February, 2013

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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...

Technology in the Law, Potential Pitfalls of Social Media Explored by Barkett Appellate American Inn of Court Panel

Friday, February 22, 2013

Miami Law 2L Allison Brede at Appellate American Inn of the Court panel. (Photo: Catharine Skipp/Miami Law) 

A juror tweeting about his time in jury duty; an attorney posting an embarrassing photo of a client on Facebook...

Miami Law Joins Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and UM School of Communication to Train Probing Journalists

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and the University of Miami School of Communication have announced a new partnership to train students to produce in-depth news reports, investigative stories and other news...

Miami Law Team Wins Regional ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

From left, Jessica Marroquin, Jordan Redavid, Andrea Solano and Harvey Sepler. (Photo: Provided to Miami Law)

A team from Miami Law emerged as a regional winner in the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy...

2L Pamela Adewoyin Wins Scholarships from National Black Law Students Association, Wilkie Ferguson Bar Association

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pamela Adewoyin, a second-year law student at Miami Law, has been enjoying some good news lately.

To begin with, she has been honored with the National Black Law Students Association's Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship....

Miami Law Networking Event Allows Students To Start Forging Connections With Judges

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Judge Jose E. Martinez of the U.S. District Court, at right, with students. (Photo: Emily Horowitz/Miami Law) 

Most days at around 7 a.m., the Miami Law campus is deserted. But on a Wednesday morning earlier this month,...

Karen Throckmorton Honored by Children's Home Society With 'Woman of Valor' Award

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Children's Home Society Executive Director Jackie Gonzalez, Karen Throckmorton, and Event Chair Ani Hernandez. (Photo: Miami Law)

Thousands of children – dirty, malnourished and alone – boarded the so-called orphan trains...

University of Miami Law Review Discusses Social Media and the Law at Symposium

Monday, February 18, 2013

This year's University of Miami Law Review Symposium, "Social Media & the Law," was held on February 15 and 16 at the Storer Auditorium. The symposium approached this expansive subject through four separate panels.

Context and...

Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis, JD '72, to Receive Hoeveler Award

Friday, February 15, 2013

Miami Law graduate Irina Rostova greets Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis in September 2012 at Florida Bar swearing ceremony. (Photo: Nick Madigan/Miami Law)

Miami Law's Center for Ethics and Public Service...

Lincoln Center's General Counsel, Teaching Short Course, Addresses Role of In-House Counsel at Nonprofits

Friday, February 15, 2013

Visiting Professor Lesley Rosenthal, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, is teaching a one-week course at Miami Law titled "The Role of In-House Counsel at a Nonprofit,"...

Martin Nash, Miami Law Alumnus and Former Adjunct Professor in Tax and Estate Planning, Dies

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Miami Law mourns the passing of Martin Nash, J.D. '61. He was a partner in the firm Nash Axman Watkin PLC in Coral Gables, where he specialized in tax law. With more than 50 years of experience in the law, Nash was an expert in various aspects of...

At Human Trafficking Conference, Activist on Women's Equality Focuses on Plight of Sex Workers

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Catharine MacKinnon and Professor Mary Anne Franks. (Photo: Catharine Skipp/Miami Law) 

Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon of the University of Michigan, renowned for her teaching and activism on sexual-equality...

Women's Rights Leader Presents Lecture

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Miami Law student Catherine Kaiman, President of Law Students for Reproductive Justice; Professor Mary Anne Franks; Sarah Weddington; Professor Donna Coker; and Dean of Students Janet Stearns (Photo: Catharine Skipp/Miami Law) ...

Supreme Court Justice Kennedy Talks at Miami Law About Civil Discourse and Pride in the Law

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy at Miami Law after meeting with Dean Patricia D. White in her office on Feb. 11, 2013. (Photo: Nick Madigan/Miami Law) 

Some years ago, during a visit to his native California,...

Judges Hear Oral Arguments at University of Miami for Third Consecutive Year

Friday, February 08, 2013

Justices Ivan F. Fernandez, Richard J. Suarez and Thomas Logue of the Third District Court of Appeal. (Photo: Miami Law)

Miami Law students observed the judicial process in action as Judges Richard J. Suarez, Ivan F...

Distinguished Roster of Legal Luminaries Includes Two Supreme Court Justices, Constitutional Scholar, ACLU President

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Miami Law students this semester have a bumper crop of nationally prominent legal scholars to choose from as far as guest speakers are concerned. They include U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who spoke on campus Feb. 1,...

Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Leading Conference for Professionals, Attracts Record Number of Attendees

Thursday, February 07, 2013

The nation's leading conference for estate planners, trust officers, accountants, insurance advisors and wealth management professionals, organized every year by Miami Law's Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, attracted a record number of...

Law School Offers 9th Joint Degree Program - JD/Phd in Environmental Science and Policy

Thursday, February 07, 2013

The University of Miami's School of Law unveiled its newest joint degree, a J.D./Ph.D in Environmental Science and Policy, last week.

Dale Jamieson, director of environmental studies and affiliated professor of law at New York...

Professor Geoffrey Stone Delves Into Distinctions Between Judicial Activism and Restraint in Supreme Court Decisions

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Professor Geoffrey Stone, a leading constitutional scholar and the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at University of Chicago Law School. (Photo: Nick Madigan/Miami Law) 

Over the last few decades, a salient...

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Visits Miami Law; Teaches Class and Gives Lecture

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy at Miami Law after meeting with Dean Patricia D. White in her office on Feb. 11, 2013. (Photo: Nick Madigan/Miami Law) 

Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy visited...