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Henry Butler, JD ’82, Appointed Dean of George Mason University School of Law

Henry Butler, JD ’82, Appointed Dean of George Mason University School of Law

Henry N. Butler, JD’82, has been appointed dean of George Mason University School of Law, in Arlington, Virginia. Butler has been serving as the George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Law & Economics.

Two Miami Law Alumni Receive Historic Local Appointments

Two Miami Law Alumni Receive Historic Local Appointments

Abigail Price-Williams, J.D.’84, has been appointed Miami-Dade County Attorney. She follows in the footsteps of Victoria Méndez, J.D.’99, who was appointed in 2013 to lead the City of Miami Office of the City Attorney. The appointments mark the first time both offices are lead by Miami Law graduates and women.

JD ’81 Power Couple Debra and Dennis Scholl Continue to Take the Art, Film & Real Estate Worlds by Storm

JD ’81 Power Couple Debra and Dennis Scholl Continue to Take the Art, Film & Real Estate Worlds by Storm

Dennis Scholl is an evolving being. From CPA to lawyer to art collector to philanthropist to winemaker to his latest venture: documentary filmmaker. In just six years, he has directed and produced a catalogue of documentaries telling the stories of artists, musicians, and even African-American church ladies and their hats in Sunday’s Best.

Frederick Hawkins’, JD ’11: Credits Miami Law for Leading Him to State Department

Frederick Hawkins’, JD ’11: Credits Miami Law for Leading Him to State Department

If you had to describe Frederick Hawkins, JD ’11, it would have to be motivated and dedicated. In 2008, Hawkins began his legal education at Miami Law, where he received the Public Interest and the Robert H. Waters Scholarships. During his law school career, he was actively engaged in activities such as serving on the Executive Committee of the Miami Law Ambassadors.

Son and Daughter Honor Father’s Memory with Endowed Intellectual Property Scholarship at Miami Law

Son and Daughter Honor Father’s Memory with Endowed Intellectual Property Scholarship at Miami Law

Jennie S. Malloy, JD ’87, and John Cyril Malloy, III, JD ’92, recently established a scholarship through their law firm Malloy & Malloy P.L. to assist law students who have an interest in the field of Intellectual Property law. The John Cyril Malloy Intellectual Property Law Endowed Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of their father, John Malloy, who was a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, adjunct law professor at Miami Law, and founder of the intellectual property law firm Malloy & Malloy.

Associate Promotions to Partner — Miami Law Graduates Fare Well in Career Rankings in National Law Journal and Daily Business Review

Associate Promotions to Partner — Miami Law Graduates Fare Well in Career Rankings in National Law Journal and Daily Business Review

In two recent ratings, the University of Miami School of Law garnered high rankings for its graduates promoted from associate to partner at law firms across the U.S. and locally.

Federal Bench Nominee

Federal Bench Nominee

Mary Barzee-Flores, JD '88, has been nominated to the federal bench in the Southern District of Florida.




Top Lawyer Under 40 Award

Top Lawyer Under 40 Award

The Hispanic National Bar Association has chosen Richard Montes de Oca, JD '01, for its Top Lawyer Under 40 Award.




Jason Neufeld, JD ’07, Creates Low Fee Referral Service at Legal Services of Greater Miami

Jason Neufeld, JD '07, Creates Low Fee Referral Service at Legal Services of Greater Miami

While working as the President of the North Dade Bar association, Jason Neufeld, JD’ 07, noticed a problem in his community — there were many individuals who did not quite meet the threshold to be assisted by Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI) but who nonetheless could be greatly assisted by its services. Armed with dual JD/MBA degrees from the University of Miami, Neufeld quickly sprang into action and created the Low Fee Referral Service to bridge this particular gap.

Couple Take Education and Skills Obtained at Miami Law to Washington D.C.

Couple Take Education and Skills Obtained at Miami Law to Washington D.C.

Deciding on a law school and making it through three years of intense study is challenging for everyone. For Joy Purcell and Kevin Roach, 2008 Miami Law graduates and married couple, both the decision and the experience were made easier by being together. They met in junior high school, were a couple by prom, and attended undergrad together at New York University. Both Latin American Studies majors, they came to Miami Law because they were “drawn to the international community.”

Alumni Lifetime Achievement Awardees

Top Lawyer Under 40 Award

The Daily Business Review has announced recipients for outstanding service to the FL legal community, including 7 Miami Law alumni.



Ranked #15 by National Law Journal

Ranked #15 by National Law Journal

We are a top 15 school in the publication’s ranking for graduates advancing from associate to partner. See Listing.


In Memoriam: Aaron A. Foosaner, JD ’67

In Memoriam: Aaron A. Foosaner JD '52

Miami Law Mourns the Passing of Aaron A. Foosaner, JD ’52. More here


Marc Lawrence, LLM ’00, Uses His Degree to Make The Angler’s Boutique Resort a Success

Marc Lawrence, LLM ’00, Uses His Degree to Make The Angler’s Boutique Resort a Success

Sometimes in life you are not only at the right place at the right time, but you possess the perfect skill set, and a huge dose of moxie, to make the opportunity a success.

A Panel of Lawyers Explore the Fight for Freedom of Cuban Rafters and Haitians

A Panel of Lawyers Explore the Fight for Freedom of Cuban Rafters and Haitians

Inside the event program, the list was long. In two columns, alphabetized from A to W. They were the names of women and men, lawyers all, who had helped fight for legal rights of Cuban rafters and Haitians held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the mid-1990s.

Miami Law Alumna Jane Muir, JD ’09, Serves Her Alma Mater and Community

Miami Law Alumna Jane Muir, JD ’09, Serves Her Alma Mater and Community

It is inevitable that a profile about Miami attorney Jane Muir will mention her family’s tradition of producing exceptional attorneys. Her father is a well-respected attorney and her mother, Celeste Muir, has served as a judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for nearly thirty years. However, Jane Muir is not one to be defined by her past or tethered to a legacy – she’s out to forge her own path in a city that is constantly in flux. And she’s off to an incredible start.

Alumna Alison Wiener Gives Back to the Community

Alumna Alison Wiener Gives Back to the Community

Ask Alison Wiener, JD ’03, how she manages to balance professional responsibilities and personal commitments with a desire to give back and she will respond with a simple question: “Have you heard of the Three T’s? -- Time, treasure, and talent! When you’re first starting out, you donate your time.”

In Memoriam: Irwin Block JD'50

In Memoriam: Irwin Block JD'50

The humble legal legend who worked pro bono on Pitts and Lee v. Florida, was 87. Miami Herald Obituary.

Michael Daly, JD ’08, Legal Adviser for the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague

Michael Daly, JD ’08, Legal Adviser for the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague

Miami Law alumnus Michael Daly has recently embarked on a new career as a Legal Adviser for the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague in The Netherlands. He is involved in State-to-State claims and issues related to treaty interpretation and international law. Currently on the Tribunal’s docket are several large and complex State-to-State claims between Iran and the United States.

Legion of Honor Medalist

Legion of Honor Medalist

The Chapel of Four Chaplains honored Judge A. Jay Cristol, JD '59 with this prestigious honor. More Information.

Miami Law Alumna Seeks Social Change through Law, Music, & Entrepreneurship

Miami Law Alumna Seeks Social Change through Law, Music, & Entrepreneurship

Since Sara Yousuf, JD ’05, came to Miami in 1998, she has trained countless young attorneys for careers in public service, been instrumental in the creation of a network of progressive businesses and individuals, and co-founded a hybrid music store and activist hangout.

John W. Kozyak, Honorary Alumnus DLW '03

Miami attorney John W. Kozyak, a founding partner of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Miami, is the recipient of the 2015 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Jorge Labarga at a Jan. 29th ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida in Tallahassee.

Beloved and Revered Scholar M. Minnette Massey Passes Torch to Professor Charlton Copeland

Beloved and Revered Scholar M. Minnette Massey Passes Torch to Professor Charlton Copeland

She has been described as indomitable, outspoken, adorable, irascible, and deeply decent, with a splash of salt. He has been called spirited, astute, erudite, committed, and good humored.

Augusto Aragone Scales New Heights and Boosted Career with LL.M. in Comparative Law

Augusto Aragone Scales New Heights and Boosted Career with LL.M. in Comparative Law

Augusto Aragone has the soul of Miles Davis and the enthusiasm of the Energizer Bunny, the sweetness of Roberto Benigni and the handsomeness of Michael Sheen.

Morgan Nati, JD ‘14, Reflects on Intersection of Law, Medicine, and Business in her Career

Morgan Nati, JD ‘14, Reflects on Intersection of Law, Medicine, and Business in her Career

Miami Law recent graduate Morgan Nati grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Virginia Tech in 2009. After graduation, Nati worked for two years before deciding on law school. During those two years, Nati worked as a flight attendant for Spirit Airlines and a news reporter for the Bedford Gazette. Nati also translated her passion for riding horses into a number of equine-related jobs, including working as a horse wrangler on ranches in Wyoming and Hawaii.

Dean White Selected

Dean White Selected

Dean Patricia White makes the National Jurist list as one of the most influential people in legal education.

Former CIA Officer Gregg David Wenzel, JD '94 to be Honored

Ex-CIA Officer Gregg David Wenzel, JD ’94, who tragically lost his life in 2003 while in service with the Central Intelligence Agency, will be honored by renaming the post office in Wenzel's hometown of Monroe, N.Y. Wenzel was a former Miami-Dade assistant public defender and Florida Bar counsel. No one in Miami's legal community knew that Wenzel was a CIA agent until 2009, six years after he died in a car accident in Ethiopia at 33.

From Humble Beginnings as a Young Community Organizer, Miami Law Grad Set to Intern for Hilary Clinton

From Humble Beginnings as a Young Community Organizer, Miami Law Grad Set to Intern for Hilary Clinton

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 to the principal regarding the behavior of a certain lunchroom monitor. Suffice to say, his fifth-grade public school experience was far more enjoyable.

Whitney Kouvaris, JD '14, Reflects on Current Clerkship for Judge Barbara Lagoa and her Miami Law Experience

Whitney Kouvaris, JD '14, Reflects on Current Clerkship for Judge Barbara Lagoa and her Miami Law Experience

Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Whitney Kouvaris attended Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts before attending Miami Law. Graduating magna cum laude in May of 2014 and admitted to the Florida Bar in September 2014, Kouvaris is now clerking for Judge Barbara Lagoa at the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, Florida.

Straddling Environmental Law and Her Great-Grandfather’s Footsteps: Natalie Harrison JD ‘14 and the Florida Supreme Court

Straddling Environmental Law and Her Great-Grandfather’s Footsteps: Natalie Harrison JD ‘14 and the Florida Supreme Court

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. Before working in the halls of Tallahassee, Harrison’s curriculum vitae revealed a Renaissance playbook of academic achievements straddling the legal and the environmental with a side order of the Fall of the Roman Empire.

Homecoming 2014 Brings Alumni and Classes '74, '84, '89, '94 & '04 Back to Campus

Homecoming 2014 Brings Alumni and Classes '74, '84, '89, '94 & '04 Back to Campus

In a four-day celebration full of fun, Miami Law's Homecoming Weekend was bestowed with perfect Miami fall temperatures and was presided over by Patricia Redmond, J.D. ’79, President of the Law Alumni Association (LAA) and Detra Shaw-Wilder, J.D. ’94, LAA Chair of Homecoming and Vice President for Activities.

Alumna Founds Program to Bring Minority Teens to Africa, Exposing Them to Principles of Leadership, Cultural Exchange and Social Entrepreneurship

Alumna Founds Program to Bring Minority Teens to Africa, Exposing Them to Principles of Leadership, Cultural Exchange and Social Entrepreneurship

When Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, J.D.’09, stepped off the plane last summer at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, the first thing that struck her was the warm welcome they received from their hosts and the locals. “Our first steps on the African continent were surreal―from the red dirt under our shoes to the crispness of air―I was in awe that a simple idea had materialized into the experience of a lifetime in only a few short months,” said Buchanan.

Lawyers in Toyland: Law School Romance Yields Three Children and Giant Toy Company

Lawyers in Toyland: Law School Romance Yields Three Children and Giant Toy Company

When Laura Cohen was a little girl in Boston, her favorite toy was the Fisher-Price School House. She lugged the School House everywhere, even through airports with its bell ringing, despite its lack of a handle. Meanwhile, Judd Zebersky was a busy young entrepreneur – first as a 10-year-old paperboy slinging Newsday on the lawns and porches of Oyster Bay, New York, later as a high schooler with his own boat cleaning business with 30 employees.

Recent Graduate Jenna Winchester Reflects on Current Federal Clerkship for Judge Roy Dalton

Recent Graduate Jenna Winchester Reflects on Current Federal Clerkship for Judge Roy Dalton

Hometown girl Jenna Winchester, J.D.’14, has always been an exceller so it’s not surprising that she is serving a judicial clerkship to Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr., in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Alumni to Receive Awards at Annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception

Alumni to Receive Awards at Annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception

Four eminent Miami Law alumni will be honored by the Law Alumni Association on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception.


Donor Scholarship Luncheon – Where Grateful 3L Meets Generous Donor Family

Donor Scholarship Luncheon – Where Grateful 3L Meets Generous Donor Family

Clemente Vazquez-Bello, J.D.’74, passed away in 2013. The Havana, Cuba born attorney was a double ‘Cane, an enthusiastic fan of all sports UM, and a Golden Cane.


Recent Graduate Alex Vail Lands Prestigious Clerkship at the U.S. Department of Justice

Recent Graduate Alex Vail Lands Prestigious Clerkship at the U.S. Department of Justice

Alexander R. Vail is a double ‘Cane having graduated with a B.A. magna cum laude in 2011 with degrees in Political Science and History, and, this past May, again magna cum laude with his J.D. from Miami Law. Now he is putting all his education together with a clerkship at the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review.

William Simonitsch, JD ’00, Named to the 2014 Lawyers of Color’s Third Annual Power List

William Simonitsch, JD ’00, Named to the 2014 Lawyers of Color’s Third Annual Power List

Miami Law alumnus William Simonitsch was recently honored and named to the 2014 Lawyers of Color’s Third Annual Power List, a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys. The list is comprised of general counsel, law school deans, justice foundation leaders, and law firm managing partners and practice group leaders.

Parents Establish Scholarship Fund in Memory of Son

Parents Establish Scholarship Fund in Memory of Son

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 scholarship for a Division 1 or Division 2 undergraduate athlete admitted to Miami Law.

Law Student Works Alongside Alumnus at the Department of Homeland Security

Law Student Works Alongside Alumnus at the Department of Homeland Security

Students in law school regularly connect with their peers, their professors, and their colleagues, but one of the most undervalued relationships in law school is that between the students and the alumni.

Kapila Family Foundation Establishes Award for Outstanding Bankruptcy Moot Competitor

Kapila Family Foundation Establishes Award for Outstanding Bankruptcy Moot Competitor

The Kapila Family Foundation, a small foundation located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recently established The Kapila Family Foundation Student Award for an outstanding Miami Law student competitor in the nationally recognized Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition - one of the nation’s preeminent moot court competitions that promotes and recognizes the finest oral and written advocacy on issues in bankruptcy practice. The gift will also name the moot court team that competes annually at the premier bankruptcy competition the “Kapila Miami Law Duberstein Moot Court Team.”

Bilzin Sumberg Creates Academic Scholarship for University of Miami School of Law Students

Bilzin Sumberg Creates Academic Scholarship for University of Miami School of Law Students

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP has generously donated $50,000 to the University of Miami School of Law, which will be used to create the Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod Scholars program.

Betsy Havens, JD ’11, Continues Her Dedication to Healthcare Reform

Betsy Havens, JD ’11, Continues Her Dedication to Healthcare Reform

Armed with a Miami Law degree and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Betsy Haven continues in her mission to reform healthcare in the United States. Currently working as a staff attorney at Disability Rights California (DRC) in Los Angeles, Havens is helping people with disabilities gain access to health care.

Doctor Dedicated to Principled Service Gives Generous Gift to Support Miami Public Interest Scholar

Doctor Dedicated to Principled Service Gives Generous Gift to Support Miami Public Interest Scholar

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 hospitals, by using separate billing codes, were double and triple billing for anesthesiology – once for the doctor and another for the hospital.

United States Senate Confirms Miami Law Alumna Beth Bloom to U.S. District Court

United States Senate Confirms Miami Law Alumna Beth Bloom to U.S. District Court

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; Iron Arrow; Society of Bar & Gavel; American Jurisprudence Award for Appellate Practice & Procedure, among others.

Miami Law Alumnus Who Put Miami Tennis on the Map Surpasses a Century

MIAMI Magazine - Miami Law Alumnus Who Put Miami Tennis on the Map Surpasses a Century

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 change his scholarship to a different sport: tennis.

Watch Law Alumni Association Past Presidents, Todd Payne, JD ’89, Elizabeth Honkonen, JD ’98 and Devang Desai, JD ’03 accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Watch Law Alumni Association Past Presidents, Todd Payne, JD ’89, Elizabeth Honkonen, JD ’98 and Devang Desai, JD ’03 accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge




Watch LAA President, Trish Redmond, JD ’79, Accept Dean White’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Watch LAA President, Trish Redmond, JD ’79, Accept Dean White’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge






Outgoing and Incoming Presidents of the Law Alumni Association Share Vision

Outgoing and Incoming Presidents of the Law Alumni Association Share Vision

With the start of the new fiscal year in June comes the transition of leadership in the Law Alumni Association. Jaret Davis, JD '99, who served as president during the 2013-2014 academic year, will step down as President of the LAA, and become Immediate Past President.

Drew Aiken

Recent Miami Law Graduate Receives Fulbright Award to Examine Customary Law in Namibia

Drew Aiken, JD ’12, was recently awarded a grant from the Fulbright Program to examine the impact of customary law on women in several different tribes in Namibia. Aiken first became interested in Namibia while a student at Miami Law when she participated as a 1L in the Namibia Neutral Trial Observer Initiative, a program offered by HOPE in 2010.

Stuart Markus

Family Creates Award in Memory of Stuart Markus, JD '57

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 town,” said Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch, a longtime friend. After his death in late 2013 at age 81, his family established the Markus Award at Miami Law, which recognizes a student each year for outstanding work in one of the Law School’s in-house clinics.

Laurie Silvers

Miami Law Alumna Laurie Silvers Returns the Favor and Establishes Two Scholarships

If Laurie Silvers could have a superpower, it would be the same as her comic book hero, Lady Justice, "where any woman has the super powers to affect her world; to use an intellectual ‘superpower’ that she didn’t know she had to correct an injustice and improve our world," she said.

Miami Law Alumnus Robert A. Butterworth to Receive The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2014 Medal of Honor Award

Florida’s attorney general, Robert A. Butterworth, JD '69, has been selected to receive The Florida Bar Foundation’s 2014 Medal of Honor Award, the Florida legal profession’s highest award. Read more.

Saif Ishoof

Miami Law Alumnus Saif Ishoof Named Recipient of the Ruth Shack Leadership Award

Saif Ishoof, JD ’00, will be honored with the Ruth Shack Leadership Award by Leave a Legacy on May 15. Ishoof is the Vice President and Executive Director of City Year, an organization which focuses on decreasing the one million students who drop out of school each year. He also serves as a member of the board of GenerationEngage, which is a national non-profit focused on empowering and engaging young Americans in civic life. He is a board member and co-founder of the CVA Foundation, an organization dedicated to fostering the greater involvement of New Americans in the political process. He serves as trustee of the Public Health Trust, where he sits on the governing board of Jackson Memorial Health System.

Miami Law Alumnus Vance Aloupis Named as 2014 Young Floridian

Miami Law Alumnus Vance Aloupis Named as 2014 Young Floridian

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida will honor Vance Aloupis, JD ’08, with the 2014 Young Floridian award on June 3 in Orlando. Aloupis, who is the State Director for The Children’s Movement of Florida, has worked tirelessly to advance a grass-roots movement on behalf of Florida’s children.

Four Alumni Honored at the Annual Judicial Receptions in Broward and Palm Beach

Four Alumni Honored at the Annual Judicial Receptions in Broward and Palm Beach

Four Miami Law alumni were honored recently at the annual Broward and Palm Beach receptions in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

Alumna Hilarie Bass Finds her Stage in Courtroom, Rises to Co-President of Greenberg Traurig

Alumna Hilarie Bass Finds her Stage in Courtroom, Rises to Co-President of Greenberg Traurig

Hilarie Bass is every parent’s dream child; she is brilliant, incredibly talented, creative and curious, wickedly funny, hardworking, generous, and best of all, bursting with life. And, like most extremely successful people, Bass has a continuing love affair with her work.

Circuit Court Judge Cindy S. Lederman, JD ’79, Receives 2014 National CASA Judge of the Year Award

Circuit Court Judge Cindy S. Lederman, JD ’79, Receives 2014 National CASA Judge of the Year Award

The Statewide Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program recently announced that Miami Law alumna Judge Cindy S. Lederman, Miami-Dade Juvenile Court Judge, was named the 2014 National CASA Judge of the Year. The National CASA Association is a network of 933 programs that recruit, train and support volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. Read More

President Obama Nominates Circuit Court Judge Beth Bloom, JD ’88, for the Southern District of Florida.

President Obama Nominates Circuit Court Judge Beth Bloom, JD ’88, for the Southern District of Florida. Read more at The Miami Herald.

Honorable A. Jay Cristol, JD ’59, Receives 2013 Lawrence P. King Award

Honorable A. Jay Cristol, JD '59, Receives 2013 Lawrence P. King Award

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. The Lawrence King Award was established in 2001, to recognize a lawyer, jurist, teacher or legislator who exemplifies the best in scholarship, advocacy, judicial administration or legislative activities in the field of bankruptcy.

Donors and Students Honored at Scholarship Luncheon

Donors and Students Honored at Scholarship Luncheon

More than 200 scholarship donors and recipients attended the Donor Scholarship Luncheon on October 16 in the ballroom of the new Student Activities Center. Representatives from many of the scholarships were in attendance, including Wayne Chaplin, J.D.'82, who has generously donated matching funds to new scholarships through the Chaplin Challenge. To date, $800,000 has been matched and 17 scholarships established.

The Many Dimensions Of A Cross-Border Practice

Miami Law Alumnus Pedro Jimenez, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Miami office, is Profiled in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel on the "Many Dimensions of a Cross-Border Practice."

Four JD '07 in JAG Corps; One - Jesse Adams - Named Navy JAG of the Year

Four JD '07 in JAG Corps; One - Jesse Adams - Named Navy JAG of the Year

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.

City of Miami Appoints Victoria Mendez, J.D. '99, as its City Attorney

City of Miami Appoints Victoria Mendez, J.D. '99, as its City Attorney

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."

Miami Law mourns the passing of Nick Crane, a double 'Cane (BBA'51 and JD'53) and U.M. Trustee

Miami Law mourns the passing of Nick Crane, a double 'Cane (BBA'51 and JD'53) and U.M. Trustee

The University of Miami family mourns the loss of loyal Miami Hurricane and longtime UM trustee, Nicholas A. "Nick" Crane. A two-time graduate (BBA '51 and JD '53), Mr. Crane was a devoted father and grandfather, a successful businessman, and a caring community leader.

Judge Maxine Cohen Lando Endowed Memorial Scholarship Established at Miami Law

Friends, family and colleagues of Judge Maxine Cohen Lando, JD '74 have established an endowed scholarship in her name. The scholarship will be awarded to a second or third year law student based on merit and financial need, who has demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in public service with preference given to a female student. The recipient will be known as the "Judge Maxine Cohen Lando Scholar."

President Obama Nominates Tamara W. Ashford to the United States Tax Court

President Obama Nominates Miami Law Tax LL.M. Alumna Tamara Ashford to the U.S. Tax Court.

Patricia Redmond, JD '79, Establishes Scholarship for Students Interested in Bankruptcy Law

Patricia Redmond, JD '79, Establishes Scholarship for Students Interested in Bankruptcy Law

Patricia A. Redmond, the director of Miami Law's Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic, recently established a scholarship at Miami Law for students who have demonstrated leadership and service to the Bankruptcy Clinic.

Family Establishes Scholarship at Miami Law in Memory of Judy Fried Hyman, JD '82

Family Establishes Scholarship at Miami Law in Memory of Judy Fried Hyman, JD '82

Miami Law alumna Judy Hyman loved the law almost as much as she loved her family. She passed away in 2010 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 52. Her husband, Judge Paul Hyman, and children – Zachary and Kaylee, JD '12, and her parents, Theresa and Theodore Fried, recently created a scholarship in her memory at Miami Law to be awarded each year to a student who is interested in becoming a litigator.

Law Firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges Creates Scholarship at Miami Law

The global law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges recently established an endowed scholarship fund at Miami Law. The scholarship, which was generously matched by the Chaplin Challenge, will benefit students who have financial need, with preference given to minority students.

Friends and Colleagues Create Scholarship in Memory of Mitchell Bloomberg, JD '75n

Friends and Colleagues Create Scholarship in Memory of Mitchell Bloomberg, JD '75

A "lawyer's lawyer" who was a highly skilled and passionate litigator, Mitchell Bloomberg passed away in May, after a long battle with cancer. His colleagues have established a scholarship in his memory at Miami Law, his alma mater.

Miami Law Alumni and Students Honored at Florida Bar Reception

Miami Law Alumni and Students Honored at Florida Bar Reception

In star-studded event of sorts, the Miami Law Alumni Association honored alumni and students for their respective Florida Bar positions at the Florida Bar Reception in Boca Raton. The Florida Bar welcomed eight Miami alumni to its 52-member Board of Governors and four new members to the Young Lawyers Division, which is specifically designated for lawyers younger than 35 years of age.

Federico Moreno JD '80 honored with 2013 Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award at the Miami Dade Judicial Association

Federico Moreno JD '80 honored with 2013 Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award at the Miami Dade Judicial Association

The Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award is presented annually by the chair of The Florida Bar's Board of Legal Specialization & Education to a Florida board certified lawyer or judge. The award recognizes exemplary professionalism, excellence, character and commitment to The Florida Bar's certification program and to the practice of law.

Miami Law Alumna Establishes Scholarship in Memory of Close Friend and Former Roommate Linda Dakis, JD '74

Miami Law Alumna Establishes Scholarship in Memory of Close Friend and Former Roommate Linda Dakis, JD '74

Rebekah Poston and Linda Dakis were roommates throughout their time at Miami Law in the early 70s. They both attended night school after working full-time during the day, and although they were tired at night, they were serious about law school and their career goals. But they still managed to have fun.

Edith Osman, JD '83

Congratulations to Miami Law alumna Edith Osman, JD '83, who was recently awarded the 2013 David W. Dyer Professionalism Award by the Dade County Bar Association. Osman is a shareholder at Carlton Fields where she practices in the areas of business litigation, matrimonial law, and mediation. She is a director of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Women of Achievement, and is a member of the Anti-Defamation League, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the Commonwealth Institute. She served as president of the Florida Bar, the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, and the First Family Law Inns of Court. Osman received this award at the Dade County Bar Association's 97th Annual Installation Gala.

Family and Friends Create Scholarship Named for Martin Nash, JD '62; Was Considered Among Most Creative Tax Lawyers

Family and Friends Create Scholarship Named for Martin Nash, JD '62; Was Considered Among Most Creative Tax Lawyers

The late Martin J. Nash's family and friends have established a scholarship in his memory at Miami Law, his alma mater. Nash passed away in February after a long and distinguished career as a tax attorney.

Miami Law Alumna Marilyn Blanco-Reyes is FedEx Latin America Rainmaker, But Had Dreamed of Hollywood Career

Miami Law Alumna Marilyn Blanco-Reyes is FedEx Latin America Rainmaker, But Had Dreamed of Hollywood Career

For a "little Cuban girl from Hialeah" who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood film director, Marilyn Blanco-Reyes has not done badly for herself. She is the Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean Division, overseeing more than 30 employees and having recently negotiated the acquisitions of a pair of companies in Brazil and Mexico, both of them larger than the domestic business of FedEx in those markets.

Professor Laurence M. Rose and Cliff Jones of Michigan State University

Local Law Firm Creates Scholarship at Miami Law for Students Committed to the Field of Litigation

Rising second- and third-year law students who have demonstrated a commitment to litigation stand to benefit from a generous scholarship established by the Miami law firm Lewis Tein PL.

Federico Moreno

Judge Federico Moreno, JD '78, Receives St. Thomas More Award for 'Integrity and Loyalty to Conscience' by the Notre Dame Law Association

Miami Law alumnus Federico Moreno, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, has been awarded the St. Thomas More Award by the Notre Dame Law Association. The award honors graduates of the University of Notre Dame "who have distinguished themselves as jurists or public servants, while exhibiting uncompromising integrity and loyalty to conscience."

Leonore Carrero Nebitt, JD '57

The article "I Don't Feel Your Pain," which appeared in the Spring edition of Litigation, the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation journal, mentions the late Leonore Carrero Nebitt, JD '57, former U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. Read more.

Hilarie Bass

Hilarie Bass, JD '81, Hosted Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ) Annual Humanitarian Gala

The inspirational evening, which has become a highlight of the season, raised a record number of scholarships thanks to the efforts of Ms. Bass. Since 1946, MCCJ has recognized leaders in the business, religious and corporate community by awarding them with the coveted Silver Medallion. This year's outstanding leaders were chosen, because they had demonstrated extraordinary humanitarian efforts, thereby mirroring MCCJ's mission of creating an inclusive community. Ms. Bass received a J.D., summa cum laude from University of Miami School of Law in '81 and was the Editor of the Law Review. She was recently named a president of Greenberg Traurig after serving as global operating shareholder and previously completing an eight-year term as the national chair of the firm's 600-member litigation department.

Arnold Grevior

Arnold Grevior, JD '55

Noted attorney and generous supporter of Miami Law's Animal Law Program, Arnold Grevior, JD '55, was instrumental in enabling Miami Law students in an Animal Law course to visit the South Florida Wildlife Center.

Miami Law Alumna Appointed as Compensation Claims Judge by Governor Scott

Governor Rick Scott recently announced the appointment of Margaret "Meg" Kerr, JD '93, as Compensation Claims Judge.

Kerr, 52, of South Miami, has practiced with Arrick, Peacock & Kerr since 2007. Previously, Kerr practiced with Kubicki Draper from 1995-2007, and with Underwood, Karcher and Anderson from 1992 to 1995. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Kent, in the United Kingdom, and her law degree from the University of Miami. Kerr fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Henry Harnage.

Governor Rick Scott said, "Meg has demonstrated intelligence and a keen understanding of the law during her career. I am confident that she will make a great Compensation Claims Judge and will serve Floridians with honor and dignity."

Carolyn Lamm

Carolyn Lamm, JD '73, One of 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America

The National Law Journal has selected 100 lawyers who shape the legal world through their work in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, in the classroom or in government. They have taken on major legal battles and orchestrated the biggest corporate deals. They've tackled unpopular causes and helped run giant corporations. Carolyn Lamm, JD '73, was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.

Carlos de la Cruz

Art Collection of Carlos de la Cruz, JD '79, Highlighted in Miami Herald

Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz had been acquiring art for a quarter of a century and showing it to the public at their house, but they decided to move some of it to a more accessible place that would also serve as an educational center, an arts center that would never sit still.

Shari and Joel Ronkin

Alumni Husband and Wife Team Establish Scholarship at Miami Law

Shari and Joel Ronkin are passionate about their alma mater. Two-time University of Miami alumni, they met on the Coral Gables campus as undergraduates and went on to earn degrees from Miami Law – Joel in 1992 and Shari two years later. Now, the two have established the Ronkin Family Scholarship to provide tuition assistance to Miami Law students who excel academically. The recipients will be known as Ronkin Scholars.

Barbara Hecht Havenick

University of Miami Alumni Association 2013 Alumni Awards

We are pleased to announce that Barbara Hecht Havenick,JD '75, AB '72, President and CEO, Flagler Greyhound Track and Magic City Casino, has been chosen as the recipient of the Henry King Stanford Alumnus of the Year Award for "continued exemplary service to the University of Miami". Ms. Havenick will be honored on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Newman Alumni Center at 6:00 PM. Please mark the date on your calendar.

Justice R. Fred Lewis

Miami Law Retains Hold on Affections of Florida Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis, JD '72, Recipient of Hoeveler Award

When you come out of the coal camps of West Virginia, the last thing you expect is to go to law school, let alone become a justice of the Florida Supreme Court. And yet that's what happened to R. Fred Lewis, somewhat to his own astonishment.

Steven Berger, J.D. '76

Miami Law Alumnus and Wife Create Scholarship for Deserving Law Students to Be Known as Berger/Loevner Scholars

Steve Berger and his wife, Dr. Laurie Loevner, a professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, have established a scholarship fund at Miami Law. The Berger/Loevner Family Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to deserving law students, and the recipients will be known as Berger/Loevner Scholars.

Miami Law alumna and adjunct law professor Bertila Ana Soto, J.D. '89

Miami Law Alumna Bertila Ana Soto Elevated to Chief Judge for Eleventh Circuit

Bertila Ana Soto, J.D.'89, an adjunct professor at Miami Law, has been elected Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, which serves Miami-Dade County. Her election is historic, as she is the first female chief judge of the circuit as well as the first Hispanic and the first Cuban-American.

Bill Simonitsch, JD '00 has been chosen as president-elect of the National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association

William Simonitsch is a partner with K&L Gates LLP's Miami office. He represents businesses and their principals in commercial and insolvency-related disputes.

Martin Nash, J.D. '61

Martin Nash, Miami Law Alumnus and Former Adjunct Professor in Tax and Estate Planning, Dies

Miami Law mourns the passing of Martin Nash, J.D. '61. He was a partner in the firm Nash Axman Watkin PLC in Coral Gables, where he specialized in tax law. With more than 50 years of experience in the law, Nash was an expert in various aspects of income and estate tax planning.

Miami Law graduate Irina Rostova and Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis

Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis, JD '72, to Receive Hoeveler Award

Miami Law's Center for Ethics and Public Service has chosen Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis to receive the 11th annual William M. Hoeveler Award. The prestigious prize celebrates ethics, leadership and public service in the legal profession.

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