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")


PREP Students Present Legal Ethics CLE Programming at Local Bar Associations

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Luiz Mirando, Karyn Sanchez, Elizabeth Gill at the Cuban Bar Association

Every semester, Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program Director Jan Jacobowitz and students visit with attorneys at various bar associations to...

Immigration Clinic Wins Asylum for Honduran Environmentalist

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Natalie Atkinson, Deepti Orekondy, Sogol Ghomeshi, Robert Santos

After a court battle that lasted over five years, students in Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic won asylum for a Honduran man who fought against illegal logging by...

Investor Rights Clinic Fellows Present Mock Arbitration Problem Before FINRA Arbitrators

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Neda Ghomeshi and Jacqueline Aleman

For the third year in a row, Miami Law’s Investor Rights Clinic was invited to conduct a mock arbitration presentation at the Palm Beach County Bar...

Federal Clerk and Former Miami Scholar and Minister Helps Non-profits Around the Globe

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Trinity Jordan at graduation

Not many can be credited with assisting individuals to establish over 200 churches around the world. Prior to attending Miami Law, Miami Scholar Trinity Jordan,...

PREP Students Visit with County Attorneys and Public Defenders

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Will Harris, Samuel Bookhardt, Kevin Hellman, Justin Boyd

Each semester the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) includes among its diverse audiences those attorneys who work in the public sector. This...

Immigration Clinic Halts Deportation of LGBT Jamaican Client

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Claire Howe and Jessica Brautigam

In a contentious hearing that tested their litigation skills, Immigration Clinic students Claire Howe, who recently graduated, and 2L Jessica Brautigam, won...

Center for Ethics & Public Service Launches New Environmental Justice Clinic

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Nicole Pecorella, Elizabeth Fata, Emily Balter, Ashley Morales, Carmelina Forzisi, Stephanie MacLaughlin, Elyssa Luke, Deanna Kalil, and Leslie Coulter

Miami Law’s Center for Ethics & Public Service recently launched a...

Tenants’ Rights Clinic Helps Client Avoid Eviction

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Brenda West and Jason Hepperly

Evictions are complicated and confusing for tenants without lawyers. Such was the case of Brenda West and Jason Hepperly, a 3L Certified Legal Intern in Miami...

Amanda Preston, Commencement Student Speaker: Talking Until the Cows Come Home

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Amanda Preston

When Amanda Preston was a little girl growing up in Jamaica, her teachers called her a chatterbox. By the time she was fourteen, so many people had said she would make a good...

Immigration Lawyers Hone Cutting-Edge Defense Strategies at Immigration CLE Seminar

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

A continuing legal education seminar last week at Miami Law focused on strategies critical to vigorous removal defense for clients in immigration court proceedings, including advocating for a client’s release from detention, raising...

All-Out Criminal Lawyer Mike Klinkosum, JD ’95 - Misdemeanors to Capital Crimes to Wrongful Convictions

Tuesday, May 03, 2016


Mike Klinkosum, JD '95

Greg Taylor spent 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. He missed his daughter’s birthday 16 times, her graduations, her wedding, and...

Heard on the Bricks: Law Students Reflect on the Academic Year

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Brett Harris, Carrie Henry and Dan Narciso

Jhanile Smith, 3L

Alejandra Chinea, 1L