November, 2012

International Arbitration a Hot Topic at ABA Meeting

Monday, November 26, 2012

The ABA's International Law Section fall meeting is one of the world's largest international gatherings for lawyers with practice or interest in international legal issues. The hot topic at this year's meeting – held in October in Miami Beach,...

Immigration Clinic Students Argue Before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Monday, November 26, 2012

On November 3, students in Miami Law's Immigration Clinic argued for halting deportations to post-earthquake Haiti during a formal working meeting called by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Representatives from the U.S. Department...

Maternal Health is Topic of Screening, Discussion

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Minutes after the supermodel Christy Turlington Burns gave birth to her daughter, Grace, a decade ago, her placenta had to be extracted from the wall of her uterus, and she began hemorrhaging. It was a crisis – a dangerous and painful one – but a...

Pinochet's Legacy Reassessed in International Law Lecture Series

Monday, November 19, 2012

The legacy of Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile, was at the heart of an address at Miami Law by Ingrid Wuerth, a law professor and Director of the International Legal Studies Program at Vanderbilt Law School. The event was the third...

Little Ones in Court: Giving Them a Voice

Monday, November 19, 2012

Appearing in court is often an ordeal even for the hardiest of souls, regardless of the case's nature. When children are involved, the hearings became vastly more delicate and complex, especially for the little ones themselves.


Plethora of Panels and Perspectives at Women Judges' Conference

Monday, November 19, 2012

Students and faculty members from Miami Law were deeply involved in the National Association of Women Judges' 34th Annual Conference on Miami Beach.

Scott Rogers, Director of the Mindfulness and Law Program, was part of a panel...

Miami Law Moot Teams Are On a Roll with Multiple Wins

Monday, November 19, 2012

Of the five competitions they have competed in this fall, members of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board have advanced past preliminary rounds and into semi-final rounds on four occasions. The teams are ready to capture more trophies in the...

HOPE Students Brave Impending Hurricane to Attend Equal Justice Conference

Monday, November 12, 2012

Determined to attend the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in Washington D.C., 14 Miami Law students, accompanied by faculty members and Dean Patricia D. White, braved the potential elements in late October just three days before...

Championing Children: How Involved Should They Be in Their Own Hearings?

Monday, November 12, 2012

A panel discussion of the role children should play in their own cases before Family Court Judges will be the subject of a panel discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Miami Law.

The expert panelists will be Judge Ellen Sue Venzer, who...

Nataly Masica, 2L and HOPE Intern, Learns Skills on the Job

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nataly Masica, a second-year Miami Law student from Maryland, spent the summer working in the pro bono division of the firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington D.C., where she was lucky enough to take on four cases.

She was...

SBA President Receives Joseph H. Bogosian Student Leadership Award

Monday, November 12, 2012

Third-year law student Christine Job, the President of the Student Bar Association, is the first recipient of the Joseph H. Bogosian Student Leadership Award, given to a law student who exemplifies leadership and service to the School of Law....

Honors for Director of Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tina Portuondo, director of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning, has been elected as an honorary fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She has also been asked to...

Carlos Martinez Honored with Lawyers in Leadership Award

Monday, November 12, 2012

Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos Martinez, a Miami Law alumnus, was honored with the CEPS Lawyers in Leadership Award by Miami Law's Center for Ethics and Public Service. The award recognizes leading members of the Florida bar and bench who are...

Miami Law PREP Students Focus on Ethical Dilemmas

Monday, November 12, 2012

Miami Law's award-winning Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program continues to present cutting-edge ethics training for the legal community this semester.

PREP students Amanda LeCheminant, Ross Mitello, and Nicole Pearl recently...

'Education Stays With You for Life,' Dean Tells Homecoming Audience

Monday, November 05, 2012

A crowd of University of Miami alumni got a treat during Homecoming weekend as Patricia D. White, Dean of Miami Law, gave a speech about the state of legal education not just here at Miami Law but across the nation and the world.


Prof. Oxman Addresses Maritime Boundaries in South China Sea

Monday, November 05, 2012

Miami Law's Professor Bernard H. Oxman, a renowned expert on laws that address oceans and maritime boundaries, was the moderator of a panel discussion on Nov. 1 at New York's Columbia Law School on "International Law and the South China Sea." All...

Florida Supreme Court Justices Weigh in on Merit Retention at Miami Law

Monday, November 05, 2012

Although Florida law requires that judicial races in Florida be nonpartisan, three Florida Supreme Court justices who are on the ballot this year are opposed by conservatives who have accused the judges of showing a liberal bent in some of their...

Jack Ankus Law Review Memorial Award presented to Former Student

Monday, November 05, 2012

Dean Patricia D. White and Devang Desai, President of the Law Alumni Association presented Elizabeth M. Rieser-Murphy, JD '12 with the Jack Ankus Law Review Memorial Award on October 26, 2012 in Washington, DC.

The Jack Ankus Law Review...

Students Present Papers at Middle District Academic Symposium

Monday, November 05, 2012

A group of University of Miami Law Review members traveled to Orlando for the Middle District of Florida's 50th Anniversary Symposium to present case notes to federal judges and lawyers from the district. Third-year students Erika Concetta Pagano...

Glasses Raised at 'Morning Spirits' Breakfast to Honor Distinguished Alumni

Monday, November 05, 2012

For 64 years now, alumni of Miami Law have gathered for a breakfast on Homecoming weekend to swap tales, conjure memories and applaud the achievements of a few of their own.

This year, the gathering was on Oct. 20 in the Robert and Judi...

Prof. Stewart Notes 'Increased Awareness' of Trinidadian Children's Rights

Monday, November 05, 2012

The rights of children were at the center of a presentation by Miami Law Professor Kele Stewart last week in the law library, the second in a series of lectures organized this semester by the International Graduate Law Programs.


Professors Honored as Dean's Distinguished Scholars for the Profession

Friday, November 02, 2012

With a gathering of professors, practitioners of law and colleagues from far and wide as her audience, Miami Law Dean Patricia D. White last week named three of her most eminent faculty members as Dean's Distinguished Scholars for the Profession...

Mitt Romney to Hold UM Rally Alongside Law Alum Marco Rubio

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Former Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, will visit the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus on Wednesday, Oct. 31, for a rally in the BankUnited Center.

Senator Marco Rubio, who graduated from Miami Law in...