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...

Health Rights Clinic Lawsuit Allows Thousands to Receive Disaster Food Assistance

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

According to information released last week by the Florida Department of Children and Families more than 4,400 persons with disabilities were awarded disaster food assistance in December through a first-ever telephonic interview...

Science Background + Law Leads JD '17 to IP and Patent Practice

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

After graduating from Miami Law in 2017, Dexter Whitley is now practices as an associate at Fish & Richardson in Atlanta, a top patent and intellectual property firm. Prior to obtaining his J.D., Whitley received a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree...

Inaugural Pledge of Professionalism, Judge Kathleen Williams to Preside

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

United States District Judge Kathleen Williams will preside over the University of Miami School of Law’s inaugural Pledge of Professionalism and Pinning ceremony on Thursday, January 18, at 6 p.m.

The class of...

Miami Law Picks Up High Rankings for Innovation in PreLaw Magazine + Others

Sunday, January 14, 2018

It is not a coincidence Miami Law has been named as one of the most innovative law schools in the U.S. and overseas in recent years. When Dean Patricia White took the helm of the school in 2009, she told the law school magazine, “We intend that...

Miami Law Alumni Honored at 2017 Miami-Dade Judicial Reception & Holiday Party

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Miriam Soler Ramos, Nikki Lewis Simon, Katie S. Phang, Patricia Elizee, Jordan Dresnick, and Dale Noll

The Law Alumni Association recently hosted the 2017 Miami-Dade Judicial Reception & Holiday Party in Coral Gables...

Most-Read News Stories of 2017

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Best of 2017

Here are the top 10 most-read stories published on Miami Law’s website during the past year.

1. Miami Law Mourns the Passing of Professor Fred McChesney, J.D. ‘78

2. 3L Theodore...

Somalis Injured in Failed Deportation, UM Doctors Find, Hearing Monday

Thursday, January 04, 2018

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 4, 2018) – U.S. District Court Judge Darrin P. Gayles will hold a hearing on a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Somali nationals and others on Monday, January 8 at 10 a.m. at the Wilkie D. Ferguson...

Innocence Clinic Showcased in Miami New Times Cover Story

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

At her home in the tiny village of Palm Springs, just outside Lake Worth, Anna Mae Kiger started each morning the same way. After rising around 7, she walked down the driveway to pick up her newspaper. Then the 75-year-old Air Force veteran...