December, 2012

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...

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...

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...

Anti-Defamation League Honors Two of Miami Law's Own

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...

Graduates Urged to Make World a Better Place

Monday, December 17, 2012

After walking in cap and gown in last week's Commencement ceremony, Miami Law graduate Julia M. Garrett, whose family lives in Missouri, left no doubt that she would be staying in Miami to launch her career. "I'm sticking around, because I really...

Alumna Tiffiny Walls-Fox Wins Decisive Victory in Court Case

Friday, December 14, 2012

Miami Law alumna TiffIny Walls-Fox, JD '06, won a decisive victory representing Monique Young against Council of Orange County Society of St. Vincent De Paul d/b/a Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County ("Second Harvest Food Bank").


Our Law School Graduates Bring International Flavor to Ceremony

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Odette Norton believes she may have introduced roller-blading to Paris in the early 1990s. On a summer holiday, she brought her skates to La Ville-Lumiére for travel á la roue. People she met were curious about them – even the police, who stopped...

Alum's Law Review Article Cited in U.S. Supreme Court Brief

Monday, December 10, 2012

The work of Justin S. Wales, who graduated summa cum laude in May and works as an appellate attorney in Miami, is being noticed in high places.

Wales, a former Senior Notes and Comments Editor at the University of Miami Law Review, co-...

Professor van den Berg Demystifies Investment Arbitrators

Monday, December 10, 2012

Twice named the top commercial arbitrator in the world, Miami Law Visiting Professor Albert Jan van den Berg was the keynote speaker for the International Graduate Law Programs' last International Law Lecture series of the fall semester, titled "...

Law Student's Past in Justice System Discussed at Criminology Conference

Monday, December 10, 2012

Amir Whitaker, a second-year Miami Law student, brought his own experiences in the juvenile justice system to a presentation he gave at the annual conference of the American Society of Criminology in Chicago. Whitaker's address, "Understanding...

Guantánamo Tribunals and the First Amendment: A Question of Access

Monday, December 10, 2012

In some respects, military trials are not that different from the kinds of proceedings held in most downtown courthouses, the chief prosecutor at Guantánamo told an audience at the University of Miami. Among the similarities: Not only are...

In Presentations to Lawyers, Students Emphasize Role of Honesty, Civility

Monday, December 03, 2012

Students from Miami Law's award-winning Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program presently provided training in ethics to members of the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office and the Dade County Bar Association.

Students Daniel...

Tax Alumna Spreads Wings and Lands in Tokyo, Working for Government

Monday, December 03, 2012

Miami Law graduate Melissa Muhammad – J.D. '96, LL.M. Tax '00 – has taken her talents far afield, and finds herself handling international taxation matters for the Japanese government.

Muhammad is a 2010-2012 Fellow in the Mike...

Gaining Insight from Judges, Lawyers, and Hypothetical Situations

Monday, December 03, 2012

One of the regular events in Miami Law's academic year affords students some lighthearted fun while dining with judges and lawyers and gaining crucial tips and connections into the profession and its many opportunities. The most recent event, in...

Having Found Gold in Hollywood, Alumnus Fred Goldring Tells Us How

Monday, December 03, 2012

Years ago, when Fred Goldring told his parents that he wanted to be a musician, their response was something along the lines of, "That's fine, you can do whatever you want – as soon as you finish law school and medical school."


Election Sweeps Miami Law Alumni into Office

Monday, December 03, 2012

More than a dozen Miami Law alumni, now politicians and judges, were victorious in the Nov. 6 general election, winning and retaining seats throughout Florida. Many credited their successes to training and practices they learned at Miami Law....

Dean White Named One of Nation's Most Influential Legal Educators

Monday, December 03, 2012

Miami Law Dean Patricia D. White has been named one of the nation's top 25 most influential people in legal education by the National Jurist.

The publication named 24 legal educators and one legal education public policy advocate to its...