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...

Miami Law's HOPE Day of Service Helps the Community

Monday, August 15, 2011

Miami Law's HOPE Public Interest Resource Center sent 350 law students to 20 sites across Miami-Dade County through the Annual HOPE Day of Service last Thursday, August 11th. HOPE seeks to instill a pro bono spirit in Miami Law students by...

ABA Presents Miami Law with National Achievement Award

Friday, August 12, 2011

This week, Miami Law's HOPE Public Interest Resource Center was presented with the 2011 National Achievement Award in Public Interest at the annual American Bar Association meeting. The Law School Division of the ABA honored Miami Law for its...

LawWithoutWalls Wins Prestigious InnovAction Award

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Miami Law's LawWithoutWalls (LWOW), a part-virtual, collaborative academic model that unites students, faculty, practitioners from around the world to innovate legal education and practice, received the coveted 2011 InnovAction Award. Presented...

Human Rights Clinic Plays Key Role in International Tribunal Landmark

Thursday, August 11, 2011

After 12 years of fighting, Jessica Lenahan has received a measure of justice. In a landmark decision, an international tribunal has found the U.S. government responsible for violating the human rights of a Colorado woman and her three daughters...

International Human Rights: Students Travel to Work with Human Rights Clinic in Medellin, Colombia

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Megan Britt (2L), Jenny Khavinson (2L) and Seth DeLong (2L) were excited when they signed up for the opportunity to work two semesters with a new collaborative project between Miami Law and an international human rights clinic located at the...

Visiting Assistant Professor and Miami Law Alumnus to Teach Legal Courses

Monday, August 08, 2011

Joan Martinez Evora, J.D. 2011, a practicing civil litigation attorney from Cuba will join the Miami Law faculty this fall as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He will teach Derecho de Obligaciones (Law of Obligations) entirely in Spanish. In the...

Miami Law Alumna Kathleen Williams

Monday, August 08, 2011

The Honorable Kathleen M. Williams, J.D.'82, was recently confirmed by the United States Senate to be a district judge for the Southern District of Florida. President Barack Obama nominated Williams to the bench last July.

Williams has...

President Obama Nominates Miami Law Alumnus and Adjunct Professor

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Judge Adalberto José Jordán – a Miami Law graduate who emigrated from Havana, Cuba with his parents at age six – has been nominated by President Barack Obama to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Judge Jordán obtained a...

Public Defenders and Miami Law Students Give 15 Reformed Criminals a Clean Slate

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

This summer, three Miami Law students successfully assisted in sealing and expunging the criminal records of 15 local citizens during a Redemption Workshop held at Lillie C. Evans K-8 Center near little Haiti in Miami. The participants who...

Class of 2011 Sits for the Bar Examination

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Members of the Class of 2011 sat for the Bar Examination in various jurisdictions around the country during the week of July 25.

About 250 graduates sat for the Florida Bar Examination in Tampa on Tuesday, July 26, and on Wednesday,...

HOPE Public Interest Resource Center Starts the Semester by Serving the Community

Monday, August 01, 2011

Miami Law's HOPE Public Interest Resource Center will send hundreds of law students to various sites across Miami-Dade County through the Annual HOPE Day of Service on Thursday, August 11th. HOPE, a Public Interest Resource Center seeks to...