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....

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

Friday, February 27, 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...

Bankruptcy Clinic Saves Client From Precipice of Losing Home

Friday, February 27, 2015

Last year, Chief Judge A. Jay Cristol of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida referred a particularly complicated Chapter 13 case to Miami Law’s Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic. The case involved a debtor at...

PREP Students Explore Legal Ethics Issues with Non-Profit Lawyers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

At AIJ with Karyn Sanchez, Barbara Cabrera, and Jennifer Felipe 

Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) students and director Jan L. Jacobowitz recently visited Legal Services of Greater...

Miami Law Alumna Jane Muir, JD ’09, Serves Her Alma Mater and Community

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

It is inevitable that a profile about Miami attorney Jane Muir will mention her family’s tradition of producing exceptional attorneys. Her father is a well-respected attorney and her mother, Celeste Muir, has served as a judge in the Eleventh...

A Panel of Lawyers Explore the Fight for Freedom of Cuban Rafters and Haitians

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Panelists included Francisco Angones, JD ’76, Harold Hongju Koh, Roberto Martinez and Marcos Jimenez

Inside the event program, the list was long. In two columns, alphabetized from A to W.

They were the names of...

Immigration and Human Rights Clinic Publish Report on Post-Earthquake Haiti

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Miami Law's Immigration and Human Rights Clinics, in collaboration with the University of Chicago Law School International Human Rights Clinic, have recently published a report that documents the stories of the men...

United States Supreme Court Justices Stevens and Kennedy Speak at Miami Law

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In the space of 96 hours, two United States Supreme Court Justices addressed students and faculty at Miami Law.

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens delivered a keynote speech about the repercussions of criminal...

Alumna Alison Wiener Gives Back to the Community

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ask Alison Wiener, JD ’03, how she manages to balance professional responsibilities and personal commitments with a desire to give back and she will respond with a simple question: “Have you heard of the Three T’s? -- Time, treasure,...

18th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Conference To Explore Labor Issues; New LL.M. Degree to be Announced

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Leading experts in sports and entertainment law will participate in Miami Law’s 18th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Conference on February 20th at the Student Activities Center. They will explore the timely topics of...

Michael Daly, JD ’08, Legal Adviser for the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Miami Law alumnus Michael Daly has recently embarked on a new career as a Legal Adviser for the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague in The Netherlands. He is involved in State-to-State claims and issues related to treaty...

Student Wins The GRAMMY Foundation’s 17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

3L Brian Oliver (left) with Kenneth Abdo  Photo courtesy of The Recording Academy®/WireImage.com, Photo by Michael Buckner © 2015

Third-year law student Brian Oliver won The GRAMMY Foundation’s 17th Annual Entertainment...

Inter-American Law Review Symposium to Focus on the Food Safety Modernization Act

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Miami Law’s Inter-American Law Review will host their annual symposium on Friday, February 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Miami School of Business. The symposium will address the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)...

Miami Law Alumna Seeks Social Change through Law, Music, & Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Since Sara Yousuf, JD ’05, came to Miami in 1998, she has trained countless young attorneys for careers in public service, been instrumental in the creation of a network of progressive businesses and individuals, and co-founded a hybrid music...

With a Burr and a Brogue, the Scots Arrive at Miami Law

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Front: Fergus Lawrie, Kate Laverty, Dede Akiti, 2L, Roodelyne Davilmar, 2L; Back: Enan Wilson, Drew Long and Craig Leslie

Six Scots arrived at Miami International Airport Wednesday night, only to be swept up and carried off...

2L and Miami Scholar Uses Environmental Background to Fuel Law School Career

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Jack Korte, a 2L at Miami Law, is using his background with environmental law issues to power his law school career.

While pursuing his undergraduate degree at Miami University in Ohio, Korte spent time abroad in both Honduras and Costa...