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...

Miami Law Students Hold Ethics Training for the Bankruptcy Bar Association

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Miami Law students from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program presented a CLE training for the Bankruptcy Bar Association of Miami-Dade County. Student Fellows Irma Khoja, Matipa Nyamangwanda, and Bianca Zuluaga, as well as Program...

Alumnus Jaret Davis Wins 2011 40 Under 40 Award

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jaret Davis, JD '99, Co-Managing Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and Vice President of Fundraising for the Law Alumni Association, was honored as one of the winners of the 2011 40 Under 40 Award, presented by The M&A Advisor to promote...

Miami Law Student Puts International Law Education into Practice

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Less than two weeks into her international summer internship Lauren Marsicano is already seeing her Miami Law education begin to pay off.

The internship with Nuñnez, Muñoz – a firm located in Santiago, Chile that specializes in Mining...

Recent Graduate Spent Final Semester in Africa at the International Criminal

Monday, June 20, 2011

The HOPE Fellow had applied to several international tribunals at the beginning of his third year. None responded. Then, as he registered for classes, studied for exams, and prepared for a final semester in Miami, he received his acceptance...

President Barack Obama Appoints Miami Law Alumna Tamara Toussaint

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tamara Toussaint, JD '08, has been appointed to serve as a member with the Commission on Presidential Scholars. The group was first established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to honor graduating high school students. As one of the...

Students Hold Presentation on Legal Ethics and Client Relationships

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility Program (PREP) recently traveled to the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) where Interns Simona Popova and Kelly Rains, under the supervision of PREP Director Jan Jacobowitz, provided an engaging and...

Yoga for Law Students

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Miami Law has recently launched Yoga for Law Students. The free class is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday inside the Law School Student Lounge.

The 90-mintue class, which begins at 7:00 a.m., is led by Lux Guacci, who is also the...

Broad Success of Interdisciplinary Course

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Miami Law's new interdisciplinary course – "The Idea of the Hospital: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry" – launched this spring with thirty-six graduate students from various schools across the University of Miami (UM) campus. The first of its kind,...

Miami Law Students Dedicate their Summer to the Community

Monday, June 13, 2011

Five students who are active participants in Miami Law's HOPE Public Interest Resource Center have been selected as Equal Justice Works Summer Corps members this summer. This program provides $1,132 in education vouchers to students working at...

Miami Law Students Prepare for Florida Bar Examination

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's that time of year again.

As other law students are starting summer internships or preparing to study abroad, recent law school graduates are sitting in classrooms nation-wide, reviewing hours and hours of subject areas that will be...

Miami Law Alumna to Serve as Appeal Judge for Gulf Coast Claims

Monday, June 13, 2011

Miami Law alumna Melvia B. Green, JD '78, was named by the appointing authority for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) as one of 25 legal experts who will serve as appeals judges, issuing rulings on GCCF appeal decisions. Green is a former...

Assistant Dean of Development Georgina Angones Appointed to the ABA's Council

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The American Bar Association has appointed Miami Law's Assistant Dean of Law Development and Alumni Relations, Georgina Angones, to its Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline for a one-year term.

A 1972...

Joint Degree in Law and Marine Affairs w/Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The School of Law and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) at the University of Miami offer an exciting and targeted offering for students who want to further their careers in marine affairs and policy. Enabling a...

Miami Law Clinics Offer Students Summer Opportunites For More Hands-On Experience

Monday, June 06, 2011

Miami Law continues its tradition of providing a training ground for future attorneys by offering students the opportunity to participate in a variety of on-campus clinics over the summer. The Children and Youth Law Clinic, Health and Elder Law...

Miami Law Students Connect with Alumni as They Conduct Training Sessions

Friday, June 03, 2011

University of Miami Law students from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently expanded their programming to conduct interactive CLE training sessions for the Law Alumni Association.

Under the supervision of...

Professor Bernard Perlmutter Receives Award for Exemplary Service

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Miami Law Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director of the Children & Youth Law Clinic Bernard Perlmutter will receive the Daily Business Review's Sookie Williams Outstanding Service to the Legal Community Award at the Dade...

Elizabeth Honkonen, JD ’98, Named President of the Law Alumni Association

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Attorney Elizabeth Honkonen, J.D. ’98, has been named President of the Law Alumni Association (LAA) for the 2011 - 2012 fiscal year. She previously served as President-elect, Vice President for Regional Programs, Vice President for Alumni...

Amnesty International Elects Jessica Carvalho Morris, JD '03

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Jessica Carvalho Morris, Director of the International Graduate Law Programs at Miami Law, was re-elected to the Amnesty International USA Board of Directors for a second three-year term. She received the largest number of votes among all elected...