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Since 2012 Inception, Investor Rights Clinic Has Recovered $250,000+ For Retirees

Since 2012 Inception, Investor Rights Clinic Has Recovered $250,000+ For Retirees

"One of our clients, an elderly retired couple, lost a significant portion of their retirement savings when their broker unsuitably recommended that they purchase Fannie Mae preferred shares, three months before it entered conservatorship," said James Galvin, a third year law student and former fellow at Miami Law's Investor Rights Clinic.

The Future of International Environmental Law: A Conversation with World Renowned Environmental Attorney Dan Magraw

The Future of International Environmental Law: A Conversation with World Renowned Environmental Attorney Dan Magraw

Nature is the infrastructure of our society, and if we don’t protect it our civilizations cannot last. This was the core message international law and policy expert Dan Magraw delivered last week during a conversation led by Miami Law Professor James W. Nickel about the future of international and environmental law.

Law Students Swear In, Miami Law Celebrates

Law Students Swear In, Miami Law Celebrates

One hundred and thirty Miami Law graduates raised their right hands in front of friends, family, and faculty, swearing to "never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed, or delay anyone’s cause for lucre or malice."

Alberto Mora to Present Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights

Graduate and Miami Scholar Alumna Fights for Immigrant Children on the Front Line in Texas

Comprehensive immigration reform sits on the horizon as Liz Rieser-Murphy, J.D. '12, advocates for the safety and wellbeing of unaccompanied immigrant children in Harlingen, Texas – a small town in south Texas where the front line in the fight for comprehensive immigration reform has landed.

Alberto Mora to Present Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights

Alberto Mora to Present Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights

Alberto Mora, J.D.'81, a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation's Profile in Courage Award, will present the Louis Henkin Lecture Series on Human Rights on Monday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Miami Law Clinic Students Win Landmark Immigration Case

Miami Law Clinic Students Win Landmark Immigration Case

Students in Miami Law's Immigration Clinic obtained a landmark decision terminating immigration court proceedings against their client because of illegal conduct by Hollywood police.

Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship from the Corporate Counsel Women of Color

Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship from the Corporate Counsel Women of Color

Third year Miami Law student Pamela O. Adewoyin was recently awarded the nationally competitive "My Life as a Lawyer" scholarship.

2L Antonio Hernandez Spends Summer with Florida Supreme Court Justice

2L Antonio Hernandez Spends Summer with Florida Supreme Court Justice

Law students are sometimes left with more questions than answers after reading a challenging case. While many are left to guess the judge's state of mind in his or her decision making, Miami Law 2L Antonio Hernandez spent his summer clerking for Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis whose opinions Hernandez read throughout his 1L year.

Joint Degree Student in Law and Music Business Releases First Music Album, What Time at Noon

Joint Degree Student in Law and Music Business Releases First Music Album, "What Time at Noon"

What started off as an 8th-grade dare to enter a middle school talent competition ended up being one of 2L Sean Méndez-Catlin's passions.

#3 Law School for Hispanics

#3 Law School for Hispanics

Miami Law was just ranked the #3 law school for Hispanic Students by HispanicBusiness.com.



Patricia Redmond, JD ’79, Establishes Scholarship for Students Interested in Bankruptcy Law

Patricia Redmond, JD '79, Establishes Scholarship for Students Interested in Bankruptcy Law

Patricia A. Redmond, the director of Miami Law's Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic, recently established a scholarship at Miami Law for students who have demonstrated leadership and service to the Bankruptcy Clinic.

Established Attorneys Redirect Careers with LL.M. in Estate Planning

Established Attorneys Redirect Careers with LL.M. in Estate Planning

William Battle McQueen and David L. Siddall had 50 years combined of legal experience when the two men, one from Florida and the other from Texas, decided to embark on a new path in their legal careers.

Miami Law 3L and HOPE Fellow Develops Jury Selection Application Released by Apple

Miami Law 3L and HOPE Fellow Develops Jury Selection Application Released by Apple

Jordan Redavid, a 3L from Port Jefferson, NY, spent his summer at the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office completing his HOPE Fellowship.

A Conversation with International Environmental Lawyer Dan Magraw to Take Place September 26

A Conversation with International Environmental Lawyer Dan Magraw to Take Place September 26

Daniel Magraw, President Emeritus of the Center for International and Environmental Law, and James W. Nickel, UM Professor of Philosophy and Law, will hold a conversation titled "The Future of International Environmental Law" on Thursday, September 26th.

Tomorrow Law

The National Jurist: Tomorrow Law

Our LawWithoutWalls Program is featured in the article "Tomorrow Law" as one of the most innovative law programs in The National Jurist.


Miami Scholars Public Interest Program Showcases its Exceptional Students at Welcome Luncheon

Miami Scholars Public Interest Program Showcases its Exceptional Students at Welcome Luncheon

The Miami Scholars Public Interest Program kicked off the year with a welcome luncheon, featuring 47 Miami Scholars and program directors Marni Lennon and Myles Cochran.

Miami Law 3L Elected to Leadership Role at the National LGBT Bar Association

Miami Law 3L Elected to Leadership Role at the National LGBT Bar Association

Charles C. McGinley, II, a 3L from Savannah, Tennessee, was elected to serve as the 2013-2014 student representative to the National LGBT Bar Association's Board of Directors at this year's Lavender Law conference and career fair.

Ethics Film Series 2013 Kicks Off on Sept. 17

Ethics Film Series 2013 Kicks Off on Sept. 17

The Eighth Annual Ethics Film Series, sponsored by Adrienne Arsht and UM Ethics Programs, the School of Communication, and the University of Miami Alumni Association, will kick off its run on Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 at the Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami.

Miami Law Students Intern at Third District Court of Appeals

Miami Law Students Intern at Third District Court of Appeal

For the past three years, the judges of the 3rd DCA have come to Miami Law to hear oral arguments in several real-life cases, exposing 1Ls to real-life appellate cases.

Professor Rebecca Sharpless leading a discussion

Miami Law Human Rights Clinic and Partners "Bring Human Rights Home"

Students, lawyers, community organizers, social justice advocates, and Miami Law professors came together on August 16 and17 for the unique training session Human Rights Advocacy in the U.S. on integrating human rights into legal practice and advocacy.

Scott Cummings

Fighting Foreclosure: HOPE Fellow Helps Home Owners at Broward Counter Legal Aid Service

Home is where the heart is, and HOPE Public Interest Fellow Scott Cummings spent his summer helping to mend the hearts of low-income residents faced with home foreclosure at the Consumer Law Unit of the Broward County Legal Aid Service (LAS) in Plantation, FL.