December, 2014

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Brendan Corrigan was destined to practice public interest law where it intersects with politics. He formed a students’ union, in fourth grade, at his Pennsylvania Catholic school. Then he represented his union in presenting a list of grievances...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Third-year law students Diana Jordan and Bethany Bandstra successfully petitioned the Juvenile Division 11th Circuit Court of Florida on behalf of a 15-year-old girl who fled her native Honduras due to a horrific family life. The court found that...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For Jessalynn Rubio, 3L, the Miami STREET LAW Program taught her how to command the attention of high school students – a challenging task, according to Rubio.

“High school students are incredibly transparent,” said the Miami...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Left to right (front row): Dartmouth Ethics Institute Director Aine Donovan, Dartmouth students Vungelia Glyptis, Erin Weldon, Sera Kwon, Michelle Li, Jake Bayer. (back row): Dartmouth students Terren Klein, Evelyn Weinstein, Sarah...

November, 2014

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Active military and retired veterans face a wide array of legal, medical, and political issues created by their unique circumstances. This year’s symposium, hosted by the National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review, will highlight some...

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Judge Stan Blake, Don Bailey, Jr., Todd Payne with Sebastian the Ibis at the Golf Tournament

In a four-day celebration full of fun, Miami Law's Homecoming Weekend was bestowed with perfect Miami fall temperatures and was...

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Natalie Harrison, J.D.’14, is a staff attorney for Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis, J.D.’72. For the next two years, she will spend her days drafting opinions and memoranda and attending oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed in 1919, it ushered in the era of Prohibition, a period when the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol was illegal. While it was the crowning jewel of the temperance...

October, 2014

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Sharon Booth, Victoria Mendez, Nick Kallergis, Michael Grieco, Gary Held, Brendan Corrigan, and Marni Lennon

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center recently hosted four local government officials as part of a...

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Alissa Gold, JD’13, worked in Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow. Working exclusively with veterans, she won two disability claims with Social Security for two of her clients in her last...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In the U.S. today, African-American students across all income levels score an average of twenty-five points lower than their white counterparts on standardized tests. This is known as the racial achievement gap, and is often just the...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Miami Scholars (L to R) Paul Nunez, Steven Strickland, Trinity Jordan, Caroline McGee, Valerie Toth, Erin Evashevski, Erin Fitzgerald and Alie Rothman with guest speaker Sharon Langer, JD ’79 (center), Director of Development,...

September, 2014

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Even though Victor Hanna just graduated a few months ago, he is already off to a very promising start to what can only be an exceptionally successful career.

Professor Felix Mormann spotted the bright star in his Energy Law and...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chris Kuhn, Felix Perez, Robert Klock, Stephanie Hocke, COL Noel Pace, Nick Esser

Miami Law’s Military Law Society held a discussion panel on Thursday, September 11, to commemorate the memory of the victims of the...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Professor Bernard Oxman, Alice Henkin, Dean Patricia D. White & Michael Posner 

Michael H. Posner visited Miami Law last week to deliver a powerful address about the growing importance of the connection between...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Miami Law’s International Moot Court Program sent a team of four students to Lima, Peru last week where they participated in an international commercial arbitration moot competition -- Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje...

August, 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

After ending last year ranked ninth best moot court team in the country, Miami Law’sCharles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board continues its winning ways by placing first in the 27th Annual Earle Zehmer Workers' Compensation Moot Court...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

After the untimely death of their son Stephen in 2013, Miami Law alumnus Mark E. Brodsky, JD ’68, and his wife, Nancy, established a scholarship to honor the memory of their late son. The Stephen M. Brodsky Memorial Scholarship is a three-year...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

When it comes to immigration policy in the United States, there are few areas of the country as politically charged as Arizona, South Florida, or the Northeast, and one law student has lived in all three. Caroline Schwartz, a second-year student...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Miami Law students – “It’s all about the U1” - volunteering at Fisher House. 

More than 200 students gathered on Miami Law’s central courtyard, “The Bricks,” early in the morning on Thursday, August 14, to participate in...

July, 2014

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

When Beth Bloom graduated from Miami Law cum laude in 1988, she had already amassed an impressive array of awards: the Roger Sorino Award as the Outstanding Law School Graduate; Moot Court Board Hall of Fame; Who's Who in American Law Schools;...

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Berton Forman

Berton Forman, with a 21-year career as an anesthesiologist behind him, was reviewing hospital records for an insurance company for his company, Rockville Recovery Associates Ltd. in 2010. What he discovered was...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Born in Miami, Florida to parents of Cuban-Argentine origin, William Mueller knew that if he was going to go to law school, it was going to be at Miami Law. Mueller attended Carnegie Mellon for college and received a B.A. in Professional Writing...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This summer, Miami Law students are advocating for change in our nation’s capital at The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability. Rising 2L and Miami Scholar Alexandra Rothman is interning at The Arc, a non-profit...

June, 2014

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Miami Magazine Profiles Stephen Baccus, JD ’86, UM’s Youngest Graduate

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gardnar Mulloy’s blade-thin frame could endure no more. Weary of the pounding he was taking as a member of the University of Miami’s freshman football squad, he marched into President Bowman Foster Ashe’s office one day and asked if he could...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board finished as the ninth best moot court team in the country this past academic year. As a result of this top ranking, Miami Law’s team has received an invitation to the prestigious...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brendan Corrigan first fell in love with Capitol Hill as a senior in high school when he served as an intern in the district office of Congressman Michael G. Fitzpatrick from his home district in Pennsylvania. Since then, Corrigan has hit the...

May, 2014

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Professor Charlton Copeland has received a 2013 Dukeminier Award and the Michael Cunningham Prize for his article, “Creation Stories: Stanley Hauerwas, Same-sex Marriage, and Narrative in Law and Theology,” which was published in the Duke...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Professor Stephen Schnably, Benjamin Waxman, JD ’83, and Randall Berg, head of the Florida Justice Institute.

Members of the Greater Miami legal community joined the local ACLU chapter Friday evening to honor the ...

Friday, May 16, 2014

A gift from University of Miami Board of Trustee member, co-founder and president of Hollywood Media Corporation, and Miami Law alumna, Laurie Silvers and her husband, Mitchell Rubenstein, will establish two scholarships supporting students at...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Miami Law alumnus Stuart Markus began practicing law in Miami in 1958 and worked as a trial attorney for 55 years. He was well-known for representing the “little guy,” often without accepting a fee. He was “the last small-town lawyer in this big...

April, 2014

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The law firm of White & Case LLP has made a multi-year commitment to support the continued excellence and impact of the International Arbitration Institute at Miami Law

Friday, April 25, 2014

Congratulations to Professor Kunal Parker on this prestigious appointment for the 2014-15 academic year.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Miami Law, in conjunction with DLA Piper, recently hosted a panel discussion “Streamlined or Complicated: 2 Years of the Patent Pilot Program.” The panel included The Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks of the United States District Court for the...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Miami Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Service conferred their annual Friends of the Center award to four attorneys who provided critical pro bono legal services and dedicated leadership in the West Grove community’s fight against the...

March, 2014

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Monday, March 03, 2014

Wilfredo Fernandez and Alex Calle

As students listened to the many stories Assistant U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Fernandez shared from his 23 years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, outbursts of laughter and the occasional cringe...

Monday, March 03, 2014

Krysta Ku, Katie Maier, and Dean Janet Stearns

When 3L Katie Maier spearheaded the Military Law Society’s clothing and school supply drive for an orphanage in Afghanistan, the last thing she expected was to receive anything...

Monday, March 03, 2014

The University of Miami Faculty Senate has selected Miami Law Professor Ricardo J. Bascuas the recipient of its 2014 Outstanding Teaching Award. The Faculty Senate established the award in 2002 to recognize a distinguished record of teaching by...

Monday, March 03, 2014

Doug Weiser with Dean Patricia D. White

At age four, Doug Weiser had dreams of playing professional football. And Weiser has played on a lot of fields, both literally and figuratively.

The longtime Miamian has...

February, 2014

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Monday, February 10, 2014

2014-2015 SVA Miami Law Chapter Board of Directors and Pro Bono Panelists: From Left to Right: Colonel Noel Christian Pace, 3L; Sharon Booth, ’95; Liam McGivern, ’12; Leah Weston, ’14; Jessica Neer, 2L; Tara Irani, 2L; First Lieutenant...

Monday, February 10, 2014

The case Cuban America Bar Association (CABA) v. Secretary of State Warren Christopher that determined the due process rights of the more than 33,000 Cuban rafters intercepted at sea in August of 1994 only to be detained at...

Friday, February 14, 2014

In many respects, Alejandro Portes is extremely well-suited to teach immigration and ethnicity at Miami Law, in a city that for half a century has represented the epitome of the immigrant experience in North America.

A Cuban exile, like...

Monday, February 03, 2014

From left-to-right: Sean Maye, Elizabeth Schwartz, Professor Charlton Copeland, Professor Kunal Parker, Judge Judy Rubenstein, Rebecca Salokar, Associate Dean Raquel Matas and Associate Dean Ileana Porras. (Photo: Miami Law)

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January, 2014

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Everything about Tamara (rhymes with CAMERA) Rice Lave is fast—when she is excited about a subject, the words come flying out like a swarm of bees on Red Bull; she is fleet of feet, having represented the U.S. in the marathon at the...

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Miami Law students from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP)—Jacqueline Frisch, Gina Rhodes, and Danielle Singer—recently presented a CLE training to the South Miami Kendall Bar Association (SMKBA). Under...

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

When Elliott Manning left his home in Atlanta, Georgia, to start his freshman year at Columbia College in New York City in 1951, he received a Ford Foundation scholarship to help cover the $640 annual tuition. With the help of financial...

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Professor Osamudia James was named a co-recipient of the 2014 Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award. Awarded annually by the American Association of Law Schools Minority Groups Section, the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award recognizes a junior...