We invite all members of the legal community to become a part of Miami Law’s thriving community. From attending world-class CLEs, to serving as a mock trial judge, to mentoring students or supporting the law school financially, there is a convenient and rewarding way for you to get involved with Miami Law and the Law Alumni Association (LAA).
Join Young Alumni Committee
Formed by recent graduates, the Young Alumni Committee (YAC) exists to foster strong relationships between the University of Miami School of Law, the Law Alumni Association and those who have graduated within the last ten years. The main goal of the group is to keep alumni actively engaged through social events, professional networking opportunities, and service projects.
The Young Alumni Committee is engaged in the following ways:
- Communication & Public Relations Committee
- Events Committee
- Philanthropy & Fundraising Committee
- Student Recruitment Committee
- Student Transition Committee
- Regional Representatives
If you are interested in joining the YAC, please complete the form below or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Participate in Table of Eight
The University of Miami School of Law Young Alumni Committee hosts a monthly Table of Eight dinner which offers Miami Law young alumni an invitation to dine with a distinguished Miami Law alumnus. Seating is limited to seven young alumni on a first-come, first-served basis. (These are not fundraising events and the event covers the meal and related charges.) Past Distinguished Alumni Participants Have Included:
January 15, 2015 – Hon. John J. O’Sullivan, JD ’85
February 19, 2015 – Hon. John W. Thornton, Jr., JD ’77
March 19, 2015 – Hon. Beth Bloom, JD ‘88
April 15, 2015 – Roy Black, JD '70
May 28, 2015 – Hon. Kevin M. Emas, JD '82
June 16, 2015 – Hon. Robin S. Rosenbaum, JD ’91
July 23, 2015 – Hon. Wendell M. Graham, JD '83
July 30, 2015 – Hon. Angélica D. Zayas, AB '86, JD '89
For more information contact Jesse Barone, Coordinator, Alumni Communications and Research at: email@example.com or call 305-284-3470.
In 2013, Jaret L. Davis, JD ’99, Immediate Past President of the Law Alumni Association, introduced the Coffee Connectors Network, a new initiative to promote a more practical approach to foster one-on-one interactions between Miami Law alumni and law students.
How is this Different from a Mentoring Program?
This program is unique in that it is NOT a traditional mentoring program. Instead, this is a ‘connector initiative’ to infuse law students into various practices and geographic locations. Alumni involvement may be as simple as forwarding a resume to a colleague who may be in the market to hire a young lawyer, discussing your work or enjoying a cup of coffee for 20 minutes with a student to give him/her some tips and/or referrals to contact.
Benefit to Miami Law Students & Alumni
Students and alumni can benefit from seasoned practitioners in diverse legal fields who are located in different cities and states throughout the country. The goal is to continually increase this network to make it one of the most valuable resources at the University of Miami School of Law and have it become an indispensable part of the law school’s culture, uniting alumni and students to an unprecedented degree.
For any questions, please contact:
Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Relations
University of Miami School of Law
M. Teresa Rodriguez, Esq.
Assistant Director/Alumni Advisor, Career Development Office
University of Miami School of Law
Also please join us at as many alumni events as you can. See Events Calendar. In addition you can:
- Notify the Law Alumni Association when you move and/or change firms. Update Your E-Mail or Home Address
- Keep the LAA Office updated on your promotions, awards, and accomplishments. Submit a Class Note
- Find out who the Miami Law alumni are among your co-workers and friends. Then, make sure the LAA Office has their current contact information on file. Invite them to join you in attending alumni events, and encourage them to support the Law School financially. Make A Gift
- Mentor a law student or a student organization, or fund an organization's event, seminar, or publication. Sponsorship Opportunities / Sponsorship Form
Whether you graduated last year or many years ago, you probably remember that making the transition from law student to attorney can be a daunting process. Miami Law’s students and recent graduates seek opportunities to speak with practicing attorneys to learn about different practice areas and gain a better understanding of various legal communities.