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...

Syria Crisis Examined at Miami Law; Failure of Diplomacy Leads to Calls for Intervention

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Inspired by the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and elsewhere, a few Syrian kids last year scrawled some graffiti calling for freedom from oppression. For their pains, they were arrested, tortured and mutilated. In the...

Miami Law Hosts Visitors from Middle East and North Africa

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program will be hosting visitors from the Middle East and North Africa on Wednesday. The visit is part of the International Visitor Leadership Program, which is administered by the U.S....

Diversity Fellowship Awarded to Miami Law's Jennifer Jumbo-Davis

Monday, April 23, 2012

A second-year Miami Law student, Jennifer Jumbo-Davis, has won a paid summer internship in the Fort Lauderdale office of Becker & Poliakoff, as well as a $5,000 tuition scholarship from the firm toward her last year in law school.


Visiting Jamaica, Caribbean Law Class Ponders Terrorism

Friday, April 20, 2012

Three Miami Law students from Adjunct Professor David Rowe's Caribbean Law class recently visited Kingston, Jamaica, as part of an independent study project.

Niyala Harrison, Odetta Norton and Fernando Wytrykusz delivered academic...

Death Penalty Clinic Fellow to Work on Death Row Cases

Thursday, April 19, 2012

After graduating in May from Miami Law, Jessica Houston, a Death Penalty Clinic Fellow, will begin working as an attorney for the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel for the South District Region.

Her work over four semesters with the...

Miami Law Mourns Passing of Judge Margarita Esquiroz, JD '74

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Judge Margarita Esquiroz, who graduated with cum laude honors from Miami Law in 1974 and became Miami-Dade's first female Cuban-American judge, died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. She was 67.

During her time at Miami Law,...

When Diplomacy Fails: Syria's Dilemma... A panel discussion

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

For more than a year, Syrians have gathered every day, mostly peacefully, to demand democratic reforms. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has responded with brutal force, attempting to silence the protests with a military crackdown of almost...

Entertainment & Sports Law Society Goes All Out for High-Profile Event

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

When time came to pick a location for the Entertainment and Sports Law Society's annual symposium, Jason Sosnovsky, the group's president, had a novel idea. Instead of holding the event on campus, as in years past, ESLS would host it in a new,...

Students Provide Ethics Training For Legal Community

Monday, April 16, 2012

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program recently presented three CLE ethics training sessions for working attorneys. Housed under the Center for Ethics and Public Service, the PREP program allows law students to...

Miami Law Students Recognized by 'Who's Who Among Students'

Monday, April 16, 2012

Thirteen Miami Law students were recently named for inclusion in the prestigious listing Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.

The Miami Law students, all 3Ls, were nominated by Dean Patricia D. White on the...

Human Rights Clinic Fights For Gender Justice

Friday, April 13, 2012

In back-to-back trips last month to Washington D.C., four student members of Miami Law's Human Rights Clinic – along with the clinic's director, Professor Caroline Bettinger-López – pressed their advocacy of issues surrounding gender equality and...

Nonprofit Organizations To Benefit From Pro Bono Clinic

Friday, April 13, 2012

Miami-area attorneys will provide free legal advice to local nonprofit organizations on Monday at the University of Miami School of Law.

The program, designed for new and developing nonprofits, will enable the administrators of such...

Malpractice and Liability at Heart of Professionalism Session

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Malpractice is a word that no attorney ever wants to hear. It is also a growing practice area in law and an increasingly important field of study.

There are many interests at stake in the matter of lawyers' liability, and the University...

Miami Law Professors Weigh In On Trayvon Martin Case

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The arrest of neighborhood-watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the killing of an unarmed teenager in Sanford, Fla., has prompted widespread debate about the appropriateness of the second-degree-murder charge against him and his chances of...

Judge A. Jay Cristol's Gift Supports Bankruptcy Clinic

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Never mind that he's an octogenarian – Judge A. Jay Cristol has not remotely begun to slow down. At 82, he maintains a full calendar in his downtown Miami courtroom, and after 27 years on the bench, still finds bankruptcy law fascinating....

The Future of Law: Nimbleness, Dexterity, Change

Friday, April 06, 2012

A shopper in London picks up milk, butter and eggs – and legal advice – during a trip to the grocery store.

A multinational Internet technology company invests millions in a startup that gives consumers the tools to handle legal matters...

Carolyn Lamm Named 'Lawyer of the Americas' by Inter-American Law Review

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Former American Bar Association President Carolyn B. Lamm has been named "Lawyer of the Americas" by the Inter-American Law Review, published by the University of Miami School of Law. A Miami Law alumna who graduated in 1973, Lamm was formally...

Documentary Probes History of Coconut Grove School, Segregated Community

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Without any of the trappings of a Hollywood premiere, a documentary made by University of Miami law students in the Historic Black Church Program's Oral History Project had its first public screening at a Coconut Grove school that is at the heart...

Judge Adalberto Jordan,

Monday, April 02, 2012

It was a "really happy occasion," Miami Law Dean Patricia D. White said, as she and a distinguished gathering of lawyers, academics, friends and a half-dozen federal judges celebrated Judge Adalberto José Jordan's ascension to the 11th U.S....

Alumni Clinch Victory for Autistic Children

Monday, April 02, 2012

Two Miami Law graduates, Betsy Havens, JD '11, and Monica Vigues-Pitan, JD '03, last week helped autistic children win a major courtroom victory. In a ruling on March 26, U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard ordered the State of Florida to immediately...