Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education Caroline Bettinger-Lopez recently participated at a human rights training for lawyers and advocates called “Protecting Women's Rights: International Law and Advocacy” at the UC Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. She discussed violence against women as a human rights violation. Prof. Bettinger-Lopez is the director of the Human Rights Clinic at Miami Law. Her scholarship, advocacy, and teaching concern international human rights law and advocacy, violence against women, gender and race discrimination, immigrants' rights, and clinical legal education.
Jill Barton and Rachel H. Smith, Professors of Legal Writing and Lecturers in Law, recently presented at the 2014 Biennial Conference for the Legal Writing Institute, the second largest organization of law professors in the United States. Their presentation, “Thinking Deeper: Introducing ‘Anchors’ to Help Students Read Authorities More Carefully and Deepen their Legal Analysis” discussed their pioneering concept of “anchors.” This concept appears in Barton and Smith’s recently published legal writing textbook, The Handbook for the New Legal Writer, which is the assigned text for Miami Law’s innovative 1L course Legal Communication and Research Skills (LComm) program. Professors Barton and Smith are founding faculty of the LComm program and also teach courses in judicial writing, advanced persuasive techniques, and storytelling.
Lecturer in Law Jan L Jacobowitz participated in the Outlook Ethics panel at the recent Florida Bar Annual Conference in Orlando. The panel engaged the audience in an interactive discussion about professionalism and ethics with a particular focus on the use of electronic communication and social media in the practice of law. Jacobowitz is the director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program, which is a 2012 ABA Gambrell Award recipient. She is on the board of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and is APRL's liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism. Jacobowitz also teaches Mindful Ethics: Professional Responsibility for Lawyers in the Digital Age and Social Media and the Law.