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...

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...

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...

Miami Law's Cox Named One of Nation's Top Black Attorneys

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...

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...

Human Rights in Haiti Addressed at Miami Law

Friday, February 24, 2012

With Haiti still mired in poverty and desperation, and its population often abused or ignored, the question of human rights there continues to be of paramount importance.

To address the issue, Miami Law's International Law Lecture...

Law Students Bask in Glow of Obama Visit

Friday, February 24, 2012

There were a lot of impressed faces in the audience when President Obama came to UM in February.

"It was amazing seeing and hearing the president, especially during Black History Month," said second-year Miami Law student Shawn Hairston...

President Obama to Visit University of Miami on Thursday

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

As he becomes increasingly active in his campaign for re-election, President Barack Obama plans to visit the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus on Thursday to deliver a speech at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse.

The event is...

Experts Debate Death Penalty Problems, Proposals at Miami Law

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

For thousands of Death Row inmates around the country, the years they spend there before execution – sometimes it's decades – are tantamount to a second sentence, Professor Jordan M. Steiker of the University of Texas School of Law told a panel...

We Robot 2012 Conference arrives at Miami Law

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Does sex with robots need consent? Is the automation of law enforcement eroding individual privacy and due process rights? Who shoulders the criminal responsibility when machines kill?

Such social and legal issues in the rapidly...

Immigration Clinic Wins Refugee Case

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Students in Miami Law's Immigration Clinic won the case of a Mexican man whose relatives were killed by members of a drug cartel because they had failed to comply with the cartel's demands. The students took on the case in the spring of 2011,...

Winner of Facebook Legal Challenge Announced

Monday, February 20, 2012

Second-year Miami Law student Elsie Padron is the winner of the first Miami Law Facebook Legal Challenge, which launched a week ago.

On Feb. 13, the law school's Office of Communications challenged all Miami Law students to ponder...

Bankruptcy Is Theme For Moot Court Contest

Monday, February 20, 2012

This weekend, Miami Law will host the first annual Florida/Eleventh Circuit Bankruptcy Moot Court Event for the 2012 Cristol, Kahn, Paskay Cup. The initial contests will take place at the Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove Hotel, and final rounds on...

Philanthropy Week to Focus on Children and the Law

Friday, February 17, 2012

Miami Law is preparing for the second annual Philanthropy Week, from Feb. 28th to March 3rd. This year, the proceeds from the fundraising effort will go to the Hope for Congo Foundation, whose founder will speak at a symposium on March 2nd on the...

University of Miami Kicks Off $1.6 Billion Fundraising Campaign

Friday, February 17, 2012

In a five-story simulated hospital, students dressed in surgical scrubs tend to a lifelike pregnant robotic mannequin, monitoring her vital signs and counting her contractions. On Virginia Key, scientists crank up a state-of-the-art wind-wave-...

Time To Get Those Doctors... Dean's Cup Committee Announced

Friday, February 17, 2012

After an arduous, 11-day battle of wits, endurance and moxy, sporty students from Miami Law will discover on Sunday whether they've managed to wrest the Dean's Cup from those medical school types and bring it back to where – inarguably – it...

At Oscar Time, Hollywood Comes to Miami Law

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Right on cue – just as Hollywood braces itself for the 84th Academy Awards on Feb. 26 – a veteran entertainment lawyer who has been involved in show business in Los Angeles for a quarter century is teaching a three-week course at the University...

Hispanic Law Students Association Welcomes CABA to Miami Law

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The days when a Cuban American lawyer might walk into a court room in Miami-Dade County and be reprimanded by a judge for his or her accent are, thankfully, long behind us. Although individual instances of discrimination may remain, inequality...

Judge Adalberto Jordan, JD '87, Confirmed To Appeals Court

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan, a Miami Law graduate, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in February to serve on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Judge Jordan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami...

Profiles of Achievement: Sherry Williams, JD '95

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sherry D. Williams, who graduated from Miami Law in 1995 and went on to become a senior official at Halliburton, seems fond of unpredictability. In most cases, she says, it's an asset.

In an interview videotaped on the UM campus, she...

Ending Inequality, One Paintbrush At A Time

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Almost five decades have passed since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched on Washington to call for an end to racial injustice.

Liz Rieser-Murphy, a third-year Miami Law student who once taught at a middle school in the Bronx, remembers...

Moot Court Team Headed For Competition In The Hague

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Miami Law's International Moot Court team has advanced into the international rounds at the Pace/ICC Moot Competition for the third consecutive year. In a qualifying round at Pace Law School in New York over the weekend, the Miami team became...

Symposium Addressed Death Penalty in America

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

One of the country's most viscerally contentious issues, the death penalty, was at the center of a symposium on March 2-3 in the Storer Auditorium on the University of Miami campus.

Arranged by the Miami Law Review, the symposium, The...

Puppy Love on The Bricks For Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Warm puppies – the extremely huggable kind – service dogs and law students converged on the Bricks today to share the love. More than a dozen canines nuzzled and licked their way through the lunchtime crowd.

The dogs were in the central...

Provocative Ethics Film Series Launches Today at UM Gables Campus

Monday, February 13, 2012

Anyone up for some provocative movie-watching?

A trio of inspiring films will be screened starting today as part of the seventh Ethics Film Series, sponsored by the Adrienne Arsht and UM Ethics Programs, the School of Communication and...

Appeals Judges Hear Arguments, Dispense Advice at UM

Monday, February 13, 2012

Students from the University of Miami School of Law last week got the chance to hear five real-life cases – both civil and criminal – argued right here on campus. They also got some practical advice on how not to irritate judges.


LawWithoutWalls, Breaking Barriers Across the World

Friday, February 10, 2012

Now embarked on its second year, Miami Law's revolutionary LawWithoutWalls program – tasked with discovering far-reaching innovations for the legal profession – is challenging the talents and vision of 35 students from around the world.


Legal Challenge: Weekly Contest for Miami Law Students

Friday, February 10, 2012

As of Monday, Feb. 13, students at the University of Miami School of Law will be invited to take part in a weekly legal challenge on the school's Facebook page.

For instance, they might be asked how they would deal with a particular...

Miami Law Students To Offer Free Tax Filing on Thursday

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Members of the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program are offering University of Miami employees and subcontractors free help with their tax returns.

The session – on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:...

Former Child Soldier to Speak at NSAC Law Review Symposium

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Tchicaya Missamou, former Congolese child soldier, U.S. Marine, bestselling author, and founder of the Hope for Congo Foundation, will be joined by Washington & Lee University School of Law Professor Mark Drumbl and Dr. Saby Ghoshray, Vice...

Health Rights Clinic Joins Miller School of Medicine in National Partnership

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The stroke patient, who could not speak and had no living will, was aphasic, a condition that results from damage to the part of the brain that controls language. But she could think and make gestures, so a series of images was created – with...

Miami Law Students to Become Presidential Fellows

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Two Miami Law men, Michael Jonathan Gil, 3L, and Philip J. Hoffman, JD '11, have been selected as finalists in the 2012 Presidential Management Fellows Program. Gil and Hoffman were the only finalists this year from the University of Miami....

A Day in the Life: Lincoln Center Lawyer Discovers Ideal Path

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

On any given day in the life of Lesley Rosenthal, general counsel at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, she might be immersed in performance contracts with Yo-Yo Ma, hammering out negotiations with one of 13 unions, or preparing clauses in a...

Appeals Judge Recounts Humble Beginnings, Rise to Prominence

Monday, February 06, 2012

It's probably safe to say that few federal appeals judges began their careers by selling books door to door.

But it's certainly true of Judge Jimmie Reyna, who rose to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from...

Expropriation and Compensation, Key Elements in Arbitration Lecture

Friday, February 03, 2012

The International Law Lecture Series, presented by Miami Law's International Graduate Law Programs, this week welcomed Pablo T. Spiller, a renowned quantum expert and the Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor of Business and Technology at the...

Steven Mariano $1.5 Million Gift to Miami Law Celebrated

Friday, February 03, 2012

It's a happy occasion when a beneficent man of means extends a hand to students who are eager to learn and, ultimately, prosper on their own.

On Thursday evening, University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Miami Law Dean Patricia D...

Mariano Joint Degree Program Event Today Open to All

Thursday, February 02, 2012

University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Miami Law Dean Patricia D. White and other personalities will congregate this afternoon in the Storer Auditorium to celebrate the launch of a first-of-its-kind triple-degree program and the man who...