December, 2015

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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.

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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...

PREP Visits Catholic Charities and Legal Services of Greater Miami to Explore Legal Ethics Issues in Public Interest Law

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (“PREP”) students explore the ethical challenges confronting attorneys in the “real word.” Some of the most compelling of these explorations arise when PREP visits with public interest...

Judge A. Jay Cristol Makes Leadership Gift to Endow Chair in Bankruptcy

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

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JUDGE A. JAY CRISTOL ENDOWED CHAIR IN BANKRUPTCY Awarded to Andrew B. Dawson Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Friday, March 6, 2020 4 p.m. Lowe Art Museum 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124...

Former HOPE Fellow Thomas Hart, JD ’10, Does Health Advocacy for Disabled and Underserved

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Inspired by people in Washington, D.C. who had all the “cool” jobs, Thomas Hart, JD ’10, decided to pursue a legal education. Hart searched diligently for schools that had a range of public interest programs, professors with practical experience...

Litigation Skills Program Awards Scholarships to Top Students

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Miami Law’s Litigation Skills Program recently awarded six scholarships to its top students who distinguished themselves through their hard work and talent.

Jeremy Gale accepted two of the awards – the Thomas Ewald Memorial Award and...

PREP Explores Legal Ethics & Digital Afterlife with Estate Planning Council

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Each semester, the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) expands its programming to new venues. This semester Director Jan Jacobowitz and PREP students Alexandra Lavelanet, Katerina Oña, and Janelly Crespo visited the...

Professor Felix Mormann Compares the Renewable Energy Experience of Three Locations

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (December 1, 2015) – Germany gets little more than half as much sunshine as California and Texas, yet German solar installations generate electricity at a cost that is comparable to that of Texas and only slightly higher than...

Miami Law Participates in ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The 13th Annual ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami from November 1 to 3rd. The conference's theme was “Tooling up for International Arbitration" and served as a vital forum for...

3L Coast Guard Officer to Make Impact with Law Degree

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

If the adage is true that an army travels on their stomach, perhaps Brian Sattler is on to something. Everywhere the 31-year-old Coast Guard Officer is stationed, he masters one dish quintessential to the region – chicken and Andouille...

H.T. Smith, JD '73, Urges Graduates to Use Knowledge as 'Rocket Fuel'

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Alumnus H.T. Smith tells 900 graduates at the 2015 fall commencement to chase their dreams.

Michael Higer, JD '85, Named President of the Florida Bar for 2017

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Florida Bar has named Michael J. Higer, J.D.’85, president for 2017. The Miami Beach native will be sworn in at the Florida Bar Convention in Orlando in June to lead the more than 100,000 member organization.

Civil Rights Champion H.T. Smith, JD '73, Speaks at Commencement

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

University of Miami trustee and alumnus H.T. Smith Jr., who withstood “the withering cold of Jim Crow” to become one of Miami’s most distinguished lawyers and civic leaders, will be the speaker at the University’s fall commencement ceremony on...

Faculty Senate Honors Professor Richard Williamson with the James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The Faculty Senate has unanimously voted to honor School of Law Professor Richard L. Williamson with the James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award.