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November 2012

Pinochet's Legacy Reassessed In International Law Lecture Series

The legacy of Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile, was at the heart of an address at Miami Law by Ingrid Wuerth, a law professor and Director of the International Legal Studies Program at Vanderbilt Law School. The event was the third in a series of lectures presented this semester by the International Graduate Law Programs.

Professor Van Den Berg Demystifies Investment Arbitrators

Prof. Stewart Notes 'Increased Awareness' Of Trinidadian Children's Rights Under U.N. Guidance

The rights of children were at the center of a presentation by Miami Law Professor Kele Stewart last week in the law library, the second in a series of lectures organized this semester by the International Graduate Law Programs.

October 2012

Miami Law Alumna Named President of Bucerius Law School

Professor Doris König, who earned a Master of Comparative Law degree from Miami Law in 1982, has been appointed president of Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany. The appointment became effective on October 1st.

Nicaraguan Educators Visit Miami Law to Discuss Internationalization of Legal Education

The Office of International Graduate Law Programs and the Miami Council for International Visitors recently welcomed a group of Nicaraguan higher-education administrators to discuss the internationalization of legal education.

September 2012

Lecture Addresses Art and Antiquities of Illicit Provenance, and Implications for Return Under International Law

Restitution of art, antiquities and other cultural objects – often stolen or looted from ancient sites and then exported – was at the heart of a presentation in the Miami Law library by Dr. Guido Carducci, a law professor at Université Paris-Est who spoke on "Recovery of Cultural Property of Illicit Provenance in Private and Public International Law." The event was the first in a series of lectures to be presented this semester by the International Graduate Law Programs at Miami Law.

August 2012

Overseas Lawyers Get Vivid Taste of Miami During International Graduate Law Programs Orientation

Japan. Peru. Iceland. Ukraine. Students came from all over the world to join the University of Miami School of Law's International Graduate Law Programs and begin their Master of Laws degree. It began with the IGLP orientation, during which the law school welcomed 65 attorneys from 24 jurisdictions around the world.

June 2012

Winner of Miami Law/Young ICCA Scholarship Announced in Singapore

The winner of the newly created Miami Law/Young International Council for International Arbitration scholarship award is Wamiq Chowdhury, a graduate of New York University School of Law, who will be attending Miami Law in the fall. The award will be announced this week during the 21st Congress in Singapore, the biggest and most influential arbitration congress in the world.

International Moot Court Team Musters Moot Madrid: Miami Law Students Advance in Competition

Four students from Miami Law's International Moot Court team advanced to the semifinals, and one student was awarded best oralist, at the fourth annual Moot Madrid competition. From May 28 to June 1, second-year students Jessica Marroquin, Estefania Nasielski, Carlos Nunez and LL.M. Yosef Shwedel participated in the oral phase of the international commercial arbitration in Spain. Nasielski was awarded best oralist.

May 2012

International Moot Court Program Completes Another Powerful Year

During the academic year now coming to an end, 32 students in the University of Miami School of Law's International Moot Court Program took part in eight competitions around the world. They argued hypothetical cases in places such as Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa and Spain.

April 2012

Carolyn Lamm Named 'Lawyer of the Americas' by Inter-American Law Review

At the Inter-American Law Review's banquet in her honor, Lamm made the following remarks: "What an honor it is to receive the Lawyer of the Americas Award. I am deeply touched and appreciative. I congratulate you on the superb and well-respected Inter-American Law Review. You have every right to be extremely proud of the decades that the Inter-American Law Review has highlighted the international and inter-American law and indeed evidences a commitment to promote the Rule of Law in the Americas."

Syria Crisis Examined at Miami Law; Failure of Diplomacy Leads to Calls for Intervention

Inspired by the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and elsewhere, a few Syrian kids last year scrawled some graffiti calling for freedom from oppression. For their pains, they were arrested, tortured and mutilated. In the outrage that followed, their deaths gave birth to an insurrection that has become a brutal civil war.

March 2012

How To Boost Your Transnational Practice

The International Graduate Law Programs' Worldwide Alumni Reunion got under way Friday with panels on the transnational practice of law, from litigation and arbitration to corporate practice. All the participating panelists are graduates of the International Graduate Law Programs.

Professor Oxman Helps Settle Claims to Bay of Bengal

With University of Miami law Professor Bernard H. Oxman sitting on the bench, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has established a maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar. The new boundary extends more than 200 nautical miles seaward of the terminus of their land frontier in the Bay of Bengal.

Miami Law Is Nucleus of International Arbitration

There is no international court for business disputes, whether routine business-to-business controversies or investor-state cases, such as the many billion-dollar claims pending against Venezuela, Argentina and Ecuador. The only accessible forum is that of international arbitration, which in the last quarter-century has become a vast and borderless forensic industry.

February 2012

Expropriation and Compensation, Key Elements in Arbitration Lecture

The International Law Lecture Series, presented by Miami Law's International Graduate Law Programs, this week welcomed Pablo T. Spiller, a renowned quantum expert and the Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor of Business and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley, as he joined Jan Paulsson, Miami Law's most eminent arbitration expert, to discuss expropriation damages within the realm of legal and economic standards.

January 2012

Lecture Shines Light on Death Penalty's Place in American Criminal Justice System

Last September, the execution of Troy Davis—a Georgia man convicted of murdering a police officer in 1989—reignited debate over capital punishment and its place in the American criminal justice system. To help explain contemporary issues relating to the death penalty, Miami Law welcomed Northwestern Law School Professor Sandra Babcock yesterday to present her lecture "The Death Penalty: Law, Politics and Morality." The lecture was co-sponsored by the International Graduate Law Programs and the Human Rights Clinic.