April, 2011

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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....

Wrongful Convictions Project Accepted as New Member of the Innocence Network

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The University of Miami School of Law is the first law school in Florida to be accepted into the Innocence Network, an international umbrella group of organizations dedicated to exploring the global human rights issue of the wrongful conviction...

Black Law Students Association Honored by Mayor of City of North Miami

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The mayor of the City of North Miami and Miami Law graduate Andre D. Pierre dedicated Saturday, April 9, 2011 as the official day of recognition for the chapter achievements of Miami Law's Black Law Students Association (BLSA). This day of...

Scholarships Awarded to Top Students in Litigation Skills Program

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nykeah Cohen tried to hold back tears as she accepted two of the most coveted awards given to students enrolled in the semester-long Litigation Skills I course. On Monday, the second-year student was recognized for accruing the most points...

Professor Kele Stewart Named a Fulbright Scholar for 2011-2012

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Miami Law Professor Kele Stewart has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright award – an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department. It provides college and university professors – chosen for their strong...

Professors contribute to Southeast/Southwest People of Color Conference

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Several Miami Law Professors participated at this year's Southeast/Southwest People of Color Conference held in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The conference focused on faculty development issues and provided an opportunity for legal scholars and community...

Miami Law Students Present Training on Social Media and E-Discovery

Monday, April 18, 2011

The students in Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently presented a CLE ethics training for the attorneys at White & Case. Under the supervision of Director Jan L. Jacobowitz, Fellow, Ben Carter and Interns...

STREET Law Brings High School Students to Campus

Friday, April 15, 2011

Miami STREET Lawyers held a legal-focused field trip for Coral Gables High students at Miami Law on April 8. During the event high school students were able to interact with University of Miami students and local attorneys.

As part of...

Students Launch Muslim Law Students Association

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA) became official in the spring of 2011, making it the sixth religious organization at Miami Law.

On March 30, the organization launched with an in-depth panel discussion titled "Who's Afraid of...

Public Interest Recognition Reception Unites Attorneys and Law Students

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A who's who of the Miami Law public interest world gathered in the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge on April 7th to honor those who have excelled in public service throughout the South Florida community and beyond.

Hosted by...

Graduates Achieve High Bar Pass Rate – Miami Law Celebrates in Ceremony

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Judge Juan Ramirez Jr., Chief Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal and adjunct professor at Miami Law, led the Oath of Admission to The Florida Bar at the Swearing in Ceremony held inside the Law Library Reading Room on Tuesday, April 12...

Faculty Lecture Series – Professor Tamara Rice Lave

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, April 27 with Professor Tamara Rice Lave. She will present "Throwing away the Key: Should States Follow U.S. v. Comstock by Lowering the Threshold for Sexually Violent Predator Commitments?" in...

Miami Law Students Win International Investment Arbitration

Monday, April 11, 2011

Competing in what has been described as "the Rolls Royce" of moot court contests, a team of three University of Miami School of Law students has captured the prestigious Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition, defeating 26 teams...

Miami Law Receives $1.5 Million Gift to Establish Triple Degree Program

Monday, April 11, 2011

Miami Law announced today a $1.5 million pledge to name the triple degree J.D., M.B.A., LL.M. program at the School of Law by Steven M. Mariano, CEO and Chairman of Patriot National Insurance Group, Inc.

A scholarship offer from the...

Miami Law Clinics Argue Against Deportations to Haiti

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Human Rights and Immigration Clinics at Miami Law recently appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. to make their case against resuming U.S. deportations to Haiti. Despite the cholera outbreak and...

Faculty Lecture Series: Visiting Professor Alejandro Portes

Friday, April 08, 2011

The Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, April 20 with Visiting Professor Alejandro Portes. He will present "The Eagle and The Dragon: Immigrant Organizations in the Development of Mexico and China" in the Law School's 4th floor faculty...

Miami Law Students Take National and International Spotlight

Thursday, April 07, 2011

From Georgia to Germany, the moot court teams of the University of Miami School of Law are experiencing an unprecedented winning streak in competitions all over the world.

Throughout the semester, students have taken home the top spot...

Health and Elder Law Students Secure More Than $150,000

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Students from the Health and Elder Law Clinic have won over $150,000 in Social Security back payments as well as ongoing monthly income on behalf of their disabled clients this semester. The awards came only after clients were repeatedly denied...

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

As a guest of the University of Connecticut School of Law, Miami Law Professor Irwin P. Stotzky delivered the inaugural Richard D. Tulisano '69 Human Rights Lecture and presented the keynote address at the twenty-fifth anniversary of the school's...

Faculty Lecture Series: Professor David Abraham

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, April 13 with Professor David Abraham. He will present "Immigration and Social Solidarity in a Time of Crisis: Europe and the U.S. in the New Century" in the Law School's 4th floor faculty...

Miami Law's Moot Court Ranked 13th in the Nation

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Charles C. Papy Moot Court Board is currently ranked No. 13 in the country among ABA-accredited school boards. This win is a three-rank improvement over last year, in which Miami Law ranked No. 16 in the nation.

The team of Darci...

Miami Law Celebrates the Appointment of Professor A. Michael Froomkin

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Faculty, friends and colleagues gathered at the Lowe Art Museum on Monday evening to recognize Miami Law Professor A. Michael Froomkin who was awarded the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Endowed Distinguished Professorship for the 2010-...

JD/MBA Student Puts Interdisciplinary Studies to the Test and Wins ACG Cup

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

After a successful win at last week's ACG Cup competition, sponsored by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Jarred Leibner knows his decision to pursue a JD/MBA was well played.

"I definitely think there's so much that can be...

2011 UM Alumni Association Honors Outstanding Accomplishments

Monday, April 04, 2011

In recognition of their outstanding accomplishments, the UM Alumni Association will be hosting their Alumni Awards Ceremony for 2011 on April 14th at the Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables to honor some of Miami Law's exemplary graduates. The...

Spencer Aronfeld, JD '91

Friday, April 01, 2011

Spencer Aronfeld, JD '91 has enjoyed powerful courtroom victories over Walt Disney World, Wild Oats, P.A.C. Construction, Fedan Tire, and Todel Apartments and has gained international recognition as a lawyer for the people. Aronfeld is a Board...