November, 2013

Affordable Care Act Discussed during Health Law Association Panel

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Robert Riley, 2L, Vice President; Marlene Palomo-Duarte, 2L Secretary; Jenna Feldman, 2L Board Member at Large; Becky Greenfield, 2L, Treasurer; Chip Hutzler; Prof. Fran Hill; Alan Lash; Noel Pace, 2L, President; Andrea Ferrari; Jared...

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...

The American Board of Trial Advocates President and President Elect presents Civility Matters to Lit Skills Students

Monday, November 18, 2013

Scenes resembling a lawyer-fueled reality show – lawyers threatening fistfights and expletive-laced emails between counsel – were the impetus for a presentation by theAmerican Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) to more than eighty students in...

President Obama Nominates Miami Law Alumna and Adjunct Faculty Member Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals

Monday, November 18, 2013

Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum, JD '91, was recently nominated by President Barack Obama for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals.

"Judge Rosenbaum has a long and impressive record of service and a history of handing down fair...

Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma - Author Roundtable with Professor Jones

Monday, November 18, 2013

Donald Jones, author of Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma, and Miami Law Professor, will discuss race, place, and urban culture, along with a distinguished panel moderated by Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr., on...

Students Present Social Media CLE Ethics Program for Miami Law Alumni

Monday, November 18, 2013

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) – Christina Flatau, Danielle Singer, Julien Apollon, and Jackson Siegal – presented a CLE Ethics program for the University of Miami Law Alumni...

Human Rights Clinic Submits Amicus Curiae Brief on Dominican Republic's Mass Deportations of Haitians to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Monday, November 11, 2013

The University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic has submitted an amicus curiae brief in the case of Benito Tide Méndez et al., v. Dominican Republic before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The...

3L Corey Gray: From Picking Beans to Filing Briefs with Detour to Iraq

Monday, November 11, 2013

Third year law student Corey Gray grew up "just up the road" in Palm Beach County. He spent his time between his mother's house and his grandparents' farm near the eastern edge of the Everglades. The family grew row crops and from the age of five...

Miami Law Heavily Represented in Iron Arrow Honor Society Induction

Monday, November 11, 2013

Miami Law students Corey Gray and Leah Weston, along with recent graduate Catherine Kaiman, were inducted into Iron Arrow, the University of Miami's oldest tradition and highest honor society. Miami Law alumnus Steven J. Brodie, J.D.'81, was...

Homecoming Weekend Brings Old Friends Together and Creates New Memories

Monday, November 11, 2013

Homecoming: L to R: Dean Patricia White, Tad Dee, JD'99; Tod Aronovitz, JD'74; Judge Stan Blake, JD'73; Elizabeth Honkonen, JD'98 (Photo: Miami Law) 

In a four-day celebration chock-full of fun, enlightenment, and...

3L Student, Charlotte Cassel, Receives Coveted Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Monday, November 11, 2013

Third year law student Charlotte Joseph Cassel was recently selected to receive a prestigious fellowship from Equal Justice Works, the nation's premier nonprofit focused on placing attorneys in public interest law opportunities. Each year the...

Recent Developments in International Arbitration in South America Discussed at International Law Lecture Series

Monday, November 11, 2013

Professor Claudio Finkelstein recently presented his lecture "Recent Developments in International Arbitration in South America (From a Brazilian Perspective)" as part of theInternational Law Lecture Series, which was co-sponsored by the ...

Through First-Hand Experience in Social Security Disability Case, Health Rights Clinic Student Makes a Difference in a Veteran's Life

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Health Rights Clinic student Danny McDonnell, 3L, first met his new client, Robert Barker, in the game room of the Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital. Unsure of what to expect during the initial meeting and since it was his first-ever client...

Richard Susskind, Authority on Information Technology and the Internet, Delivers Lecture on the Future of Lawyering

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

"The legal world is entering a period of fundamental and irreversible change driven by cost pressures, new competition, and emerging technologies," said Professor Richard Susskind, who delivered a series of lectures based on his book, ...

Recent Miami Law Graduates and Former Children & Youth Law Clinic Interns Become Child Advocates

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Katherine Zubizarreta, JD '11, stands in the corner of a packed juvenile courtroom in intense negotiation with a senior administrator from the Miami Dade Public Schools. Zubizarreta is an attorney for the Department of Children & Families (...

Miami Law Husband and Wife Team and Former HOPE Fellows Work in the Foreign Service

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Jake and Leah Mueller with their child in Nepal. (Photo: Miami Law) 

When someone thinks of practicing law, few imagine Mount Everest or the rolling plains of India. But in the beautiful country of Nepal, you'll find...

Honorable A. Jay Cristol, JD '59, Receives 2013 Lawrence P. King Award

Monday, November 04, 2013

Miami Law alumnus A. Jay Cristol was recently selected as the 2013 recipient of the Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in the Field of Bankruptcy. The Lawrence King Award was established in 2001, to recognize a lawyer, jurist, teacher or...