December, 2012

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Monday, December 03, 2012

Students from Miami Law's award-winning Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program presently provided training in ethics to members of the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office and the Dade County Bar Association.

Students Daniel...

Monday, December 03, 2012

Miami Law graduate Melissa Muhammad has taken her talents far afield, and finds herself handling international taxation matters for the Japanese government.

Muhammad is a 2010-2012 Fellow in the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program, which...

Monday, December 17, 2012

Former Miami-Dade Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer, a Miami Law alumnus, was honored with the 2012 Miami Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League at its 22nd annual luncheon, an event attended by more than 400 members of Miami's legal...

Monday, December 17, 2012

The School of Law of the University of Leipzig has bestowed an Honorary Doctorate upon Professor Richard L. Williamson Jr., a former Associate Dean at Miami Law and Chair of the Faculty Senate. The degree is in tribute to his "outstanding...

November, 2012

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Students and faculty members from Miami Law were deeply involved in the National Association of Women Judges' 34th Annual Conference on Miami Beach.

Scott Rogers, Director of the Mindfulness and Law Program, was part of a panel...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Appearing in court is often an ordeal even for the hardiest of souls, regardless of the case's nature. When children are involved, the hearings became vastly more delicate and complex, especially for the little ones themselves.

The...

Monday, November 19, 2012

The legacy of Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile, was at the heart of an address at Miami Law by Ingrid Wuerth, a law professor and Director of the International Legal Studies Program at Vanderbilt Law School. The event was the third...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Of the five competitions they have competed in this fall, members of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board have advanced past preliminary rounds and into semi-final rounds on four occasions. The teams are ready to capture more trophies in the...

October, 2012

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Monday, October 01, 2012

To help offset the rising cost of legal education, Wayne Chaplin, JD '82, has made a generous contribution to the University of Miami School of Law to create the Chaplin Challenge. Under the terms of the grant, Chaplin has agreed to match, dollar...

Monday, October 01, 2012

Fara Gold, who graduated from Miami Law in 2003, is to receive the Attorney General's Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Employee on Oct. 17 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

As a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of...

Monday, October 01, 2012

A Miami Law lecture hall was packed recently with students, faculty members and guests for an address, the Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights, by Professor Sarah H. Cleveland of Columbia Law School. The title of the lecture was "Rights at War:...

Monday, October 01, 2012

On a recent rainy Saturday, a group of Miami Law students, alumni and local attorneys gathered on campus to launch an education program with the aim of helping those scarcely able to help themselves: children and animals. The event was hosted by...

September, 2012

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

As the election season heats up, a referendum question facing voters on the Florida ballot in November will be at the center of a panel discussion this Thursday at Miami Law.

The panel, organized by a student organization called the...

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Third-year law student Genevieve Valle had an eye-opening summer, interning in New York City at "Dateline NBC" and "Rock Center with Brian Williams." The experience dovetailed with her goal of becoming both an on-air legal commentator and a...

Friday, September 07, 2012

A Miami Law Moot Court team represented the law school last month with great success. Oralists Yasin Daneshfar and Valerie Trueba, both in their third year as law students, competed in the Zehmer National Workers' Compensation Moot Court...

Friday, September 07, 2012

Professor Sarah H. Cleveland of Columbia Law School, a well-known expert in international human rights, is to give the Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights at Miami Law on Thursday, Sept. 13. The title of the lecture will be "Rights at War: The...

August, 2012

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Friday, August 31, 2012

After participating in the first Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition at Miami Law, alumnus Warren Zinn was the proud recipient of the Bilzin Sumberg Trophy.

Zinn, who graduated from Miami Law in 2009 and is an attorney at Shohat,...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

University of Miami School of Law alumnus Reince Priebus, JD '98, and Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), opened the party's convention in Tampa.

According to news reports, Priebus declared the convention in session and...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Due to improving weather the University will reopen certain Gables campus student services Monday, including the libraries. Accordingly, the Law Library will reopen Monday at noon and remain open until 10:00 p.m.

Please note that...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

All classes, events, and non-essential operations on the University of Miami's Coral Gables and Rosenstiel campuses remain closed through Monday. Plans are to resume normal operations on Tuesday.

At the Miller School of Medicine, all...

July, 2012

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Monday, July 02, 2012

The law firm of Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. has supported Miami Law's Legal Corps with two donations over the past two years, each of which funded a six-month fellowship with the housing foreclosure project at Legal Services of Greater Miami,...

Monday, July 02, 2012

Burton Young, a marital and family lawyer who graduated from Miami Law in 1967, has received the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award from the Florida Bar for his service to the legal profession. The award recognizes an attorney who has an abiding...

Monday, July 02, 2012

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program completed the spring semester with a CLE ethics training session for the Cuban American Bar Association. Under the supervision of the program's director, Jan L. Jacobowitz, third-year law...

Friday, July 06, 2012

Although his day job involves acting as Special Advisor to Dean Patricia D. White at Miami Law and helping to run LawWithoutWalls, Michael Bossone has an additional talent – poetry.

In a free-verse composition that he recited publicly...

June, 2012

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Monday, June 25, 2012

In another recent example of alumni helping alumni, Kurt Newsom, JD '04, assisted in the placement of one of Miami Law's graduates, Ben McCulloch, JD '11, at an investment firm just outside of Chicago. McCulloch, a former HOPE Fellow, recently...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Miami Law alumnus, Thomas Oglesby, JD '11 and former HOPE (Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts) Fellow, was part of the team of exceptional attorneys, law enforcement officers, mental health and health care professionals who delivered the...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Four students from Miami Law's International Moot Court team advanced to the semifinals, and one student was awarded best oralist, at the fourth annual Moot Madrid competition. From May 28 to June 1, second-year students Jessica Marroquin,...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Milana V. Kuznetsova, J.D. '11, is a brilliant example of an innovator who has taken a creative path to carve out her own future in a challenging job market. The hard charging, energetic, and, yes, perky self-starter saw an unfilled niche and...

May, 2012

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section has chosen University of Miami Law Professor Laurence M. Rose, a former Vice Dean of the law school and now Director of its Litigation Skills Program, for the most...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Michael S. Pieciak, a native of Brattleboro, Vt., who graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 2009, has been appointed campaign manager for Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell, who is seeking an eighth term in office....

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Coral Gables Latin Kiwanis Club plans to honor Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez, who graduated from Miami Law in 1990, with the organization's highest award at its annual Freedom Awards Gala on May 19. Martinez will receive the...

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

While some lawyers enjoy sipping a glass of wine at the end of a long day, Mark Tobin, B.B.A. '85, J.D. '88, goes one step further. He actually makes the wine. A seasoned attorney in all matters of eminent domain, Tobin is also the owner of a...

April, 2012

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program will be hosting visitors from the Middle East and North Africa on Wednesday. The visit is part of the International Visitor Leadership Program, which is administered by the U.S....

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Inspired by the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and elsewhere, a few Syrian kids last year scrawled some graffiti calling for freedom from oppression. For their pains, they were arrested, tortured and mutilated. In the...

Monday, April 23, 2012

A second-year Miami Law student, Jennifer Jumbo-Davis, has won a paid summer internship in the Fort Lauderdale office of Becker & Poliakoff, as well as a $5,000 tuition scholarship from the firm toward her last year in law school.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Global economists use the term "India rising" to describe the economic boom among India's middle class, part of the growing financial power of the second most populous country in the world.

But for Dr. Monisha Bajaj, Ed.D., an Assistant...

March, 2012

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

If you assume that the quintessential child soldier is a barefoot, 10-year-old African boy with an assault rifle, you might be on the wrong track.

An audience that attended the inaugural symposium of the National Security and Armed...

Monday, March 05, 2012

Miami Law Dean Patricia D. White has been selected to receive the 2012 Equal Justice Leadership Award by Legal Services of Greater Miami. The award, which will be presented to Dean White on May 17, recognizes excellence in protecting the rights...

Monday, March 05, 2012

In the seventh Ethics Film Series, Adrienne Arsht and UM Ethics Programs, the School of Communication, and the University of Miami Alumni Association present a variety of provocative films, followed by a lively debate moderated by faculty experts...

Thursday, March 08, 2012

The University of Miami School of Law, in partnership with the Miami Dade Public Defender, will present a two-day "college" on March 16 and 17 to train volunteer attorneys to represent indigent South Floridians charged in misdemeanor cases. Co-...

February, 2012

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The stroke patient, who could not speak and had no living will, was aphasic, a condition that results from damage to the part of the brain that controls language. But she could think and make gestures, so a series of images was created – with...

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

On any given day in the life of Lesley Rosenthal, general counsel at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, she might be immersed in performance contracts with Yo-Yo Ma, hammering out negotiations with one of 13 unions, or preparing clauses in a...

Monday, February 06, 2012

It's probably safe to say that few federal appeals judges began their careers by selling books door to door.

But it's certainly true of Judge Jimmie Reyna, who rose to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from...

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Two Miami Law men, Michael Jonathan Gil, 3L, and Philip J. Hoffman, JD '11, have been selected as finalists in the 2012 Presidential Management Fellows Program. Gil and Hoffman were the only finalists this year from the University of Miami....

January, 2012

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Catharine Skipp, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with a long career in the national news media, has joined Miami Law as Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs. The law school's dean, Patricia D. White, said Friday she was "delighted"...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Jules Coleman, a preeminent scholar and the Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School, has joined Miami Law's faculty for much of this spring semester as the first University Distinguished...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A group of students interested in pursuing careers in international law, or otherwise hoping to improve their legal research, writing and advocacy skills, gathered Wednesday to learn about Miami Law's International Moot Court Board. The session...

Friday, January 27, 2012

First-year law students needing a little help with their grades – and who doesn't? – now have a place to go for inspiration.

On the evenings of Jan. 31, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, workshops titled "How You Can Make Your Grades Work for You"...