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...

All-Star Lineup of Speakers at Ocean & Coastal Law Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Michael E. Conroy, Frank J. Sioli, Honorable Scott J. Silverman, Robert L. Gardana, Danielle T. Gauer, Valentina Tejera, Carmen Perez-Llorca

A panel discussion on “Navigating a Career in...

Alumnus and Miami Scholar Student Work Side-by-Side to Advance Children's Rights

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mitchell Feld, JD '08

When Mitchell Feld, JD ’08, began his internship at the Council for Children’s Rights after his 2L year at Miami Law, he had no idea that he would be directing the...

Crossfitting with James Ferraro, JD ’83, Florida’s Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

James Ferraro, JD '83

It is just before daybreak in early spring in an industrial section of Coral Gables. Pounding music and the sounds of grunting (and, honestly some yelling and swearing)...

Miami Law Student Awarded Scholarship by the Haitian Lawyers Association

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Roodelyne Davilmar with Melissa Swain

Roodelyne Davilmar never wanted to practice immigration law. The Miami native never wanted to work for the government. So, like in every good Hollywood...

International Lawyers to Benefit from Recent Gift to Rafael Benitez Scholarship Fund

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

(L to R: Mark Zelek, Morgan Lewis Labor and Employment partner; Dean Patricia White, University of Miami School of Law; Salvador Juncadella, International Consultant for Morgan Lewis; Carmen Perez-Llorca, University of Miami School of Law, ‎...

Miami Law Establishes New Joint Degree in Latin American Studies

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Miami Law recently launched a new joint degree – a J.D./M.A. in Latin American Studies and the Law – in partnership with the University of Miami Center for Latin American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.   “This...

Alternative Spring Break Exposes Students to Lawyering in Action

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Carli Raben with Assistant Public Defender Liana Matthews, JD '13

Spring break was a chance to take a step away from the rigors of studying law and enjoy some hard-earned relaxation. For...

Professor Frances Hill Testifies on Tax-Exempt Organizations Before Congressional Committee

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Professor Frances Hill, an expert on tax-exempt organizations, testified before a Congressional committee for the sixth time in her career.

Her March 2nd appearance focused on tax issues raised by an incident where a...

Panel on Mass Incarceration & Collateral Effects of Imprisonment

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Scrutiny of conditions within our nation’s prisons has steadily intensified from local coverage in the Miami Herald about wretched conditions in a Florida women’s correctional facility to the Department of Justice Review...

Former Miami Scholar Zachary Ludens Working in Big Law Still Committed to Pro Bono

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Zachary Ludens, JD '14

To say that Zachary Ludens, JD ’14, is committed to pro bono work is an understatement. Less than two years out of law school, Ludens has already shown his dedication...

Children & Youth Law Clinic Advocates in Tallahassee

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

“Interns in the Clinic don’t just learn the law, they make the law.”  These words, often used by Children & Youth Law Clinic founder Bernard Perlmutter to describe the Clinic’s work, couldn’t be truer this semester. ...

Miami Law Moot Team Comes in Second at National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Miami Law’s team of Jessica Underwood, 3L, Matthew Keilson, 2L, and Gabriel Mandler, 2L, made it to the final round of the National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition in Brooklyn, New York, where they lost to Seton Hall University...

Professor Scott Sundby Awarded Fulbright to Teach in Ireland

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Professor Scott Sundby

University of Miami School of Law's Scott Sundby is a 2016 Fulbright scholar. The professor of criminal law and associate dean for Faculty Research and Development will...

President Frenk Kicks Off Unique Multi-School Course on Hospitals, Health Care Services and Access

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

University of Miami President Julio Frenk recently gave the introductory lecture in the interdisciplinary course, Hospitals, Health Care Services and Access, which is organized and sponsored by Miami Law.

“What I find very...

'We Robot 2016′ to Address Legal and Policy Issues

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Would Robo Cops eliminate racial bias or merely reflect the systemic nature of racism? Do human-robotic systems inherently feature “moral crumple zones” where the human bears the brunt of liability when the robot fails? 'We Robots 2016' addresses...