Office of External Affairs (OEA)

Miami Law's Office of External Affairs promotes Miami Law and works to advance the school's reputation and identity as one of the country's leading law schools. Services include:

 Media Inquiries, Submit Story Idea, News & Photography Requests

Media Relations communicates information regarding the Law School's achievements, faculty research, programs, and events to the local, regional, national, and international news media. This group also puts out a Daily News Briefing.

Contact Catharine Skipp, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs at for:

  • Media Inquiries
  • Stories, News and Photo coverage of events
  • Press Releases & Media Advisories
  • Obtain Photos of Faculty/Campus
  • Request Permission for Video/Photography on Campus

 Web Requests

Web and Digital Communications manages and updates the website. For any web requests and updates, please e-mail

Members in this group include:

Lauren A. Beiley, Director of Online Communications and Marketing
Claudia Aguirre, Assistant Director Digital Communications

 Digital Design, Social Media, Marketing

Web and Digital Communications also handles digital design projects such as eNewsletters, eComms, and creates digital graphics and banner ads. It also provides assistance with marketing and manages social media pages. Contact for assistance with:

  • Marketing – Digital and Print
  • Any Digital Design Request (E-mails, websites)
  • Request for Social Media Posting on an official Miami Law Pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube)

 Publications & Print Design

Publications designs Miami Law Magazine as well as brochures, pamphlets, invitations, flyers, ads, posters and banners. (All design conforms to the University of Miami's official visual identity policy. Other departments should not attempt to design print or electronic materials.)

Contact this group for assistance with any print design request at

Members of this group include:

Elizabeth Estefan, Senior Graphic Designer and Project Manager
Patricia Moya, Senior Graphic Designer
Michelle Valencia, Director of Publications

 Event Planning, Conferences & CLE

The Office of Events and Conferences is available to assist in planning all details of events. Contact this group at for assistance with:

  • Coordinating Room Reservations
  • Catering
  • Budgeting
  • Arranging Facilities and AV support
  • Securing CLE Credits for Events
  • All other aspects of event planning

See: Event Support Request Form
See: Conference & Symposium Request Form
See: Dean’s Attendance at Event Request Form
See: Event Survey Form

Members of this Group Include:

Annette Hugues, Director, Office of Events & Conferences
Sabrina Segura, Conference Manager, Office of Events & Conferences
Beatrice Gallardo, Events Planner, Office of Events & Conferences