December, 2012

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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...

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...

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...

Monday, December 17, 2012

Former Miami-Dade Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer, a Miami Law alumnus, was honored with the 2012 Miami Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League at its 22nd annual luncheon, an event attended by more than 400 members of Miami's legal...

November, 2012

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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,...

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...

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...

Monday, November 19, 2012

The legacy of Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile, was at the heart of an address at Miami Law by Ingrid Wuerth, a law professor and Director of the International Legal Studies Program at Vanderbilt Law School. The event was the third...

October, 2012

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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...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Law students who demonstrate interest and ability in the field of litigation may be able to benefit from a scholarship established by friends and relatives of Miami Law alumnus Richard L. Lapidus. A passionate trial and appellate lawyer who...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Brendan G. Corrigan, a second-year Miami Law student who is pursuing a joint JD/MPA degree, served as a volunteer in President's Obama's motorcade on Sept. 20, when the President visited the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus for a...

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...

September, 2012

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Miami Law's International Moot Court Program held a reception recently to welcome new participants, students who will represent the school in legal competitions around the world. The event, held in the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge,...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wide receiver Davone Bess of the Miami Dolphins, who straightened out his life after getting into trouble as a teenager, will be one of three panelists in a seminar on juvenile justice at Miami Law on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Sponsored by two...

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 "...

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...

August, 2012

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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,...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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,...

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...

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

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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...

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....

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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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....

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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Marcelyn Cox, the Assistant Dean of Career Development at the University of Miami School of Law, has been named one of the 100 most influential black lawyers in the country.

She is in good company. The listing, compiled by a media...

January, 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Miami Law hosted a Public Interest Fair on Monday for students interested in public interest and experiential learning opportunities. The event, which featured students and faculty from Miami Law's clinics, the HOPE Public Interest Resource...

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Innocence Clinic, which is dedicated to...

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...