“Living Law” Talks Launch Students into Real-Life Legal Issues: Orientation 2019


Living Law LogoEntering J.D. and LL.M. students are launched into real-life legal issues during the upcoming fall 2019 orientation via “Living Law Talks”- a series of dynamic, short faculty lectures.

On August 9th students get a taste of their legal journey to come with mini lectures to give them an opportunity to consider how the law they will be learning plays out in real life.

The talks started during Orientation in 2016 and are an opportunity to feature the broad array of expertise that can be found among Miami Law faculty, especially in areas that dominate current events.

Topics for this Year’s 2019 Living Law Talks:

Should the law promote entrepreneurship?
Dan Ravicher, Director Startup Practicum & Lecturer in Law

Is mass incarceration a work law problem?
Andrew Elmore, Associate Professor of Law

What responsibility do lawyers have to the law and society to take care of themselves?
Scott Rogers, Director, Mindfulness in Law Program & Lecturer in Law

Should online intermediaries like Facebook, Google, and Twitter sometimes be held responsible for the actions of their users?
Mary Anne Franks, Professor of Law & Dean's Distinguished Scholar

Should the government have a duty to protect citizens from the effects of climate change and, if so, how far should this duty go?
Natalie Barefoot, Director, Practitioner in Residence, Environmental Justice Clinic & Abbess Center Faculty Fellow

Should the law make it easier or harder for the wrongfully convicted to prove their actual innocence?
Craig Trocino, Director, Innocence Clinic & Lecturer in Law

The Constitution doesn’t protect a right to housing or shelter, so how did lawyers for the homeless in Miami use it to protect their rights and help reduce homelessness?
Stephen Schnably, Professor of Law

Are you using a product made by slaves, and if you are, can you do anything about it?
Marcia Narine Weldon, Professor of Legal Writing & Lecturer in Law

Should the state have an obligation to identify students who pose potential safety threats?
Robert Latham, Associate Director, Children & Youth Law Clinic & Lecturer in Law

Visit the Orientation Schedule