December, 2012

Diplomat Matthew Hodes on International Law Lessons Learned at Miami Law

Saturday, December 22, 2012

In a reflective mood, Matthew Hodes, who became a diplomat and mediator in war zones around the world after graduating from Miami Law in 1982, explained during a recent visit to his alma mater how well law school had prepared him for the career...

Students Receive Scholarships From Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Law students Ashley Jordan, 3L, and Rachel Walker, 2L, have won scholarships from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Jordan received the Alexandra Bach Lagos Leadership Scholarship and Walker received the Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton...

Dartmouth College Students Explore Miami Law Ethics Programs

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Eight undergraduate students from the Dartmouth College Ethics Institute came to Miami Law recently to explore issues of legal ethics, conflict resolution and community service during an intensive five-day seminar, the first of its kind. The...

Professor Williamson Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Leipzig

Monday, December 17, 2012

The School of Law of the University of Leipzig has bestowed an Honorary Doctorate upon Professor Richard L. Williamson Jr., a former Associate Dean at Miami Law and Chair of the Faculty Senate. The degree is in tribute to his "outstanding...

November, 2012

International Arbitration a Hot Topic at ABA Meeting

Monday, November 26, 2012

The ABA's International Law Section fall meeting is one of the world's largest international gatherings for lawyers with practice or interest in international legal issues. The hot topic at this year's meeting – held in October in Miami Beach,...

Immigration Clinic Students Argue Before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Monday, November 26, 2012

On November 3, students in Miami Law's Immigration Clinic argued for halting deportations to post-earthquake Haiti during a formal working meeting called by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Representatives from the U.S. Department...

Maternal Health is Topic of Screening, Discussion

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Minutes after the supermodel Christy Turlington Burns gave birth to her daughter, Grace, a decade ago, her placenta had to be extracted from the wall of her uterus, and she began hemorrhaging. It was a crisis – a dangerous and painful one – but a...

Plethora of Panels and Perspectives at Women Judges' Conference

Monday, November 19, 2012

Students and faculty members from Miami Law were deeply involved in the National Association of Women Judges' 34th Annual Conference on Miami Beach.

Scott Rogers, Director of the Mindfulness and Law Program, was part of a panel...

October, 2012

Winners of Gaubatz Competition Announced at Miami Law

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Twenty-five law students have been invited to join the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board as a result of their stellar performances in the John T. Gaubatz Competition, the main moot court contest at Miami Law. More than 100 students competed...

Miami Law's Scott Rogers Weighs In on Mindfulness in Miami Magazine

Monday, October 29, 2012

In the Fall 2012 edition of Miami Magazine, Miami Law's Scott Rogers discusses his work in the field of mindfulness and with University of Miami neuroscientist Amishi Jha. The research is exploring the connection between mindfulness practices and...

Miami Law Launches New Program in Law and Environmental Science and Policy

Monday, October 29, 2012

A new joint-degree program, a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy, has been created at Miami Law in partnership with the University of Miami's Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. The degree will...

Investor Rights Clinic Students Compete in Resolution Triathlon

Monday, October 29, 2012

Four Miami Law student interns with Miami Law's Investor Rights Clinic traveled to St. John's University School of Law in New York City earlier this month to compete in the Fifth Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, the only...

September, 2012

Law and Architecture Panel to Explore Alternatives to Multi-Family Housing

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cost efficiency, as well as social and architectural diversity, are some of the reasons that multi-family buildings are becoming increasingly popular in some parts of the world. A lecture and panel discussion at Miami Law this week will explore "...

Alumni to Receive Awards at Miami-Dade Judicial Reception

Monday, September 24, 2012

Three eminent Miami Law graduates will be honored by the Law Alumni Association on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception.

Judges Richard J. Suarez, JD '81, and Laurel Myerson Isicoff, JD '82, will each be...

Groundbreaking Global Program, Embarking on Third Year, Announces New Participating Schools

Monday, September 24, 2012

LawWithoutWalls, a trailblazing academic program founded at Miami Law, will be expanded next year to include students and faculty members from an additional six schools from around the world, for a total of 18.

The new partner...

Attorney and National Security Expert Has Not-So-Secret Fixation: Comic Books

Monday, September 24, 2012

With an artful touch, Mark S. Zaid has managed to combine his two passions – comic books and the law.

Zaid, a Washington D.C. attorney well known as an expert in national security law and freedom-of-information issues, has long kept a...

August, 2012

Warren Zinn, JD '09, Wins Closing Argument Contest and Trophy

Friday, August 31, 2012

After participating in the first Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition at Miami Law, alumnus Warren Zinn was the proud recipient of the Bilzin Sumberg Trophy.

Zinn, who graduated from Miami Law in 2009 and is an attorney at Shohat,...

Reince Priebus, JD '98, Opened Republican Convention in Tampa

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

University of Miami School of Law alumnus Reince Priebus, JD '98, and Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), opened the party's convention in Tampa.

According to news reports, Priebus declared the convention in session and...

Overseas Lawyers Get Vivid Taste of Miami During International Graduate Law Programs Orientation

Monday, August 27, 2012

Japan. Peru. Iceland. Ukraine. Students came from all over the world to join the University of Miami School of Law's International Graduate Law Programs and begin their Master of Laws degree. It began with the IGLP orientation, during which the...

UM Coral Gables and RSMAS Campuses Closed Through Monday

Sunday, August 26, 2012

All classes, events, and non-essential operations on the University of Miami's Coral Gables and Rosenstiel campuses remain closed through Monday. Plans are to resume normal operations on Tuesday.

At the Miller School of Medicine, all...

July, 2012

Maura Smith, JD '82: Three Decades in Corporate Law and Going Strong

Monday, July 30, 2012

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Maura Abeln Smith learned about sacrifice early on.

Her father had immigrated from Germany during the Great Depression; her mother entered college when Smith was a child, returning for her master's degree at...

From Miami Law Experience, Ann Levine Becomes Expert in Law School Admission

Monday, July 30, 2012

Although Ann K. Levine graduated from Miami Law 13 years ago, getting into law school is still her top priority. Author of "The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert," and founder of her own consulting firm, Levine has guided more than 2...

Devang Desai, President of LAA, Emphasizes 'High Value' of Education

Friday, July 27, 2012

Devang Desai is as much a Miami local as one could be. Although born 8,000 miles away in Nairobi, Kenya, he attended Miami public schools from an early age and earned two degrees from the University of Miami – one in political science and the...

Heckerling's Tina Portuondo to Chair ABA Section

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tina Portuondo moves like a dancer but commands like a CEO. Portuondo, the Director of the University of Miami School of Law's Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, has been appointed chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Real...

June, 2012

Miami Law Alumna Confirmed by Senate to Federal Bench

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Robin S. Rosenbaum, a Miami Law alumna and adjunct faculty member, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Tuesday as a federal judge for the Southern District of Florida. The vote was 92 to 3.

Rosenbaum, who graduated from the law school in...

International Moot Court Team Musters Moot Madrid: Students Advance in Competition

Monday, June 25, 2012

Four students from Miami Law's International Moot Court team advanced to the semifinals, and one student was awarded best oralist, at the fourth annual Moot Madrid competition. From May 28 to June 1, second-year students Jessica Marroquin,...

Miami Law HOPE Fellow Helped Draft Florida Safe Harbor Act

Monday, June 25, 2012

Miami Law alumnus, Thomas Oglesby, JD '11 and former HOPE (Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts) Fellow, was part of the team of exceptional attorneys, law enforcement officers, mental health and health care professionals who delivered the...

Alumnus Helps Recent Graduate Land Job in Chicago

Monday, June 25, 2012

In another recent example of alumni helping alumni, Kurt Newsom, JD '04, assisted in the placement of one of Miami Law's graduates, Ben McCulloch, JD '11, at an investment firm just outside of Chicago. McCulloch, a former HOPE Fellow, recently...

May, 2012

Prof. Laurence Rose To Receive Prestigious American Bar Association Award

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section has chosen University of Miami Law Professor Laurence M. Rose, a former Vice Dean of the law school and now Director of its Litigation Skills Program, for the most...

Mike Pieciak Is Campaign Manager For Vermont Attorney General

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Michael S. Pieciak, a native of Brattleboro, Vt., who graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 2009, has been appointed campaign manager for Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell, who is seeking an eighth term in office....

Miami Law Community Honors One of Its Own

Friday, May 25, 2012

Members of Miami's legal community – including faculty and staff from the University of Miami School of Law – gathered Friday to bid farewell to Georgina Rivera de Alfonsin, the 86-year-old mother of Georgina A. Angones, the law school's...

Federal Appeals Court Grants Claim Argued by Miami Law Student

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued a precedential ruling this week that granted one of two claims in the case of a Sudanese client of the University of Miami's Immigration Clinic.

Brittany R. Young, who...

April, 2012

Miami Law Student Argues Immigration Case in Federal Appeals Court

Monday, April 30, 2012

Brittany R. Young, a member of Miami Law's Immigration Clinic, recently argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of one of the clinic's clients.

Young, a third-year student, appeared under a new rule...

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

Friday, April 27, 2012

Students from Miami Law's Human Rights and Immigration Clinics traveled recently to Washington D.C. as part of their ongoing advocacy for a halt to deportations from the United States to Haiti.

The deportations were resumed in January...

Student Activists Say Local Law Unfairly Targets Pit Bulls

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Representatives of the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation spoke out recently at Miami Law against a law that bans pit bulls and similar dogs from Miami-Dade County.

The law school's chapter of the Student Animal Legal...

Knowledge as a Tool in Human Rights Activism; India's Poor Agitate for Equality, Justice

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Global economists use the term "India rising" to describe the economic boom among India's middle class, part of the growing financial power of the second most populous country in the world.

But for Dr. Monisha Bajaj, Ed.D., an Assistant...

March, 2012

Antidote to Stress: Taking Care of the Mind, Body and Self

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Yoga on the rooftop, with a view of palm trees swaying in the breeze. Massages and aromatherapy in a candle-lit room. An afternoon walk around a beautiful lake.

It sounds like a day at the spa, but it was all part of Tuesday's Mental...

Judicial Receptions Honor Five Miami Law Alumni

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Five Miami Law alumni were honored recently at the annual Broward Judicial Reception in Fort Lauderdale.

The Law Alumni Association presented the Alumni Achievement Award to the Hon. Stanton S. Kaplan, JD '62, and recognized Jordana L....

First Victory for University of Miami's Federal Appellate Clinic

Friday, March 23, 2012

Two students from the University of Miami School of Law helped draft a winning appellate argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The third-year students, Olga Izmaylova and Justin Wales, are studying under Professor...

IGLP Hosts Alumni Reunion: How To Boost Your Transnational Practice

Friday, March 23, 2012

The International Graduate Law Programs' Worldwide Alumni Reunion got under way Friday with panels on the transnational practice of law, from litigation and arbitration to corporate practice. All the participating panelists are graduates of the...

February, 2012

STREET LAW Takes Miami Teens To Court

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Later this month, 24 students from five Miami area high schools will present mock cases before judges on the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.

U.S. District Judge Paul Huck and U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick White will...

Scholarship Weekend Woos Prospective Law Students

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Twenty-seven of the best and brightest potential first-year students arrived last week for an in-depth, four-day look at Miami Law. The Scholarship Conference, organized to help entice the students to the school, kicked off at a sunset gathering...

Winner of Weekly Legal Challenge: Third Year student Julie Dahlgard

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Third-year law student Julie Dahlgard knows her way around fashion and trademark, as evidenced by her thoroughly persuasive and nuanced argument in support of Yves Saint Laurent in the case of the red-soled shoe.

Dahlgard is the winner...

Miami Law Graduates Exemplify Success, Achievement

Monday, February 27, 2012

Miami Law's graduates continue to shine across the legal spectrum, and with Black History Month drawing to a close, the achievements of at least two of those former law students are very much worth noting.

Tiffani G. Lee, who graduated...

January, 2012

Public Interest Fair Highlights Passion for Advocacy

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Students at the Public Interest Fair on the Bricks at Miami Law. (Photo: Patricia Moya/Miami Law)

Miami Law hosted a Public Interest Fair on Monday for students interested in public interest...

Innocence Clinic Adds to Stellar Team at Miami Law

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Innocence Clinic, which is dedicated to...

Innocence Clinic Adds to Stellar Team at Miami Law

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Innocence Clinic, which is dedicated to rectifying wrongful convictions and combating injustice, has two new faces on its team.

Craig Trocino, who since 2010 has worked as an adjunct with the clinic, has a fresh title – Practitioner...

Jules Coleman, Miami Law's First University Distinguished Scholar, Introduces Himself

Friday, January 27, 2012

Jules Coleman, a preeminent scholar and the Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School, has joined Miami Law's faculty for much of this spring semester as the first University...