First Leg of Law Clinic’s Annual Miami Exchange


The Law Clinic was recently visited by four students from the University of Miami Health Right Clinics as the first part of the annual student exchange took place. The second part of the exchange will take place in April 2017, and will see four of our students and a supervisor spend four day in Miami.

During their four days with us, the Miami students were able to experience a range of the different aspects of our Clinic’s work as well as get a flavour of what Glasgow has to offer.

Having arrived on the Wednesday afternoon, the students went straight from the airport to an Initial Advice Clinic. Over the next two days they were fully immersed in the work of the Clinic, sitting in on initial client interviews, learning how we handle cases and learning about all of our projects. All along the way, there were detailed discussions of how the two clinics’ approaches differed and what we might learn from one another.

However, the exchange was not all work and no play.  The Miami students were treated to a traditional Scottish ceilidh on the Friday night and on the Saturday they were given a full tour of the city, including a visit to the People’s Palace as well as the Necropolis.  The intrepid travellers then set off for Miami early on the Sunday morning.

Commenting after the visit, Law Clinic Director Professor Donald Nicolson said:

“The annual exchange between ourselves and the Health Rights Clinic is an opportunity for us to reflect on our work as we get perspectives from the outside. The Miami students are able to share with us their views on our work and how it compares to what they do in Miami.

When our students visit the Health Rights Clinic in May, I am sure they will be able to also offer valuable insight into their work, and we can gain some great ideas that we can incorporate into our work.”