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Richard Susskind, Authority on the Transformation of Legal Practice and Services, to Lecture

Richard Susskind, Authority on the Transformation of Legal Practice and Services, to Lecture

Miami Law will host Professor Richard Susskind as part of the inaugural lecture of the Larry J. Hoffman, Greenberg Traurig Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Business of Law. He will be delivering a presentation based on his book, Tomorrow's Lawyers, on Wednesday, October 30th at 5:30 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center.

Alumni Receive Awards at Miami-Dade Judicial Reception

Alumni Receive Awards at Miami-Dade Judicial Reception

Four prominent Miami Law graduates were honored by the Law Alumni Association on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception. Judge Bertila A. Soto, JD '89, Judge Jonathan Goodman, JD '83 and Saif Y. Ishoof, JD '00 were each given the Alumni Achievement Award, while attorney Jane Muir, JD '09 received the Alumni Leadership Award.

Human Rights Clinic Hosts Forum and Presents Reports on Human Rights in the U.S.

Human Rights Clinic Hosts Forum and Presents Reports on Human Rights in the U.S.

To mark the ICCPR National Day of Action (International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights) where advocates and activists nationwide emphasized the importance of human rights and the importance of the U.S. government protecting these fundamental human rights - Miami Law's Human Rights Clinic and the ACLU of Florida convened a lunchtime forum titled "Human Rights at Home: A Forum on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the United States."

Sex Stereotypes and Gender Roles in Hip-Hop: Law Students for Reproductive Justice and Black Law Student's Association Co-Host Discussion

Sex Stereotypes and Gender Roles in Hip-Hop: Law Students for Reproductive Justice and Black Law Student's Association Co-Host Discussion

It's not every day that Miami Law students, faculty, staff and visitors see flyers around the law school featuring pictures of the ultimate gangsta rapper stereotype: a half-dressed man flaunting washboard abs, large gold jewelry, and two equally attractive, scantily-dressed women on either side of him.

PREP Students Explore Ethics and Immigration Law with Catholic Charities Legal Services

PREP Students Explore Ethics and Immigration Law with Catholic Charities Legal Services

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP), Ross Militellos, Alexandra Friz and Paulina Valanty, recently presented a CLE Ethics training for Catholic Charities Legal Services.

Miami Law 2Ls Erin Sales and Alyssa Landino

2Ls Erin Sales and Alyssa Landino Win the John T. Gaubatz Moot Court Competition

After a long and difficult competition, 2Ls Erin Sales and Alyssa Landino took home first place at the John T. Gaubatz moot court competition, the main moot court contest at Miami Law.

Miami Law's new 'Legal Eagle' - 2L Noel Christian Pace Promoted to Colonel in the United States Army Reserve

Miami Law's new "Legal Eagle" - 2L Noel Christian Pace Promoted to Colonel in the United States Army Reserve

2L Noel Christian Pace is anything but an ordinary law student. The six-foot three paratrooper and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve came to Miami Law after a successful career in both military and civilian healthcare management.

Donors and Students Honored at Scholarship Luncheon

Donors and Students Honored at Scholarship Luncheon

More than 200 scholarship donors and recipients attended the Donor Scholarship Luncheon on October 16 in the ballroom of the new Student Activities Center.

Tenants' Rights Clinic Wins Jury Trial and Saves Client's Home

Tenants' Rights Clinic Wins Jury Trial and Saves Client's Home

Miami Law's Tenants' Rights Clinic kept a client in the apartment she called home for 31 years by obtaining a favorable verdict after a two-day jury trial in April.

Mindy Reinstein, JD '08, Addresses Anti-Semitism and Hate Violence through her Work with ADL

Mindy Reinstein, JD '08, Addresses Anti-Semitism and Hate Violence through her Work with ADL

Miami Law alumna Mindy Reinstein has just returned from a trip to Warsaw, where she represented the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) at Europe's largest human rights conference.

Black Law Student Association Hosts Social Advocacy Discussion

Black Law Student Association Hosts Social Advocacy Discussion

Miami Law's Black Law Student Association (BLSA) hosted a forum last week with local civil and social rights advocates to inspire students to embrace social activism and take a stand against injustice. Parks and Crump attorney Jasmine Rand, Dream Defenders Executive Director Phillip Agnew, and noted trial lawyer H.T. Smith, JD ‘73 shared their personal experiences to let students know they too are capable of being community leaders.

Maritime Law Society Hosts Ole Varmer, Expert on Titanic and Atocha Shipwrecks, for Lecture on Underwater Cultural Heritage

Maritime Law Society Hosts Ole Varmer, Expert on Titanic and Atocha Shipwrecks, for Lecture on Underwater Cultural Heritage

Maritime Law Society Hosts Ole Varmer, Expert on Titanic and Atocha Shipwrecks, for Lecture on Underwater Cultural Heritage.

Students Prepare to Compete in Moot Competitions Across the Globe; Some in Spanish and Portugueses

Students Prepare to Compete in Moot Competitions Across the Globe; Some in Spanish and Portuguese

After undergoing a rigorous tryout process for the International Moot Court Program, Miami Law students are now honing their debate skills through arduous trainings and long practices with Director Paula Arias in preparation for the international moot season.

Members of Miami Law's Phi Alpha Delta Chapter Mentor Pre-Law Undergrads at UM

Members of Miami Law's Phi Alpha Delta Chapter Mentor Pre-Law Undergrads at UM

So members of the University of Miami School of Law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), a professional service organization, have teamed up with PAD's undergraduate chapter to help students cope with a daunting stream of information.

Miami Law Hosts 38th Annual Ralph E. Boyer Institute Condominium and Cluster Developments

Miami Law Hosts 38th Annual Ralph E. Boyer Institute Condominium and Cluster Developments

Miami Law and the Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development Program will present the 38th Annual Ralph E. Boyer Institute Condominium and Cluster Developments at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton kicking off on Thursday, October 17.

Syrian Civil War Discussed at International Law Lecture Series

Syrian Civil War Discussed at International Law Lecture Series

Dr. Elton Skendaj presented his lecture "Intervention in Syria: Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect" at Miami Law on September 24 as part of the International Law Lecture Series, sponsored by the International Graduate Law Programs.

Alberto Mora Discusses Terrorism and Interrogation at Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights

Alberto Mora Discusses Terrorism and Interrogation at Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights

Alberto J. Mora, JD '81, visited Miami Law last week to deliver a powerful address about foreign policy and the use of torture as a means to extract information from prisoners at the Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights.

Four JD '07 in JAG Corps; One - Jesse Adams - Named Navy JAG of the Year

Four JD '07 in JAG Corps; One - Jesse Adams - Named Navy JAG of the Year

Miami Law alumnus Navy Lt. Jesse David Adams never wanted to be a lawyer and didn’t have plans to join the military. He arrived as a 1L without any firm direction. Now, he is not only both a lawyer and in the military, but has risen, in short order, to the highest echelons of the legal-military summit.

City of Miami Appoints Victoria Mendez, J.D. '99, as its City Attorney

City of Miami Appoints Victoria Mendez, J.D. '99, as its City Attorney

Miami Law alumna Victoria Mendez was recently appointed the new City Attorney for the City of Miami. Mendez has worked for the city since 2004 and says she's honored and excited about this opportunity. "I worked under some great City Attorneys and wondered if I could ever hold such a position," she said. "Determination and hard work pays off though, and here I am today."

Ambassador John Bolton Discusses American Exceptionalism

Ambassador John Bolton Discusses American Exceptionalism

As part of The Federalist Society fall speaker program, former Ambassador John Bolton delivered a lecture on "America in the World: The Obama View" for students, faculty, and members of the community. Ambassador Bolton discussed sovereignty and American exceptionalism. In an extensive Q&A session, Ambassador Bolton addressed an array of questions on American foreign policy.