December, 2018

Third Year Student Candelario Saldana Recognized as CLEO Edge Honoree

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

As Miami Scholar Candelario Saldana looked out over the packed ballroom of elegant attendees at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., last month, he knew there were others like him but not nearly as lucky.

The third-year law student was...

Art Law Expert Prof. Urice in NY Times: U.S. Should Not Assist Italy in Forfeiting Rare Bronze Statue

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Miami Law's resident art and antiquities expert Stephen Urice argues in an op-ed in The New York Times that, contrary to many cases of less-than-thorough due diligence establishing provenance on the part of museums, the Getty Bronze is an...

Bangalore Lawyer is 7th Miami Law/Young ICCA Full-Tuition Scholar

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Arundathi Venkataraman, a lawyer from Bangalore, India, was named the 2018-2019 Young ICCA Full-Tuition Scholarship winner.

“Learning that Miami Law and Young ICCA had considered my application worthy enough to invest in me was humbling...

L’Oréal Paris Honors Holly Jacobs as Activist for Cyber Civil Rights

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Adjunct professor Holly Jacobs’ life was turned upside down when nude photographs of herself she shared privately with someone she was in a relationship with surfaced on the internet in 2011 without her consent and exposing her identity....

November, 2018

Lawyer AND Playwright - Alumnus Makes a Name for Himself on Broadway

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Christopher Demos-Brown, J.D. ’94, stands at the entrance of Shubert Alley at the heart of Broadway’s theatre district where two of the Great White Way’s most storied theatres – the Booth and the Shubert –  stand back-to-back.


With 100s of Downloads, Miami Law Podcast Ends Successful First Season

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Miami Law’s new podcast, the “Miami Law Explainer,” has just finished its first season with 15 episodes. Already featured in The National Jurist and The Miami Hurricane, this weekly podcast hosts Miami Law faculty and clinician experts who...

Faulty Evidence, Mistaken Identity – Innocence Clinic Fights Wrongful Conviction

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

In the early morning hours of September 26, 2018, Dustin Duty was shackled and transported to the Jacksonville courthouse to attend a new hearing he had waited years to attend. After years of desperation, isolation, and many days where he felt...

How to Get a Job? Real Property LL.M. Alum Imparts Job Pursuit Advice to Students

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

 Austin Jones, LL.M. ’18 in Real Property Development returned to UM’s campus to share what he learned while going through a vigorous job search process over the past year. The talk was hosted by the Law School’s Career Development Office...

October, 2018

NBA Players Association Executive Director, Michele Roberts, Addresses Law Students

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Michele Roberts, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association, spoke about her professional journey as well as some current issues surrounding the NBA. The talk, structured in a fireside chat format with Acting Dean Osamudia...

UM Hosts 2018 Maritime Law Association Meeting, Professor Bernard Oxman Addresses Members on Law of the Sea

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Professor Bernard Oxman, Miami Law’s internationally renowned public international law of the sea expert and Chair of Miami Law’s LL.M. in Maritime Law, was a featured speaker at the Maritime Law Association of the United States’ fall 2018...

Real Estate Developer in Residence Brings “Real World” Perspective to LL.M. Classroom

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Antonio “Tony” Prado has never gone to law school. He does not have a J.D., let alone an LL.M. So, how is he such a useful resource for students of Miami Law’s Real Property Development LL.M.? 

“I serve as Developer in...

Women in Big Law: A Conversation with Hogan Lovells Attorneys and Alumnae

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Miami office of Hogan Lovells has teamed up with the University of Miami School of Law’s student organization, Miami Law Women, to host a lunchtime panel event titled “Women in Big Law: A Conversation with Hogan Lovells Attorneys.” The panel...

September, 2018

Alumnus & Arsht Center VP of Legal, Business Affairs Counsels LLMs on Jobs

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Aric Kurzman, J.D. ‘02, Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and General Counsel for the Town Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, appeared last Tuesday as a guest speaker for...

A+ Ranking for Public Interest Law Is Timely Prior to HOPE’s 20th Anniversary

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In the PreLaw Magazine’s Fall 2018 edition, University of Miami School of Law is one of only 12 U.S. law schools to receive an A+ rating for “Top Law Schools for Public Interest Law” in the article “The Best Schools for Doing Good.”...

Specialized LL.M. Helps Legal English Proficiency – Prepares Foreign Lawyers for Success

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Studying for an LL.M. degree in the U.S. can be intimidating, especially for attorneys from other countries who have had little exposure to the American legal system. While a few law schools offer a summer program on the American system, Miami...

Professor Michele DeStefano Publishes Book on Achieving Success in Changing Legal Landscape

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In her new book, Legal Upheaval, Professor Michele DeStefano lays out the trifecta for success in a changed legal landscape: creativity, collaboration, and innovation. DeStefano, a former marketing executive, now a professor at Miami Law and...

August, 2018

Prestigious Law Schools in Italy and Spain Added to Miami Law’s International Exchange Options

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Miami Law has partnered with the University of Florence in Florence, Italy and with Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, Spain to create two new international semester exchange programs.

Sandra Abraham,...

Miami Law Students Participate in HOPE Day of Service to Help the Community

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

For the 19th consecutive year, incoming Miami Law students spent their first day of law school orientation giving back to the local community through HOPE Day of Service, organized by Miami Law’s HOPE Public Resource Center. Over 375 1Ls and...

Miami Law Holds its Inaugural Legal Impact Hack for First-Year Students

Friday, August 17, 2018

As a high school history teacher, Kristen Calzadilla became passionate about human rights issues, especially those in the area of forced labor in global supply chains. 

“Teaching so many students who are one day going to comprise...

Celeste Higgins, J.D. ’90, Returns as a Lecturer and Associate Director of Litigation Skills Program

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Celeste Higgins, J.D. ’90, a double Cane, knew at the age of 13 that she wanted to be a trial attorney. “I was studying the Declaration of Independence and the writings of Thomas Jefferson, Voltaire, Hobbs, John Locke, and...

July, 2018

Miami Law International Arbitration LL.M. Students Work in Arbitral Institutions Around the Globe

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Students of Miami Law’s White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program put their knowledge of international commercial and investment arbitration to the test, as they embarked on various summer internships with prestigious arbitral...

Equipped for Tax Planning Career from Intl Moot Court Know-How + Tax LLM

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Belkenia Candelario took her hands-on learning to the highest levels participating in the International Moot Court Program, the Tenants’ Rights Clinic and the J.D./LL.M. in Tax program at Miami Law. She was also part of the Inter-American Law...

Professor Irwin Stotzky’s New Book on Haitian Refugees and the Rule of Law

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Professor Irwin Stotzky’s new book, Send Them Back, was released last week by Carolina Academic Press.

Professor Irwin Stotzky

Send Them Back tells part of the story of a remarkable...

In D.C. Former Math Teacher Turned HOPE Fellow Combats Disparities in Juvenile Justice System

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

This summer, HOPE Public Interest Resource Center granted HOPE Fellowships to 19 law students who are working to fill the access to justice gap across the United States. Among this summer’s fellows is 3L Miami Scholar Daniel Pollitt....

June, 2018

Paraguayan Judges Participate in International Continuing Legal Education at Miami Law

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A group of judges and government officials from Paraguay traveled to Miami Law last week to participate in the pilot international continuing legal education program, “Programa de Actualización Jurídica Internacional.”


From Asia to the Americas, HOPE Fellow Effectuates Change, Brings Relief to Needy

Monday, June 25, 2018

Catalina Rodriguez has already travelled to Vietnam and China this summer, where she studied water conservation and international river management through Miami Law’s Water Resources Law and Policy Program. Now she is spending the remainder of...

Professor Rebecca Sharpless Receives AILA’s 2018 Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award

Monday, June 25, 2018

The American Immigration Lawyers Association recently recognized Rebecca Sharpless, Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director of Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic with the 2018 Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award....

Miami Law Alumnus Jaret Davis Named as Attorney of the Year

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Miami Law alumnus and Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Miami office Co-Managing Shareholder Jaret L. Davis was recently named Attorney of the Year at the Daily Business Review’s 2018 Professional Excellence Awards event in Key Biscayne.  The awards...

May, 2018

The Last Word: Bill VanderWyden - My Life with Birds

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

William P. VanderWyden III lives a blessed life. He has passion: in his shepherding of Miami Law students as assistant dean of professionalism, in his work in his church, with his family, in his travels, in music, and in engaging in political...

In Vietnam and China Students Gain Perspective on Water Issues, Environmental Law & Governance

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

“Absolutely loving the trip so far!” writes rising 3L Nicholas Andonie.

Andonie is writing from Hanoi, Vietnam, where he is on a month-long program that commingles science and law: Water Resources Policy: China and Vietnam....

Health Rights Clinic Lawsuit Settlement Allows 158,000+ to Receive Post-Irma Food Assistance

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Health Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law settled a lawsuit earlier this month with the state and the federal government to reopen applications for disaster food relief following a fall 2017 hurricane. The agreement will...

Class Action for 92 Somalis - Immigration Clinic Files Suit

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Immigration Clinic is lead counsel in a class action lawsuit on behalf of 92 men and women on a botched and abusive deportation flight to Somali.

Immigration Clinic students Valori Corral-Nava and...

April, 2018

Professor James Nickel Considers the Future of Human Rights at Louis Henkin Lecture

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

James W. Nickel, renowned Professor of Philosophy and Human Rights, spoke at the 6th Annual Louis Henkin Human Rights Lecture. His talk, titled “What Future Human Rights?” was half review and assessment, half “fortune teller” predictions for the...

Renowned Brazilian Judge Sérgio Moro of

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Brazilian judge whose office spearheaded a massive corruption and bribery investigation said that his country’s legal system and democracy are stronger as a result.

Judge Sérgio Moro...

Students Simulate $30 Million Purchase and Sale of Minor League Baseball Team

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Accomplished sports industry Senior Partner Attorneys Charles Baker and Irwin Raij worked with students in the hypothetical purchase of a baseball team as part of Professor Peter Carfagna’s experiential learning short course, “Purchase and Sale...

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick Discusses Judicial Activism

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick gave a lecture arguing in favor of increased judicial activism in the United States as a guest of the Miami Law's student organization, the Federalist Society.


March, 2018

Human Rights Clinic Students Advocate for Rural Women's Right to Food at UN

Friday, March 30, 2018

Miami Law Human Rights Clinic students Maria C. Rodriguez, Danielle Befeler, and Riva Ryan spent their spring break in New York advocating for rural women by participating in the United Nations 62nd Commission on the Status of Women....

Immigration Law - Alumna Continues Passion at Legal Aid of Broward County

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

If you met Thais De La Cuba, J.D. ’15, at the genesis of her law school career, it is unlikely she would see herself where she is today - beginning her third year of a successful practice in immigration law with the Legal Aid Service of Broward...

Alumni Win 1st Place at Legal Hackathon with VR Police/Civilian Interaction

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A pair of Miami Law alumni were part of the team which took first place in last month’s ABA JusticeHack Miami 2.0, a legal hackathon aimed at developing technology-based solutions to address tension points between law enforcement and communities...

Brittany Thomas Crusades for Justice for the Underserved in the Bronx

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

In high school, 3L Brittany Thomas thought she had it all figured out. She loved singing and dancing in school productions—she played Tina Turner in The Wedding Singer—and thought she had found her passion.

Then her father was arrested...

February, 2018

1st Place and Best Oralist in CKP Circuit Bankruptcy Competition

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Miami Law’s Charles C. Papy Moot Court team of Dan Halperin, 3L J.D./M.B.A., Adam Stolz, 3L, and Luis Reyes, 3L, won first place at the regional 11th Circuit Bankruptcy competition for the 2018 Cristol, Kahn, Paskay Cup.  Halperin was also...

Students Simulate Sports Venue Agreement Negotiations with Attorneys in Unique Course

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Accomplished sports industry attorneys Charles Baker and Irwin Raij helped to co-teach and participate with students in the hypothetical purchase of a baseball team in Professor Peter Carfagna’s short course, “Negotiating and Drafting Sports...

Parsing the Second Amendment After Parkland

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

One came bearing the message of who can carry and what they can carry; the other came with an interpretation of the founding framers’ words and witness to a culture that vilifies those with whom it doesn’t agree in a debate at the University of...

Intellectual Property & Fashion Law – Highlights in First Part of Entertainment Sports Law Conference

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In the fashion industry, attention to the ebb and flow of hemlines and seasonal color palettes is far outpaced by rigorous attention to intellectual property protections and legal actions against counterfeiting actors internationally, Danielle...

January, 2018

Environmental Justice Clinic Enlarges Advocacy Scope with Grant to Hire Fellow

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Thanks to a generous grant from the Mysun Charitable Foundation, Miami Law’s Environmental Justice Clinic recently hired Daniela Tagtachian as its inaugural Mysun Foundation Fellow. 


From Teacher to Law Student, Nalani Gordon Exudes Confidence and Sparkle

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The 26-year-old law student and Miami Scholar is the kind of person who embraces all opportunity. When she was a student at Suncoast High School – top ranked by USN&WR – she captained the cheerleading squad, argued for the debate team, and...

At Legal Aid of North Carolina, Former HOPE Fellow Assists Low-Income Clients

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Miami Law alumna, Niya Fonville, JD ’08, practices law with infectious positivity and a commitment to serving others in her home state of North Carolina. It takes only a few minutes speaking with her to feel her enthusiasm for providing access to...

PREP Presents at Legal Services of Greater Miami

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program develops interactive continuing legal education ethics trainings that are designed to facilitate discussion with practicing attorneys about cutting-edge ethical issues. Recently, PREP...