December, 2017

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

It is not a coincidence Miami Law has been named as one of the most innovative law schools in the U.S. and overseas in recent years. When Dean Patricia White took the helm of the school in 2009, she told the law school magazine, “We intend that...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Kathryn Della Fera, Wilfredo Fernandez & Ashley Gomez-Rodon

Teach for America is a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequality through teaching and working with unwavering commitment from every sector...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Every year Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program visits the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office to present a customized CLE ethics training that explores ethical dilemmas that confront prosecutors. This semester PREP...

Friday, December 15, 2017

Thanks to the White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship, Slovakian student Iveta Stefankova has been able to pursue her International Arbitration LL.M.  degree at Miami Law. 

Iveta Stefankova...

November, 2017

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Lauren Quattromani, Jeremy Ben-David & Benjamin Wolkov

Nestled among the art-covered walls of Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, a unique law firm resides. Founded in early 2016, AXS Law Group stands out from the traditional...

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

When Jeff Berkowitz attended Miami Law more than forty years ago, there was no Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Real Property Development LL.M. Had there been, Berkowitz might have saved a few years of grief, he says. Instead, he opened a solo...

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Clients with students Juanita Solis and Valori Corral-Nava

Students in Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic recently prevailed in immigration court, stopping the deportation of a Guatemalan couple that has lived in the United...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A panel discussion about human trafficking in the Caribbean was hosted by the Association of Caribbean Law Students in conjunction with the Children and Family Law Society on Thursday in Miami Law’s Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge....

October, 2017

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Fred S. McChesney, a leader in applying economics to the study of law, and the holder of the de la Cruz-Mentschikoff Endowed Chair in Law and Economics at the University of Miami School of Law, died Thursday morning in Maryland after battling a...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Born in Cuba, brought up in Miami, Olivia Castillo, is instinctively curious.

Olivia Castillo, 3L

An early interest in the detective novels of Jeffrey Deaver, with titles like...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A unique feature of Miami Law's LL.M. programs is the select program size and the mentoring students receive from faculty. Juan Pablo Moyano Garcia, who received his LL.M. in International Law (U.S. and Transnational for Foreign-Trained Lawyers)...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Students are drawn to Miami Law’s White & Case LL.M. in International Arbitration not only because it is taught by the top arbitrators in the world and offers intern and externships at the most prestigious firms, but graduates of...

September, 2017

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Miami Law launched LawWithoutWalls to foster team-created, innovative solutions to problems in legal education and practice, and the 2017 LawWithoutWalls winning Project of Worth — “Ithaca” — does just that. The in-house innovation hub Fuse at...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Students in the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program jump started their post-graduate careers by spending the summer at firms and institutions around the world. The program develops practitioners that are well rounded and...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Picture this: A lawyer is conferring with a client. The attorney is behaving in a manner that serves her interests, rather than that of her client. An observer calls a halt to the meeting, and a replacement takes the place of the offending...

August, 2017

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Friday, August 04, 2017

The summer following the first year of law school can be a pivotal moment in a legal career. The Summer Public Interest Fellowship meets public-interest minded students at this significant juncture to engage them with an opportunity that has the...

Friday, August 11, 2017

In spite of the rainy weather, Miami Law’s class of 2020 continued the annual tradition of beginning the law school experience with a day of community outreach. Miami Law’s HOPE Public Interest Resource Center organized the event...

Friday, August 04, 2017

What does free speech mean in the age of the Internet? Do our First Amendment values dictate that Colin Kaepernick stand up or kneel down?

“Living Law” is a series of dynamic, concurrent 10-minute faculty talks that give students an...

Friday, August 04, 2017

Last year, the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program launched a new and exciting opportunity for its students to gain practical hands-on experience while studying – the International Arbitration LL.M. Practicum. The practicum,...

July, 2017

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center’s Fellows Program grants stipends and provides support to dedicated law students who spend a summer serving marginalized populations through unpaid internships at non-profit and governmental organizations...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

James Valencia

A cold war has raged in the brain of James Valencia since high school.

The left side, entrenched in math and science, marches steadfastly toward a career in medicine. The right side stayed busy...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lawyers in Florida have a new leader - Michael Higer, a South Floridian has taken over as the Florida Bar's 69th president.

Higer is in his first month of a one-year term leading the 104,000 lawyers in the...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Each semester the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program visits local bar associations to provide legal ethics seminars. This Spring, PREP presented at the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, alongside three...

June, 2017

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shot over the course of nine years, Home Truth chronicles one family’s incredible pursuit of justice, shedding light on how our society responds to domestic violence and how the trauma from domestic violence can linger through generations.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Moot court success is synonymous with the University of Miami School of Law.

In the 2016-17 academic year, Miami Law students travelled across the globe arguing in some of the most prestigious international moot competitions in English...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Miami Law is a gateway, and a launchpad. It attracts students from around the world and propels them on new trajectories.

Some graduate to pursue careers amid the courtroom drama. Others, the detailed intensity of transactional work....

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The monthly intake meeting at the South Florida AIDS Network had a decidedly different flavor last week when students from Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic visited with Scottish counterparts from the University of Strathclyde Law...

May, 2017

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

In a rite that signals the beginning of a new chapter in their lives, nearly 400 Miami Law students will receive their J.D. and LL.M. degrees at the Watsco Center on Thursday, May 11 at 5:00 p.m.

3L Suarez to Address Class...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Florida Supreme Court ruled recently that juvenile courts cannot reject the dependency petitions filed on behalf of immigrant children without an evidentiary hearing. Professors Bernard Perlmutter and Rebecca Sharpless wrote amicus briefs in...

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Every year, a select group of students is called forward to accept one of the most prestigious awards the academic community can bestow — selection to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. This exclusive...

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Danny Sullivan took the long way home. The 27-year-old estate planning and tax attorney from the San Gabriel Valley of California grew up in La Verne and now practices in nearby Pasadena at Anglin Flewelling Rasmussen Campbell & Trytten LLP,...

April, 2017

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Third-year law student Jean Phillip “J.P.” Shami was recently named a 2017 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award winner. Shami, who serves as Executive Editor of the University of Miami Law Review, was one of ten law students across the...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3L Jeffrey Mark Pierce

The road to Miami Law and ultimately to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office may have begun one day while Jeffrey Mark Pierce was standing for too long in a sweltering “foamy.”

For those of...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2L Jean Strickland and 3L Joshua Bautz had the spotlight when they squared off recently for an audience of securities attorneys and arbitrators at the Palm Beach County Bar Association Securities Law Committee’s annual seminar....

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

José Rubens Scharlack is a student in Miami Law’s LL.M. in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment - a degree program for non-U.S. attorneys who have a solid foundation in international tax law in their own domestic tax system and for those who...

March, 2017

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Monday, March 06, 2017

The University of Miami School of Law’s first interdisciplinary course on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement will be open to all students and faculty March 9 when Alicia Garza, one of the founding members of BLM, will come to campus and talk...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Second-best team award

Part 1 of 2 Stories Volodymyr Ponomarov, a 2017 White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. candidate, recently won best oralist – and a $1,000 cash prize – at the Florida Bar International...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Members of Miami Law's Moot Court teams

Two Miami Law moot court teams recently competed in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Brooklyn, NY. One team, consisting of Ian Campa, 2L,...

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The struggle to protect the human right to property is highlighted in the age of Trump, China’s President Xi, and Russia’s Putin said José Enrique Alvarez at Miami Law's annual Henkin Lecture on Human Rights. Those on the political left and right...

February, 2017

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Performing well in courts takes smarts, skills, dedication, and perseverance. The National Jurist looked at schools that have excelled in moot court competition.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Second-year law student Jean Phillip “J.P.” Shami was recently named a finalist for the 23rd annual Brown Award sponsored by The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation. Shami, who serves as Executive Editor of the University of Miami Law...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Arrest records can prevent young people from getting their first jobs or qualifying for certification in certain fields.  Recently, Miami Law’s Children and Youth Law Clinic educated youth on sealing and expunging arrest records at the...

Monday, February 20, 2017

Francisco Reyes Villamizar, LL.M. ’93, has helped change the legal landscape in his native Colombia, smoothing the way for increased trade, investment, and business activity. Internationally recognized for his dedication to public service,...

January, 2017

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Friday, January 20, 2017

This year's list of The Most Influential People in Legal Education recognizes leaders who are shaping the future of law schools.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Like most good sons, Luiz Miranda always wanted to make his father proud. The senior Miranda is a legend in his son’s mind: a highly respected attorney on two continents, a charismatic leader who draws admirers like a Pied Piper, and a trusted...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Each semester the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program visits local bar associations to provide legal ethics seminars. This fall PREP presented at the South Miami-Kendall Bar Association and the Coral Gables Bar Association....

Thursday, January 12, 2017

German native Luca Thönes was awarded the first-ever International Arbitration LL.M. E-Fellows Scholarship, which provides a half-tuition award to a participant of the E-fellows LL.M. Day in Frankfurt, Germany.   ...