Rebecca Sharpless, Director of the Immigration Clinic, will be speaking at the Dade County Bar Association's Immigration Committee on detention standards and immigration reform after the presidential election. Professor Sharpless writes and speaks widely on immigration law and participates in events such as the annual conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and seminars of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. She has also been a presenter at national and local trainings and conferences, including trainings of judges, law clerks, and advocates.Professor
Jessica Carvalho Morris, director of Miami Law's International Graduate Law Programs, recently returned from Brazil where she was invited to lecture on the War on Terror at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, and by the Brazilian Bar Association in Sao Paulo to lecture on the Evolution of the War on Terror from Bush to Obama. In Rio de Janeiro, Morris was invited to give a lecture to Masters and Ph.D. students as well as faculty at Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Rio de Janeiro on "Legal Aspects of the War on Terror in the U.S.: A Human Right's Perspective." In Recife, the fifth largest city in the country, Morris lectured on the "Political and Legal Aspects of the International War on Terror" at the Federal University of Pernambuco, a top public Brazilian university. Morris also held an open discussion with students from the Masters Program in international human rights law at the Federal university. She discussed various topics, including torture, violence against women, children's rights, indigenous rights, among others.
Scott Rogers and Jan Jacobowitz's book, Mindfulness & Professional Responsibility: A Guidebook for Incorporating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum has been selected as recommended reading for the Mindfulness in Legal Education Workshop held at Berkeley Law School. Rogers, a nationally recognized expert in the area of mindfulness in law, is founder and director of Miami Law's Mindfulness in Law Program where he teaches a variety of classes that integrate mindfulness into the curriculum. Rogers is author of several mindfulness books including Mindfulness for Law Students and The Six-Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primer for Lawyers. Jacobowitz is the director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program, which is a 2012 ABA Gambrell Award recipient. She recently authored "The Benefits of Mindfulness for Litigators" in Litigation Magazine and a chapter on Professionalism and Mindfulness for the forthcoming ABA book, The Essential Qualities of a Professional Lawyer.Lecturers in Law
Professor Donald Jones's new book, Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma explores—and demystifies—the politics in which the gulf between the inner city and suburbia have come to signify not only a socio-economic dividing line, but a new socio-cultural divide as well.
Professor Patricia Brown says "The offshore voluntary disclosure programs are, as I understand it, about avoiding criminal tax liability," in the article "Is Offshore Tax Evasion Costing Me, You & Uncle Sam Billions?" at Card Hub.