Spotlight on International Law - Miami Law Magazine

Intellectual Life

With one of the largest number of faculty members in the area of international law of any U.S. law school, Miami Law offers 100+ courses in international, foreign, and comparative law. It has expertise far beyond traditional international and comparative law programs, providing an intersectionality of today’s diverse areas, enabling students to address significant issues of international law and practice and engage with global policy issues relating to human rights, climate change, migration, trade and finance, law of the sea, health, and education. 

Faculty Profiles

Professor Bernard H. Oxman

Stellar Legal Scholar Professor Bernard H. Oxman Navigates the Law of the Sea

Professor Bernard H. Oxman has decades of experience in helping students, attorneys, and policymakers navigate the law of the sea and resolve international disputes.

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Prof. Claussen

Professor Kathleen Claussen: Leadership in International Trade Law

Widely recognized for her knowledge of international trade law, Kathleen Claussen has guided U.S. and global policymakers, as well as Miami Law students, on the nuances of this dynamic field.

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Professor Bernard H. Oxman

Professor Pablo Rueda-Saiz: Bringing a Latin American Perspective to International Law

Before joining the faculty last year, Rueda-Saiz served as a government attorney and deputy justice in his native Colombia, working to advocate for Indigenous people and victims of the nation’s internal armed conflict.

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Prof. Jessica Owly

Professor of Law Emeritus Keith Rosenn: Guiding Students in Latin American and International Law

For decades, Professor of Law Emeritus Keith S. Rosenn has been one of the nation’s leading scholars on Latin American law and an expert on Brazil’s constitution.

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Alumni Profiles

Prof. Donna Coker

Oliver Felsenstein, LL.M. '91: International Business Lawyer Serves Private Equity Clients from Germany

"For me, Miami Law was the perfect place. It was a key factor in building my law career, making it easier for me to help U.S. clients with interests in Germany and vice versa."

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Prof. Irwin Stotzky

Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan, J.D. '85: Thinking Outside of the Box to Build an International Career in China

A planned two-year overseas adventure to China turned into a 23-year experience for Kaptzan, making her a trusted cross-border adviser to her international clientele.

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Student Stories

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Two-Way Partnership with Juncadella Corporate Counsel Group Provides International Law Opportunities to Students

Many graduates have advanced their careers in international law through opportunities provided by JCCG, an informal networking group for in-house counsel.

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Prof. Kunal Parker

Internships in Dubai and at UN Jump-Start International Law Careers for Recent Graduates

Gita Howard, J.D. '21, and Anna Dellapa, J.D. '21, understand how an internship during law school can help start a career in international law.

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Miami Law-Microsoft Latin America Relationship Provides International Law Career Support to Students

For more than two decades, Microsoft LATAM has supported the LL.M. programs for foreign-trained attorneys, and the relationship has deepened over the years.

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International Moot Court Program Celebrates 10 Years of Trailblazing Success

What began as an experiment by Dean Emerita Patricia D. White, the International Moot Court program has blossomed into one of the most active and rewarding in the U.S. and remains the only program of its kind in the country.

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