December, 2017

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Slovakian LL.M. Student Receives White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship

Friday, December 15, 2017

Thanks to the White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship, Slovakian student Iveta Stefankova has been able to pursue her International Arbitration LL.M.  degree at Miami Law. 

Iveta Stefankova...

PREP Discusses Prosecutorial Ethics @ Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Every year Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program visits the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office to present a customized CLE ethics training that explores ethical dilemmas that confront prosecutors. This semester PREP...

Fall Commencement Marks New Chapter for J.D. and LL.M. Students

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Nearly 40 students will receive their J.D. and LL.M. degrees at the fall commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 14 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Miami Law's outstanding graduates will include:

J.D. Sarah Denis...

Health Rights Clinic Fights for Disabled Floridians after Hurricane Relief Debacle

Friday, December 01, 2017

In October, Thomas Voracek, a second-year law student and Miami Scholar, was among the Health Rights Clinic students reaching out to their clients to make sure they knew about the Florida's first post-hurricane relief in the form of a five-...

November, 2017

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Attorneys Come to UM to Stay Current on Issues in Class Action and Mass Tort Litigation

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lawyers will be coming to campus on December 8, 2017 to participate in the 2nd Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum. This event offers a unique perspective for attorneys looking to understand the latest cutting-edge issues and topics...

Criminal Justice Practicum - Students Explore Harms Borne in Life Behind Bars

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This spring in the new Criminal Justice Policy Reform Practicum, students can do a hands-on work with community or national organizations to address one of two aspects of criminal justice reform -- meeting victims’ needs or creating fair...

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discussion with YES Institute at Miami Law

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Miami Law student organizations keep the law school on the pulse of the latest societal topics through bringing timely speakers and discussions to campus. A recent such event, co-sponsored by OUTLaw and the Child Advocacy and Family Law Society,...

#BLM - Miami Law Hosts 2nd Interdisciplinary Black Lives Matter Course

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

As the debate over the Black Lives Matter movement raged across the country, Miami Law brought the discussion into the classroom last spring with “Race, Class, and Power: A University Course on Ferguson and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.”...

October, 2017

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Health Rights Clinic Challenges State over Post-Irma Food Voucher Debacle

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Thomas Voracek, a second-year law student, was among the Health Rights Clinic students reaching out to their clients to make sure they knew about the Florida's post-hurricane relief in the form of food stamp distribution. To save time, he pre-...

Legal Blog Brainchild of Professor Michael Froomkin Reveres Those Who ‘Jot Well’

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Professor A. Michael Froomkin started JOTWELL, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), as a way to identify and promote new and engaging legal scholarship. Hundreds of lawyers contribute content, including three Miami Law professors who are section...

Miami Law Pays Tribute to Faculty Scholarship

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Miami Law will host its second annual Faculty Scholarship reception on Thursday, October 26. Organized by Vice Dean Osamudia James, the event recognizes the scholarly achievements and publications of a number of law professors....

PREP Kicks off Semester in Broward at the Bankruptcy Court

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Every year, Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program visits with the Bankruptcy Bar Association in both Broward County and Miami-Dade County to present customized CLE ethics trainings that explore unique, bankruptcy-related...

September, 2017

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Theatre and Revolution in Clinical Legal Education at Miami Law

Monday, September 25, 2017

Picture this: A lawyer is conferring with a client. The attorney is behaving in a manner that serves her interests, rather than that of her client. An observer calls a halt to the meeting, and a replacement takes the place of the offending...

Miami Law International Arbitration LL.M.’s Working Summer

Monday, September 25, 2017

Students in the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program jump started their post-graduate careers by spending the summer at firms and institutions around the world. The program develops practitioners that are well rounded and...

Winning LWOW Team Joins International Incubator

Monday, September 25, 2017

Miami Law launched LawWithoutWalls to foster team-created, innovative solutions to problems in legal education and practice, and the 2017 LawWithoutWalls winning Project of Worth — “Ithaca” — does just that. The in-house innovation hub Fuse at...

August, 2017

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PREP Students Present Ethics Training to Miami-Dade County Attorneys and Public Defenders

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

First Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon Keenan, Assistant County Attorney Erica Zaron, Noelia Vaccaro, Alessandria San Roman, County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams, Justin Boyd

Every semester Miami Law’s Professional...

Entrepreneur and Former Teacher - 1L Brings an Abundance of Experience to Miami Law

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wifredo Fernandez, or Wifi (pronounced wee-fee) as he is known, is guided by persuasive personalities and oblique connections.

Wilfredo Fernandez, 1L

As an undergrad at the...

Miami Law Professors Discuss Free Speech and the Charlottesville Melee

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In the aftermath of the Charlottesville rallies, many of us find ourselves wondering if the right to free speech protected under the first amendment is working exactly as it should. Miami Law hosted a forum featuring a panel of six distinguished...

Dennis Scholl, JD ’81, Named President and Chief Executive of ArtCenter/South Florida

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Dennis Scholl, J.D. `81, was recently named as the president and chief executive of ArtCenter/South Florida, the nonprofit supporting artists and advancing the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts in South Florida.

Scholl...

July, 2017

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1 of 14 Summer Fellows Advocates for LGBTQ Community at Lambda Legal in NYC

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center’s Fellows Program grants stipends and provides support to dedicated law students who spend a summer serving marginalized populations through unpaid internships at non-profit and governmental organizations...

Microsoft/Hispanic Bar Chooses 7th Miami Law Student as IP Law Institute Scholar

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

James Valencia

A cold war has raged in the brain of James Valencia since high school.

The left side, entrenched in math and science, marches steadfastly toward a career in medicine. The right side stayed busy...

PREP Visits with the Bankruptcy Bar for Spring and Summer Legal Ethics Presentations

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Each semester the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program visits local bar associations to provide legal ethics seminars. This Spring, PREP presented at the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, alongside three...

3L Theodore Sandler Builds Legal Citation App for Mac Computers

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Theodore Sandler, who goes by his Hebrew name, Tuvia, studied Talmudic law in Yeshivas in the United States and Israel for more than five years, preparing him in many ways for law school. But there is one thing that no one can prepare for - legal...

June, 2017

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Global Legal Skills Soar with International Moot Court Successes in 2016-17

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Moot court success is synonymous with the University of Miami School of Law.

In the 2016-17 academic year, Miami Law students travelled across the globe arguing in some of the most prestigious international moot competitions in English...

Alumni Lead at the Intersection of Business and Law

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Miami Law is a gateway, and a launchpad. It attracts students from around the world and propels them on new trajectories.

Some graduate to pursue careers amid the courtroom drama. Others, the detailed intensity of transactional work....

Fulbright Scholarship Helps Bangladesh Lawyer Realize Dreams with International Arbitration LLM

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Md Monzur Rabbi is from Dhaka, the capital and largest city in Bangladesh, where a civil case can wander through the court system sometimes for as long as ten years. The Miami Law LL.M. in International Arbitration candidate would like to change...

6th out of 65 and Best in Americas at The Hague ICC Moot; Miami Law Wins Best Oralist Award

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Miami Law’s International Moot Court team of Javier Roldan Cora, 2L, Alejandra Chinea, 2L and Leticia Mora, J.D. ’17, placed six out of 65 teams from around the world at the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition at The Hague,...

May, 2017

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With JD/LLM in Tax, Venezuelan Attorney Prepares to Practice in U.S., Keeps Caracas Practice

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Whether it is a matter of nature or nurture, it seems that Leopoldo Escobar was destined to be a tax lawyer. The J.D./LL.M. in Taxation Venezuelan-born lawyer is the son of a retired tax lawyer and tax judge mother, and his father was a lawyer at...

Former Miami Scholar Addresses Youth Homelessness in Miami

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

After the devastating Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Pauline Green, JD ’14, was one of many dedicated AmeriCorps teachers who pushed to stabilize a torn-apart school system in the heart of Louisiana. Working on the ground in Louisiana...

LLM Students Secure Great Jobs - Upshot of Course with In-House Counsel as Mentors

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mariana Briceño (Photo courtesy of Sandy Campbell/Vanderbilt University)

As the gateway to Latin America, students at Miami Law have access to the unparalleled network of 150+ multinational companies with headquarters in...

Immigrant Youth Benefit as Miami Law Professors Prevail in FL Supreme Court

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Florida Supreme Court ruled recently that juvenile courts cannot reject the dependency petitions filed on behalf of immigrant children without an evidentiary hearing. Professors Bernard Perlmutter and Rebecca Sharpless wrote amicus briefs in...

April, 2017

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3L is One of Ten Nationwide to Win Distinguished Law360 Writing Award

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Third-year law student Jean Phillip “J.P.” Shami was recently named a 2017 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award winner. Shami, who serves as Executive Editor of the University of Miami Law Review, was one of ten law students across the...

Investor Rights Clinic Students Practice Mock Arguments Before Experienced Attorneys

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2L Jean Strickland and 3L Joshua Bautz had the spotlight when they squared off recently for an audience of securities attorneys and arbitrators at the Palm Beach County Bar Association Securities Law Committee’s annual seminar....

Law + Music Joint Degree Student Performs Lead in UM’s The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3L Jeffrey Mark Pierce

The road to Miami Law and ultimately to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office may have begun one day while Jeffrey Mark Pierce was standing for too long in a sweltering “foamy.”

For those of...

Certified Clinic Intern Argues Appeal on Behalf of Former Foster Youth

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Children & Youth Law Clinic Intern and second-year law student Frank Florio recently presented an oral argument before the Third District Court of Appeal. 

Frank Florio (center) with fellow clinic...

March, 2017

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Investor Rights Clinic Advocates for Elderly Investors on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Investor Rights Clinic Fellow and 2L O. Jean Strickland recently had the unique opportunity to represent investors – not in arbitration or court – but before Congressional staffers on Capitol Hill.  Strickland joined the IRC’s Director,...

Real Estate Development and Social Impact Discussed at Future of Miami

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Miami Law recently hosted a panel discussion about the future of the City featuring Stephen Owens, former President of Swire Properties in the U.S., and Manny Diaz, JD ’80, former mayor of Miami. The event “Miami 2040” was co-sponsored by the...

Tenants’ Rights Clinic Changes Career Trajectory of Recent Alumnus Guerby Noel

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

One law school course can alter your career trajectory. Just ask Guerby Noel, JD ’14.

Guerby Noel, JD '14

When Noel entered Miami Law, he didn’t know he would dedicate his career to...

International Moot Team Qualifies for Round at Hague; Student Wins Best Oralist Award

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Miami Law’s International Moot Court team of Javier Roldan Cora, 2L, Alejandra Chinea, 2L, and Leticia Mora, 3L, placed third at the International Criminal Court Competition Regional Round, qualifying for the International Round in The Hague,...

February, 2017

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Educate on Seal and Expunge Process - Students Help Foster Youth Get Fresh Start

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Arrest records can prevent young people from getting their first jobs or qualifying for certification in certain fields.  Recently, Miami Law’s Children and Youth Law Clinic educated youth on sealing and expunging arrest records at the...

2L Paper on Affordable Care Act 1 of 5 Finalists for Prestigious Legal Writing Award

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Third-year law student Jean Phillip “J.P.” Shami was recently named a finalist for the 23rd annual Brown Award sponsored by The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation. Shami, who serves as Executive Editor of the University of Miami Law...

Francisco Reyes Villamizar, LLM ’93: Colombia’s Superintendent of Companies

Monday, February 20, 2017

Francisco Reyes Villamizar, LL.M. ’93, has helped change the legal landscape in his native Colombia, smoothing the way for increased trade, investment, and business activity. Internationally recognized for his dedication to public service,...

Health Rights Clinic Helps Disabled Honduran Boy Find Path to U.S. Citizenship

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Amilcar Martinez and 3L Andrew Sarangoulis come from different worlds. Martinez grew up in Honduras; Sarangoulis in Reading, Pennsylvania. The two crossed paths through the Health Rights Clinic at Miami Law.

Rosa Muigina,...

January, 2017

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Business Ethics in the Age of Robotics Lecture Features Wharton Business Professor

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Professor Thomas Donaldson of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business gave a lecture surrounding the importance of intrinsic values in business strategy and ethical considerations in the age of robotics on Monday in the Law...

PREP Students Present Ethics Training to the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Each semester, law students in the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program and PREP Director Jan L. Jacobowitz visit various nonprofit organizations and local bar associations to present CLE programs on legal ethics. During the fall...

Racial Profiling and Police Killings Focus of Panel Discussion

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Racial profiling and police killings were the focus of a recent Miami Law panel discussion in conjunction with the book launch of Dangerous Spaces: Beyond the Racial Profile.

Professor Donald Jones...

Big Law IP Future for 3L Luiz Miranda in The Windy City

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Like most good sons, Luiz Miranda always wanted to make his father proud. The senior Miranda is a legend in his son’s mind: a highly respected attorney on two continents, a charismatic leader who draws admirers like a Pied Piper, and a trusted...