September, 2015

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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,”...

Environmental Law Society Takes to the High Seas to See How Laws Affect Local National Parks

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Last week, folks from the Environmental Law Society at the University of Miami School of Law went kayaking in Biscayne National Park. It wasn’t just a fun jaunt, but also highly educational. The students met with experts to discuss and...

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...

CEPS & Miami-Dade Commission Present on Environmental Justice and Municipal Governance

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

City attorneys and local elected officials had the opportunity to head back to law school during the Environmental Justice & Municipal Governance Luncheon on September 11, where Professor Anthony V. Alfieri presented and quizzed those in...

Courage to Be: Bringing Down the Flag Event Emboldens UM Attendees

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In the early morning hours of Saturday, June 27th, Bree Newsome, an activist and filmmaker, climbed a 30-foot flagpole on South Carolina’s capitol grounds and took down the Confederate flag, a symbol many view as one of hate and terrorism. James...

In the Saddle with Estate Planning LL.M. Student Jeffrey Ferguson

Friday, September 11, 2015

It is still dark out as I meet up with Jeffrey Ferguson outside the tiny Coral Gables cottage that is his home until May. The sky is clear and promises heat even though all of Miami watches the progress of Tropical Storm Erika to its south...

Miami Scholars Public Interest Program Kicks off the Year at Welcome Luncheon

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Miami Scholars Public Interest Program  kicked off the year with a welcome luncheon, featuring 46 Miami Scholars and Assistant Dean Marni Lennon  and HOPE Public Interest Resource Center Assistant Director Sharon Booth.

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Recent Alumna and 3L Work Together to Make a Difference in Immigrant Lives

Friday, September 11, 2015

A legal education at Miami Law in 2015 consists of things a student learns inside a classroom and the formative experiences outside a classroom, and in an office or courthouse with actual practitioners. For law students, the summer is an...

In Support of Public Interest Fellowships Miami Law Takes Over Chipotle

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Over 100 students, alumni and friends of the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center  stopped by Chipotle on September 2nd for HOPE’s inaugural fundraiser of the year. The line snaked around the restaurant as Chipotle staff watched the crowd...

Statement on Former UM President Donna E. Shalala

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

On behalf of the entire University of Miami community, I wish to convey our deep concern for former UM President Donna Shalala, who suffered a stroke last night.

Gardnar Mulloy, J.D. '38, Awarded French Legion of Honour

Friday, September 25, 2015

Former University of Miami tennis coach Gardnar Mulloy, J.D. '38, was awarded the French Legion of Honour, the highest distinction in France, by the consulate general of France recently.