May, 2012

Prof. Laurence Rose To Receive Prestigious American Bar Association Award

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section has chosen University of Miami Law Professor Laurence M. Rose, a former Vice Dean of the law school and now Director of its Litigation Skills Program, for the most...

Mike Pieciak Is Campaign Manager For Vermont Attorney General

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Michael S. Pieciak, a native of Brattleboro, Vt., who graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 2009, has been appointed campaign manager for Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell, who is seeking an eighth term in office....

Miami Law Community Honors One of Its Own

Friday, May 25, 2012

Members of Miami's legal community – including faculty and staff from the University of Miami School of Law – gathered Friday to bid farewell to Georgina Rivera de Alfonsin, the 86-year-old mother of Georgina A. Angones, the law school's...

Federal Appeals Court Grants Claim Argued by Miami Law Student

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued a precedential ruling this week that granted one of two claims in the case of a Sudanese client of the University of Miami's Immigration Clinic.

Brittany R. Young, who...

Miami Law to Host Bankruptcy Workshop at Law School

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In partnership with the Bankruptcy Bar of the Southern District of Florida and the Put Something Back Pro Bono Program, Miami Law will hold the 22nd Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop on June 8.

The Bankruptcy Skills Workshop will...

Lawyers 'Strut Their Stuff' in Miami Law's First Closing Argument Competition

Monday, May 21, 2012

The University of Miami School of Law is preparing to host the First Annual Legal Eagle Closing Competition on June 30.

The competition, spearheaded by retired Judge David M. Gersten and Miami Law alumna Jane Muir, JD '09, is open to...

Judge Adalberto José Jordán Jr., JD '87, Addresses 2012 Graduates on Professionalism

Friday, May 18, 2012

In a speech to the spring 2012 graduating class of the University of Miami School of Law, Judge Adalberto Jose Jordán Jr., who presides over the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, said the law profession is "a noble one, but sometimes you wouldn'...

New Graduate Tyler Kirk Defied Odds, Surmounted

Friday, May 18, 2012

James "Tyler" Kirk, who graduated from Miami Law last week with the Class of 2012, wrote the following remarks for his fellow graduates. William P. VanderWyden, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, said Kirk's speech was one of several...

Miami Law's Legal Outreach Programs Prompt Leadership Award

Friday, May 18, 2012

The University of Miami School of Law's legal and community outreach programs – particularly its highly successful Legal Corps – were at the center of Legal Services of Greater Miami's third annual "Heart of Giving" event on Thursday evening....

Commencement Remarks by Nykeah L. Cohen, JD '12, and Miami Law Dean Patricia D. White

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nykeah L. Cohen was selected to give the 2012 Commencement Student Address, held at the Bank United Center on May 12, by a committee comprised of her fellow law students, faculty and administrators. Prior to pursuing law school, she returned to...

International Moot Court Program Completes Another Powerful Year

Thursday, May 10, 2012

During the academic year now coming to an end, 32 students in the University of Miami School of Law's International Moot Court Program took part in eight competitions around the world. They argued hypothetical cases in places such as Germany, the...

Justin Wales to Embark on Career That's 'Relevant to People'

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

For Justin Wales, the future looks rosy. After graduating from a stellar career at Miami Law, he will begin working as an associate at the Russo Appellate Firm in Miami.

But Wales' personal history belies the success on his résumé. When...

Distinguished Graduate Tyler Kirk Gets a Helping Paw

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

One of the attendees at this week's Miami Law graduation ceremony rarely missed a class in all his time at law school – but usually slept through them. Sometimes, he would make unsolicited comments during lectures, punctuated by mid-dream snorts...

Miami-Dade Commission for Women is Miami Law Alumna Michelle D. Lucking

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Michelle Dunaj Lucking, who graduated magna cum laude from Miami Law in 1988, has been elected Chair of the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women.

Lucking is an attorney based in Coral Gables and a member of the Medical Sciences...

Alumni Profile: Collettie J. Bien JD '86

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Col. Lettie J. Bien (Ret), J.D. '86, has surmounted numerous obstacles in her military and civilian careers, but one of her biggest challenges is condensing her resume. She has been told more than once that she should write a book about her life...

Alumni Profile: Adam Smith, JD '97, has his head in the clouds.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

When Adam Smith, J.D. '97, has his head in the clouds, he is actually hard at work. As chief legal officer of Terremark Worldwide, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day legal affairs of a company that provides information technology...

Florida Supreme Court Adopts Recommendations By Miami Law Students

Monday, May 07, 2012

In a recent opinion regarding children's appearances in dependency court proceedings, the Florida Supreme Court adopted parts of a proposed amendment to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure that was written by two law students from the...

Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez, JD '90, to Receive Freedom Award

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Coral Gables Latin Kiwanis Club plans to honor Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez, who graduated from Miami Law in 1990, with the organization's highest award at its annual Freedom Awards Gala on May 19. Martinez will receive the...

Alumni Profile: Mark Tobin, J.D. '85... Attorney and Wine Maker

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

While some lawyers enjoy sipping a glass of wine at the end of a long day, Mark Tobin, B.B.A. '85, J.D. '88, goes one step further. He actually makes the wine. A seasoned attorney in all matters of eminent domain, Tobin is also the owner of a...

Quinshawna Landon, About to Graduate, Finds Learning a 'Joy'

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Quinshawna Landon knew she wanted to be a lawyer "from birth," she says. "My mom said I came out of the womb arguing."

Growing up in Harlem, "there was a lot of going to church, doing choir and singing all over the place," but heavenly...