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...

Entertainment Lawyer, a Miami Law Alum, Warns Students Interested in the Field to Never Let Clients Dictate Behavior

Monday, March 25, 2013

Richard W. Rappaport, JD '73, Jenna Winchester, and Devang Desai, JD '03. (Photo: Catharine Skipp/Miami Law)

Richard W. Rappaport, who graduated from Miami Law in 1973 and became an entertainment attorney, shared with...

Miami Law Launches Joint Program in Law, Community and Social Change; Partnership with School of Education

Monday, March 25, 2013

A new joint-degree program, a J.D. and a Master of Science in Education in Community and Social Change*, has been created at Miami Law in partnership with the University of Miami's School of Education and Human Development. The degree will...

Cyber Warfare and Internet's Role in Conflicts and Political Unrest to Be Addressed at National Security Symposium

Monday, March 25, 2013

Miami Law's National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review will host a panel discussion titled "The Internet and Armed Conflict" on April 12 at the Storer Auditoriumon the university's Coral Gables campus. The panelists will be...

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...

Athletes, Talent Agents and Lawyers to Convene for Entertainment & Sports Law Society Symposium

Friday, March 22, 2013

Miami Law's Entertainment & Sports Law Society will host its 16th annual symposium at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Saturday, April 6.

More than 20 panelists will speak on...

Law Students Tread the Boards for Good Cause: Laughter. Buy Your Tickets Now!

Friday, March 22, 2013


Cast member Ali Iftikhar, 1L. (Photo: Nick Madigan/Miami Law)

Intent on raising revenue and promoting the law school's virtues, Miami Law's administrators agree to let camera crews turn the lives of faculty and students into...

Alumni Husband and Wife Team Establish Scholarship at Miami Law

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Shari and Joel Ronkin. 

Shari and Joel Ronkin are passionate about their alma mater. Two-time University of Miami alumni, they met on the Coral Gables campus as undergraduates and went on to earn degrees from Miami Law...

Scholars in Law, Political Science and Other Disciplines to Explore Linguistic Pluralism at Miami Law Conference

Monday, March 18, 2013

Anyone interested in the implications of linguistic pluralism for democratic societies will be inspired by a conference planned for later this week at the University of Miami School of Law.

The conference, titled "Language...

Human Rights Conference at Duke to Honor University of Miami Professor James Nickel

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Duke University will hold an interdisciplinary conference this week in honor of University of Miami Professor James W. Nickel's scholarly work in human rights law and theory. Professor Nickel, who teaches Philosophy and Law, is the author of the...

All Paws on Deck: 'Walk the Dog' Event Raises Money for Charity, Finds Homes for Canine Friends

Friday, March 15, 2013

Before law school, Miami Law student Rob Bernstein considered becoming a veterinarian. (Photo: Emily Horowitz/Miami Law) 

More 50 humans and about 100 of their four-legged friends, ranging from Chihuahuas to German...

Teachable Moments: Students Tackle Ethical Dilemmas in Presentations to Legal Professionals

Friday, March 15, 2013

Miami Law students James Lechter, at left, and Sean Holas. (Photo: Provided to Miami Law) 

Students in Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program recently led a two-hour ethics training session...

Miami Law Retains Hold on Affections of Florida Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis, JD '72, Recipient of Hoeveler Award

Friday, March 15, 2013

Justice R. Fred Lewis. (Photo: Catharine Skipp/Miami Law) 

When you come out of the coal camps of West Virginia, the last thing you expect is to go to law school, let alone become a justice of the Florida Supreme Court....

Beyond the Stratosphere: Space Law Presents 'Out of This World' Opportunities for Adventurous Students

Friday, March 15, 2013

Albert Medina, 3L; Sylvia Ospina; Rafael Moro Aguilar; and IGLP Director Jessica C. Morris. (Photo: Jessica Giraldo/Miami Law) 

Someone once said that space was the final frontier, a line that's now just another cliché....

Third-Year Student Erika Pagano Gives Lecture at IE University in Spain

Friday, March 15, 2013

While attending the kick-off of LawWithoutWalls' academic year at IE University in Segovia, Spain, Miami Law student Erika Concetta Pagano was invited to give a lecture to a comparative contracts class at the university's campus in...

Turning Dreams Into Goals: Law Student Helps Youths Avoid Pitfalls of Delinquency and Abandoning School

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Amir Whitaker addressing students at Youth Summit. (Photo: Catharine Skipp/Miami Law) 

Amir Whitaker knows a thing or two about truancy and petty criminality. Growing up with 15 relatives in his grandmother's house in...

Los Angeles Entertainment Lawyer Returns to Miami Law to Teach Short Course in Acquiring Music Publishing Catalogs

Friday, March 08, 2013

Harold A. Flegelman, a visiting professor and lawyer whose clients include enterprises in the entertainment, media and advertising industries, teaches a short course at Miami Law called "Art of the Deal: Acquiring a Music Publishing Catalog."...

Florida Bar Foundation Awards Grant to Children & Youth Law Clinic; Gift Honors Alumnus Burton Young

Friday, March 08, 2013

In an effort to support legal advocacy for Florida's foster children, The Florida Bar Foundation has awarded a grant of $100,000 toward Miami Law's Children & Youth Law Clinic. The grant, whose funds are being made available by the...

Miami Law Alumnus and Wife Create Scholarship for Deserving Law Students to Be Known as Berger/Loevner Scholars

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Steve Berger, JD '76

For Steven Berger, J.D. '76, creating a scholarship fund at Miami Law is a way of giving back to his alma mater.

After attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania at the...

Law Students Give Up Spring Break to Help Undocumented Immigrants Apply for Special Status

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

NBC Channel 6 reporter Julia Bagg interviewing Miami Law student Amanda Roesch. (Photo: Catharine Skipp/Miami Law) 

For some students, there are better things to do during spring break than to head for Key West and...

Miami Law Student Joel Feigenbaum Argues in Law Journal Against Discriminatory Legislation

Monday, March 04, 2013

In an article in The Student Appeal, an online law journal, third-year Miami Law student Joel Feigenbaum argues for the repeal of discriminatory legislation, often referred to as "garb statutes," that infringe upon the rights of Muslim-American...

Top International Litigator Carolyn Lamm, JD '73, Lectures on Emerging Issues in Investor-State Arbitration

Monday, March 04, 2013

From left, Jessica Carvalho Morris, Nikolaos Tsolakidis, Wamiq Chowdhury, Carolyn Lamm, Santiago Aguilar and Onur Saka. (Photo: Jessica Giraldo/Miami Law) 

Carolyn Lamm was one of just ten women among the 370...

Miami Law Alumna Bertila Ana Soto Elevated to Chief Judge for Eleventh Circuit

Monday, March 04, 2013

Bertila Ana Soto, J.D.'89, an adjunct professor at Miami Law, has been elected Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, which serves Miami-Dade County. Her election is historic, as she is the first female chief judge of the...

In SBA Polling, Jenna Winchester is Elected President; Bridget Schultz to Serve as Vice President

Monday, March 04, 2013

From left, SBA President-elect Jenna Winchester, SBA Treasurer-elect Chris Brennan, and SBA Secretary-elect Sara Solano. (Photos: Nick Madigan/Miami Law)

Dean's Fellow Jenna Winchester is to become the President of Miami Law'...