December, 2016

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

“Anyone who’s interested in pursuing a unique opportunity and there’s really no competition out there for what we’re able to offer here,” stated Peter Carfagna in a recent interview. As Director of the Sports Law Track in Miami Law’s LLM in...

Thursday, December 22, 2016

In 2016, students in our LL.M. Programs expanded their experiences with more hands-on learning, more practical instruction, and more on-the-job training. There were many LL.M. news stories, below are some of the highlights from 2016:...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Alessandria San Roman, Randolph McGrorty, Esq., CEO, Catholic Legal Services; Myriam Mezadieu, Catholic Charities COO; Melissa Scott, and Noelia Vaccaro

Every semester the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

As the final 43 University of Miami School of Law 2016 graduates take the stage to receive their sheepskin, the line will include: 

JURIS DOCTOR/ MASTER OF LAWS IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

James East ...

November, 2016

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Reince Priebus, a Miami Law alumnus and chairman of the Republican National Committee, has been tapped to be White House chief of staff for President-elect Donald J. Trump.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Out of twenty-eight teams, 3Ls Elise Haverman and Erik Tarrash were named Best Oralist and Runner-Up Best Oralist, respectively, in the 23rd Annual Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. at American...

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

“If you can put yourself into the head and the heart of another person, and see the world the way they see it, you can craft win-win scenarios and navigate your way gracefully through life.” This is the “mission statement” of character Jerry...

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

The University of Miami School of Law was ranked 14th best law school for moot court teams of the decade out of all 200 ABA-approved law schools in Pre-Law Magazine’s Fall 2016 article “Best Schools for Moot Court.”

Charles C...

October, 2016

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

When Celiana Acilien and her seven-year-old son Lovedhin Seide risked death at sea traveling to the United States, they didn’t know what to expect, but they knew what they were fleeing.  The mother and son were leaving their homeland of...

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Professor Donald Jones has recently inaugurated a Civil Rights Practicum at Miami Law - a first at the school. Externship opportunities within the practicum, which began in August, 2016, provide a unique experiential learning platform in which...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Miami Law’s American Civil Liberties Union, Democratic Law Student Association, and Health Law Association recently hosted a panel of high-profile attorneys who discussed a petition which would see the legalization of marijuana for...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bill Sklar has been a visitor to the University of Miami campus for each and every one of the last 41 years. Sklar arrived at UM’s School of Business in 1975, earning a B.B.A. magna cum laude in 1977. Then he enrolled at Miami Law earning his J.D...

September, 2016

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Osamudia James, vice dean and professor of law, writes and teaches in the areas of Education Law, Race and the Law, Administrative Law, and Torts.

Professor Osamudia James

What are...

Monday, September 12, 2016

Students of Miami Law’s White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program put their knowledge of international commercial and investment arbitration to the test this summer, as they embarked on various internships in the international...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

As it prepares for its 20th anniversary, the Children & Youth Law Clinic is celebrating a string of victories for foster children in Florida. The wins establish rights and benefits for youth in cases involving developmental disabilities...

Monday, September 12, 2016

Second-year law student Chauncey Dean has been awarded the Carlton Fields HOPE Fellow Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to a rising second-year law student based on the student's dedication to public service. Carlton Fields is a...

August, 2016

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Triple 'Cane Alexis Martinez, B.A. ’01, J.D. ’04, and M.S. ’06, can’t get enough of working with students and helping them to grow as they navigate their careers. Formerly the Assistant Dean for Students at St. John’s University School of Law in...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Linet Suarez

Who hasn't dreamt of meeting an astronaut as a child? For 3L and Miami Scholar Linet Suarez, that dream became a reality this summer while working at her internship with...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

L to R Claudia Colom, Nicole Scott, Mauricio Comm Ferrieria Santos, Sandra Friedrich, Enrique Ubarri, and Shawn Snyder

“Miami Law’s LL.M. professors are like having Jack Nicklaus teaching you to play golf,” said Ken Bednar, “...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

India native Supritha Suresh has been named the 2016-2017 Young ICCA Scholarship winner.

Suresh's impressive background includes completing her undergraduate degree in May 2016 with a specialization in International Trade and Investment...

July, 2016

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wendy Robbins, J.D. '97

From her earliest days in law school, Wendy L. Robbins, JD ’97, knew that advocacy on behalf of marginalized clients was her calling. Throughout her career, she has...

Thursday, July 14, 2016

On Tuesday, an international tribunal in The Hague delivered a crushing blow to China, finding that its creation of artificial islands and overarching claims of sovereignty over the South China Sea was in violation of...

Friday, July 15, 2016

 Holly Jacobs and Professor Mary Anne Franks

Professor Dr. Mary Anne Franks and Dr. Holly Jacobs, founders of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative at Miami Law, appeared at a press...

Friday, July 22, 2016

Miami Law alumnus Hilton Napoleon II found himself in the middle of a media maelstrom this week when he took on client Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist who was shot by police as he was trying to bring a young autistic man back to the...

June, 2016

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jan L. Jacobowitz, Danielle T. Gauer, Brian A. Vaca, Sarah J. Bujold, Charles B. Sachs

Every year Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) expands its reach and...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sawyeh Esmaili

It is not every day that a law student has the opportunity to educate the educators on pressing issues regarding the reproductive rights of incarcerated women. Rising 3L and...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Professor Stephen Urice and Christine Vincent/photo courtesy of Scott Rudd

Miami Law’s Professor Stephen Urice and Christine Vincent of The Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative (AEFI) and adjunct faculty...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Betsy L. McCoy, LL.M. ’07, received her degree in Real Property Development from Miami Law. She is an adjunct professor at the law school and serves as Vice President and General Counsel of The Related Group.

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May, 2016

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

(Part I of II)

Graduates of Miami Law’s White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program work all over the world with prestigious law firms. (See Part II: "Arbitration Graduates Making an Impact")

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Princess Manasseh

3L student Princess Manasseh was recently selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation.  She will be...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tiffany-Ashley Disney and Prof. Patricia Redmond

Miami Law’s Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic recently helped a client fight a creditor who had improperly filed two 1099s with the IRS after a...

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Brett Harris, Carrie Henry and Dan Narciso

Jhanile Smith, 3L

Alejandra Chinea, 1L

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April, 2016

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The University of Miami School of Law and the American Bar Association held a two-day-long legal symposium on the worlds of film, music, television and sports on Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Robert Pecchio, Dan Ravicher and George Bugg

From April 29th until May 3rd, members of CourtVision International’s high school basketball program will be hosting an international exchange experience between CourtVision Miami’...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Last week, a Dutch court overturned an order that Russia pay former stockholders of a former oil company $50 billion, the largest compensation award in history.

The 2014 arbitral tribunal administered by the Permanent Court...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Jonathan Richter, Merrick Sadler, Competition Chair, Suzanne Aldahan and Coach Michael Davis

Miami Law’s team of Suzanne Aldahan, 2L, and Jonathan Richter, 3L, won best petitioner brief at...

March, 2016

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Would Robo Cops eliminate racial bias or merely reflect the systemic nature of racism? Do human-robotic systems inherently feature “moral crumple zones” where the human bears the brunt of liability when the robot fails? 'We Robots 2016' addresses...

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Professor Frances Hill, an expert on tax-exempt organizations, testified before a Congressional committee for the sixth time in her career.

Her March 2nd appearance focused on tax issues raised by an incident where a...

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Scrutiny of conditions within our nation’s prisons has steadily intensified from local coverage in the Miami Herald about wretched conditions in a Florida women’s correctional facility to the Department of Justice Review...

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Zachary Ludens, JD '14

To say that Zachary Ludens, JD ’14, is committed to pro bono work is an understatement. Less than two years out of law school, Ludens has already shown his dedication...

February, 2016

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Diversity is winner as the ABA begins selecting next class of leaders.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

James Chang

James Chang, a 30-year-old Angeleno, can size up a person. In high school, he worked on statistics for his high school’s basketball team. While attending the University of...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Kevin Hirsh

Although the Tenants' Rights Clinic only started its semester in mid-January, clinic student and certified legal intern, Kevin Hirsh, has already successfully argued his first...

Friday, February 19, 2016

Visiting Professor Carolyn Lamm, partner and litigator for White & Case, was nominated for “best lecture or speech” by the Global Arbitration Review, the world-leading resource on international arbitration news and community intelligence. The...

January, 2016

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

For Lex-Jordan Ibegbu, law as a career seemed like a natural choice – even though, as he notes, “I didn’t see too many lawyers around when I was growing up.”

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Over the last year, the Miami Office of Disability Adjudication and Review has had the longest average wait times in the country – a little more than 20 months.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Miami Law alumnus Raul Aguila, a 25-year government attorney and dedicated public servant, has never looked back. After 23 years as an Assistant City Attorney in Miami Beach, Aguila was unanimously appointed Miami Beach’s City Attorney in the...

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program Director Jan Jacobowitz and students Samuel Bookhardt IV, Justin Boyd, and Princess Manasseh returned to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office this past fall to provide an annual legal...