May, 2014

Assistant Dean William VanderWyden Receives Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Miami

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

William VanderWyden, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, was recently honored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Miami with its "Lex Christi, Lex Amoris Award." Previous recipients have included Judges Beatrice Butchko,...

Miami Law Holds 24th Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In partnership with the Bankruptcy Bar of the Southern District of Florida and the Put Something Back Pro Bono Program, Miami Law will hold the 24nd Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop on June 6.

The Bankruptcy Skills Workshop will...

Environmental Law Society Hosts Career Panel, Celebrates Earth Day

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

With over 50 active members and three highly attended, first-rate events, it was a good year for the Environmental Law Society (ELS).

Funded in large part by generous grants from the Environmental Law and Land Use...

Miami Scholar Nejla Calvo Lands Prestigious Ella Baker Internship this Summer

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It is well known that the Miami metropolitan area is home to one of the greatest wealth divides in the country. For rising 3L and Miami Public Interest Scholar Nejla Calvo, this growing wealth divide and lack of access to justice for...

Family Creates Award in Memory of Stuart Markus, JD '57

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Miami Law alumnus Stuart Markus began practicing law in Miami in 1958 and worked as a trial attorney for 55 years. He was well-known for representing the “little guy,” often without accepting a fee. He was “the last small-town lawyer in this big...

Recent Miami Law Graduate Receives Fulbright Award to Examine Customary Law in Namibia

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Drew Aiken, JD ’12, was recently awarded a grant from the Fulbright Program to examine the impact of customary law on women in several different tribes in Namibia. Aiken first became interested in Namibia while a student at Miami Law...

Media Entrepreneur Alumna Laurie Silvers Returns the Favor and Establishes Two Scholarships

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

If Laurie Silvers could have a superpower, it would be the same as her comic book hero, Lady Justice, "where any woman has the super powers to affect her world; to use an intellectual ‘superpower’ that she didn’t know she had to correct an...

Momentum2: Alumna and Board of Trustee Member Laurie Silvers and Husband Donate Gift to Create Scholarships at Miami Law

Friday, May 16, 2014

A gift from University of Miami Board of Trustee member, co-founder and president of Hollywood Media Corporation, and Miami Law alumna, Laurie Silvers and her husband, Mitchell Rubenstein, will establish two scholarships supporting students at...

ACLU's Pottinger Team, with Professor Stephen J. Schnably, receives C. Clyde Atkins Civil Liberties Award

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Professor Stephen Schnably, Benjamin Waxman, JD ’83, and Randall Berg, head of the Florida Justice Institute.

Members of the Greater Miami legal community joined the local ACLU chapter Friday evening to honor the ...

Professor Charlton Copeland Receives Dukeminier Award for Article

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Professor Charlton Copeland has received a 2013 Dukeminier Award and the Michael Cunningham Prize for his article, “Creation Stories: Stanley Hauerwas, Same-sex Marriage, and Narrative in Law and Theology,” which was published in the Duke...

Litigation Skills Program Awards Scholarships to Top Students

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

(from left to right): Fernando Valle, Saren Williams, Guerby Noel, Christine Freer, Ana Vino, Lauren Astigarraga, Lonny, Avery Fenton and Brendan Ryan.

Miami Law's Litigation Skills Program recently awarded...

Spring Graduate Corey Gray: from Child Farmworker to Decorated Soldier to Accomplished Lawyer

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Corey Gray grew up in Palm Beach County, alternating between his mother’s house and grandparents' farm near the eastern edge of the Everglades. The family grew row crops, and from the age of five, everyone was expected to do their part.


Spring Graduate Paulina Valanty Sets Her Sights on Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

​Paulina Valanty speaks five languages, is a passionate advocate for passage of the Dream Act, and has set her sights on a career with the federal government.

“I am very happy and excited to join the Department of Homeland Security’s...

Three Students Selected for Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)/Microsoft IP Law Institute

Monday, May 05, 2014

Three Miami Law students have been selected for The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)/Microsoft IP Law Institute in Washington, D.C. Rising 2L Dalisi Otero and rising 3Ls Lauren Gonzalez and Trisha Ojea were selected to participate in this...