July, 2012

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...

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...

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...

Alex Schimel Joins Academic Achievement Program

Monday, July 23, 2012

A 2009 graduate of Miami Law has joined the school's Academic Achievement Program as a full-time academic support advisor and adjunct professor. Alex Schimel, who gained renown while at Miami Law by helping other law students prepare for exams,...

Miami Law Connects With Olympics: Course on Games and the Law

Monday, July 23, 2012

With just a few days to go before the start of the Summer Olympic Games in London, Miami Law adjunct professor Jill Pilgrim and Miami Law graduate Claire Zovko are preparing to offer their own perspective on the event and its legal implications...

Students' Resolution on Domestic Violence Approved by Miami-Dade Commission

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A resolution that was drafted by two Miami Law students and which condemns domestic violence was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Miami-Dade County Commission.

The two students, Michael Stevenson and Rashanda McCollum, members of the...

Legal Corps is Finalist in Awards Contest: Vote to Help it Win!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

From a pool of 2,400 nominations, Miami Law's Legal Corps has been selected as a human-rights finalist in the upcoming CLASSY Awards in San Diego, the largest philanthropic prize ceremony in the country.

Legal Corps, a unique post-...

Judge Jordán, JD '87, Sworn In By Former Justice Sandra Day O'Conner

Monday, July 16, 2012

Miami Law alumnus Adalberto José Jordán swore his oath as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in a Miami courtroom packed with friends, colleagues and mentors from the local legal community.

His oath was...

Alumnus Laird A. Lile Receives President's Award of Merit from Fl. Bar

Friday, July 06, 2012

Miami Law alumnus Laird A. Lile, whose practice in Naples, Fla., deals in wills, trusts and estates, received one of only two President's Awards of Merit presented at the annual convention of The Florida Bar in Orlando. During the meeting, Lile...

Oswaldo Rossi, JD '01, Rocks the Music Industry

Friday, July 06, 2012

Oswaldo Rossi, J.D. '01, may be tone deaf and have very little rhythm, but that hasn't stopped him from rocking the music industry. Living in Los Angeles and working at the legendary Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Rossi is Vice President of...

Miami Law's Bossone, Turning Poet, is 'Ready to Take a Chance'

Friday, July 06, 2012

Although his day job involves acting as Special Advisor to Dean Patricia D. White at Miami Law and helping to run LawWithoutWalls, Michael Bossone has an additional talent – poetry.

In a free-verse composition that he recited publicly...

Nancy Chemtob, JD '90, Heads Largest Matrimonial Law Firm in New York

Friday, July 06, 2012

One of the nation's leading experts on family and matrimonial law, Nancy Chemtob, J.D. '90, is more than an attorney. Chemtob practices in one of the most emotionally complicated and contentious areas of the law. For her clients, she has been a...

Professors Create Scholarship to Honor the Late Charles M. Haar

Friday, July 06, 2012

A group of Miami Law professors in the Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development program have created the Charles M. Haar Award for Excellence in Planning and Zoning in memory of the late professor, who died on Jan. 10...

Enthusiastic JD/MBA Student Juggles Tasks, Makes a Difference

Friday, July 06, 2012

Aric Williams is an affable and engaging young man with a quick, earnest smile. His infectious personality is serving him well as he mentors local high school students and bats ideas around with University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala. If...

Florida Bar Honors Miami Law Alumnus Burton Young with Humanitarian Award

Monday, July 02, 2012

Burton Young, a marital and family lawyer who graduated from Miami Law in 1967, has received the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award from the Florida Bar for his service to the legal profession. The award recognizes an attorney who has an abiding...

Law Firm Proves Commitment to Miami Law's Legal Corps

Monday, July 02, 2012

The law firm of Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. has supported Miami Law's Legal Corps with two donations over the past two years, each of which funded a six-month fellowship with the housing foreclosure project at Legal Services of Greater Miami,...

PREP Explores Practice of Law in Electronic Age With CABA

Monday, July 02, 2012

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program completed the spring semester with a CLE ethics training session for the Cuban American Bar Association. Under the supervision of the program's director, Jan L. Jacobowitz, third-year law...