November, 2011

Miami Law Mourns Passing of J.B. Spence, JD '51

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Miami Law alumnus J.B. Spence, an acclaimed litigator known as the Dean of Torts, died last Saturday (November 26, 2011) in Coral Gables. He was 89.

A specialist in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, Spence...

STREET Law Brings High School Students to Campus

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

During a visit to Miami Law earlier this month, more than 50 high-school students got to experience, briefly, what life in college is like.

The one-day visit was organized by Miami STREET LAW, a legal outreach program that trains law...

Miami Law to Host Legal-Writing Conference

Monday, November 28, 2011

Miami Law is hosting its first national legal-writing conference on Friday, as part of its commitment to educating practice-ready students who are equipped with outstanding legal research and writing skills.

In partnership with the...

PREP Students in Ethics Training for Securities Lawyers

Monday, November 28, 2011

In an effort to expand the reach of Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, the students of PREP have taken on new and interesting areas of law, fundamentally intertwined with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.


Legal Avenues Fail in Fight Against Oil Prospectors

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

An audience attending a lecture arranged by Miami Law's International Graduate Law Programs was treated last week to a riveting account of the plight of the U'wa, an indigenous people in Colombia, and their fight against the extraction of oil...

Miami Law Students Awarded Prestigious Scholarships

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Cuban American Bar Association on Tuesday night awarded Miami Law students David Behar, Daniel A. Casamayor and Nicole Fernandez with scholarships for their distinguished commitment to academics and service. They received their awards at the...

Miami Scholar Alumna Talks to Students about Breaking into International Law

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

As the end of fall semester gets closer and closer, Miami Law students are busy preparing for finals, updating resumes, and writing cover letters to potential summer internship and full-time employers. For anyone entering the job market – legal...

Joining LGBT Forces to Educate and Inform

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Michael Donofrio and Dale Noll, the co-presidents of the Miami Law student organization OUTLaw, have joined forces with leaders of similar groups at three other law schools to launch Unified Students, an effort to educate South Florida residents...

Miami Law Intern Experiences Justice at Work

Monday, November 14, 2011

From the classroom to the capital, Zachary Dickens is one of nine law students, selected from around the state, to intern this semester at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee.

"This has been an amazing learning experience," said...

Tax Expert Brown Addresses Global Dealing Regulations

Friday, November 11, 2011

In a Tax Notes Today article, Patricia A. Brown, director of Miami Law's Graduate Program in Taxation, offered her assessment of some of the difficulties encountered by federal regulators as they finalize regulations to govern global dealing...

Health, Nutrition, Education Fair Saturday in Coconut Grove

Friday, November 11, 2011

Miami Law will host the first annual Community Health and Education Fair on Saturday at Esther Mae Armbrister Park. The event is being put together by the Center for Ethics and Public Service and the Coconut Grove Ministerial Alliance.


Judge Scott Silverman Visits LComm Classroom

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Judge Scott Silverman of the 11th Judicial Circuit visited with 40 Legal Communications and Research Skills students at Miami Law on Tuesday. Coordinated by LComm Professor Christina M. Frohock, the intimate gathering helped strengthen the...

PREP Students Conduct Ethics Training for the Bankruptcy Bar Association

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Patrick Poole and Shayla Waldon, interns from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP), recently presented a CLE Ethics training for the Bankruptcy Bar Association in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Under the supervision of Jan L....

Swain Appointed to Medical-Legal Advisory Council

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Melissa Swain, associate director for Miami Law's Health and Elder Law Clinic, has been appointed to the Medical-Legal Partnership Network Advisory Council.

Swain, who graduated from Miami Law in 2006, was chosen by a committee...

Miami Law Honors Centorino with Lawyers in Leadership Award

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Joseph Centorino, executive director of the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, was honored Tuesday with the CEPS Lawyers in Leadership Award by Miami Law's Center for Ethics & Public Service. The award recognizes leading...

Homecoming Joins Old Friends and Memories

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

On a breezy fall evening during Homecoming weekend, Miami Law classmates of years past reunited, mingled and exchanged legal war stories at reunion receptions in the University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum.

As throngs cheered the...

Miami Law Hosts Inaugural Human Rights Open House

Monday, November 07, 2011

In a special gathering last week in the student lounge, Miami Law hosted its inaugural Human Rights Open House and Reception. The event not only celebrated the impressive strides Miami Law has taken to develop a wide-ranging human rights program...

Intellectual Property Law Society Sponsors Panel Discussion

Monday, November 07, 2011

On September 16, 2011, President Barack Obama forever altered the landscape of patent law in the United States when he signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act into law. The Act represents the most sweeping change to United States patent law...

Traurig Honored By Colleagues At Biltmore Banquet

Saturday, November 05, 2011

In a career of many momentous days, Thursday evening's Alumnus of Distinction dinner must have struck the honoree, Robert H. Traurig, JD '50, as a particularly important occasion, one to remember with fondness.

The award, given by Miami...

High Spirits, Sober Notes at Law School Breakfast

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Alongside the humorous anecdotes and good cheer at Miami Law's 63rd Annual Morning Spirits and Homecoming Breakfast on Saturday morning, there was a serious message conveyed to the august gathering of alumni, who included many judges, lawyers and...

Appellate Victory for Miami Law Tenant's Rights Clinic

Thursday, November 03, 2011

With crucial help from the Tenants' Rights Clinic at Miami Law, a woman who had been facing eviction from her home won a favorable opinion this week from a panel of appellate judges in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade County.


OUTLaw Outlines Seven Tips, and More, on How to Get a Job

Thursday, November 03, 2011

This year, OUTLaw has made it a mission to be a resource to students. On Wednesday, the organization which seeks to advance the interests of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, made a step in that direction by hosting a job...

University of Miami Hosts Condoleezza Rice

Thursday, November 03, 2011

It is not often that two former White House cabinet members sit down for a chat in front of several hundred people in a college auditorium. But it happened on Thursday at the University of Miami, when Donna E. Shalala, who served Bill Clinton as...

Students Win the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board Negotiation Competition

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Second-year students Catherine Kaiman and Matthew Friendly are the winners of this year's Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board Negotiation Competition. The pair beat 21 other teams for the chance to compete in the ABA Regional Negotiation...

Miami Law Students Provide Ethics Training

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently presented a CLE ethics training at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Under the supervision of director Jan L. Jacobowitz, second-year law students Shanelle Johnson and...

Miami Law Announces New Student Organization

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

After recognizing a gap in advocacy at Miami Law, three students joined forces to launch Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) in the fall 2011. The new student organization promotes the rights of both men and women in determining if and...

Clinic Students Urge D.C. Officials to Stop Haiti Deportations

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Students of Miami Law's Immigration and Human Rights Clinics traveled recently to Washington D.C. as part of their ongoing efforts to convince United States officials that deporting people to post-earthquake Haiti is dangerous and violates their...