August, 2012

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Warren Zinn, JD '09, Wins Closing Argument Contest and Trophy

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,...

Reince Priebus, JD '98, Opened Republican Convention in Tampa

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...

Overseas Lawyers Get Vivid Taste of Miami During International Graduate Law Programs Orientation

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...

UM Coral Gables and RSMAS Campuses Closed Through Monday

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...

Miami Law Library to Reopen Monday; Rest of Campuses Remain Closed Through Mon.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Due to improving weather the University will reopen certain Gables campus student services Monday, including the libraries. Accordingly, the Law Library will reopen Monday at noon and remain open until 10:00 p.m.

Please note that...

Tropical Storm Conditions Possible on Sunday; Miami Likely To Avoid Hurricane-Force Winds

Friday, August 24, 2012

Emergency management officials at the University of Miami said Friday morning that it was still unclear what impact Tropical Storm Isaac, currently moving across the Eastern Caribbean, might have on the campus and the surrounding Miami area....

Hispanic National Bar Association Honors Judge Adalberto José Jordán, JD '87

Friday, August 24, 2012

Miami Law alumnus Judge Adalberto José Jordán is being honored this weekend as Latino Judge of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association at its 37th annual convention in Seattle.

Judge Jordán was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in...

Lawyers' Association Installs Miami Law Alumna as President

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Olanike Adebayo, a native of Chicago who graduated from Miami Law in 1997, is the new president of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, an organization in Miami that she has served for five years.

Adebayo began her legal...

Law School Parking Lots to Open on Tuesday After Months of Closure

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Just in time for the start of classes on Tuesday, Miami Law's newly built parking lots will be open for use on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The opening of the lots, which have been under construction since the end of the spring semester, were delayed by a...

Eric Eves, JD '11, Carries Honors and Dedication into Judicial Clerkship

Monday, August 13, 2012

Miami Law alumnus Eric J. Eves will begin his stint as a law clerk this month in the chambers of newly appointed Judge Thomas W. Logue of the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami.

Eves is a double-Cane, having received a Bachelor of...

States Must Respect 'Geographic Constraints,' Prof. Oxman Tells Korea Conference

Monday, August 13, 2012

The key to a successful law covering the use of the oceans, and the delineation of countries' maritime borders, is an instrument that is accepted as legally binding by all those who govern at sea, Miami Law professor Bernard Oxman told a...

American Bar Association Gathers Around Prof. Rose in Homage to Accomplished, Fruitful Career

Monday, August 13, 2012

University of Miami Law Professor Laurence M. Rose, a former Vice Dean of the law school and now Director of its Litigation Skills Program, was honored by the American Bar Association on Aug. 5 at its annual meeting in Chicago. The ABA's Tort...

Attorney Scott Eichhorn Joins Investor Rights Clinic

Monday, August 06, 2012

Scott Eichhorn joins the Investor Rights Clinic as the Practitioner in Residence and Supervising Attorney. Prior to joining Miami Law, Eichhorn was in private practice, most recently with the law firm of Fowler White Burnett, P.A., where he...

Circuit Court Judge Cindy S. Lederman, JD '79, Receives ACLU's C. Clyde Atkins Civil Liberties Award

Monday, August 06, 2012

In the late 1970s at the height of an anti-gay campaign in the state, the Florida Legislature passed a law prohibiting the adoption of children by homosexuals, but let stand the allowance that the group was permitted to act as foster parents and...

Miami Law's Hope Day of Service Aims to Instill Pro-Bono Spirit

Monday, August 06, 2012

Miami Law's HOPE Public Interest Resource Center sent hundreds of law students to various sites across Miami-Dade County through the Annual HOPE Day of Service on Thursday, August 16th. HOPE seeks to instill a pro bono spirit in all law students...