For Cliff Friedman, a rising 3L student, participating in pro bono work has further developed his sense of empathy and compulsion to give back as a problem-solver.
More than 40 student organizations gathered on the law school central courtyard, "The Bricks," for the student organization fair on Thursday, August 22. The Student Organization fair is put on by the Inter-Club Council (ICC) at the beginning of each school year.
Miami Law alumna Judy Hyman loved the law almost as much as she loved her family. She passed away in 2010 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 52. Her husband, Judge Paul Hyman, and children – Zachary and Kaylee, JD '12, and her parents, Theresa and Theodore Fried, recently created a scholarship in her memory at Miami Law to be awarded each year to a student who is interested in becoming a litigator.
When George Zimmerman was acquitted on July 13, 2013 of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, the Dream Defenders – a multiracial organization of youth and students – immediately went into action.
More than 300 students gathered on The Bricks early in the morning on Thursday, August 15, to participate in the University of Miami School of Law's 15th annual HOPE Day of Service. HOPE, Miami Law's Public Interest Resource Center, provides opportunities for law students to participate in pro bono and community service events.
Eugene G. Beckham, J.D.'82, recently began his one-year term as chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). Beckham is founder and partner of Beckham & Beckham P.A. His practice focuses on defending transportation, motor vehicle, insurance coverage and general liability claims, and prosecuting subrogation actions.
Miami native Leo Lichtman is doing his best to combine his love of music with his love of the law. A musician his entire life, Lichtman says he chose to go to law school so he could help other musicians. "I knew going into law school that I wanted to one day represent musicians by ensuring that they are able to make their living off of their works."
The global law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges recently established an endowed scholarship fund at Miami Law. The scholarship, which was generously matched by the Chaplin Challenge, will benefit students who have financial need, with preference given to minority students.
Students in Miami Law's Immigration Clinic successfully resolved a federal damages lawsuit for a man who was assaulted by a guard at a local immigration detention center.
The Editorial Board of Volume 68 of the University of Miami Law Review has been posted. Candidates were invited onto UMLR because they either placed in the top 6.5% of their class, or because they placed in the top 33 and 1/3% of their class or section and won the UMLR Writing Competition.
In a world that seems to revolve around currency instead of on its axial tilt, the most rewarding work for Miami Law 3L Krupali Patel is that which supports the rights of underrepresented individuals through public interest and non-profit service.
Miami Law HOPE Fellow http://www.law.miami.edu/hope/hope-fellows.php?op=3 Alex Calle has his eye on becoming a federal prosecutor one day. He's getting one step closer this summer working in the Narcotics Section of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida. Narcotics is considered one the busiest sections in the office. Already Calle has observed six narcotics trials in just two months.
Miami Law professor Charlton Copeland led a panel discussion providing insight into the world of legal academia to aspiring law professors at the 88th Annual National Bar Association (NBA) Conference hosted at the Fountainbleau Hotel in North Miami last week.
A "lawyer's lawyer" who was a highly skilled and passionate litigator, Mitchell Bloomberg passed away in May, after a long battle with cancer. His colleagues have established a scholarship in his memory at Miami Law, his alma mater.
Ask David Miller what he is working on this summer at the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations or PSI and good luck getting a straight answer – "I am not at liberty to divulge the targets or the specific nature of any of the ongoing investigations."
Nick Bancroft, a rising 2L, is firmly committed to public interest law and believes it is the most important thing one can do with a legal education.
Rising 2L Carrie Cabrera is spending this summer looking for answers to some of immigration laws toughest questions at Catholic Charities Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. (CCLS) – a not-for-profit organization that provides free or low-cost legal immigration services to immigrants and refugees in the community.
When the phone rings at work, most of us answer with a friendly "Hello." But call Miami Law HOPE Fellow James Slater during business hours this summer, and you may be greeted with "Zdravstvuyte." No, that is not a typo – it is the Russian equivalent for a standard greeting.