Innovative Short Courses (1-2 Credits) Taught by Experts from Across the Globe

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Miami Law is at the forefront of giving our law students opportunities to learn from and interact with experts in their fields. Visiting practitioners from around the world come to Miami to teach short, innovative compressed courses. Approximately twenty such courses will be offered this year and recent or current offerings include:

A Cuban Civil Law. Myth or Reality?
Maria Elena Cobas Cobiella is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Law at the University of Valencia. She was previously a professor of law at the University of Havana. She specializes in civil law, family law, notarial law, immigration law, and issues related to bioethics and law.

The Law, Literature and Capital Punishment
Susan Bandes, a Distinguished Research Professor at the DePaul University College of Law has written extensively in the areas of federal jurisdiction and criminal law and procedure.

Applied Topics in Advanced Music Copyright Law
David Nimmer, lawyer at Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles, California specializing in representing clients in the entertainment, publishing, and high-technology fields.

Entertainment Law: Motion Pictures and Television
Nicholas La Terza, a lawyer in Los Angeles with The Point Media, a law firm specializing in representing entertainment companies and creative talent in all areas of the television, motion picture, publishing and new media industries.

Latin American Law & Institutions
Helena Alviar, Dean and Associate Professor of law at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

Human Rights and Environment
Daniel Barstow Magraw, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and President Emeritus at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement
Pablo Bentes, Director of International Trade and Investment in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson, LLP.

Negotiating and Drafting Sports Venue Agreements and Representing the Professional Athlete
Peter Carfagna, Senior Counsel for Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, in Cleveland, one of the preeminent Sports Law firms in the country.

Corporate Skills for New Lawyers
Kevin Doolan, partner in Eversheds International Law Firm.

The Art of the Deal: Acquiring a Music Publishing Catalog
Harold Flegelman, partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP and is co-chair of the firm's corporate media and entertainment practice group.

The Role of In-House Counsel at a Nonprofit
Lesley Rosenthal, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

Power and Influence
José M. de Areilza, Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE, Ramón Llul University, Madrid and Barcelona, and Secretary General of Aspen Institute España, a foundation affiliated with The Aspen Institute in the US.

Law and Economics of Intellectual Property and Innovation
Eli Salzberger, Professor and the former Dean of Haifa University Faculty of Law in Israel.

Financial Accounting for Lawyers
Mario Perez a Professor at University of Miami's School of Business and he teaches in the areas of financial and managerial accounting.

Urban Land Use Law
Sheila Foster, Vice Dean, Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use & Property Law, and co-director of the Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham University School of Law.

Basic Concepts in International Arbitration
Jan Paulsson, Faculty Chair of the Specialization in International Arbitration and world leader in the field of international arbitration; Professor Paulsson has participated as counsel or arbitrator in over 500 arbitrations in Europe, Asia, the United States and Africa.

Class Action Litigation
Adam Moskowitz, the managing partner at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton whose practice concentrates on class action matters and complex litigation.

Negotiation Skills
Joseph Harbaugh, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University Law Center.

Preparing the Corporate Client for Litigation
Arlene Zalayet, head of the Liberty Mutual Field Legal Operations organization that consists of over 68 legal offices in 36 states.

Disabilities Law
Susan Stefan, one of the country's most highly regarded experts in mental disability law.

The Presentation of Evidence in International Arbitration
Martin Hunter, barrister at Essex Court Chambers has served as counsel or arbitrator in cases held under the rules of most of the world's principal arbitral institutions and arbitration centers.

UNCITRAL Model Law: Fundamental Concepts and Impact on Latin America
Andres Jana, partner in charge of the International Arbitration Group at Bofill Mir & Alvarez, Santiago, Chile, and the Chilean delegate before the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, UNCITRAL.

Investment Arbitration
Carolyn Lamm, partner and litigator in White & Case's Washington D.C. office and prominent practitioner in international arbitration and dispute resolution, trade matters and cross-border commercial federal court litigation.

Mindfulness & Leadership
Scott Rogers, Director of Miami Law's Mindfulness in Law Program and a leader in the area of mindfulness and the law and works with law school faculty and administrators across the country interested in developing mindfulness classes and programs.