December, 2011

Miami Law Student Awarded Skadden Fellowship

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Liam McGivern, a 27-year-old Miami Law student from Edmonds, Wash., is one of 28 third-year law students nationally to have been awarded a prestigious Skadden Fellowship, given to remarkable students who have proven their ability and desire to...

PREP Students Conduct Ethics Training for Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program recently presented a CLE training to members of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Under the supervision of director Jan Jacobowitz, third-year law students...

Miami Law Professors Ranked Top Two Commercial Arbitrators in the World

Monday, December 12, 2011

Miami Law professor Jan Paulsson has been ranked as one of the world's top two arbitrators in The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration.

Prof. Paulsson, who holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Chair at Miami...

Domestic Violence Panel Discussion Held at Miami Law

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A recent panel discussion organized by Professor Donna Coker and various student organizations brought together local attorneys and human service providers to talk with students about the impact of the economic crisis on domestic violence....

November, 2011

Miami Law Mourns Passing of J.B. Spence, JD '51

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Miami Law alumnus J.B. Spence, an acclaimed litigator known as the Dean of Torts, died last Saturday (November 26, 2011) in Coral Gables. He was 89.

A specialist in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, Spence...

STREET Law Brings High School Students to Campus

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

During a visit to Miami Law earlier this month, more than 50 high-school students got to experience, briefly, what life in college is like.

The one-day visit was organized by Miami STREET LAW, a legal outreach program that trains law...

Miami Law to Host Legal-Writing Conference

Monday, November 28, 2011

Miami Law is hosting its first national legal-writing conference on Friday, as part of its commitment to educating practice-ready students who are equipped with outstanding legal research and writing skills.

In partnership with the...

PREP Students in Ethics Training for Securities Lawyers

Monday, November 28, 2011

In an effort to expand the reach of Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, the students of PREP have taken on new and interesting areas of law, fundamentally intertwined with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.


October, 2011

Miami Law Celebrates Alumni Weekend and Homecoming

Monday, October 31, 2011

All that bustling around on campus this week can be ascribed to a single big deal – homecoming.

With all the fanfare it can muster, the University of Miami's Homecoming 2011 is set to launch across campus, with most events taking place...

Pro Bono and Public Interest Lawyers Give Advice

Friday, October 28, 2011

Miami Law hosted a special "Pro Bono and Public Interest Law" panel discussion on Wednesday, October 26, to discuss the benefits of pursuing public interest and pro bono legal opportunities, and to examine the challenges attorneys face in...

Miami Law Celebrates 13th Annual Hope Auction

Friday, October 28, 2011

As the legal community brings National Pro Bono Week celebrations to a close, Miami Law solidified its commitment to giving back with the 13th Annual HOPE auction at the University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum.

Students, alumni, faculty...

Miami Herald Selects Miami Law Student for Haiti Scholarship Project

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Miami Herald has chosen Miami Law student Charles Haskell to assist the paper in covering the second anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti.

Haskell, a JD/MA student, has been asked to write an article that explores the aftermath of...

September, 2011

The Fifth Annual Wellness Week Begins at Miami Law

Friday, September 30, 2011

The fifth annual, highly anticipated Wellness Week kicked off at Miami Law on Sunday. The event, hosted by the Ask Us Post Graduate Student Service Fellows, promises a good, healthy time, not least because of its ever popular free massages....

Student Organization Changes Name and Expands Focus to Include Children

Friday, September 30, 2011

With a new name and a slightly expanded platform, the Child Advocacy and Family Law Society (CAFLS) launched in the fall. Formerly known as the Family Law Society, the student organization changed its name to draw attention to the needs of...

Children and Youth Law Clinic Helps Former Foster Youths

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Children and Youth Law Clinic interns Olivia Retenauer, 3L, and Karen Chrisman, 2L, have successfully helped two former foster youths. The Clinic secured a favorable outcome from the Social Security Administration, which stated the individuals...

Photos from Professor Wagner's Impressive Bike Journey

Thursday, September 29, 2011

In March of 2008, Associate Professor of Law Markus Wagner embarked on bicycle trip from the Black Forest in Germany to the Yellow Sea in China. Along the way, he raised money for charity, snapped photos and experienced different cultures found...

August, 2011

Third-Year Law Student Receives Offer from Waller Lansden

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Masimba Mutamba, a third-year student at Miami Law, has been awarded an apprenticeship with the trial and appellate practice of Waller Lansden's Schola2Juris program. As part of the apprenticeship, Mutamba will receive a $10,000 scholarship and...


Monday, August 29, 2011

It's hard to miss Gigi Soliman as she bustles through The Bricks. Despite her five-foot, three-inch stature, Soliman's energetic presence draws attention as she stops to chat in a buttoned-up shirt and vest. Some days she'll even don a bow tie....

Miami Law Alumnus Picked by Florida's Governor

Monday, August 22, 2011

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ivan F. Fernandez, J.D. '92, was recently chosen by Florida Governor Rick Scott to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court of Appeal.

The Miami Law alumnus has served the public for 36 years. He was elected to...

International LL.M. Students Begin the Year with Intensive Two-Week Orientation

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Even though the beginning of school was a few weeks away, the International Graduate Law Program at Miami Law was in full swing with its two-week orientation, which helps international LL.M. students acclimate into their new Miami community and...

July, 2011

In Memory of Raymond Michael Ranellucci

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Miami Law mourns the passing of Raymond Michael Ranellucci, JD '93, who was killed in a car accident on Monday, June 13, 2011.

Born in Albany, N.Y., Raymond attended Syracuse University and the University of Miami School of Law, earning...

Q&A: HOPE Fellowship at FL Immigration Advocacy Center Leaves Lasting Impression

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Many students dream of using their time in college in a way that helps them reach their fullest potential. One such student, Gracia Cuzzi, has approached each semester with vigor and a deep desire to learn and is currently working as a HOPE...

Moot Court Teams Ranks Nationally and Internationally

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Miami Law's Moot Court teams, both domestic and international, were ranked 19th in the nation this year by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center.

From Georgia to Germany, the moot court teams of the...

Medical-Legal Clinic Selected to Present Study that Bridges Legal and Medical Gaps

Monday, July 25, 2011

The University of Miami's Medical-Legal Clinic, a joint venture between Miami Law's Health and Elder Law Clinic, the Miller School of Medicine, and the Miami VA Hospital was selected by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare to...

June, 2011

11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society Honors Four Miami Law Alumni

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Four Miami Law alumni – Francisco "Frank" Angones, JD '76; The Honorable A. Jay Cristol, JD '58; Edward A. Moss, JD '61; and Ellen Catsman Freidin, JD '78 – were recently named as "Legal Legends" by the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society....

International Graduate Law Programs Uses Online Chats to Communicate Globally

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Although Zhenying Li currently lives in Shangai, China, she is starting to feel more and more at home at the University of Miami School of Law.

This may sound unlikely, but through the International Graduate Law Programs's online chats...

Miami Law Mourns Passing of Nancy Benitez

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Miami Law mourns the passing of Nancy Benitez, who died on April 26 at the age of 88.

Mrs. Benitez was the wife of the late Professor Rafael C. Benitez, who founded the Comparative Law LL.M. program, the Inter-American Law LL.M. program...

Miami Law's Legal Corps Receives Grant from The Miami Foundation

Monday, June 27, 2011

Miami Law's Legal Corps has been awarded a grant by The Miami Foundation, which will fund a six-month fellowship in the Housing Unit Foreclosure Defense Project at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

"We are grateful to The Miami...

May, 2011

Unconventional Internships: Student Spends Summer Tackling Maritime Law Issues

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Erik Neff has always known he wanted to practice maritime law.

So when he applied to the University of Miami in 2009, he fully intended to capitalize on the city's vast maritime culture. He joined the Maritime Law Society, and later...

Miami Law Offers a New Opportunity to Study Water Resources

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

To enhance students' understanding of the challenges related to water resources and their effective management, Miami Law is offering a five-week graduate summer course taught in Vietnam and China starting this week. The eight participating...

Miami Law Graduates Maintain High Bar Pass Rate

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

University of Miami law graduates taking the February 2011 Bar Examinations across the nation achieved high pass rates well above average scores.

Recent Miami Law graduates who tested for the New York Bar had a 95 percent pass rate for...

American Arbitration Association Elects Miami Law's Judith Freedberg

Monday, May 23, 2011

The American Arbitration Association (AAA), the world's leading provider of conflict management and dispute resolution services, announced the election of Judith Freedberg, Director of Professional Programs at Miami Law where she coordinates the...

April, 2011

Miami Law Clinics Rally to Stop Deportations to Haiti

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Miami Law's Human Rights and Immigration Clinics, along with Haitian leaders, faith groups, and family members, participated in a rally last Friday to protest the United States government's decision to deport Haitian detainees. Despite the...

Dean White Discusses Ways to Effectively Use Technology in Legal Education

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Miami Law's Dean Patricia D. White, as well as the deans from the Australian National University College of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, New York Law School, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and Southwestern Law...

Ethics, iMedia & Facebook: Miami Law Students Train Caribbean Bar Association

Monday, April 25, 2011

Three Miami law students from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently presented a CLE Ethics training for the Caribbean Bar Association. Topics included the ethical issues involved in website advertising, solicitation...

Historic Black Church Program to Premiere Documentary Film

Friday, April 22, 2011

Miami Law's Historic Black Church Program, the only historic black church program in legal education, will premiere its annual oral history documentary film project at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center and the Greater St. Paul A.M.E....

March, 2011

Miami Law Student Wins Statewide Mock Madness Competition

Thursday, March 31, 2011

2L Miami Law student Nykeah Cohen recently won the champion title of Best Closer at the Mock Madness 2011 Closing Argument Competition, hosted by the Nova Trial Association at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University in Davie...

Miami Law Alumnus Jaret Davis Wins Ruth Shack Community Leadership Award

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jaret Davis, J.D. '99, Administrative Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and Secretary of the Law Alumni Association, will be honored with the Ruth Shack Community Leadership Award at the annual Leave A Legacy Donor Next Door Luncheon in May....

Law Student Advocates Fight Foreclosure in Blighted Communities

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

On any given Saturday in West Grove, Miami, you can find residents relaxing in their front yards, playing a game of dominoes under the shade of palm trees or taking leisurely walks around the neighborhood park. Nestled between Coconut Grove and...

Miami Scholars Program Prepares Students to Enter Public Interest Sector

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The search for an affordable legal education is a major barrier to many students interested in pursuing a public interest career. While there may be a high desire to serve the community, the average law student's debt is enough to turn many away...

February, 2011

Miami Law Locks In Tuition Rates For Current Students & Expands Summer Offerings

Monday, February 28, 2011

Miami Law students will not see an increase in tuition as they enter the 2011-2012 academic year announced Dean Patricia D. White to the class of first-year students on Thursday.

"It is my firm hope to see that tuition will remain the...

Miami Law's Conference on Gender Justice in the Americas Begins

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The first annual Gender Justice of the Americas Conference commenced today. The two-day meeting, organized by Miami Law, focuses on revitalizing and challenging the transnational dialogue regarding sexuality, violence, reproductive and human...

Inter-American Law Review Hosts Symposium on Regional Trade Agreements and Human Rights

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The School of Law's legal publication, The Inter-American Law Review, sponsored a symposium discussing "The Human Element: The Impact of Regional Trade Agreements on Human Rights and the Rule of Law" on February 26. The symposium consisted of the...

Miami Law Students Propose Language Initiative

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Last semester, Miami Law students and Student Bar Association (SBA) members Drew Aiken, Chelsey Ziegler, Todd Friedman and Rob Weaver crafted the Language Initiative Proposal, which pushed for students to receive credit toward their J.D. degree...

January, 2011

Renowned Expert Teaches Advanced Music Copyright Course at Miami Law

Monday, January 31, 2011

"I applaud the pioneering spirit," said Visiting Professor David Nimmer who recognizes Miami Law as the first and only school to introduce an interdisciplinary J.D/M.M. degree, which provides students with an avenue to understand the legal side...

Human Rights Clinic Partners with Local Community Organizations

Friday, January 28, 2011

Miami Law's Human Rights Clinic, in conjunction with the Sisterhood of Survivors (an organization led by domestic violence survivors), The Lodge (a shelter for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault), and the Florida Immigration...

Miami Law Alumna Stays Connected with Her Alma Mater

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Born and raised in Miami, Suzanne Perez, JD '00, feels a strong connection to her community. She graduated with a degree in political science and communications from Florida State University and viewed law school as a "natural fit" for her...

Legal Corps Fellows Consider the Ethics Surrounding Technology and Social Media

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On January 25, Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) kicked off the CLE workshops for Legal Corps fellows with an ethics program. The course, "Ethics, iMedia & the Facebook Society: Flipping the Switch on Your...