March, 2014

32nd Annual Lawyer of the Americas Banquet to Honor Immigration Advocate Cheryl Little, JD '85

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The 32nd Annual Lawyer of the Americas Banquet, hosted by the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review will honor Cheryl Little, J.D. '85 on Thursday, April 3rd at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Little has been a tireless...

Visiting Professor José M. de Areilza to Teach Course on Power and Influence

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Visiting Professor José M. de Areilza, Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE, Ramón Llul University in Spain, will be teaching the short course "Power and Influence," starting Monday, March 31. Professor de Areilza has published...

Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic Students Save the Life of Undocumented Farmworker

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Left to right: Health Rights Clinic students with client Ariel Gonzalez

Ariel Gonzalez woke up the morning of January 15, 2014 feeling under the weather. Within hours he was doubled over in pain, had a searing headache, and...

Investor Rights Clinic Wins First Victory and Arbitration Award for 82-year-old Client

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Left to right: Bianca Olivadoti, James Galvin, Eric Malloff, and Lauren Gonzalez

Miami Law students from the Investor Rights Clinic recently obtained an award of $13,750 for client Carol Barnes, an 82-year-old woman who lost...

Alumna Hilarie Bass Makes Generous Donation to Rename the Bricks

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The well-known student Bricks area in the heart of the law school quadrangle will be named “The Bass Bricks” in Hilarie Bass’s honor.

Hilarie Bass is every parent’s dream child; she is brilliant, incredibly talented, creative...

Alumna Catherine Dorvil Ensures Reproductive Rights in Liberia

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Catherine Dorvil, JD ’09, puts her beliefs into action every day. As a commercial litigator at Hogan Lovells, Dorvil engages in exciting and high-level legal analyses; however, while many litigators may be content with securing victories for...

Miami Law Students Win Prestigious Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Championship

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Joseph Matthews (3L), Coach Andrew Riccio, Benjamin Keime (2L) & Abirami Ananthasingam (3L)

Miami Law’s moot court team was named the winner of the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court – a competition, considered...

Appellate Moot Competitions - Miami Law Teams Achieve Success

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board experienced success in two recent competitions. The team of Donald “DJ” Hodson and Erica Haft, both 2Ls, was the Regional Winner at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional in Las Vegas,...

Inter-American Law Review Presents War On Drugs Unwrapped: Reinventing Inter-American Drug Policy

Monday, March 17, 2014

Miami Law’s Inter-American Law Review will host a conversation titled War on Drugs Unwrapped: Reinventing Inter-American Drug Policy on Thursday, March 20. The program includes screening of the 2011 documentary Cocaine Unwrapped, which...

Miami Law Hosts 17th Annual Entertainment & Sports Law Society Symposium

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Miami Law’s Entertainment & Sports Law Society will host its 17th annual symposium at the Student Activities on the Coral Gables campus on Saturday, March 22.

Fourteen panelists and speakers will talk on a host of matters in the...

Visiting Professor Sheila Foster to Teach Course on Urban Land Use

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Visiting Professor Sheila Foster, Vice Dean and the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use & Property Law at Fordham University School of Law, will be teaching a one-week course on “Urban Land Use Law” from March 17-21. Professor...

International Exchange Programs Expand with Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Miami Law is expanding its exchange programs by looking to our neighbors in the south. The newest program will now be in Bogotá, Colombia at the Universidad de los Andes. Miami Law had been interested for some time in expanding their agreements...

Illicit Trafficking Discussed at National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review Annual Symposium

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Panelists and moderators with Dean Patricia White at the NSAC Symposium

As the gateway to Latin America, Miami sees tremendous amounts of people and products move through it every year, much of it transferred illegally. And...

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Fernandez Speaks to Students About Careers with Department of Justice

Monday, March 03, 2014

Wilfredo Fernandez and Alex Calle

As students listened to the many stories Assistant U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Fernandez shared from his 23 years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, outbursts of laughter and the occasional cringe...

Military Law Society Hosts Donation Drive for Orphanage in Afghanistan, Receives Honorary American Flag

Monday, March 03, 2014

Krysta Ku, Katie Maier, and Dean Janet Stearns

When 3L Katie Maier spearheaded the Military Law Society’s clothing and school supply drive for an orphanage in Afghanistan, the last thing she expected was to receive anything...

Professor Ricardo Bascuas Named Recipient of Faculty Senate’s 2014 Outstanding Teaching Award

Monday, March 03, 2014

The University of Miami Faculty Senate has selected Miami Law Professor Ricardo J. Bascuas the recipient of its 2014 Outstanding Teaching Award. The Faculty Senate established the award in 2002 to recognize a distinguished record of teaching by...

Alumnus Doug Weiser Returns to Screen His Feature Film “Chapman”

Monday, March 03, 2014

Doug Weiser with Dean Patricia D. White

At age four, Doug Weiser had dreams of playing professional football. And Weiser has played on a lot of fields, both literally and figuratively.

The longtime Miamian has...

Students Explore Legal Ethics with the 11th Judicial Circuit Civil Court Judges, Coral Gables Bar Association and State Farm

Monday, March 03, 2014

Left to right: Christina Margolles, Christina Flateau JD' 13; Judge Sarah Zabel; Alexandra Friz and Danielle Singer (Photo: Miami Law) 

Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) continues to...