October, 2014

Lawyers to the Rescue Honors HOPE Public Interest Resource Center and Miami Law Student Nejla Calvo

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nejla Calvo and Assistant Dean Marni Lennon

Lawyers to the Rescue recently recognized Miami Law student Nejla Calvo with the “Law Student of the Year” award and the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center with the “...

American Promise Screening Ignites Debate on Disparity of Educational Access to African-American Boys

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In the U.S. today, African-American students across all income levels score an average of twenty-five points lower than their white counterparts on standardized tests. This is known as the “racial achievement gap,” and is often just the beginning...

Alumna Founds Program to Bring Minority Teens to Africa, Exposing Them to Principles of Leadership, Cultural Exchange and Social Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014 International Human Factor Youth Leadership Class and Leigh-Ann Buchanan returning from Ghana. From L to R: Melvin Rivers, Elena Huezo, Valentino King, Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Izaih Pierre, Malyka Joseph and Ahlia Dunn. 


Recent Graduate Jenna Winchester Reflects on Current Federal Clerkship for Judge Roy Dalton

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hometown girl Jenna Winchester, J.D.’14, has always been an exceller so it’s not surprising that she is serving a judicial clerkship to Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr., in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida....

Miami Law Team Receives Second Place in Spanish-Only MOOT Madrid International Arbitral Award Phase

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Miami Law’s International Moot Court Program sent a team this past year to the prestigious MOOT Madrid in arbitration and commercial law, a competition which consists of arguments in the spring and an optional follow up phase in the...

Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono Honored with the Spirit of Service Learning Award

Friday, October 24, 2014

Marni Lennon, Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono and Director of the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, was selected by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida and the Miami-Dade Teacher of The Year Coalition as...

Public Interest Advocate and Triple Cane Sharon Langer Speaks to Miami Public Interest Scholars

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Miami Scholars (L to R) Paul Nunez, Steven Strickland, Trinity Jordan, Caroline McGee, Valerie Toth, Erin Evashevski, Erin Fitzgerald and Alie Rothman with guest speaker Sharon Langer, JD ’79 (center), Director of Development,...

Miami Law to Host Screening and Lecture of Award-Winning Film American Promise

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In the U.S. today, African-American students across all income levels score an average of twenty-five points lower than their white counterparts on standardized tests. This is known as the racial achievement gap, and is often just the...

Alumni to Receive Awards at Annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Four eminent Miami Law alumni will be honored by the Law Alumni Association on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception.

Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum, JD '91, will receive the Distinguished Alumna...

Lawyers in Toyland: Law School Romance Yields Three Children and Giant Toy Company

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

When Laura Cohen was a little girl in Boston, her favorite toy was the Fisher-Price School House. She lugged the School House everywhere, even through airports with its bell ringing, despite its lack of a handle. Meanwhile, Judd...

Donor Scholarship Luncheon – Where Grateful 3L Meets Generous Donor Family

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Seated: Caro Portocarrero, Maggie Vazquez-Bello, Patty Vazquez-Bello; Standing: David Schwartz, Luis Vazquez-Bello, Tanner Forman, Clint Losego 

Clemente Vazquez-Bello, J.D.’74, passed away in 2013. The Havana, Cuba born...

Shaun McCutcheon Discusses Campaign Finance Law and His Fight for Your Rights in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Shaun McCutcheon, the plaintiff in the landmark campaign finance case before the United States Supreme Court, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (often referred to as “Citizens United 2”), spoke to Miami Law students on October 1st at an...

Miami Law Students to Serve on Board of The Women’s Fund

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Through a partnership created by the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, two Miami Law students – Carolyn Kirkland and Andrea Martinez – have joined the board of The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade.

This is the first time students...

Recent Graduate Alex Vail Lands Prestigious Clerkship at the U.S. Department of Justice

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Alexander R. Vail is a double ‘Cane having graduated with a B.A. magna cum laude in 2011 with degrees in Political Science and History, and, this past May, again magna cum laude with his J.D. from Miami Law. Now he is putting...

Alumni Share Insights on Benefits of Working for Local Government

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Sharon Booth, Victoria Mendez, Nick Kallergis, Michael Grieco, Gary Held, Brendan Corrigan, and Marni Lennon

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center recently hosted four local government officials as part of a...

Miami Law Health Rights Clinic Fellow Scores Big Win on Behalf of Veterans

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Alissa Gold, JD’13, worked in Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow. Working exclusively with veterans, she won two disability claims with Social Security for two of her clients in her last...

Miami Law Women Sweep Honors

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

We have 8 of the 20 in The Daily Business Review's "Women in Law: Women Honored for South Florida Legal Accomplishments."

Dean White Profiled

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Lawdragon recently selected Dean and Professor of Law Patricia White for their Dean Limelight.