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...

International LL.M. Students Celebrate Graduation

Thursday, May 19, 2011

On a balcony towering over Biscayne Bay, Miami Law's LL.M. graduates toasted to a productive year and new beginnings with family, friends, and Miami Law faculty.

Following the morning's graduation ceremony, the newly minted LL.M. (...

Recent Miami Law Graduate Selected

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Frederick Hawkins, who graduated last Saturday from Miami Law, was selected as a 2011 Finalist for the federal Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. Hawkins recently accepted a fellowship position as a Foreign Affairs Officer with the U....

Law Commencement Marked with Strong Message

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On Saturday, May 14, Miami Law graduates crowded the University of Miami BankUnited Center with smiles, some tears and a lot of picture-taking as family, friends, faculty and administrators congratulated the newly titled Juris Doctors for...

Innovative Student Development Program Takes a Holistic Approach

Monday, May 16, 2011

Law school can be a frightening place.

"I heard horrible things about law school before I started," 1L Shayna Bryan says. "I heard that it was miserable and people were extremely competitive. I also heard that it was stressful, and a...

Miami Law Student Chosen as Delegate for Fourth Annual Clinton Global Initiative

Monday, May 16, 2011

First year law student Tricia Robinson recently traveled to San Diego, California to participate in the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative University Conference (CGI U). As a delegate, she had the opportunity to interact with global leaders and...

Third-Year Student Rob Collins Chosen to Speak at Commencement

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Student speaker Rob Collins addressed the graduating class at this year's Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14. Collins, who arrived at Miami Law from Washington University in St. Louis, was one of the most respected students on campus....

A Year in Review: Miami Law Highlights During the 2010-2011 Academic Year

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Miami Law has made significant strides during the 2010-2011 academic year. In many areas, faculty have raised the bar, and likewise the students have done all they can do to not only meet that standard, but also surpass it.

In the fall...

Commencement Speaker Carolyn Lamm to Share Words of Wisdom

Monday, May 09, 2011

Alumna Carolyn Lamm will address this year's graduating Miami Law class on Saturday, May 14. Lamm, the former President of the American Bar Association – the largest voluntary professional association in the world – is a fitting speaker for the...

Historic Black Church Program Premiers Documentary Film

Monday, May 09, 2011

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

Assistant Dean Marcy Cox Becomes President of the National Association for Law Placement

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Miami Law's Assistant Dean of Career Development, Marcelyn R. Cox, became the 2011-2012 President of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) during the association's annual business meeting on April 29.

Founded in 1971, NALP...

In Memory of Donna Gayle Bird, Dec. 30, 1964 - April 19, 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Donna grew up in Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, her Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from the University of...

Legal Corps Donors

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Several law firms have recently made generous contributions to Miami Law's Legal Corps program. Legal Corps is a postgraduate fellowship program which places recent law graduates in public interest organizations, judicial chambers, and government...

Tips for Exam Week: Mindfulness Expert Reminds Students to Breathe

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Stress and law – it's a duality of good and evil that's been around since the days when philosophers gathered to challenge one another using the Socratic Method. As a way to address this age-old conflict, Miami Law began implementing programs...

Miami Law Student Initiates Launch of International Student Exchange Program

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

It all began with a simple idea.

As the president of the Irish-American Law Students Association, 2L Christopher Callahan wanted to figure out a way to connect Miami Law students with his family's homeland of Ireland. The small student...

Reshunda Mahone named Director of Development for University of Miami School of Law

Monday, May 02, 2011

The University of Miami School of Law announced today that Reshunda Mahone will be joining the Alumni and Development Office as Director of Development. She will join the School of Law on May 1, 2011 and will report to Georgie A. Angones,...

New Director of International Public Interest Programs Joins HOPE

Monday, May 02, 2011

Gretchen C. Bellamy joins Miami Law as the Director of International Public Interest Programs for the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center. Before joining in April, Ms. Bellamy earned a J.D. and an LL.M. in international and comparative law from...

Partnership for Professionalism Brings Together Judges, Attorneys and Law Students

Monday, May 02, 2011

One hundred judges, attorneys, and law students gathered at the University of Miami Bank United Center recently for the Partnership for Professionalism bi-annual meeting and dinner. Now in its 22nd consecutive year, the program brings law...