December, 2013

On-Line LL.M. in Real Property Development Reaches Students Across the Globe

Monday, December 23, 2013

Miami Law's Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development Distance Learning Program is reaching students across the globe. The program, which began in 2009 with an initial enrollment of just 4 students, has now...

Miami Law Launches New Semester in Practice in Washington, D.C.

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Washington, D.C. Semester in Practice, which combines an externship with coursework in Washington, D.C, will be offered during the Spring 2014 semester for the first time. The 12-credit D.C. Semester in Practice Program, including the course...

Miami Law Around the World: Connections in Asia

Monday, December 23, 2013

Third in a 4-part series

Join us as we continue taking a globe-hopping overview of the University of Miami School of Law's connections across the continents.


Miami Law boasts a number of important links to Asia...

Miami Law Around the World: Latin America

Monday, December 23, 2013

Join us as we conclude our globe-hopping overview of the University of Miami School of Law's connections across the continents.

Latin America:

It is hardly surprising that the University of Miami School of Law, located in "the...

November, 2013

Miami Law Hosts Roundtable to Discuss Book on Hip-Hop Music Written by Professor Donald Jones

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Professors Donald Jones, David Abraham, Osamudia James and Kunal Parker (Photo: Miami Law)

Miami Law hosted a live review and discussion of Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma, the newly released book written...

Colombian Human Rights Defender Shares Her Story at Miami Law

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lila Peña Silva claims that she was neither born nor trained to be a human rights defender. But the Colombian wife and mother found herself suddenly thrust into that role after she became a self-described "victim of state-sponsored violence." In...

Investor Rights Clinic Students Compete in NYC in Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bianca Olivadoti, Gabriela Pirana and James Galvin at the competition (Photo: Miami Law) 

Three students from the Investor Rights Clinic recently represented Miami Law in a "triathlon" that had little to do...

Legal Corps Named a Mutual of America 2013 Community Partnership Award Winner

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Miami Law's Legal Corps was named an award winner in the Merit Finalist category in the 2013 Community Partnership Award competition by Mutual of America.

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the...

October, 2013

PREP Students Explore Ethics and Immigration Law with Catholic Charities Legal Services

Monday, October 28, 2013

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP), Ross Militellos, Alexandra Friz and Paulina Valanty, recently presented a CLE Ethics training for Catholic Charities Legal Services.


Sex Stereotypes and Gender Roles in Hip-Hop: Law Students for Reproductive Justice and Black Law Student's Association Co-Host Discussion

Monday, October 28, 2013

Left to right: Willa Collins (Associate Professor Frost School of Business), Donald Jones (Professor um law), Osamudia James (Professor um law), Mary Anne Franks (Professor um law), Zanita Fenton (Professor um law) and Jamie Vanaria (...

Human Rights Clinic Hosts Forum and Presents Reports on Human Rights in the U.S.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Charlotte Cassel, a student in the Human Rights Clinic, presenting on domestic violence (Photo: Miami Law) 

To mark the ICCPR National Day of Action (International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights) where...

Richard Susskind, Authority on the Transformation of Legal Practice and Services, to Lecture

Monday, October 28, 2013

Miami Law will host Professor Richard Susskind as part of the inaugural lecture of the Larry J. Hoffman, Greenberg Traurig Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Business of Law. He will be delivering a presentation based on his...

September, 2013

Graduate and Miami Scholar Alumna Fights for Immigrant Children on the Front Line in Texas

Monday, September 30, 2013

Comprehensive immigration reform sits on the horizon as Liz Rieser-Murphy, J.D. '12, advocates for the safety and wellbeing of unaccompanied immigrant children in Harlingen, Texas – a small town in south Texas where the front line in the fight...

Law Students Swear In, Miami Law Celebrates

Monday, September 30, 2013

130 graduates were sworn in by Justice R. Fred Lewis, J.D. '72 (Photo: Miami Law) 

One hundred and thirty Miami Law graduates raised their right hands in front of friends, family, and faculty, swearing to "never reject,...

The Future of International Environmental Law: A Conversation with World Renowned Environmental Attorney Dan Magraw

Monday, September 30, 2013

Nature is the infrastructure of our society, and if we don’t protect it our civilizations cannot last. This was the core message international law and policy expert Dan Magraw delivered last week during a conversation led by Miami Law Professor...

Since 2012 Inception, Investor Rights Clinic Has Recovered $250,000+ For Retirees

Monday, September 30, 2013

"One of our clients, an elderly retired couple, lost a significant portion of their retirement savings when their broker unsuitably recommended that they purchase Fannie Mae preferred shares, three months before it entered conservatorship," said...

August, 2013

3L Leah Weston Stands Up Through Sit-In for Trayvon Martin Civil Rights Act

Monday, August 26, 2013

When George Zimmerman was acquitted on July 13, 2013 of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, the Dream Defenders – a multiracial organization of youth and students – immediately went into action. The...

Family Establishes Scholarship at Miami Law in Memory of Judy Fried Hyman, JD '82

Monday, August 26, 2013

Miami Law alumna Judy Hyman loved the law almost as much as she loved her family. She passed away in 2010 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 52. Her husband, Judge Paul Hyman, and children – Zachary and Kaylee, JD '12, and her parents...

Student Organization Fair Promotes Wide Array of Student Clubs and Groups

Monday, August 26, 2013

More than 40 student organizations gathered on the law school central courtyard, "The Bricks," for the student organization fair on Thursday, August 22. The Student Organization fair is put on by the Inter-Club Council (ICC) at the...

Summer Internship in Alternative Dispute Resolution Reinforces Pro Bono Ethic for Rising 3L

Monday, August 26, 2013

For Cliff Friedman, a rising 3L student, participating in pro bono work has further developed his sense of empathy and compulsion to give back as a problem-solver.

"It's so much easier to advocate for someone when you understand where...

July, 2013

In Brazil International Graduate Law Program Director Jessica Carvalho Morris Reconnects with Alumni and Forges New Connections with Incoming LL.M. Students

Monday, July 29, 2013

Alumni reunion at Skye Restaurant in Sao Paulo. Pictured from left to right: Isabela Campos, Bruna Barletta, Luis Felipe Grandi Massola, Olavo Caiuby Bernardes, Marina Pantoja, Andre Ferreira, Ana Candida Sammarco, Gladis Kumagae,...

Winner Announced for 2nd Annual Miami Law/Young ICCA Scholarship for LL.M. in International Arbitration

Monday, July 29, 2013

Eric van Eyken, an associate at Appleton & Associates in Toronto and graduate of McGill University School of Law, was named the 2014 Miami Law/Young ICCA Scholar.

The scholarship was established last year and is the only full-...

Summer Internship in the Courtroom Offers Hands-On Legal Advocacy for Rising 2L

Monday, July 22, 2013

Miami Scholar Adam Hoock is putting his writing skills to the test this summer working side by side with the Honorable Jose Martinez in the United States Southern District Court of Florida.

"The internship with the judge has been...

Summer Public Interest Fellow Makes Impact at National Center for Lesbian Rights

Monday, July 22, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, Miami Law 3L Marielle Moore, who is currently working at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), had the chance to attend a White House briefing on issues that affect the transgender community. "I learned about all...

June, 2013

Alumnus Todd Payne Represents Pilot in Case with $100 Million Verdict

Friday, June 28, 2013

After a two-week trial, a Broward County jury returned a $100 million verdict in favor of a 31-year-old pilot whose plane crashed at North Perry airport on November 10, 2007. The jury found the air traffic controller 68% responsible and the pilot...

Alumnus Named Dean and Head of Law School at University of the Witwatersrand South Africa

Friday, June 28, 2013

Dr. Vinodh Jaichand (Photos by Miami Law). 

The first time Dr. Vinodh Jaichand ever boarded a plane and traveled abroad was to come to attend the University of Miami School of Law. "I knew my quest to study abroad was...

Rising 2L and Miami Scholar Trinity Jordan Publishes Third Book

Friday, June 28, 2013

A rising 2L, Trinity Jordan continues to thrive in law school. During his first year, he successfully wrote and promoted his third book, "Sabotage." Published by Passio,Sabotage: How Insecurities Destroy Everything is a book about how...

Miami Law Engages Latin American Tax Lawyers at U.S.-Latin American Tax Planning Strategies Conference

Friday, June 21, 2013

From a kick-off cocktail party to the keynote address, the University of Miami School of Law Graduate Program in Taxation demonstrated its commitment to Latin America to the hundreds of tax practitioners attending the U.S.-Latin...

May, 2013

Historic Black Church Program's Oral History Film Highlights Desegregation of Miami Schools

Friday, May 31, 2013

CEPS Historic Black Church Oral History Film Project Fellows Christine Tudor, Amanda Darlington, and Jewell Reddick. (Photo: Provided to Miami Law)

A standing room only crowd was on hand for the premiere of the Historic...

International LL.M. Graduates Achieve New Levels of Success; Begin Careers Around the World

Friday, May 31, 2013

Hailing from all over the world, the LL.M. graduates of the International Graduate Law Programs represent the success of an international legal education at Miami Law.

"I'm incredibly proud of the hard work our students have...

PREP Students Present Ethics Training to Members of Prestigious Law Firm and Non-Profit Organization

Friday, May 31, 2013

PREP students Nikki Marcus, Andrew Williams, Matthew Friendly and James Lechter at White & Case. (Photo: Provided to Miami Law) 

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program,...

It's All About the U: Former Student Bar Association President Featured on the Cover of Miami Magazine

Friday, May 31, 2013

Christine Job, J.D. '13, being congratulated by University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala at May 11 Commencement ceremony. (Photo: Nick Madigan/Miami Law) 

Christine Job, the former President of Miami Law's ...

April, 2013

Miami Law's Lauren Pettiette Elected Chief of Iron Arrow Honor Society, University of Miami's Oldest Tradition

Friday, April 26, 2013

Second-year Miami Law student and Miami Scholar Lauren Lee Pettiette has been named chief of the Iron Arrow Honor Society, an organization founded at the University of Miami in 1926 whose members are easily identified by the...

Ukrainian Student Kristina Klykova To Make Leap from Graduate to International Visiting Assistant Professor

Friday, April 26, 2013

The International Graduate Law Programs' 2013 Visiting Assistant Professor will be Kristina Klykova, a Ukrainian student at Miami Law who is about to receive her Master of Laws degree in International Law with a specialization in...

Miami Law Alumna Marilyn Blanco-Reyes is FedEx Latin America Rainmaker, But Had Dreamed of Hollywood Career

Friday, April 26, 2013

Marilyn Blanco-Reyes, J.D. '88. (Photo: Catharine Skipp/Miami Law) 

For a "little Cuban girl from Hialeah" who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood film director, Marilyn Blanco-Reyes has not done badly for herself. She is...

How to Respond to Cyber Espionage, Corporate Computer Attacks and Other Acts of Online Crime? Experts Weigh Options

Friday, April 26, 2013

Professor Markus Wagner, Tricia Robinson, Major Michael McFerron, retired U.S. Air Force Major General Charles Dunlap, Justin Levine, outgoing Editor-in-Chief, and Corey Gray, incoming Editor-in-Chief. (Photo: Catharine Skipp/Miami Law...

March, 2013

In PREP Sessions, Students Discuss Ethics in Electronic Evidence, Facebook Postings and Cloud Computing

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Michael Greenfield (first on left) and Danny Ilani (first on right) with lawyers from Dade Legal Aid. (Photo: Provided to Miami Law) 

Michael Greenfield and Danny Ilani, two students in Miami Law's Professional...

Supreme Court Tackles California Ban on Same-Sex Marriage; Miami Law Stages Play About the Issue

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Members of the cast of '8' at Miami Law, including, in front row from left, Charlton Copeland, Lauren Madigan, Fernando Valle and Ana Romes, in back row, Lissette Labrousse and Brian Stewart. (Photo: Miami Law)

It was...

Microsoft Deputy General Counsel Horacio Gutiérrez, JD '98, Named 'Lawyer of the Americas' by Inter-American Law Review

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

​Horacio Gutiérrez, a University of Miami School of Law alumnus who is corporate vice president and deputy general counsel at the Microsoft Corporation, will be named "Lawyer of the Americas" by the Inter-American Law Review at its...

Nominations Invited for Public Interest Service Student Awards; Deadline is April 1st

Monday, March 25, 2013

Miami Law is happy to invite students to apply for the Public Interest Service Student Awards, a celebration of the school's high esteem for the outstanding work that our students perform in the community.

Created in 2005 by the Dean's...

February, 2013

Diversity Fellowship from Becker & Poliakoff Goes to Miami Law student Errick Peart

Thursday, February 28, 2013

From left, Jennifer Drake of Becker & Poliakoff; Errick Benson Peart; and the firm's Yolanda Jackson and Rosa de la Camara. (Photo: Nick Madigan/Miami Law)

A second-year Miami Law student, Errick Benson Peart, has won a...

ACLU President Susan Herman Takes Aim at Excesses in Policies of Bush and Obama Administrations

Thursday, February 28, 2013

As president of the American Civil Liberties Union, Professor Susan Herman is often called upon to express her opinions on some of the most potent and controversial issues in the land, and her recent appearance at Miami Law was no...

In Baseball Arbitration Contest at Tulane, Miami Law Students Beat All But Three Teams in Field of Forty

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

In a series of simulated disputes, a team comprised of second-year Miami Law students Ryan Appel and Mitchell Retelny came in fourth place, out of 40 teams from around the country, in the 6th Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition at...

Bar Week Aims to Help Students Become Focused, Positive and Prepared for All-Important Bar Exams

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Being fully prepared for the Bar exam is one of the fundamental requirements of a career in law. As part of that imperative, Miami Law's Academic Achievement Program is launching Bar Week, a series of events from March 1 to...

January, 2013

Miami Law Website Has Great New Look, Easier Navigation, Improved Capabilities

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The website of Miami Law, invariably the first port of call for people interested in knowing all about our school, has received a comprehensive makeover, with a sharp contemporary design, greatly improved navigation aids and other changes...

Climate Change, Biodiversity Conservation and Evolving Policies Addressed by NYU Expert

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Miami Law's newest joint-degree program, a J.D./Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy, was the motivating impulse for an address at the law school by Dr. Dale Jamieson, the Director of Environmental Studies at New York University....

IE Law School's Prof. Gregory Marsden Teaching Short Course at Miami Law

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gregory J. Marsden, the Director of the Executive LL.M Program at IE Law School in Madrid, is teaching a short course (Law175A) on International Contracts this week at Miami Law.

The course description on International Contracts says it...

Short Course in International Arbitration Broadens Horizons for Brazilian Visitors

Monday, January 28, 2013

The participating students visited the U.S. District Courthouse and were able to speak directly with Judges Robert Scola, Jr. and Cecilia Altonaga. (Photo: Jessica A. Giraldo/Miami Law) 

The Office of International...