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...

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...

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...

National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This week marks the launch of the National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review's (NSAC) groundbreaking live-action website and blog, which will be updated on a rolling basis with the latest news and law review articles.

"This is a...

Visiting Professor Miriam Bitton Speaks at the International Law Lecture

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Professor Miriam Bitton presented her lecture "Copyright 'Originality' from a Theoretical and Comparative Perspective: From Feist to Qimron" at Miami Law on Tuesday as part of the International Law Lecture Series, sponsored by the International...

Nick Madigan Named Executive Director of Communications at Miami Law

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The University of Miami School of Law has appointed former New York Times correspondent Nick Madigan, an award-winning reporter with three decades of experience in daily journalism, as its Executive Director of Communications. He joined the...

Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan Leads Swearing-In Ceremony

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Miami Law graduate Annery Pulgar Alfonso, JD 11, was sworn into the Florida Bar on Thursday, one day after many of her classmates took the Oath of Office. Alfonso had opted for a more intimate swearing-in ceremony at the Downtown Miami Courthouse...

Miami Law Student Among the Few Chosen to Intern at Florida Supreme Court

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Simona Popova smiled. It was the sort of smile a mother shows when her child walks his first step. But her expression was not for either of her sons – it was for herself.

This semester, Popova, a third-year student at Miami Law, is one...

Student Organizations Welcome New Landscape

Monday, September 26, 2011

Miami Law boasts more than 50 active student organizations, each with its own unique membership, mission and goals, and many law students will attest to the importance of extracurricular activities and opportunities to network with other like-...

Criminal Law Society Hosts Panel on the Casey Anthony Murder Trial

Friday, September 23, 2011

Miami Law students and legal analysts recently gathered for a panel discussion about the courtroom antics and legal tactics of the infamous Casey Anthony murder trial.

Hosted by the Criminal Law Society (CLS), the discussion featured...

Miami Law Welcomes Tax Professor Leigh Osofsky

Friday, September 23, 2011

Associate Professor of Law Leigh Osofsky admits that when she began Stanford Law School, she did not know exactly what she planned to do with her law degree. But, everything changed during her second year when she discovered tax law.


International Fulbright Scholars Choose Miami Law to Pursue LL.M. Degrees

Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Miami changed me," says Olga Rubel, a recent LL.M. graduate of Miami Law. "I understand people better now."

Rubel, who was born and raised in the Ukraine, received a Fulbright scholarship to study at Miami Law for one year, where she...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Family and friends filled Gusman Hall on Wednesday evening in support of Miami Law graduates who passed The Florida Bar exam taken in July 2011. The swearing-in ceremony was led by Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis, a University of...

Miami Law Students Selected as Legal Up! Fellows

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

When Brittany Young, a third-year student at Miami Law, found out she had been selected as a Legal Up! fellow, she was elated.

"It seems like a good option to get off The Bricks and get involved with helping to teach kids," Young said...

Miami Law Students Attend Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) president Amy Araya and officers Elsie Morales and Todd Friedman recently traveled to Dallas, Texas to attend the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Annual Convention.

"The convention...

Faculty Lecture Series: Visiting Professor Samson Vermont

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, September 28 with Visiting Professor Samson Vermont. He will present "Proximate Cause Untangled" in the Law School's 4th floor faculty meeting room. The lecture begins at 12:35 p.m., following a...

Center for Ethics and Public Service Hosts First Annual Community Fair

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Center for Ethics and Public Service (CEPS), along with the Coconut Grove Ministerial Alliance, will host the first annual Community Health and Education Fair at the Esther Mae Armbrister Park, located at 236 Grand Avenue on Nov. 12, 2011....

Miami Scholars Program Unites Diverse Public Interest Student Leaders

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Miami Scholars program, a staple of Miami Law's public interest community, recently welcomed 18 exceptionally dedicated students to its expansive professional network, which includes public interest and pro bono attorneys, upper-class mentors...

Local Nonprofit Looking for Volunteers at Miami Law

Monday, September 19, 2011

HOPE Public Resource Center, along with Empowered Youth Neighborhood (EY) – a local nonprofit organization which provides support and resources for inner-city, 'at-risk' boys between the ages of 13 and 18 – will host a volunteer information...

Entertainment and Sports Law Society Hosts Panel

Friday, September 16, 2011

Miami Law's Entertainment and Sports Law Society organized a panel last Thursday titled "Covering Labor Issues in Professional Sports: A Panel Discussion on the Intersection of Sports Media and Sports Law." Topics ranged from Tweets-gone-bad to...

Miami Law Mourns the Passing of Philanthropist F.W.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

F.W. "Mort" Guilford, philanthropist, attorney and devoted University of Miami alumnus, died September 14 at the age of 83.

Guilford, who received two degrees from UM – a B.B.A. in 1951 and a J.D. in 1956 – was a senior partner at the...

Miami Law Students Gather Signatures to Save a Life

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Miami Law students dressed in blue on Thursday to express their support for Troy Davis, a man who was convicted in 1991 for shooting an off-duty officer in 1989. Both the Miami Innocence Project and the Capital Defense Project at Miami Law helped...

Arizona Immigration Law Brings Emotions to the Surface

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Emotions ran high during a lunchtime debate on Wednesday about Arizona's controversial immigration law, considered one of the strictest actions taken against undocumented immigrants in recent history. Students gasped when speaker John de León, a...

International Arbitration Expert Jennifer Kirby Speaks

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

When Jennifer Kirby was in law school, she had no idea what international arbitration was.

Her legal education, she explained in a lecture at Miami Law on Tuesday, encompassed what is now known as domestic law, and she had "no...

HOPE to Kick Off 13th Annual Auction

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center is gearing up for the 13th Annual HOPE Auction, which will kick off online at on Oct. 3. The event will culminate with a live auction and reception at the University of...

Miami Law and FIU Partner for the First Time to Develop Education Rights Initiative

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Center for Ethics and Public Service (CEPS) at Miami Law and the Education Advocacy Clinic at Florida International University (FIU) have joined forces to develop the Education Rights Initiative – a collaborative clinical effort aimed at...

Entertainment and Sports Law Society Hosts Panel Discussion

Friday, September 09, 2011

The delicate interplay the law and media coverage of sports issues will be at the heart of a panel discussion at Miami Law on Thursday, Sept. 15.

The event will be hosted by the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and the J.D./M.A....

Miami Law Alumna Teaches Legal Communication and Research Skills

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Cheryl Zuckerman, J.D. '99, has returned to her alma mater as a visiting lecturer to teach Legal Communication and Research Skills – more familiarly known as LComm – during this academic year. Zuckerman, who practiced law for twelve years,...

Fred McChesney, JD '78, Returns to Miami Law

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

More than three decades after obtaining his law degree at Miami Law, Fred S. McChesney is coming home.

His acceptance of the de la Cruz-Mentschikoff Endowed Chair in Law and Economics is a "major coup" for the school, in the words of...

Professor Bernard Oxman Sworn in as Judge Ad Hoc of the International Tribunal

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Law of the Sea expert Professor Bernard H. Oxman was sworn in on Monday as judge ad hoc of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany. Two days earlier, he was elected to the prestigious Institut de Droit International...

Jackson Health Systems Adopts Impropriety Proposal

Friday, September 02, 2011

When Jan Jacobowitz, director of Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, started an Ethics and Government workshop in 2009, she wanted to create an environment in which students could explore ethics issues affecting government...