December, 2015

Professor Dennis Lynch Honored During Commencement

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Dennis O. Lynch, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law, was honored with a citation in recognition of his retirement at commencement on December 17 at the Bank United Center. Flanked by University of Miami President Julio Frenk and School...

LL.M. Students in Real Property Development Awarded CREW Miami Scholarships

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Two students from Miami Law’s LL.M. in Real Property Development were recently awarded CREW Miami Scholarships. Marcela Camargo and Nathalie Remelus received the scholarships during the December CREW luncheon.

Originally from...

With $81K Arbitration Award, Investor Rights Clinic Gives Hope Back to Low-Income Investor

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

“Before I contacted the Investor Rights Clinic, I will admit I didn't have much hope,” said Kathy Piniewski who in mid-2008, on the verge of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, was facing a crisis of her own. The...

Conference Brings Together Experts on Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Amy Ronner, JD ’85, opened the 2015 Regional Conference of the Miami-Dade Community Based Care Alliance by quoting Mark Twain. “’Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions,’” she told the audience of over 300. “’Small people always...

November, 2015

LawWithoutWalls Receives Innovative Curriculum Award from International Association of Law Schools

Monday, November 23, 2015

A paper about LawWithoutWalls by Professor Michele DeStefano, Founder and Director of LawWithoutWalls, has been chosen by the selection committee for The Faculty Innovative Curriculum Awards by the International Association of Law Schools. The...

Miami Law and Aspen Institute Host Forum on Art Law and Artist-Endowed Foundations at The Museum of Modern Art, NY

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Miami Law, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute’s Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative (“AEFI”), recently held the 2015 Artist-Endowed Foundation Leadership Forum, hosted by The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Forum was sponsored by The...

Sitting Down with White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm International Arbitration Scholar Kajsa Larsberger Holting

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Swedish student Kajsa Larsberger Holting came to the University of Miami School of Law because she wanted to learn more about international arbitration through an LL.M degree in International Arbitration.

For the past seven years...

Former Miami Scholar Kevin Probst, JD '07, Still Committed to Public Interest Law at Legal Services of Greater Miami

Thursday, November 19, 2015

There are some lawyers who are consumed by righting the wrongs a client has experienced. They work tirelessly to channel their frustration about systemic flaws into advocacy to improve a client’s situation.

Miami Law alumnus Kevin...

October, 2015

In Her Own Words:  HOPE Fellow’s Summer at ACLU Sparks Interest in Prisoners’ Rights and Ongoing Commitment to Public Service

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Janyl Relling graduated from South University with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. At Miami Law, she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Race & Social Justice Law Review, Treasurer of the ACLU-UM Chapter, a member of the Society of Bar...

Professor Alejandro Portes Elected to Membership in the National Academy of Education

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Professor Alejandro Portes will be inducted into the National Academy of Education in Washington D.C. on October 30-31st. He is one of sixteen elected to membership into this highly prestigious organization.

Professor Portes was elected...

Third Year Law Student Named Young Advocate of the Year by Florida CHAIN

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Florida CHAIN recently honored third-year law student Zachary Lipshultz with its first Young Advocate Award for his advocacy work at Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic. The Health Rights Clinic helps impoverished Floridians who have been denied...

3L Caroline McGee: From Central America to Miami Law

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Caroline McGee, 3L, comes from a family of lawyers but it wasn’t until McGee worked with the underserved in Central America that she was inspired to go to law school.

McGee received her B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from...

September, 2015

Alumnus Jeffrey Fisher:  The Circuitous Journey of A Top Divorce Attorney

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Jeffrey D. Fisher, JD ’80, called “a pit bull” of a divorce lawyer, has a soft spot. He loves orchids. He loves them so much he carries around photographs of them on his cellphone, like a proud grandfather.

“I’ve got hundreds of them,”...

Former Paramedic and Current 3L Makes a Difference at Miami Law and in the Community

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Nicole Halmoukos is a busy 3L and a double ‘Cane. She is currently the Managing Editor of the University of Miami Law Review, a research assistant to Professor JoNel Newman, and the Supervising Dean’s Fellow of the Academic Achievement Program....

Sometimes It Takes a Village: Health Rights Clinic Battles for Cancer Patient

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Carlos Nuñez sits in the waiting room with his mother at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s pediatric oncology clinic, alex’s place, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The walls of the pediatric hospital are covered with...

International Arbitration Joint-Degree Seeking Brian Vaca Heads to Chile

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

If Brian Vaca can’t be a guitar playing, ballad-singing fútbol star, being an international arbitrator will suffice. The 25-year-old, who spent his childhood in Quito, Ecuador, playing soccer and crooning at family parties, found another passion...

August, 2015

Hispanic Law Student Association Wins Top National Honor

Friday, August 28, 2015

Members of the Executive Board:  Matthew Agramonte, Brian Vaca, Kevin Correa, Edward Proenza, Bertila Fernandez, and Daniel Hentschel.

The Hispanic National Bar Association, the not-for-profit, nonpartisan, national...

Children & Youth Law Clinic Wins Appeal – Brothers with Disabilities Benefit

Friday, August 28, 2015

Danielle Verley  (in blue) speaking with other counsel.

Interns in the Children & Youth Law Clinic  obtained trial and appellate court rulings   that will allow two brothers with disabilities to remain in a...

Miami Law Alumni and Professor Honored by Daily Business Review

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Daily Business Review will be honoring 20 South Florida women who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession, including nine Miami Law alumni and Miami Law Professor Mary Anne Franks,  at a recognition luncheon on October 14....

17th Annual HOPE Day of Service Gives Back to the Community

Thursday, August 20, 2015

This year’s HOPE Day of Service, which took place on Thursday, August 13th , was an opportunity for students entering the Miami Law community to give something of themselves before they give everything they have to their casebooks.


July, 2015

PREP Students Present to the Bankruptcy Bar and to Alumni in West Palm Beach

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Left to right: Jan L. Jacobowitz, Dalisi Otero, Gina Villar, Jennifer Felipe, Karyn Sanchez, and PREP & UM Alum, Shayla Walden Full Size Photo

Students from Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics...

Miami Law Alumna Devotes Career to Public Service

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

For Wendi Lipsich, JD ’93, every day brings both a new challenge and a new way to serve the community. Lipsich, District Director for U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21), oversees all of Congressman Deutch’s District office operations and...

Recent Graduate Promotes the Arts at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dana Vouglitois in NYC Full Size Photo

Getting to the office is always a unique experience for Dana Vouglitois. “When I get in the elevator every morning, I am usually standing next to dancers from the New York City...

Winner Announced for 4th Annual Miami Law/Young ICCA Scholarship for LL.M. in International Arbitration

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Italian native Davide Schiavetti was named the 2015-2016 Young ICCA Scholarship winner.

Schiavetti obtained both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Law at Universita Bocconi in Milan, Italy. He was offered a merit-based...

June, 2015

Rising Third Year Law Student and Miami Scholar Serves as HOPE Fellow at the US Department of Justice

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Michael Deutsch, rising 3L, Miami Scholar, and third-generation University of Miami law student, has an innate optimism that remains as strong entering his last year of law school as it was when he decided to attend. “I have always viewed...

Miami Law Alumnus Rocks for Charity

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Miami Law alumnus and Miami trial lawyer Fred Fein, JD ‘89 of Thornton, Davis & Fein, P.A. and real estate attorney Mark Meland of Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A. recently found themselves sharing the stage with the legendary Eddie Money...

Richard A. Berkowitz, JD '81, Receives Joyce A. Galya Excellence Award

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Miami Law alumnus Richard Berkowitz, CEO of Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, has been honored by the University of Miami Citizens Board with its Joyce A. Galya Excellence Award. He was recognized for his work chairing the...

Post Office Dedicated To Fallen CIA Operations Officer Read More at

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The town of Monroe, New York, on May 18th honored its fallen son, former Directorate of Operations* (DO) officer Gregg Wenzel, with a unique tribute. By an Act of Congress signed by President Obama, the Monroe Post Office was dedicated to Gregg’s...

May, 2015

PREP Explores Social Media and Legal Ethics with Miami-Dade Legal Aid and The County Attorney’s Office

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

County Attorney Picture: left to right: Dalisi Otero; Janelly Crespo; Assistant County Attorney James Allen; Jennifer Felipe; Katerina Ona

Students of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP), along...

Immigration Clinic Helps Unaccompanied Border Children

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Immigration Clinic students: Caroline McGee, Michelle Abeckjerr, Elby Hernandez, Amanda Parra Criste, Rina Urias-Brizuela, Lindsay Macdonald, and Adam Hoock

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Alumna Fara Gold Advised Graduates During Honors Ceremony

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fara Gold, J.D. ’03, has seeming limitless perseverance. The 2003 Miami Law graduate spent three years in pursuit of a job as a prosecutor in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.


Human Rights Clinic Students Travel to Haiti to Research U.S. Deportee Issues

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Two Human Rights Clinic students, Geoffrey Louden and Lauren Geraghty, recently traveled to Haiti to conduct field research on conditions facing Haitians who have been deported from the United States. The students traveled...

April, 2015

Miami Law Students Recognized by “Who’s Who Among Students”

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dean of Students Janet Stearns, Anna Vino, and Noel Pace with Sebastian the Ibis.

Thirteen Miami Law students were recently named for inclusion in the prestigious listing Who's Who Among Students in American Universities...

Henry Butler, JD ’82, Appointed Dean of George Mason University School of Law

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Henry N. Butler, JD’82, has been appointed dean of George Mason University School of Law, in Arlington, Virginia. Butler has been serving as the George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Law & Economics...

Two Miami Law Alumni Receive Historic Local Appointments

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Abigail Price-Williams, J.D.’84, has been appointed Miami-Dade County Attorney. She follows in the footsteps of Victoria Méndez, J.D.’99, who was appointed in 2013 to lead the City of Miami Office of the City Attorney. The appointments mark the...

Law Students for Reproductive Justice Host Screening of Vessel, Highlighting Struggle for Reproductive Justice Around the World

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Miami Law’s student organization, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, chapter in collaboration with the Women’s Emergency Network, recently hosted a film screening of Vessel. The documentary, released just last year, tells the story of a...

March, 2015

Miami Law Students Present Access to Justice Project to the Legal Services Corporation’s National Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In the summer of 2014, third year student William Mueller was first invited to present the Access to Justice program – A2J - he had worked on with a group of Miami Law students and his supervisors. The presentation took place at the 2014 CALI...

Jason Neufeld, JD ’07, Creates Low Fee Referral Service at Legal Services of Greater Miami

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

While working as the President of the North Dade Bar association, Jason Neufeld, JD’ 07, noticed a problem in his community — there were many individuals who did not quite meet the threshold to be assisted by Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc...

The Central Park Five Exonerees Speak at Miami Law

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Central Park Five exonerees at Miami Law

On April 19, 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested for the rape, sexual assault, and attempted murder of a 28-year-old woman who was attacked while jogging in New...

Law Student’s “Hoops for Honduras” Featured During Clinton Global Initiative University at UM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Second year law student Robert Pecchio’s “Hoops for Honduras” was featured during the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) meeting at the University of Miami in early March. As a featured project, his Commitment to Action received a...

February, 2015

Aged-Out and LGBTQ Youth - Student Policy Projects Build Support

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lawyers do more than litigate, and the Children & Youth Law Clinic is giving its students an opportunity to advocate both inside and outside of the courtroom. Through public policy advocacy projects supported by grants...

Investor Rights Clinic – Financial Outreach in the Community

Friday, February 27, 2015

Law student interns with the Investor Rights Clinic (IRC) spend most of their semester-long internship developing and handling securities arbitration claims before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on behalf of small...

Innocence Clinic Challenges Armed Burglary Conviction

Friday, February 27, 2015

The tireless and tenacious work of Innocence Clinic students is often unsung. Wrongful convictions of innocent people take years to litigate properly. But in the case of Jerome Hill, Innocence Clinic students have found enough evidence...

Immigration Clinic Awarded Attorney Fees & Post-Grad Clerkships Under EAJA

Friday, February 27, 2015

In a remarkable constellation of successes involving the federal government, a U.S. District Court judge ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement to pay the Immigration Clinic over $16,500 in attorney fees and three U.S....

January, 2015

LawWithoutWalls Kicks Off its Fifth Year at University College Dublin

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Participants in the 2015 LawWithoutWalls kickoff in University College Dublin. Photo courtesy of Eversheds.

Six Miami Law students joined 200 lawyers, academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and students from 30 law...

We Mourn the Passing of Henry Manne

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Even before coming here, Professor Manne, confident of the power of economic analysis, wrote a series of articles outlining and "naming" ideas that truly transformed the study of corporate law in ways that we often take for granted today — e.g...

ACLU-UM Hosts a Community Forum: Miami’s Police: Innovation Through Understanding after Ferguson

Monday, January 26, 2015

The University of Miami ACLU, in collaboration with the American Civil Liberties Union of Greater Miami; The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association; and the Black Lawyers Student Association held the first of series of...

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to Speak at University of Miami Law Review Symposium

Monday, January 26, 2015

The University of Miami Law Review will hold its annual symposium on Friday and Saturday, February 6th and 7th at the Student Activities Center on the University’s Coral Gables campus. The symposium -- “Criminalized...