November, 2018

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

By 8 a.m. the Saturday before the elections, journalist Chuck Todd was locked and loaded for the 2018 midterms. 

Chuck Todd with Sebastian the Ibis

“It’s the eye of the...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Before alumna Marilu Marshall spoke at the Dean’s Forum at Miami Law, the cosmetics executive sat down to talk about the arc of her life and career.

Like legions of lawyers of a certain generation, the J.D. ’69, was influenced to become...

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Two of Miami’s most recognized developers joined students, faculty, alumni, and advisory board members of the Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development for a panel discussion on the joy and heartache that is South...

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

When Alice Kerr first met Dean Patricia D. White, it was as the bearer of bad news. Kerr was the program manager of a project on which the law school was embarking and Kerr’s department was shutting down mid-way and would not be the ones...

October, 2018

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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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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.”...

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...

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

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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,...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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

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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.”

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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...

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....

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

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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...

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....

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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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.

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March, 2018

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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....

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...

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...

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Kiana Courtney pretty much always knew she wanted to help people and communities. As though it was in her DNA, the HOPE Fellow and Environmental Justice Clinic Fellow's parents were always involved in the city where they lived....

February, 2018

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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...

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...

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...

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

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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. 

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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...

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...

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...