Beyond its regional influence, the University of Miami School of Law has truly global reach and impact.
Jenna Gushue first fell in love with the blue-green waters off Florida's coastline as a child deep-sea fishing with her family and friends over summer breaks.
Miami Law's Litigation Skills Program recently awarded six scholarships to its top students who distinguished themselves through their hard work and talent.
Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) recently presented a CLE ethics training at Legal Services of Greater Miami.
top 100 law blogs; the list includes Professor Michael Froomkin's blog, Jotwell.The ABA has released their
Miami Law's Legal Corps was named an award winner in the Merit Finalist category in the 2013 Community Partnership Award competition last week by Mutual of America.
Three students from the Investor Rights Clinic recently represented Miami Law in a "triathlon" that had little to do with swimming, cycling or running. James Galvin, Bianca Olivadoti, and Gabriela Pirana traveled to New York City to compete in the Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, where they placed 7th.
Lila Peña Silva claims that she was neither born nor trained to be a human rights defender. But the Colombian wife and mother found herself suddenly thrust into that role after she became a self-described "victim of state-sponsored violence."
Miami Law hosted a live review and discussion of Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma, the newly released book written by Professor Donald Jones that explores how hip-hop music penetrates law and culture through the voice of otherwise voiceless urban youth.
Outlines are to law students what maps are to archaeologists. Recognizing the supply and demand for study guides, Miami Law 3Ls West Kraemer and John Walter recently launched an online marketplace — "TopOutlines.com" — where students can sell and purchase outlines at will.
Miami Law's Health Law Association (UMHLA), joined by the Student Organization for Human Rights recently hosted a lunchtime panel on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on the practice of health law at the new Student Activities Center.
Donald Jones, author of Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma, and Miami Law Professor, will discuss race, place, and urban culture, along with a distinguished panel moderated by Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr., on Thursday, November 21 at the Newman Alumni Center.
Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum, JD '91, was recently nominated by President Barack Obama for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals.
Celebrated lawyer Alan Dershowitz – Harvard Law School professor, political commentator and author – took center stage Friday night in a spirited conversation with White at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse attended by several hundred people and presented by the University and Books & Books.
Scenes resembling a lawyer-fueled reality show – lawyers threatening fistfights and expletive-laced emails between counsel – were the impetus for a presentation by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) to more than eighty students in Litigation Skills - Miami Law's highly acclaimed program where experienced trial lawyers and judges teach hands-on training and practical skills necessary for competent professional legal service.
Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) – Christina Flatau, Danielle Singer, Julien Apollon, and Jackson Siegal – presented a CLE Ethics program for the University of Miami Law Alumni Association at its recent Miami-Dade Judicial Reception.
Professor Claudio Finkelstein recently presented his lecture "Recent Developments in International Arbitration in South America (From a Brazilian Perspective)" as part of the International Law Lecture Series, which was co-sponsored by the International Graduate Law Programs and the International Law Society.
Third year law student Charlotte Joseph Cassel was recently selected to receive a prestigious fellowship from Equal Justice Works, the nation's premier nonprofit focused on placing attorneys in public interest law opportunities.
In a four-day celebration chock-full of fun, enlightenment, and caloric entertainment, Miami Law's Homecoming Weekend was bestowed with blue skies, starlit nights, perfect Miami fall temperatures and was presided over by Jaret L. Davis, J.D.'99, President of the Law Alumni Association (LAA) and Joshua B. Spector, J.D.'02, LAA Chair of Homecoming and Vice President for Activities.
Miami Law students Corey Gray and Leah Weston, along with recent graduate Catherine Kaiman, were inducted into Iron Arrow, the University of Miami's oldest tradition and highest honor society. Miami Law alumnus Steven J. Brodie, J.D.'81, was also tapped.
Third year law student Corey Gray grew up "just up the road" in Palm Beach County. He spent his time between his mother's house and his grandparents' farm near the eastern edge of the Everglades.
The University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic has submitted an amicus curiae brief in the case of Benito Tide Méndez et al., v. Dominican Republic before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
When someone thinks of practicing law, few imagine Mount Everest or the rolling plains of India. But in the beautiful country of Nepal, you'll find Miami Law alumni Leah Statkus Mueller and Jack Mueller, who are using their legal education every day at work.
Recent Miami Law Graduates and Former Children & Youth Law Clinic Interns Become Child Advocates
"The legal world is entering a period of fundamental and irreversible change driven by cost pressures, new competition, and emerging technologies," said Professor Richard Susskind, who delivered a series of lectures based on his book, Tomorrow's Lawyers.
Health Rights Clinic student Danny McDonnell, 3L, first met his new client, Robert Barker, in the game room of the Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Miami Law alumnus A. Jay Cristol was recently selected as the 2013 recipient of the Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in the Field of Bankruptcy.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 200 scholarship donors and recipients attended the Donor Scholarship Luncheon on October 16 in the ballroom of the new Student Activities Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Children and Youth Law Clinic filed amicus curiae brief last week in a Juvenile Court case involving two children from El Salvador who had petitioned the court to be adjudicated dependent based on past abuse and neglect by their father, and also asked the court to declare them eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status(SIJS).
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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."
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.
"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.
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.
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."
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.