February, 2014

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UM Law Review Symposium Brings Together Students, Judges, and Practitioners

Monday, February 24, 2014

In an era when the Supreme Court of the United...

Miami Law Students Advance to Semifinals at Tulane Baseball Arbitration Competition

Monday, February 24, 2014

The adage “hard work pays off” has once again proven true. Miami Law’s moot team advanced to the semifinals of the Tulane Law’s Annual National Baseball Arbitration Competition, finishing with a 4-1 record, and ultimately placing...

Trailblazing Conference, CONVERGE!, Refocuses Attention on Gender Violence

Monday, February 24, 2014

CONVERGE! Re-imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence was recently held at Miami Law and brought together over 200 survivors, policymakers, academics, practitioners, and students for a two-day vigorous and often emotional...

ACLU-UM: New Student Organization Fights For Civil Rights

Monday, February 24, 2014

Inspired by the past and current efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in protecting the rights of the oppressed and marginalized, the University of Miami School of Law has joined the fight by forming the student-led...

Immigration Clinic Wins Argument for Release of Detainee

Monday, February 17, 2014

Miami Law Immigration Clinic students Ian Shaw, Lindsay Adkin, and Ross Militello petitioned for and won the release of a Haitian woman who had been held in immigration detention for over a year. In granting the students’...

Miami Law to Host Conference Examining Illicit Trafficking and National Security

Monday, February 17, 2014

Miami Law’s National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review will host the innovative and highly relevant symposium, “Illicit Trafficking and National Security,” on February 28, 2014.

The Symposium will focus on...

Visiting Professor Lesley Rosenthal to Teach Course on In-House Counsel at a Nonprofit

Monday, February 17, 2014

Visiting Professor Lesley Rosenthal, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, returns to Miami Law for her second year teaching her one-week course titled "The Role...

3L Caroline LaPorte Elected to Executive Board of Directors for National Native American Law Students Association

Monday, February 17, 2014

As third year student Caroline LaPorte walks across the bricks, she is hard to miss. That’s because Caroline pushes her smiling 3-month-old son, Sutton Francis, around in a stroller most school days. Sutton was named to honor Caroline’s...

Palestinian Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat Speaks at International Law Lecture Series

Monday, February 17, 2014

No two-hour discussion can bring to a just end the long suffering and statelessness of the Palestinian people, and words alone cannot bring to Israelis the security they crave and need. But, according to Palestinian Ambassador to the U...

A Case For Study: Alejandro Portes Analyzes Generations of Miami Immigrants

Friday, February 14, 2014

In many respects, Alejandro Portes is extremely well-suited to teach immigration and ethnicity at Miami Law, in a city that for half a century has represented the epitome of the immigrant experience in North America.

A Cuban exile, like...

The University of Miami Law Review Symposium Leading From Below Brings Together Top Judges and Scholars

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The University of Miami Law Review will host its 2014 symposium “Leading from Below” on February 14 and 15 at Miami Law to explore the role and procedural tools of the federal district court judge.

The keynote speaker,...

Litigation Skills Program Attracts Miami Law Alumni as Adjuncts

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Of the 80 adjuncts at Miami Law’s Litigation Skills Program more than half are Miami Law graduates. Program Director Laurence Rose explains many of the ”Lit Skills” adjuncts want to teach to give students...

Robert Tobiassen Leads Talk on the Amazing World of Alcohol and the Law

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

There aren’t too many commodities that flow at wedding celebrations, raise tax revenues, and even treat minor cuts and bruises. It is true - no matter where we turn in society alcohol may be found. To discuss the historical and legal significance...

Visiting Professor Susan Stefan to Teach Course on Disability Rights Law

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Beginning on February 10th, Visiting Professor Susan Stefan, one of the country’s most highly regarded experts in mental health disability law, will teach a course on Disability Rights Law at Miami Law. She is an attorney at the forefront of...

Miami Law’s Patricia Redmond to Receive the Lawyers in Leadership Award

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Miami Law’s Patricia A. Redmond, director of the Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic, will be honored with the Lawyers in Leadership Award by Miami Law's Center for Ethics and Public...

Student Veterans of America, Miami Law Chapter Hosts Pro Bono Panel

Monday, February 10, 2014

2014-2015 SVA Miami Law Chapter Board of Directors and Pro Bono Panelists: From Left to Right: Colonel Noel Christian Pace, 3L; Sharon Booth, ’95; Liam McGivern, ’12; Leah Weston, ’14; Jessica Neer, 2L; Tara Irani, 2L; First Lieutenant...

Guantánamo Refugees Decision 20th Anniversary - Miami Law Co-Sponsors Panel Discussion

Monday, February 10, 2014

The case Cuban America Bar Association (CABA) v. Secretary of State Warren Christopher that determined the due process rights of the more than 33,000 Cuban rafters intercepted at sea in August of 1994 only to be detained at...

Miami Law Hosts Converge! – A Conference on Gender Violence

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

"Converge! Re-imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence" conference will take place on February 7th and 8th at Miami Law. Born of the frustration with the excessive reliance on criminalization to address gender violence, CONVERGE!...

For Second Year, Miami Law Hosts Fundamentals in International Arbitration Course

Monday, February 03, 2014

Last week the International Graduate Law Programs concluded its one-week Fundamentals in International Arbitration course. With over 30 foreign lawyers and law students across seven different countries, this year's class...

Judges from the 1st DCA Hear Oral Arguments at the University of Miami

Monday, February 03, 2014

Three judges of Florida's First District Court of Appeal – Chief Judge Joseph Lewis, Jr., Judge L. Clayton Roberts and Judge James R. Wolf, JD '75 – heard oral arguments in several real-life cases last week at the Storer Auditorium on...

Visiting Professor Susan Bandes to Teach Law, Literature and Capital Punishment

Monday, February 03, 2014

Beginning on February 3rd, Professor Susan Bandes...

Lawyers and Legal Scholars Promote Marriage Equality in the Courts and Classroom

Monday, February 03, 2014

From left-to-right: Sean Maye, Elizabeth Schwartz, Professor Charlton Copeland, Professor Kunal Parker, Judge Judy Rubenstein, Rebecca Salokar, Associate Dean Raquel Matas and Associate Dean Ileana Porras. (Photo: Miami Law)

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