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...

Frederick Hawkins’, JD ’11: Credits Miami Law for Leading Him to State Department

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Frederick Hawkins at Camp David

If you had to describe Frederick Hawkins, JD ’11, it would have to be motivated and dedicated. In 2008, Hawkins began his legal education at Miami Law, where he received the Public Interest and...

JD ’81 Power Couple Debra and Dennis Scholl Continue to Take the Art, Film & Real Estate Worlds by Storm

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dennis and Debra Scholl, JD ‘81

Dennis Scholl is an evolving being. From CPA to lawyer to art collector to philanthropist to winemaker to his latest venture: documentary filmmaker. In just six years, he has directed and...

Immigration Clinic Wins Cases of Jamaican LGBT Immigrants

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Stephanie Rosendorf, Kirsten Corneliussen, Erin Evashevski, and Bennett Blachar 

In two separate victories this semester, students in Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic represented two Jamaican LGBT individuals seeking...

Judge Stephen M. Schwebel Addresses International Arbitration Issues

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Judge Schwebel 

Judge Stephen M. Schwebel, the legendary international arbitrator and former ICJ judge, was recently the guest of the International Arbitration Institute’s lecture series at the University of...

Public Interest Recognition Ceremony Awards Students for Commitment to Advocacy and Public Service

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cliff Friedman, Sharon Booth, and Pro Bono Challenge Winners Ronald Sou, 2L, Danielle Colombo, 3L with Marni Lennon

The Miami Law community gathered recently to recognize those outstanding students who have excelled in public...

3L Student and Miami Scholar, Nejla Calvo, Receives Coveted Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nejla Calvo

Third year law student Nejla Calvo was recently selected to receive a prestigious fellowship from Equal Justice Works, the nation’s premier nonprofit focused on placing attorneys in public interest law...

Miami Law Welcomes the 2015-16 Student Bar Association

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Matt Deblinger, Stephanie Lopez, Jordan Lewis, Chase Howard & Bryston Stafford 

The 2015-16 Student Bar Association was sworn in at Miami Law’s annual Passing the Gavel ceremony. Matthew Deblinger was elected as...

PREP Students Explore Ethical Issues in Criminal Law with Prosecutors and Public Defenders

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Karyn Sanchez, Shawn Abuhoff, Jerome Jackson, and Julien Apollon 

Every year, the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) students are able to explore diverse areas of the law and interact with...

Miami Law Team Beats 21 to Win Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Miami Law’s team of MacKenzie “Mac” Morey, 2L, and Mathri Thannikkotu, 3L, recently won the 17th annual Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition held at SUNY Buffalo Law School. Thannikkotu was also named best oralist...

2L Selected for Prestigious Summer Internship at Bristol-Myers Squibb

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Born to a Nigerian-American father and a Creole mother from Louisiana, 2L Kemi Ijitimehin was selected for a prestigious summer internship with Bristol-Myers Squibb in New Jersey, where she will work in the Trademark & Copyright Department....

Presence at Pediatric Mobile Clinic Enables Health Rights Clinic to Provide Legal Services to Immigrant Children

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

At the juvenile courthouse: 2L Roodelyne Davilmar, who argued the case, Marcela Alvarez and a relative, five year old Yoselin and 2L Brasilia Echevarria.

In its efforts to continue to reach underserved populations, Miami...

Son and Daughter Honor Father John Cyril Malloy with Endowed Intellectual Property Scholarship at Miami Law

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Jennie S. Malloy, JD ’87, and John Cyril Malloy, III, JD ’92, recently established a scholarship through their law firm Malloy & Malloy P.L. to assist law students who have an interest in the field of Intellectual Property law. The John Cyril...

International Moot Court Teams Meet With Success – One Team Advances to Worldwide Competition in The Hague

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Miami Law’s International Moot Court teams recently participated in two moot competitions and placed highly in both.

The team of Jhanile Smith, Victoria Samuels, and Shawn Abuhoff, all 2Ls, competed at the International...

Miami Law’s JoNel Neman Receives AALS Clinical Legal Education’s M. Shanara Gilbert Award

Monday, April 20, 2015

UM School of Law’s JoNel Newman, professor of clinical education and director of the Health Rights Clinic, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education’s M. Shanara Gilbert Award.