December, 2016

Miami Law Mourns the Passing of Dean Emerita Mary Doyle

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Mary Doyle, Dean Emerita and Professor of Law Emerita, passed away peacefully this morning at her home in Milwaukee.  

“She was one of a kind,” said Dean Patricia White in an email to the law school community.  ...

Practical Experience is Hallmark of LL.M. Programs

Thursday, December 22, 2016

In 2016-17, students in our LL.M. Programs expanded their experiences with more hands-on learning, more practical instruction, and more on-the-job training. There were many LL.M. news stories, below are some of the highlights from 2016-17:...

Sports Law Classes with Peter Carfagna – Hands-on Experience for JD and LLM Students

Thursday, December 22, 2016

“Anyone who’s interested in pursuing a unique opportunity and there’s really no competition out there for what we’re able to offer here,” stated Peter Carfagna in a recent interview. As Director of the Sports Law Track in Miami Law’s LLM in...

Students Present on Legal Ethics at Catholic Legal Services and Legal Services of Greater Miami

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Alessandria San Roman, Randolph McGrorty, Esq., CEO, Catholic Legal Services; Myriam Mezadieu, Catholic Charities COO; Melissa Scott, and Noelia Vaccaro

Every semester the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program...

November, 2016

Children and Youth Law Clinic Turns Twenty

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In 1995, a 17-year-old undocumented Haitian was living alone on the streets of Miami. He was named Edou, before his parents abandoned him, but called himself Tyson. His only bright spark came from the midnight basketball league in a public park....

Students Present on Legal Ethics at Nat’l Telecommunications Cooperative Association

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NTCA Director for Training & Development, Mark Marion,  Carlos Alvarez, Nicole Comparato, Jan L. Jacobowitz, Paige Comparato, Daniel Celaya, Joshua Seidermann, NTCA Vice President for Policy

Every semester, students...

Lawyers, Entrepreneurs on “How to Fund Your Business Without Breaking the Law”

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The University of Miami School of Law hosted a panel that dealt with the legal funding of entrepreneurial ventures as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016.

The panel was led by Daniel Ravicher, the director...

LL.M. Student Steps Towards Dream with Hands-On Practicum at NBC Universal Telemundo

Thursday, November 17, 2016

When Maria Jose Rivera strides into the NBC Universal Telemundo headquarters in Hialeah, Florida, as part of her practicum with Miami Law's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M., she doesn't have to pinch herself. She is where she...

October, 2016

Alumni Entrepreneurs Turn Perfect LSAT Score into Business and Help Others

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Brandon Cohen, JD ‘12, got a perfect 180 on the LSAT. Not many people can achieve that, no matter how hard they study. His wife, Melissa Cohen, JD ‘12, has always enjoyed doing logic games, an essential component of the LSAT. As they both also...

2L Carli Raben Receives Aqua Foundation for Women Scholarship

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Miami Public Interest Scholar and karaoke aficionado Carli Raben was recently awarded the Aqua Foundation for Women Scholarship, which identifies emerging leaders in the LGBT community and helps them develop and grow through their scholarship...

PREP Celebrates 20th Anniversary Discussing Legal Ethics + Social Media with Alumni

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Vincent Calarco, Luisa Andonie, Haley Moss, Dean Patricia White, Elizabeth Gil, Justin Boyd, Jan L. Jacobowitz

Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program recently kicked off its 2016-2017 CLE ethics...

Student Orgs Sponsor Panel Discussion on Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Florida

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Miami Law’s American Civil Liberties Union, Democratic Law Student Association, and Health Law Association recently hosted a panel of high-profile attorneys who discussed a petition which would see the legalization of marijuana for...

September, 2016

Moot en Español - Students Head to Uruguay International Arbitration Competition

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

For Miami International Arbitration J.D./LL.M. student Frank Carrasco, fear is not spoken in Spanish.

The Dean's Merit Scholar, president of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and managing editor of the Inter-American Law Review, says...

Legal Aspects of TV Production/Doing Business with Latin America: Q & A with Professor Hernán Pantaleón

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hernán Pantaleón is an alumnus (LL.M. ’93 in International Comparative Law) and a visiting professor who teaches the “Legal Aspects of TV Production in Latin America” in the Entertainment, Sports and Arts LL.M. program  and “Doing...

Alumni Receive Awards at Miami-Dade Judicial Reception

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Burt de Armas, Hon. Carroll J. Kelly, JD ’89, Dwight Hill, Anna Marie Hernandez, JD ’01, Joshua B. Spector, JD ’02,President Law Alumni Association, Ervin A. Gonzalez,JD ’85, Jason P. Kairalla, JD ’02, Vice President of Activities, Law...

Intensive Legal English Program Provides Bridge to LL.M. for International Students

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Galicia, Spain native Lorena Senra is pursuing her LL.M. degree in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law, thanks to the new LL.M. with Intensive Legal English Program at Miami Law.

LL.M. student Lorena Senra...

August, 2016

Panel Echoes Value of LL.M. in Boosting Careers and Professional Networks

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

L to R Claudia Colom, Nicole Scott, Mauricio Comm Ferrieria Santos, Sandra Friedrich, Enrique Ubarri, and Shawn Snyder

“Miami Law’s LL.M. professors are like having Jack Nicklaus teaching you to play golf,” said Ken Bednar, “...

Alumna Realizes Non-Traditional Career Path Dedicated to Student Development

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Triple 'Cane Alexis Martinez, B.A. ’01, J.D. ’04, and M.S. ’06, can’t get enough of working with students and helping them to grow as they navigate their careers. Formerly the Assistant Dean for Students at St. John’s University School of Law in...

HOPE Day of Service Kicks off the Year Right

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Miami Law students at Fisher House

The Miami Law students from the Class of 2019 kicked off their first day of law school by rolling up their sleeves and giving back to the local community. More than 300 students participated...

Students Gain Hands-On Training with Newly Launched International Arbitration LL.M. Practicum

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Harout Samra, Angela Crawford, Kamal Sleiman, Brian Vaca, Luis Sotelo, and Michael Austin

In the Spring 2016 semester, the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program launched a new and exciting opportunity for...

July, 2016

Miami Law International Arbitration Students Attend Latin American Arbitration Conference

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Students from the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program at Miami Law participated in last month's Conferencia Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (CLA), co-organized with the Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS). The...

Miami Law Hosts Florida Lawyers Professional Liability Seminar

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Miami Law’s Center for Ethics & Public Service (CEPS) and a consortium of Florida’s leading professional liability law firms led by Miami-based Klein Glasser Park & Lowe (KGPL) recently collaborated to present the first annual Florida...

Miami Law Alumnus Hilton Napoleon II Advocates for Victim of  North Miami Police Shooting

Friday, July 22, 2016

Miami Law alumnus Hilton Napoleon II found himself in the middle of a media maelstrom this week when he took on client Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist who was shot by police as he was trying to bring a young autistic man back to the...

Miami Law's Franks and Jacobs Appear at Capitol Hill Press Conference to Discuss Proposed Federal Law

Friday, July 15, 2016

 Holly Jacobs and Professor Mary Anne Franks

Professor Dr. Mary Anne Franks and Dr. Holly Jacobs, founders of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative at Miami Law, appeared at a press...

June, 2016

Student Argues Reproductive Rights of Incarcerated Women at Conference in Dominican Republic

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sawyeh Esmaili

It is not every day that a law student has the opportunity to educate the educators on pressing issues regarding the reproductive rights of incarcerated women. Rising 3L and...

PREP Students Present Ethics CLE to Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jan L. Jacobowitz, Danielle T. Gauer, Brian A. Vaca, Sarah J. Bujold, Charles B. Sachs

Every year Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) expands its reach and...

Key Roles for New Leadership of Artist-Endowed Foundations - Miami Law and Aspen Institute Launch Seminar

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Professor Stephen Urice and Christine Vincent/photo courtesy of Scott Rudd

Miami Law’s Professor Stephen Urice and Christine Vincent of The Aspen Institute Artist-Endowed Foundations Initiative (AEFI) and adjunct faculty...

Unparalleled Real Estate Expertise – Alumna Betsy McCoy of The Related Group

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Betsy L. McCoy, LL.M. ’07, received her degree in Real Property Development from Miami Law. She is an adjunct professor at the law school and serves as Vice President and General Counsel of The Related Group.


May, 2016

From the Great State of Mississippi: Doctor, Professor, Law Student

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dexter Whitley is a smart guy. The 33-year-old from Jackson, Mississippi, has a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Mississippi, Medical Center. His Bachelor of Science is from Tougaloo College in...

Bankruptcy Clinic Student Successfully Fights Creditor in Federal Court

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tiffany-Ashley Disney and Prof. Patricia Redmond

Miami Law’s Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic recently helped a client fight a creditor who had improperly filed two 1099s with the IRS after a...

3L Wins Prestigious Scholarship from Black Women Lawyers Association of L.A.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Princess Manasseh

3L student Princess Manasseh was recently selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation.  She will be...

LLM Graduates Practice International Arbitration in Firms Worldwide

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

(Part I of II)

Graduates of Miami Law’s White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program work all over the world with prestigious law firms. (See Part II: "Arbitration Graduates Making an Impact")


April, 2016

Landmark Russia v. Yukos: International Arbitration Faculty, Alumni, Student Involvement & Impact

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Last week, a Dutch court overturned an order that Russia pay former stockholders of a former oil company $50 billion, the largest compensation award in history.

The 2014 arbitral tribunal administered by the Permanent Court...

Miami Law’s Startup Practicum Client and Law Student Launches International Nonprofit

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Robert Pecchio, Dan Ravicher and George Bugg

From April 29th until May 3rd, members of CourtVision International’s high school basketball program will be hosting an international exchange experience between CourtVision Miami’...

Dean Emerita Mary Doyle Honored – JD/PhD in Environmental Science Fellows Named

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Annie Brett and Johnny Bartz

University of Miami School of Law Dean Emerita and Professor of Law Emerita Mary Doyle was deputy general counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Q & A with Peter Lederer - Vanguard and Co-Founder of LawWithoutWalls

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Miami Law spoke with Peter Lederer, an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law who serves on the Law School’s Visiting Committees. He is one of LWOW’s founding members, and the Chairman of its Advisory Committee. Over...

March, 2016

Alumna Opens Environmental Law Practice to Focus on Rights & Habitats of Marine Life

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Whales, dolphins, and porpoises are not the typical clients that come to mind when thinking about the practice of law. However, Natalie Barefoot, J.D. ’05, has dedicated her work to protecting the rights and habitats of these majestic...

Race and Social Justice Law Review Brings Topic of Mass Incarceration to Campus

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Miami Law’s Race & Social Justice Law Review recently held its panel discussion, “Mass Incarceration: Prison Conditions and the Collateral Damage to Communities of Color” on the Coral Gables campus. This year’s event provided an in...

PREP Students Give Ethics Presentation at the Key Biscayne Bar Association

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

During spring break three students from Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) presented a CLE ethics presentation titled, “Legal Ethics & Digital Savvy in the Practice of Law” at the Key Biscayne Bar...

Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium Hosted in Conjunction with ABA

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Rhodes Scholar, retired NBA player and former U.S. Congressman Tom McMillen is one of the keynote speakers at Miami Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society’s Annual International Legal Symposium. This year’s topic is “"From New York...

February, 2016

Miami Law Participates in ICDR Miami Conference on International Arbitration

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The 14th Annual ICDR Miami Conference on International Arbitration recently took place in Coral Gables and attracted over 150 participants from around the world, including leading arbitration counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel and...

3L Interns in D.C. at The Multicultural Media Telecom and Internet Council

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Victoria Samuels, 3L, in Washington D.C.

Victoria Samuels is freezing. The 24-year-old Brooklyn-born third-year is spending the semester in Washington, D.C. completing an externship at The...

Practical Solutions for Global Refugee Crisis Discussed at International Law Lecture Series

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Carmen Perez-LLorca, Randall Hansen and Professor David Abraham

Professor Randall Hansen recently presented his lecture “The Global Refugee Crisis: Causes and Solutions” as part of the...

Visiting Professor Carolyn Lamm, JD ’73, Nominated for Best Speech Award by Global Arbitration Review

Friday, February 19, 2016

Visiting Professor Carolyn Lamm, partner and litigator for White & Case, was nominated for “best lecture or speech” by the Global Arbitration Review, the world-leading resource on international arbitration news and community intelligence. The...

January, 2016

Bankruptcy Clinic: New Year, New Students, and New Clients

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Last semester, Evan Stroman and Austen Caraker, along with their mentor, Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog PA’s Grace Robson, helped a homeless veteran through his bankruptcy and in getting back military benefits. It was an especially...

Tenants’ Rights Clinic Students Help Families Remain in Subsidized Housing

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Affordable housing in Miami is in short supply. A recent study by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing and Enterprise Community Partners found that 30% of renters in Florida spend more than half their income on rent. Because of this,...

First Class of International Law LL.M. + Intensive English Joins Miami Law this Semester

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This spring semester, Miami Law’s International Graduate Law Programs welcomed its first class of LL.M Intensive English Program students. This new three-semester program is designed for students who need to improve their English proficiency...

Judges from the 1st DCA Hear Oral Arguments at Miami Law

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Judges from the First District Court of Appeal held court for Miami Law students at the University of Miami Shalala Student Activities Center last week. Judge James R. Wolf, J.D. ’75, Chief Judge L. Clayton Roberts,  and Judge...