Smokey Questionnaire


Application for 2017-2018

Environmental Justice: In the News

"Environmental Justice Intern Nico Sedivy, '17 Center for Ethics and Public Service" - BrownConnect Blogpost
“Commissioner Sarnoff: Toxic Soil at Merrie Christmas Park Will Be Removed Soon” –Miami New Times
“Community group hopes to buy controversial Coconut Grove trolley garage” – Miami Herald
“Miami may change course on clean-up of toxic park” – Miami Herald
“City Quietly Labels Toxic Parks “Brownfield Sites,” Limiting Neighborhood Input In Cleanup” – Miami New Times
“Miami finds millions to clean, reopen contaminated sites” - Miami Herald
“Miami has a $10 million plan to reopen toxic parks” – Miami Herald
“Parts of Colonial Drive Park Closed Due to Toxic Soil” – CBS Miami
“Toxic soil forces closure of fields” – Miami Herald
"City inaction on polluted soil angers residents" – Miami Herald
"Contaminated soil found in Blanche Park" – Miami Herald
"Workers drill down for tainted soil samples in Coconut Grove park" – Miami Herald

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Meena Jagannath
Supervising Attorney

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Mailing Address
University of Miami School of Law
Center for Ethics & Public Service
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, Florida 33124-8087

Street Address:
1311 Miller Drive, Room G287
Coral Gables, FL 33146-8087
Phone: 305-284-3934
Fax: 305-284-1588
E-mail: Ebonie Carter, ecarter1@law.miami.edu

Anthony V. Alfieri is Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar and Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service (CEPS) and Founder and Director of the Historic Black Church Program.