February, 2017

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...

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...

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,...

Climate Change Impact on Human Rights Explored at Law Review Symposium

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The University of Miami Law Review explored the theme of global climate change during its annual symposium this past weekend at the Storer Auditorium on the Coral Gables campus.

The event – “Climate Wrongs and Human Rights” -- consisted...

Professor Michael Reisman on International Arbitration at Carolyn Lamm/White & Case Lecture

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Professor Michael Reisman, the Myers S. McDougal Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, recently spoke at the second annual Carolyn Lamm/White & Case International Arbitration Lecture at Miami Law where he discussed “The Empire...

Victor Mendelson, J.D. ’92: Building a Successful Global Business

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Drawing on his family ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and legal education, Victor H. Mendelson, J.D. ’92, has played a key leadership role in one of South Florida’s most remarkable business turnaround stories.

In the past 20...

Miami Law Faculty Address President Trump's Executive Order in the Media

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Miami Law’s experts fielded queries from across the country addressing fallout from President Trump’s executive order banning entry to the United States from targeted countries. Professor Rebecca Sharpless was on the ground and on camera working...

HOPE Brings Back Annual Auction and Raises Money for Public Interest Fellowships

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Elizabeth Honkonen ’98, Daniel Matlow ’00, Joshua Spector ’02, Assistant Dean Marni Lennon and Dean Patricia D. White

After a four-year hiatus, Miami Law’s HOPE Public Interest Resource Center re-instituted its annual live,...

Sports Law CLE w/UM Athletics - Ethical Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Peter Carfagna, the director of the sports law track for Miami Law’s Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law, was joined recently by Blake James, UM’s Athletic Director, Dan Raben, assistant athletic director of compliance, and...

Muslim Ban Teach-In Dissects Presidential Executive Order

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

“Animus breeds animus,” said Yale Law Professor Muneer Ahmad. “And the cycle of animus needs to be broken.”

Yale Law Professor Muneer Ahmad

After a sleepless weekend during which...

Russian LLM Student is Recipient of White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

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

LL.M. student Madina...

Sarah Hanners, 3L, Finds Her Life’s Calling but Forgets to Try the Pie

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Sarah Hanners is of a tender heart. But don’t mistake her gentleness for lack of tenacity. Whether leading anti-poaching patrols at night in Bolivia’s wildlands or combating deforestation in the Amazon rainforest or representing children and...

High Ranking for Miami Law as Top Moot Team of Decade in National Jurist Magazine

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Performing well in courts takes smarts, skills, dedication, and perseverance. The National Jurist looked at schools that have excelled in moot court competition.