Spotlight on Environmental Law - Miami Law Magazine

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Miami Law’s Environmental Law Program is unique due to its South Florida location, enabling our faculty and students to focus on a prism of issues affecting the environment — from maritime to real estate to land use to the cruise industry. Read about our program, clinic, faculty, students, and alumni, and their commitment locally, nationally, and globally.

Feature Story

Jessica Owley

The Growing Importance of Miami Law's Environmental Law Program

Professor Jessica Owley is committed to providing local, national, and global learning opportunities for students in Miami Law’s Environmental Law Program. “Climate change, sea-level rise, and pollution are among the most pressing issues of our time, and South Florida is right on the front line."

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Alumni Profiles

Sarah Gonzalez, J.D. '09

Alumni Careers Cut Across All Channels of Environmental Law

Environmental law covers many areas or practice, including air, water and sea pollution, responsible land use, endangered species, and social justice. Here are four Miami Law alumni who are making a difference in their fields.

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Student Stories

Ashley Vazquez, 3L (photo by Joshua Prezant)

Miami Law Provides Fertile Ground for 3L with Passion for Environmental Justice

Ashley Vasquez, the third-year Miami Public Interest Scholar, has turned her interest and passion into making sure people have equal access to the resources of Mother Earth.

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Miami Law Wins 2021 Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

Miami Law beat 52 teams to win the 2021 competition - the largest interschool moot court competition - recognized as the preeminent environmental law moot in the U.S. that tests skills in appellate brief writing and oral advocacy on issues drawn from real environmental litigation cases.

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Rebecca Ramirez

Third-year Law Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship at the Environmental Law Institute

The Environmental Law Institute selected then third-year law student Rebecca Ramirez to receive a Public Interest Environmental Law Fellowship. The institute is a well-known and respected authority on environmental law located in Washington, D.C.

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