January, 2011

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Miami Law alumnus Reince Priebus, JD '98, is the newly elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). The University of Miami School of Law graduate received the news on Friday at the RNC Committee Winter Meeting Friday in Oxon Hill...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Miami Law mourns the passing of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Maynard "Skip" Gross, JD '67, who died unexpectedly on January 12, 2011.

Gross, who was known for his friendliness, was elected to the bench in 1994, succeeding Judge Alfonso C....

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Third year law students and Fellows in Miami Law's Community Lawyering Clinic, Tony Guo and Komal Vaidya, spoke at a recent conference at Harvard Law School. The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau organized the two-day conference titled "Community Response...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Spanning eight distinct disciplines and schools across the University of Miami, Miami Law's new interdisciplinary course – The Idea of the Hospital – will launch on Saturday, January 22 with forty graduate students – a larger-than-expected number...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Third-year law student Paul Petrequin is spending his final semester at Miami Law in an international externship with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania. Petrequin is working with other support staff and...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Miami Law's J.D./M.M. program receives high marks from visiting professor Harold Flegelman who joined the faculty in Spring 2011 to teach "The Art of the Deal: Acquiring a Music Publishing Catalog" – the first in a series of one-week courses...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lyan Fernandez, BA '75, JD '79, moved to the United States from Cuba at the age of seven. She was fortunate to have a father who picked himself up and started a business, instilling in his children the importance of education and hard work. "I...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Faculty Lecture Series begins this spring semester on Wednesday, January 26 with Visiting Professor Samson Vermont. He will present "Undue Multiplication of Doctrine in Copyright" in the Law School's 4th floor faculty meeting room. The...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Just days after sitting for the Florida Bar Exam, Jeff James, JD '09, hit the ground running as a new hire at the Law Offices of Carlos J. Martinez, Public Defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida (PD-11). His position as an...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Just days after sitting for the Florida Bar Exam, Jeff James, JD '09, hit the ground running as a new hire at the Law Offices of Carlos J. Martinez, Public Defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida (PD-11). His position as an...

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Miami Law's Immigration Clinic and Human Rights Clinic – along with three civil and human rights groups and another law school clinic – today filed an emergency petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to stop the...

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Christopher Lomax, BM '05, JD '08, is as comfortable playing the trumpet in a concert hall as he is speaking in a courtroom. As an undergraduate at UM, Lomax studied music and entertainment and took nearly half his courses in the School of...

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The Miami Innocence Workshop Clinical Program at Miami Law has been accepted into the National Innocence Project Network, making the law school the only university in South Florida to be nationally recognized by the not-for-profit organization...

Monday, January 10, 2011

This past Saturday, Miami Law kicked-off LawWithoutWalls in London, England – the first global venture designed to tackle the problems facing legal education and practice by bridging law schools, students, legal and business professionals, and...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Florida Bar Foundation has awarded Miami Law a $22,500 grant to support the Children and Youth Law Clinic and the Health and Elder Law Clinic. These two clinics provide in-house and live client legal services to the community.

"We'...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Supporters are quickly joining Miami Law clinics and fellow rights groups to stop the deportations of Haitians one year after the earthquake. The petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which was filed on January 6, claims that...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Miami Law's Children and Youth Law Clinic filed an amicus brief recently in the Florida Supreme Court to end the routine exclusion of children from court.

The 30-page brief was filed in partnership with Florida's Children first, a...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Wrongful Convictions Project (WCP) hosts "Lunch & Learn," a three-session series to bring attention to wrongful convictions and other unjustified rulings.

WCP aims to advocate for proper representation, research and public...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, February 2 with Professor Markus Wagner. He will present "Law Talk v. Science Talk: The Languages of Law and Science in WTO Proceedings" in the Law School's 4th floor faculty meeting room. The...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, February 9 with Professor Kenneth M. Casebeer. He will present "Distinctly American Radicals: The Rank & File and the Coastwise Longshore and General Strike of 1934" in the Law School's 4th...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Miami Law's International Law Lecture Series will feature Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales) and Miami Law Professor Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Director of the Human Rights Clinic, who will discuss "Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation:...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On January 25, Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) kicked off the CLE workshops for Legal Corps fellows with an ethics program. The course, "Ethics, iMedia & the Facebook Society: Flipping the Switch on Your...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Born and raised in Miami, Suzanne Perez, JD '00, feels a strong connection to her community. She graduated with a degree in political science and communications from Florida State University and viewed law school as a "natural fit" for her...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Miami Law's Human Rights Clinic, in conjunction with the Sisterhood of Survivors (an organization led by domestic violence survivors), The Lodge (a shelter for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault), and the Florida Immigration...

Monday, January 31, 2011

"I applaud the pioneering spirit," said Visiting Professor David Nimmer who recognizes Miami Law as the first and only school to introduce an interdisciplinary J.D/M.M. degree, which provides students with an avenue to understand the legal side...

Monday, January 03, 2011

Miami Law will discuss the legal complexities resulting from scientific and medical advancements at this year's University of Miami Global Business Forum.

The Forum, organized by the University of Miami School of Business Administration...