Miami Law has a new magazine.
Named, appropriately enough, Miami Law Magazine, the publication features a host of articles about what's going on at our favorite law school, from the scholarly thinking of eminent faculty members to the outreach efforts of students in search of people to help and clients to represent.
The new publication, which replaces Miami Law's longstanding periodical, The Barrister, arrived from the printer this week and was mailed to almost 12,000 alumni and other members of the legal and academic community. Copies were also distributed around the law school, with a wider distribution planned for early January. The magazine may be viewed online here.
Miami Law Magazine's cover story, titled "Robots at War," addresses the legal and moral implications of using killer drones and other robotic machines in armed conflicts. The article is highlighted by a cleverly composed cover photo of Professor A. Michael Froomkin, who appears in the image to be half robot, half professor, and who in April spearheaded a Miami Law conference titled We Robot at which such issues were dissected.
Also in the magazine is an interview with Miami Law Dean Patricia D. White, who analyzes the challenges of running a large law school in tenuous economic times, and reviews the many changes and innovations she has established since assuming the helm of the school in 2009.
Five members of the faculty – Stephen K. Urice, Mary Anne Franks, Charlton C. Copeland, Jan L. Jacobowitz, and Kunal M. Parker – wrote articles for Miami Law Magazine, each addressing a particular field of interest or issue in the law. The intent of the faculty articles was that they be accessible and useful to current and prospective law students without being overly dense or academic. Other faculty members will be asked to write such articles for subsequent issues of the magazine.
Another story in the new magazine was written by Drew Aiken, who graduated from Miami Law last May and who documented the plight of people who are deported to Haiti from the United States and other nations. Aiken and fellow student Erin Lewis, both members of the school's Human Rights Clinic, along with the clinic's director, Associate Professor Caroline Bettinger-López, visited Haiti to report on the deportees' wrenching experiences, and their tale is harrowing.
There are articles about students winning favorable judgments in real courtrooms, students competing in moot court contests around the world, and promising students we're keeping an eye on. There are alumni profiles and grateful words about gracious donors to Miami Law programs and scholarships.
The magazine was produced in-house by the law school's Office of Communications. Care for a copy? Let us know.
We welcome suggestions and contributions for future issues.