December, 2019

Most-Read Miami Law News Stories of 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Here are some of the most-read stories published on Miami Law’s website during the 2019 year. 1. Miami Law Women President Chosen to Deliver Student Speech at Spring 2019 Commencement 2. LL.M....

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

Friday, December 20, 2019

Daria Kuznetsova

Russian lawyer Daria Kuznetsova is the recipient of the White & Case/Carolyn B. Lamm Scholarship, allowing her to pursue her LL.M. degree in International Arbitration at Miami Law....

Miami Law Alum Appointed to 11th Judicial Circuit Court

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dean Anthony Varona, Judge Ramiro Areces, Gov. DeSantis, and Ayana Harris

Governor Ron DeSantis announced a spate of judicial appointments at a press conference yesterday at the...

Ecuadorian Lawyer Selected as Miami Law/Young ICCA Full-Tuition Scholar

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Edgar Andres Bustamante Sierra

Edgar Andres Bustamante Sierra has been named the 2019-2020 Young ICCA Full-tuition Scholarship winner.

Prior to attending Miami Law and pursuing his LL.M. in the...

November, 2019

Immigration Clinic Students Go to Jail - Advocacy in the Florida Keys

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Meredith Hoffman 3L, Nestor Perez 3L, Olivia Parise 2L, Katarina Gomez 2L, Jimmy Camilus 2L, Jessica Gomez 3L, Maria Llorens 2L

Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic traveled to Monroe Detention Center in Key West...

Eco-Restoration, Homeless Shelter, Special Olympics, Toy Drive - Students Impact the Community

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Miami Law students at Halloween party at Chapman Partnership Homeless Shelter

Miami Law students share a deep commitment to serving the community via public service and student organizations, and this...

Distinguished Alumni Honored at “Morning Spirits” & Homecoming Breakfast

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Edith Osman, J.D. '83, receiving the Henry Latimer Leadership and Professionalism Award

For 71 years, alumni of Miami Law have gathered for the annual “Morning Spirits” & Homecoming Breakfast to...

Miami Law Hosts Prestigious FDI-Foreign Direct Investment Moot Global Finals, Offers Scholarship

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

African Nazarene University School of Law moot team

Three social media platforms launch in a country, attracting millions of followers. Two years later, the government blocks operations, accusing the...

October, 2019

Miami Law Human Rights Clinic Submits Four Reports to the United Nations Alleging Violations in the U.S.

Thursday, October 31, 2019


Human Rights Clinic Students with Professors Caroline Bettinger-López, Tamar Ezer and Denisse Córdova Montes

When the Fall semester began in mid-August, most students in the Human Rights Clinic had...

NFL Players Association Exec Director DeMaurice Smith Schools Students on Interplay of Business and Sports Law

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Professor Osamudia James, DeMaurice Fitzgerald Smith & Greg Levy

The National Football League Players Association’s DeMaurice Fitzgerald Smith sat down during a record-breaking Miami heatwave with Miami...

Immigration Clinic Honored for Suit Against Anti-Sanctuary City Law

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Amelia Daynes, 3L

Last week, WeCount!, the Homestead-based organization committed to building the power of the local immigrant community in Homestead, Florida through education, support and collective action...

Winner of Prestigious Yale Law Writing Competition is Recent Miami Law Grad

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Elizabeth Montano, J.D. '19

Recent Miami Law graduate Elizabeth Montano was named one of two winners of the Yale Law Journal’s annual student essay competition, focused this year on emerging issues in...

September, 2019

Miami Law Joins Immigrant Rights Groups Seeking Preliminary Injunction Against Anti-Sanctuary Bill

Friday, September 27, 2019

Miami Law's Immigration Clinic appeared before U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom on Thursday to ask for a preliminary injunction against the state’s anti-sanctuary bill, SB 168. The new Florida law, which purports to give ICE authority to...

International Law Faculty Expert John Rooney Brings Expertise to Colombia as Fulbright Specialist

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Professor John Rooney (back row, right) with the faculty of the University of Rosario

Professor John H. Rooney, Jr., who serves as an adjunct professor and is a member of the prestigious faculty in...

Alum Addresses Intersection of Fight Against Corruption and International Arbitration

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Diogo Pereira, J.D. '10, speaking to law students and faculty

The Lava Jato scandal in Brazil, which implicated hundreds of individuals and politicians across Latin America in bribery schemes, has drawn...

ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources - 2L Selected as Student Liaison

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

2L Bethany Blakeman

Second-year law student  and environmental law advocate Bethany Blakeman, a student intern in Miami Law’s Environmental Justice Clinic, was recently selected to be a student liaison...

August, 2019

2L Facilitates Indigent Clients’ Access to Justice as Fellow at Legal Services of Greater Miami

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Kalen Nehler

2L Kalen Nehler recently completed his summer internship in LSGMI’s Health and Income Maintenance Unit where he served as a Summer Public Interest Fellow. The Health and Income Maintenance Unit...

Students Honored as Litigation Skills Fellows for 2019-20

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Professor Rose, Alec Waid, Brittany Herbert, Devyn Nixon, Gianna Fina, and Jennifer Gonzalez

Gianna Fina, Jennifer Gonzalez, Brittany Herbert, Devyn Nixon, and Alec Waid have been named the 2019-2020...

Miami Law Explainer Podcast Returns for Season Three

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Season three of Miami Law’s own podcast, the Miami Law Explainer, returns to the airways on August 16. The weekly show features Miami Law faculty experts giving context, relevance, and significance to compelling and timely...

Foreign Lawyers Learn Introduction to U.S. Law from Renowned Judge Rosemary Barkett

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Judge Rosemary Barkett teaching a class

Miami Law has had the distinction to welcome the legendary Judge Rosemary Barkett as an adjunct professor teaching Introduction to U.S. Law to the incoming class of...

July, 2019

Humans of HOPE Summer 2019: Through Public Service Students Effect Change

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

This summer through the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, students are working and expanding advocacy across the globe as HOPE Fellows, Summer Public Interest Fellows and Miami Scholars.



Congresswoman Donna E. Shalala Meets with Foster Youth in First Star UM Academy

Friday, July 26, 2019

Congresswoman Donna E. Shalala addressing students at First Star UM Academy

“You need to plan your own strategy. Don’t wait for someone else to plan your future for you,” said Congresswoman Donna E. Shalala...

2L Miami Scholar Named Elizabeth Schwartz Scholar by Aqua Foundation for Women

Friday, July 26, 2019

2L Hannah Hays 

The Aqua Foundation for Women Scholarship recently named Miami Public Interest Scholar Hannah Hays their inaugural Elizabeth Schwartz Scholar. 

“The Aqua Foundation...

With Tax LL.M., Grad Makes Brisk Move from Corporate Tax to Private Client Services

Friday, July 26, 2019

Alex Lewis, LL.M. '15

Graduates of Miami Law’s Tax LL.M. Program consistently credit their professional success to the network, career opportunities and knowledge they acquired during their time at Miami Law...

June, 2019

Alumnus Fast Tracks Career with Estate Planning LL.M.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019



Thomas “Tom” M. VanNess III

LL.M. graduates of Miami Law's Estate Planning LL.M. program consistently attribute their professional success to the network, career...

Podcast Episode Focuses on The Cult of the Constitution with Prof. Franks

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Last week, the business software behemoth Salesforce announced it would no longer allow companies that sell assault weapons to use its customer management system. The move follows other corporate giants taking stands on the call for...

Managing Compliance Across Borders at Miami Law School

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The University of Miami School and Law and Switzerland’s University of St. Gallen Executive School present “Managing Compliance Across Borders,” an intensive, interactive executive education-style program aimed at established...

Miami Law Adjunct John Barkett Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Miami Law adjunct John Barkett receiving Lifetime Achievement Award

Noting his 44-year legal career, The Daily Business Review bestowed Shook Hardy & Bacon partner John Barkett its Lifetime Achievement...

May, 2019

Litigation Skills Program Awards Scholarships to Top Students

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rode Carpio, Ben Longnecker, Celeste Higgins, Alli Katzen, Madeline Seales, Devyn Nixon, Alec Waid

The Litigation Skills Program recently awarded scholarships to top students who distinguished themselves...

PREP Presents at the Public Defender’s Office and The County Attorney’s Office

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Lauren Alvarez, Samantha Iglesias,  Eric Rodriguez, County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams, Geri Bonzon Keenan, Erica Zaron, and PREP Alum Nykeah Cohen

Every spring PREP students present at The Miami-...

Top 10 in Entertainment Law - Miami Law Selected to LL.M. Guide Global List

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The University of Miami School of Law has been selected among the top schools in 2019 on LL.M. GUIDE’s Top 10 Global List for Entertainment and Media Law. LL.M. Guide is the premier website with information on worldwide LL.M. programs and...

Lawyer from Saudi Arabia Chosen as LL.M. Student Marshal for Spring Graduation

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bayan Alhejji, a lawyer from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was chosen as the LL.M. Student Marshal for University of Miami Law’s spring Commencement 2019....

April, 2019

Fulbright Scholars from Iceland and Kosovo Choose Miami Law to Pursue LL.M. Degrees

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Alba Dushi and Eva Baldursdottir

The prestigious Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States....

PREP Visits Non-Profits to Address Cutting-Edge Legal Ethics & Technology Issues

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Isabella Falcon, Christina Jaramillo (behind Isabella) and Dade Legal Aid Attorneys

Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program, under the supervision of director, Jan L. Jacobowitz,...

Spring Break with Impact - Death Penalty Litigation, Immigration Advocacy + More

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Anjoly Ibrahim, Tiffany Hornback, Katherine Black and Hannah Gordon

Miami Law students have many choices about how to use their Spring Break, including spending the week immersed in advocacy on behalf of...

Miami Law Women President Chosen to Deliver Student Speech at Spring 2019 Commencement

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sanjana Palla, 3L

Sanjana Palla is fierce, and she comes from ferocious.

Her mother, Prasanna, made the decision to uproot her daughter and husband from their home in Hyderabad, a tech hub in south...

March, 2019

The Artist and the Lawyer Panel Discusses Legal Issues Surrounding the Art World

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Greg Levy, Daniel Arsham, Vivek Jayaram, Professor Stephen Urice, and Samantha Finkel

Miami Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society recently hosted an evening with world-renowned contemporary artist...

White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Student Presents at the Jamaican International Arbitration Center

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Alan Li, LL.M. student, at the Jamaican International Arbitration Center

Alan Li, a Chinese lawyer who is currently enrolled in the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program, was recently...

Papy Moot Court Places 2nd in Tulane Sports Law, Duberstein Bankruptcy and 1st in CPK Cup

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Duberstein Team: Dimitrije Canic (3L), Keigan Vannoy (2L), and Clayton Schmitt (2L)

The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board experienced success in three recent competitions. The team of Joshua Levey, 2L,...

Justice for Children: Federal Lawsuit Settlement in South Florida Promises Major Reforms for Children in Foster Care

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Miami Law’s Children & Youth Law Clinic, along with other attorneys for children in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties and officials with the Florida Department of Children and Families, recently agreed to a settlement plan that will...

February, 2019

Best Oralist Win for Miami Law at Vis Arbitral Pre-Moot Competition

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Irina Mocanu, Dilmurod Satvaldiev, Paula Arias, Alejandro Chevalier and Ángel Bermúdez

Arundathi Venkataraman, an LL.M. student in International Arbitration, achieved the highest overall score during...

Esports Attorneys Shine Light on Emerging Area for Students w/ Interest in Sports, Entertainment Law

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Chris Greely and Jared Bartie

The world of competitive gaming has grown to rival traditional stick and ball games, two of the titans of esports told students in the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M....

Q & A with Prof. Lili Levi:  A Closer Look at New York Times v. Sullivan

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


A week after Justice Clarence Thomas jaw-dropping call for the Supreme Court to reexamine New York Times v. Sullivan, the landmark 1964 ruling that shields news reporters from libel and defamation lawsuits, provided...

LL.M. Student Books an Internship at Airbnb

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Graziella Gonzalez, LL.M. student


When Airbnb’s Latin America legal department went looking for a legal intern, they found the perfect fit in Graziella Gonzalez, an LL.M. student in Miami...

January, 2019

LL.M. Scholarships Offered to Participants of Prestigious Moot Competitions

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Over the past few years, Miami Law's International Arbitration LL.M. program has started to offer specific scholarships (currently $25,640 each) to current or past participants of certain International Arbitration Moot competitions, including...

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Hears Case, Miami Law Honored to Host Court

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims’ principal office is in Washington, D.C., but the Court is authorized to sit anywhere in the United States and does so a limited number of times each year including on January 25, 2019, at the...

Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Action: ‘08 Alumna Serves Indigent Clients with Compassion

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pamela Itzkowitch, J.D. ’08, knew that she was heading to law school with a commitment to using her skills to serve others. After completing her B.A. in English and Psychology, she originally considered pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology....

Clinic Students Bring Community Together to Prepare for Mediation

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Over 300 plaintiffs have signed on to a class action lawsuit suing the City of Fort Myers and its mayor and city manager. When the city indicated that it was open to mediating the claims contained in the suit, clinic students from Miami Law's...