October, 2015

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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...

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...

Miami Law Professor Launches

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Professor Michele DeStefano is known for thinking about things no one else is thinking of.   Often, that thinking leads to international collaborations concerning the intersection of law, business, and technology.  For example, in...

Miami Law Ranks 4th Best in the Country in Sending Graduates to Work at Small Law Firms

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The National Jurist has ranked Miami Law #4 in the country and #1 in Florida in sending graduates to small law firms (firms with 2-100 attorneys).   Additionally, The National Law Journal recently released its “Go-To Schools” rankings, and...

Q & A with 3L Jocelyn Ezratty: A HOPE Fellow Dedicated to the Public Interest

Thursday, October 22, 2015

As part of a HOPE Fellowship, Jocelyn Ezratty spent the summer interning at the Bronx Criminal Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York where she assisted clients and aided in the prevention of unwarranted collateral effects of criminal...

PREP Interns Head to Utah to Present a CLE Ethics Training to Admiralty Attorneys

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Students from Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) explore diverse areas of the law and interact with attorneys and judges practicing in those areas regarding the ethical challenges that confront today’s legal...

Miami Law Team Wins Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Miami Law’s team of 3Ls Jhanile “Trudy” Smith and Andrew Schindler won the 9th annual Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition this past weekend. They beat the University of Texas in the Finals,...

All in With Dan Ravicher, Director of New Startup Law Practicum

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dan Ravicher is a cutthroat on the poker tables. The 40-year-old seems like a pleasant enough fellow but gives no quarter when playing, even with one whose previous card playing experience is confined to playing Go Fish with preschoolers, and...

Health Rights Clinic Files Federal Suit Against Social Security Administration

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The attorneys and certified legal interns from Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic have filed a federal suit against the Social Security Administration on behalf of 12 indigent and disabled clients who have been waiting as long as 26...

Two LL.M. Students Awarded International Arbitration Institute Scholarships

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Brazilian native Raoni Utimura and Spanish native Ana Lombardia were named the International Arbitration Institute’s scholarship winners at Miami Law. This partial-tuition scholarship is awarded to outstanding students in the White & Case...

From Miami to Washington, DC: Mia Olsen, JD ’10, Makes An Impact

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Consistently committed to public service, Mia Olsen’s journey to our nation’s capital involved numerous experiences working on behalf of children and families. At Miami Law, the 2010 graduate had the opportunity to begin developing her advocacy...