Spotlight on Litigation Skills - Miami Law Magazine

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Being practice ready matters, and it is no surprise Miami Law earns high marks in trial advocacy with moot court, litigation skills, clinics, and mock trial as strong components of the Miami Law program. Read more about our faculty, alumni and students who are making their mark as litigators.

Feature Stories

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Litigation Skills Program: Building Talents Every Attorney Can Use

Jeannie Jontiff, J.D. '95, acting director of the Litigation Skills Program and former adjunct professor, is passionate about the program because it benefits all lawyers, regardless of career choice.

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Miami Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum

Miami Law’s Forum Keeps Legal Finger on the Pulse of Growing Trend

With class actions and multidistrict litigation cases on the rise, three Miami firms focusing on trial, appellate, and class action law teamed up to sponsor the annual forum - KTT, Podhurst Orseck, and Harke Law LLP.

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Moot Court Ranked 21st in the Country

Miami Law’s Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board was ranked 21st in the nation for the 2020-2021 academic year by Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center.

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Alumni Profiles

Julie Braman Kane, J.D. '93

A Passion for Litigation:  Julie Braman Kane, J.D. '93, Changing Lives – and Society – for the Better

For over thirty years, Julie Braman Kane has helped clients achieve justice. She has been involved in many safety-related products liability and medical malpractice cases, as a partner at Colson Hicks Eidson.

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Yvette Ostolaza, J.D. '92

Yvette Ostolaza, J.D. '92: Taking the Reins at Global Law Firm Sidley Austin LLP

Yvette Ostolaza, a Cuban American from Miami and first-generation college student, was recently named chair-elect of the management committee at Sidley Austin LLP, one of the country's premier law firms.

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Katie Phang, J.D. '00

Katie Phang, J.D. '00: Building and Applying Litigation Skills

Katie Phang, J.D. '00, credits Miami Law’s Litigation Skills program with getting her career off to a strong start. She has built a robust litigation practice that focuses on commercial, family, real estate, and hospitality matters, as well as criminal defense.

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Student Profiles

Sophia Carballo

Three Students Suit Up for the Future with Litigation Skills Program

Three students are highlighted who have found that Lit Skills provided unparalleled opportunities. Meet Sophia Carballo, Julio Torres, and Ashley Meyer.

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