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...

Novelist and Judge Barbara Levenson JD `81  Shares Career Advice w/Young Alumni, Students at Table of 8 Dinner

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Never take no for an answer. That’s the advice of author and retired judge Barbara Levenson, J.D. ‘81, during the Young Alumni Committee’s Table of 8 dinner.  

Retired Judge Barbara Levenson, J.D. '81...

Protecting Foster Children - Judge Refuses to Dismiss Children & Youth Clinic’s Federal Class Action

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

This February, the Children & Youth Law Clinic joined with other child advocates to bring a federal suit against the Florida Department of Children & Families for its failure to maintain safe and appropriate living arrangements for foster...

HOPE Students Use Legal Education to Launch Initiatives for Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

In the aftermath of the February 14, 2018 school shooting that took place just 50 miles north of Miami Law, law students, many of whom graduated from MSD or have connections to the Parkland community, leaped in to action....

Teach for America and Miami Law, from the Classroom to the Courtroom

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Kathryn Della Fera, Wifredo Fernandez & Ashley Gomez-Rodon

Teach for America is a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequality through teaching and working with unwavering commitment from every sector of...

 Practicum in Affordable Housing = Tangible Real Estate Legal Skills for LL.M. Students

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Daniella Salvatore and Gary McPherson were students in Miami Law’s Robert Traurig/Greenberg Traurig Real Property Development LL.M. Program and participated in the Affordable Housing Practicum with Professor Shahrzad Emami. Both are J.D./LL.M....

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Lawyer on Persistence, Practice, Philanthropy

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

“Persistence prevails when all else fails”

This is one of Diana Santa Maria’s, J.D. ‘84, favorite quotes. As a mother of two who started her own law practice with a nine-month old and another child on the way, Santa Maria certainly...

Clinic Students Uncover Toxic Dumping Seek Environmental Justice, This Time on FL West Coast

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Last summer, a group of students from Miami Law's Environmental Justice Clinic traveled to the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Dunbar on Florida’s west coast. There they met with residents concerned about toxins on a site in the...

OUTLaw Panel Connects Students, Highlights Obstacles and Unity for Legal Professionals

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Diverse law students, attorneys, legal professionals, and faculty recently gathered in the Alma Jennings Student Lounge for OUTLaw’s Diversity in Law Panel. The panel was a conversation about intersectionality and obstacles – especially those...

Miami Law Alumnus Christopher Lomax Raises the Bar for Peers

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Christopher Lomax, B.M. ’05, J.D. ’08, a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and an associate with Jones Day, enlightened new graduates with a moving speech at the Annual Senior Mwambo Ceremony. Lomax is a proud two-time...

Faculty Explore the Crisscrossing Lanes of Language and Democracy

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A cadre of 10 lecturers, half from the University of Miami, shared their particular research and insights at the Language and Democracy Symposiumon May 4, a full-day event co-sponsored by UM’s School of Law, Latin American Studies Program, and...

Annie Brett: First Graduate of Joint J.D./Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

As the University of Miami’s first JD/PhD in Environmental Science and Policy graduate student, Annie Brett entered uncharted territory when she began a joint degree at UM. However, as a natural explorer, Annie was confident about this new...