UNetwork Breakfast with Barristers


This spring, Miami Law students can take advantage of a new series of networking events brought together by the AskUs Fellows, a group of four recent graduates hired by Miami Law to act as liaisons between current students and the Dean of Students office and whose mission is to make current students' needs a top priority, and the CDO. The fellows and the Career Development Office are hosting the second round of UNetwork Breakfast with Barristers, where students can sit down with local attorneys over breakfast.

While seats are limited, students can partake in an upcoming criminal-law-focused Breakfast with Barristers taking place on March 8, as well as a corporate law edition which will take place March 22.

The Askus Fellows created the UNetwork events as a way to assist students in their networking and job-hunting endeavors.

Most recently, AskUs and the CDO hosted a breakfast with attorneys who practice International law.

Attorneys who participated in this breakfast event included Eduardo de la Pena Bernal , JD '08, (Astigarraga Davis), who practices international litigation and arbitration, and has handled major cases involving the recognition, enforcement and challenge of arbitral awards; Quinn Smith, JD '08, (Smith International) who has experience with international litigation and arbitration and has worked for the Honorable Judge Solis in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas; and Olivia S. Benson, JD '90, (Law Offices of Squires Benson, P.L.), whose practice includes business & civil litigation, as well as probate, wills and trusts. Gilbert K. Squires, who graduated from Oklahoma City University Law School, (Law Offices of Squires Benson, P.L.), practices international arbitration and litigation, business and corporate law as well as International Energy, which focuses on oil, gas and power generation, was also in attendance.

For more information, contact AskUs at AskUs@law.miami.edu.