Professor David Abraham delivered his paper “The Meaning and Measure of American Equal Protection Law” at an international conference on “Constitutionalism and Justice” in Hannover, Germany sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation. At the international Council on European Studies meetings in Paris, Professor Abraham delivered two papers, one titled “Migration and the Welfare State in an Age of Retrenchment,” and another on “Immigration Law as the Last Bastion of Westphalian Sovereignty.”
Lexis/Nexis recently also published Professor Abraham’s essay on “The Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966: Past and Future,” in which he explains the politics of the special Cuban immigration law in the context of recent changes in U.S./Cuban relations. 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.
Jan L. Jacobowitz is one of the co-authors of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers ( APRL) recently released Lawyer Advertising Report. This publication is garnering national attention related to the Report's call for revision and simplification of attorney advertising regulations across the country. She is the Director of Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) at Miami Law. Under her direction, PREP was a 2012 recipient of the ABA’s E. Smythe Gambrell Award---the leading national award for a professionalism program. Jacobowitz has presented more than one hundred PREP Ethics CLE Seminars and has written and been a featured speaker or panelist on topics such as Legal Ethics in Social Media, Technology and Advertising, Lawyer’s First Amendment Rights, Cultural Awareness in the Practice of Law, and Mindful Ethics. Jacobowitz is past member of board of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and currently serves on its program committee and its national task force on attorney advertising. She is also APRL’s special liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism.Lecturer In Law
Rebecca Sharpless, Director of the Immigration Clinic, was recently elected to the Board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Chapter and also spoke at AILA’s annual conference in National Harbor, Maryland. AILA is the country’s leading bar association of immigration lawyers. Professor Sharpless researches and writes in the areas of progressive lawyering, feminist theory, and the intersection of immigration and criminal law.
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 , 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 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 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.
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 of Legal Writing
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.