April, 2017

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...

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...

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...

High-Level Spanish Skills Pay Off in Moot Madrid - Best Oralist Honorable Mention Win

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Four students from Miami Law’s International Moot Court team advanced to the semifinal rounds and won two Honorable Mention awards at Moot Madrid 2017, an international commercial arbitration competition that is conducted entirely in Spanish....

Eminent Human Rights Defender Lectures on Today’s Most Pressing Issues

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, said that he understood as a young lawyer that you collect the facts, write up the brief, go to court, and argue your case.

“That is exactly what I do now, but I never...

On the Frontlines of Immigration: Miami Law’s Rebecca Sharpless & David Abraham

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

On the campaign trail, President Donald J. Trump promised aggressive immigration policies. Through executive order and shifts in enforcement priorities, the Trump administration has implemented changes – both in blocking entry to the...

ABA Podcast: Investor Rights Interns Give Advice - Getting Most Out of Clinic Experience

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

3L Kevin Shea and 2L Jean Strickland recently posted a podcast on the American Bar Association Section of Litigation website, which aimed to inform law students considering a clinic on how to get the most out of a law school clinic...

In Mississippi and Locally, Miami Law Students Give Back During Spring Break

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Alex Meyer, Maria Rodriguez, Candelario Saldana and Thomas Voracek

Instead of laying on South Beach this spring break, Miami Law students chose to give back to their communities and build practical skills. Funding provided by...

Brazilian Attorney Rounds Out Tax Expertise with Online LLM in International Tax

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

José Rubens Scharlack graduated with a J.D./LL.M. in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment - a degree program for non-U.S. attorneys who have a solid foundation in international tax law in their own domestic tax system and for those who expect...

Unpacking the IRS: Q & A With Tax Law Professor Leigh Osofsky

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Professor Leigh Osofsky teaches courses addressing various aspects of taxation and policy. Before joining the Miami Law faculty, she was an acting assistant professor of tax law at New York University. She clerked for the Honorable Pierre Leval...