January, 2016

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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...

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...

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,...

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...

Florida’s Death Penalty: Miami Law Faculty Speak Out on Recent Supreme Court Decision

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Last week the United State Supreme Court struck down Florida's death penalty, writing that the process of imposing the death sentence does not give sufficient weight to the jury's determination.   Miami Law professors fielded interviews...

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to Deliver Keynote at the University of Miami Law Review Symposium

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has argued on behalf of free speech during his 45 years on the Supreme Court. In Morse v. Frederick, writing in dissent, the Justice opined that a school’s interest in protecting students from speech was a...

Students in Investor Rights Clinic Jumpstart Semester with Securities Law Training

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Last week the one-semester Investor Rights Clinic held its annual Boot Camp, where 13 second- and third-year students crammed everything from securities laws to office procedure training into an eight-hour session so they would be...

PREP Students Present Legal Ethics CLE Programming at Local Bar Associations

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Every semester students of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP), under the direction of Jan L. Jacobowitz, visit with attorneys at various bar associations to present interactive legal ethics CLE programs. The...

Students Exposed to Business and Legal Side of Entertainment Law in Interdisciplinary Course on Content Distribution

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

While the majority of Miami Law students spent the first week of January gearing up for the start of Spring 2016 classes, about a dozen students got a head start on the new semester in an innovative new course.   “Media Distribution” was a...

JD ‘15 Publishes Book to Make Understanding Politics Easy

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

With the Presidential primaries set to begin in less than a month, many voters are confused and wonder for whom to vote. They also muddle through the political issues at hand or even wonder what the Republican and Democratic Parties stand for....

Miami Law Innocence Clinic Students File Federal Habeas Petition in Middle District of Florida

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

It is acknowledged among criminal law practitioners that federal habeas litigation is one of the most difficult areas of practice. Section 28 USC 2254 has spawned some of the most complicated case law and procedure in criminal practice...

Former Immigration Clinic Students Provide Much-Needed Legal Service to Immigrants Throughout the United States

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Brittany Young, JD ‘12, is the Immigration and Refugee Case Manager at Catholic Charities of West Virginia. She is the only immigration attorney in town. Without Young, the undocumented domestic violence victims, unaccompanied minors and others...

3L Danielle Gauer Seeks Joint JD/LLM Degree and a Career in Maritime Law

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

From cruise ship performer to maritime attorney, Danielle Gauer took a leap of faith that landed her on the other side of the deck.

Gauer grew up performing and as a young girl she dreamed of being a Broadway star.  Her specialty...

Miami Law Alumnus Holds Dream Job in Public Sector as City Attorney

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Miami Law alumnus Raul Aguila, a 25-year government attorney and dedicated public servant, has never looked back. After 23 years as an Assistant City Attorney in Miami Beach, Aguila was unanimously appointed Miami Beach’s City Attorney in the...

PREP Delivers Dynamic Presentation at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program Director Jan Jacobowitz and students Samuel Bookhardt IV, Justin Boyd, and Princess Manasseh returned to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office this past fall to provide an annual legal...

WLRN Report: Health Rights Clinic Fights Social Security Administration

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Over the last year, the Miami Office of Disability Adjudication and Review has had the longest average wait times in the country – a little more than 20 months.

Recent Alumnus Finds Common Ground Between Rapping and the Law

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

For Lex-Jordan Ibegbu, law as a career seemed like a natural choice – even though, as he notes, “I didn’t see too many lawyers around when I was growing up.”

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