October, 2013

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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...

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.

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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 (...

2Ls Erin Sales and Alyssa Landino Win the John T. Gaubatz Moot Court Competition

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

After a long and difficult competition, 2Ls Erin Sales and Alyssa Landino took home first place at the John T. Gaubatz moot court competition, the main moot court contest at Miami Law.

In the final round of the competition,...

Maritime Law Society Hosts Ole Varmer, Expert on Titanic and Atocha Shipwrecks, for Lecture on Underwater Cultural Heritage

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Maritime Law Society president Andrew Rubin, Ole Varmer and Vice-President Jenna Gushue (Photo: Miami Law)

Miami Law's Maritime Law Society hosted Ole Varmer, a legal adviser to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Black Law Student Association Hosts Social Advocacy Discussion

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Miami Law's Black Law Student Association (BLSA) hosted a forum last week with local civil and social rights advocates to inspire students to embrace social activism and take a stand against injustice. Parks and Crump...

Mindy Reinstein, JD '08, Addresses Anti-Semitism and Hate Violence through her Work with ADL

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Miami Law alumna Mindy Reinstein has just returned from a trip to Warsaw, where she represented the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) at Europe's largest human rights conference.

In her speech to the 57 states of the Organization...

Tenants' Rights Clinic Wins Jury Trial and Saves Client's Home

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Miami Law's Tenants' Rights Clinic kept a client in the apartment she called home for 31 years by obtaining a favorable verdict after a two-day jury trial in April.

The client lives in public housing operated by Miami Dade...

Donors and Students Honored at Scholarship Luncheon

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

More than 200 scholarship donors and recipients attended the Donor Scholarship Luncheon on October 16 in the ballroom of the new Student Activities Center. Representatives from many of the scholarships were in attendance, including Wayne Chaplin...

Miami Law's new

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Working with the locals to rebuild the Iraqi Health System, May 2003 (Photo: Miami Law) 

2L Noel Christian Pace is anything but an ordinary law student. The six-foot three paratrooper and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S....

Members of Miami Law's Phi Alpha Delta Chapter Mentor Pre-Law Undergrads at UM

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

It's one thing to aspire to attend law school, but it's another to know how to make it there.

"I'm pre-law," sophomore Chloe Ruffel-Smith said. "And I don't know where to find good information about the application and admissions...

Students Prepare to Compete in Moot Competitions Across the Globe; Some in Spanish and Portuguese

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

During Moot Madrid, the Miami Law team is seen here arguing at one of the Spanish law firms during the competition. Miami Law Students Prepare for Moot Competitions Across the Globe (Photo: Miami Law) 

After undergoing a...

Miami Law Hosts 38th Annual Ralph E. Boyer Institute Condominium and Cluster Developments

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Miami Law and the Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development Program will present the 38th Annual Ralph E. Boyer Institute Condominium and Cluster Developments at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in...

Ambassador John Bolton Discusses American Exceptionalism

Monday, October 07, 2013

As part of The Federalist Society fall speaker program, former Ambassador John Bolton delivered a lecture on "America in the World: The Obama View" for students, faculty, and members of the community. Ambassador Bolton...

City of Miami Appoints Victoria Mendez, J.D. '99, as its City Attorney

Monday, October 07, 2013

Miami Law alumna Victoria Mendez was recently appointed the new City Attorney for the City of Miami. Mendez has worked for the city since 2004 and says she's honored and excited about this opportunity. "I worked under some great City Attorneys...

Four JD '07 in JAG Corps; One - Jesse Adams - Named Navy JAG of the Year

Monday, October 07, 2013

Miami Law alumnus Navy Lt. Jesse David Adams never wanted to be a lawyer and didn’t have plans to join the military. He arrived as a 1L without any firm direction. Now, he is not only both a lawyer and in the military, but has risen, in short...

Alberto Mora Discusses Terrorism and Interrogation at Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights

Monday, October 07, 2013

Alberto J. Mora, JD '81, visited Miami Law last week to deliver a powerful address about foreign policy and the use of torture as a means to extract information from prisoners at the Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights.

During the...

Syrian Civil War Discussed at International Law Lecture Series

Monday, October 07, 2013

Dr. Elton Skendaj presented his lecture "Intervention in Syria: Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect" at Miami Law on September 24 as part of the International Law Lecture Series, sponsored by the International Graduate Law...