February, 2011

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Miami Law Locks In Tuition Rates For Current Students & Expands Summer Offerings

Monday, February 28, 2011

Miami Law students will not see an increase in tuition as they enter the 2011-2012 academic year announced Dean Patricia D. White to the class of first-year students on Thursday.

"It is my firm hope to see that tuition will remain the...

Miami Law's Conference on Gender Justice in the Americas Begins

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The first annual Gender Justice of the Americas Conference commenced today. The two-day meeting, organized by Miami Law, focuses on revitalizing and challenging the transnational dialogue regarding sexuality, violence, reproductive and human...

Inter-American Law Review Hosts Symposium on Regional Trade Agreements and Human Rights

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The School of Law's legal publication, The Inter-American Law Review, sponsored a symposium discussing "The Human Element: The Impact of Regional Trade Agreements on Human Rights and the Rule of Law" on February 26. The symposium consisted of the...

Miami Law Students Propose Language Initiative

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Last semester, Miami Law students and Student Bar Association (SBA) members Drew Aiken, Chelsey Ziegler, Todd Friedman and Rob Weaver crafted the Language Initiative Proposal, which pushed for students to receive credit toward their J.D. degree...

Miami Law Alumni Receive Awards For Their Work In The Community

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In recognition of their humanitarianism, two Miami Law alumni – Hilarie Bass and Dr. Rudolph Moise – received the prestigious Silver Medallion from The Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ) on Saturday, February 26 at the Four Seasons...

Society of Bar & Gavel Members Tutor Children at Overtown Youth Center

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Members of Miami Law's Society of Bar & Gavel volunteered to tutor children this past Saturday at the Overtown Youth Center.

The Society of Bar & Gravel, which was founded in 1949, is one of Miami Law's most prestigious student...

Faculty Lecture Series: Professor Mary Doyle

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, March 2 with Professor Mary Doyle. She will present "The Bush Brothers Repudiate the Federal-State Partnership in the Everglades: Restoration Loses Momentum on their Watch" in the Law School's...

Planned Parenthood Federation to Speak on Women's Reproductive Rights at Miami Law

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) International Program and its partner organizations will speak at Miami Law on February 22 as part of the International Graduate Law Programs Lecture Series. The panel will discuss advocacy,...

Miami Law Hosts Conference on Gender Justice in the Americas

Friday, February 18, 2011

Miami Law, along with the Human Rights Center of the University of Diego Portales (Chile), the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Human Rights Institute of Columbia Law School, hosted a conference titled "Gender Justice in the Americas: A...

Student Fundraising Event Raises Money for Women in Need

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The first annual Fundraising Brunch for Miami Law Women in Need was a success. Hosted by Miami Law, the Black Law Students Association, and Miami Law Women, the event raised $4,000 on Sunday, February 13. Held in Miami's Upper Eastside near...

Faculty Lecture Series: Professor Charlton Copeland

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, February 23 with Professor Charlton Copeland. He will present "Sovereignty and Relationship in American Feudalism" in the Law School's 4th floor faculty meeting room. The lecture begins at 12:35...

Miami Law Students Create a Scholarship Fund for Fellow Students

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Inspired by the dedication and commitment Miami Law students have demonstrated toward the South Florida community, the Student Bar Association (SBA) has introduced a student-funded scholarship. The scholarship fund will be awarded to individuals...

Miami Law Students Win National Baseball Arbitration Competition

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This past weekend Miami Law students Jason Sosnovsky and Mark Lesorgen placed first at the National Baseball Arbitration Competition hosted by Tulane Law School's Sports Law Society. Thirty-four teams competed including teams from Harvard,...

Law Alumni Association Presents Dorian Denburg with Alumni Achievement Award

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dorian Denburg, JD '82, received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Law Alumni Association on Tuesday, February 15 at Miami Law. The award was presented to Denburg by Jerry Markowitz, JD '74, President of the Law Alumni Association.

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University of Miami Law Review Symposium on Corporate Crime and Compliance

Monday, February 14, 2011

The University of Miami Law Review hosted "From the Board Room to the Court Room: The Evolving Legal Status of Corporate Crime," a symposium featuring Robert S. Bennett as the keynote speaker. Mr. Bennett is a partner at Hogan Lovells and has...

Dynamic Moot Court Duo Makes It All the Way to the National Competition

Monday, February 14, 2011

When Ted McNamara and Chris Bogren met in the summer of '09, they knew they would become good friends. They shared the same humor and both had a passion for civil litigation. What they did not know was that by their second year, they would be...

Miami Law Student Receives Recognition for Pro Bono Appeal

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Third-year law student Eli Bilek was honored last week by the Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inn of Court for being the first student to argue a pro bono appeal for the Inn. Justice Barkett presented a certificate to Bilek who argued last...

Miami Law Alumnus Sworn In As Miami-Dade Circuit Judge

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Former state legislator Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat, JD '74, was formally sworn in recently as a Miami-Dade circuit judge. The Havana native served in the state House of Representatives from 1995-1999. He also served as chairman of the joint...

Third District Court of Appeal Holds Oral Arguments at Miami Law

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Miami Law students were able to observe the judicial process in action as a panel of Third District Court of Appeal judges held oral arguments at the Storer Auditorium on the Coral Gables campus.

Throughout the morning of Friday,...

International Human Rights Commission Grants Miami Law Clinics

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has joined the growing number of voices urging the United States to halt the deportation of Haitians from the United States. In response to an emergency petition for precautionary measures...

May 2011 Graduation Details

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Dear Students Graduating in May,

Many of you have been asking for details concerning the May Graduation. While more detailed information will be available soon, the information below will get you started.

Commencement Ceremony...

Senator Marco Rubio Introduces Fellow Alum Kathleen Williams for her Nomination to the Federal Bench

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Miami Law alumnus Senator Marco Rubio, JD '96, attended a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting last week to introduce fellow Miami Law alumna Kathleen Williams, JD '82, for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami....

Philanthropy Week to Support the South Florida Bike Coalition in Memory of 3L Natasha Pettigrew

Monday, February 07, 2011

Miami Law announces its first ever Philanthropy Week in which all the student organizations will come together between March 20 - 26 to support a unified cause.

"As a school, we can accomplish so much more if we work together as one...

Third DCA Holds Oral Arguments at Miami Law

Monday, February 07, 2011

First-year law students will have the opportunity to observe the judicial process on Friday, February 11 when the Third District Court of Appeal holds oral arguments at the University of Miami. A panel of Third DCA judges will hear five civil and...

Navy Veteran and Miami Law Alumnus Makes Time for His Alma Mater

Friday, February 04, 2011

Jeff Cazeau, JD '02, can be found practicing law, attending board meetings or training for his first marathon, often in the same day. Born in Haiti, he was three when he moved to New York. Accepted to the prestigious Bronx High School of Science...

Miami STREET LAW Raises Awareness About Drunk Driving

Thursday, February 03, 2011

On Saturday, January 29, Miami STREET LAW participated in the event "Walk for Witty." The purpose of the walk was to raise awareness about drunk driving and other destructive decisions. The event was created in the name of Helen Marie Witty, a 16...

Leipzig Seminar, an International Exchange Program, Continues After a Decade of Success

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Miami/Leipzig Seminar successfully completed its 11th year in Miami last week. The exchange program, which began in 2001, is dedicated to increasing international awareness for students at Miami Law who wish to travel to Germany as part of a...

Faculty Lecture Series: Professor Kunal Parker

Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, February 16 with Professor Kunal Parker. He will present "Historicizing Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England: Difference and Sameness in Historical Time" in the Law School's 4th floor...

Moot Court Team Qualifies for Participation in International Criminal Court Trial Competition

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Miami Law's International Moot Court team advanced into the semifinal rounds at the Pace/ICC Moot Competition, which took place at Pace Law School in New York last weekend. The team has qualified to participate in the International Criminal Court...

Immigration Clinic Wins Cases for Gay Immigrants

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Miami Law's Immigration Clinic recently won a life-changing victory for their client, a gay man who feared returning to his home country of Jamaica, a country known for its intolerance of gay people. Students Rita Kapadia, JD '10 and current...