April, 2014

Federal Bar Association Hosts “Ride Above the Bar” Charity Even

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ride Above the Bar Charity event. 

The UM student chapter of The Federal Bar Association (FBA) hosted an event designed to foster networking between practitioners in federal practice and law students, while at the same...

Miami Law Alumnus Vance Aloupis Named as 2014 Young Floridian

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida will honor Vance Aloupis, JD ’08, with the 2014 Young Floridian award on June 3 in Orlando. Aloupis, who is the State Director for The Children’s Movement of Florida, has...

Center for Ethics & Public Service Honors Attorneys Who Worked to Block Trolley Garage in Low Income Neighborhood

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Miami Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Service conferred their annual Friends of the Center award to four attorneys who provided critical pro bono legal services and dedicated leadership in the West Grove community’s fight against the...

Miami Law Hosts Panel to Review the Patent Pilot Program in Florida

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Miami Law, in conjunction with DLA Piper, recently hosted a panel discussion “Streamlined or Complicated: 2 Years of the Patent Pilot Program.” The panel included The Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks of the United States District Court for the...

Miami Law Students Nominated to Who’s Who in American Universities & Colleges

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Every year, a select group of students is called forward to accept one of the most prestigious awards the academic community can bestow — selection to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. This exclusive honor is...

Marriage Equality Series Explores Practical Implications of a Post-DOMA Legal Landscape

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Miami Law’s Marriage Equality Series, which concluded on April 9th, was a unique collaborative effort between OUTLaw, the University’s LGBT student advocacy group, and the Miami Law administration. The series incorporated a...

Miami Law Moot Court Team Finishes in Top 4% at the National Appellate Advocacy Championship

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Coach Harvey Sepler, Erica Haft, Natasha Khoyi and D.J. Hodson at the NAAC.

The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board team of 2Ls Donald “D.J.” Hodson, Erica Haft and support team member Natasha Khoyi finished in the top...

An Interview with Miami Law Professor Michele DeStefano about LawWithoutWalls

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LawWithoutWalls (LWOW), devised and led by Miami Law Professor Michele DeStefano aims to develop in its students the skills necessary to provide effective professional services in today’s cross-cultural marketplace through a...

2L Jordan Hadley Elected Attorney General for the National Black Law Students Association

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Having served as President of the Black Law Student’s Association (BLSA) at Miami Law during the 2013-2014 school year, second year law student Jordan Hadley is well groomed for his new position as Attorney General of the National Black...

Human Rights Clinic Participates in Hearing on Stand Your Ground Laws Before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Third year law student Charlotte Cassel provides a first-person account on her experiences before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Cassel, a Miami Scholar, is a student attorney in Miami Law’s Human Rights Clinic.

On March...

Immigration Clinic Hosts Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Innovative Immigration Defense

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic hosted a continuing legal education seminar aimed at training lawyers on defending people against deportation. The training featured prominent lawyers and immigration judge, the Honorable Denise Slavin,...

WeRobot 2014 Conference Focuses on Legal and Policy Issues Related to Robotics

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We Robot participants: Katie Darling, Prof. A. Michael Froomkin, Kevin Bankston, Bill Smart, Carissima Mathen, Ian Kerr and Jason Millar

Robots in hospitals, in schools, in the air, watching you, reading your email, and even...

Professor Osamudia James Named to Lawyers Of Color’s 50 Under 50 List

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

 has been named to Lawyers Of Color’s 50 Under 50 in the2014 Law School Diversity Issue. The listing is a comprehensive catalog of minority law professors who are making an impact in legal education.

“It is a privilege to be...

Visiting Professor Kevin Doolan to Teach Course on Corporate Skills for New Lawyers

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Visiting Professor Kevin Doolan, Partner in the international law firm, Eversheds, will be teaching a short course “Corporate Skills for New Lawyers,” starting April 7. Professor Doolan has been a partner at Eversheds for more than 25 years...

U.N. Committee Issues Recommendations to the U.S. Reflecting Advocacy of Human Rights Clinic

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Human Rights Clinic students Charlotte Cassel and James Slater along with Professor Caroline Bettinger-Lopez at the entrance to the United Nations Palais des Naciones in Geneva.

Last month, Miami Law Human Rights Clinic...

Growing Space Tourism and Private Commercial Rocket Firms Provide Lawyers New Legal Frontiers

Monday, April 07, 2014

Virgin Galactic's reusable SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane for space tourism. A seat aboard SpaceShipTwo costs $250,000.

If Virgin Galactic's White Knight Two mother ship takes off from its New Mexico spaceport and...

Miami Law Wins 3rd National Competition with Win at Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Moot Court

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Renee Kramer, Kyle Ohlenschlaeger and Justin Prociv, JD '03

Members of the Charles Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board continue to distinguish themselves this year with outstanding competition results at the national level....

Miami Law Team Wins Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Blaze Douglas, Ed Sanchez and Thomas White with the final round judges.

Miami Law’s team of Blaze Douglas and Thomas White, both 3Ls, won the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition held at the University of...

Miami Law Team Wins the John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Miami Law students David Coulter, 2L, and Bridget Schultz, 3L, won the John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition held at Seton Hall Law School. They also received 3rd Best Brief in the competition and Schultz was named...

Miami Law Student Rafael Yaniz Attends Annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

When people find out that 2L Rafael Yaniz is not Jewish, they’re often surprised. That’s because the Roman Catholic Cuban-American Miami native has been highly involved in American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) since he first attended a...

WE ROBOT 2014: Miami Law Hosts Conference on Legal and Policy Issues Relating to Robotics

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Robotics is becoming a transformative technology. We Robot 2014, hosted by Miami Law, examines how the increasing sophistication of robots and their widespread deployment everywhere from the home, to hospitals, to public spaces, and...

Health Rights Clinic Students Take on Gap in Medicaid Health Safety Net in Florida

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Jenna Feldman, JoNel Newman, Ariel Gonzalez, Rebecca Greenfield, Melissa Swain, Kanchi Doshi and Nicole Velazquez

The Health Rights Clinic took on a number of cases in 2010 when the Public Health Trust terminated...

Miami Law Students Advocate to United Nations Human Rights Committee

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

James Slater, Center, addresses the Human Rights Committee about immigrant rights issues at a formal hearing at the Palais Wilson of the United Nations on Monday, March 10th.

Three students from Miami Law’s Human Rights...

National Humanities Center Fellow

Friday, April 25, 2014

Congratulations to Professor Kunal Parker on this prestigious appointment for the 2014-15 academic year.

Momentum2 Gift

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The law firm of White & Case LLP has made a multi-year commitment to support the continued excellence and impact of the International Arbitration Institute at Miami Law