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Professor Michele DeStefano Presents at Microsoft and Ethics & Compliance Conference

Michele DeStefano

Professor Michele DeStefano recently presented at Microsoft where she spoke about innovation in law and transforming the way lawyers and business professionals partner to solve problems. Professor DeStefano, along with Lecturer in Law and LWOW Associate Director Erika Concetta Pagano, also participated in an Ethics & Compliance Conference in Washington D.C. where she spoke about “LawWithoutWalls (LWOW) – Compliance X & the 2015 Compliance ‘Projects of Worth:’ A Virtual Experience.” Professor DeStefano is the founder and director of LawWithoutWalls. She is also an expert in entrepreneurship and innovation in the law. Her scholarship focuses on the growing intersections between law and business and legal innovation.

Professor A. Michael Froomkin Gives Keynote Speech in Privacy and Security Symposium

A. Michael Froomkin

Professor A. Michael Froomkin , the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law, gave the keynote speech at the 2nd Annual Privacy Personas and Segmentation (PPS) Workshop in Ottawa, Canada, which is in connection with the larger Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) conference. He spoke on "Privacy Personae - US Legal (and Political) Considerations." Professor Froomkin currently teaches Internet Law, Administrative Law, Torts and Jurisprudence at Miami Law.


Professor Markus Wagner Gives Lecture on Autonomous Weapon Systems in Germany

Markus Wagner

Professor Markus Wagner was invited by Bucerius Law School’s alumni association to give a lecture titled “Tomorrow's Drones: The Debate about Autonomous Weapon Systems (Die Drohnen von Morgen: Die Debatte über Autonome Waffensysteme)" at the law school in Hamburg, Germany. The lecture was based on a number of articles published by Professor Wagner on autonomous weapon systems. His most recent article in this field was published by the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and is titled "The Dehumanization of International Humanitarian Law: Legal, Ethical, and Political Implications of Autonomous Weapon Systems". Professor Wagner teaches and writes in the areas of international law, constitutional law and comparative law. In addition to the topic of autonomy, he has also been a productive scholar in the area of international economic law.

Professor David Abraham Writes Emerging Issue Analysis for LexisNexis

David Abraham

Professor David Abraham recently issued a written “Emerging Issues Analysis” for LexisNexis on the “Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966: Past and Future.” Professor Abraham teaches Property, Immigration & Citizenship Law, Citizenship and Identity, Law and the Transition to Capitalism and Law and Social Theory. He has been widely published in each of those areas as well as serving as a frequent media commentator for American, German, and Israeli newspapers and television.


Professor of Legal Writing Alyssa Dragnich Presents at Legal Writing Conference

Alyssa Dragnich

Professor of Legal Writing Alyssa Dragnich recently presented at the Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference. Her presentation, “Uncomfortable Conversations: For Your Own Good or None of My Business?,” addressed the growing need for law professors to include the teaching of non-cognitive skills to prepare students to succeed in legal practice. Professor Dragnich teaches Legal Communication & Research Skills and upper-level writing electives.


Professor Richard Williamson Lectures in Germany on the Differences in the Legal Systems of Germany and the U.S.

Richard Williamson

Professor Richard Williamson recently lectured in German at the University of Marburg, Germany on “Einführung in das Recht der USA” (An Introduction to Law in the US), which dealt with differences in the legal systems of Germany and the US, with particular emphasis on differences in the structure and control of public law functions. Professor Williamson was a former Fulbright Professor at the University of Leipzig and did extensive research on the different approaches to federalism in environmental protection. He has published three works (two articles and a book chapter, two of which were in English and one in German) with Prof. Monika Böhm of Marburg. They are putting the final touches on an article in German on differing approaches to public law in the two countries. At Miami Law, Professor Williamson teaches introductory and advanced courses in environmental law, alternative dispute resolution, and courses and seminars on international law topics, including public international law, arms control and international environmental law. He is the Chair of the university-wide Faculty Senate.