December, 2020

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Innocence Clinic Holds Steadfast In Now Five-Year Fight for Justice for Innocent Client

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

As virtual learning continues, the Miami Law Innocence Clinic has not slowed down in its pursuit of justice. The Clinic is preparing to file an appeal in Florida's First District Court of Appeal for its long-time client, Dustin Duty....

New Course on Cross-Border Transactions, Augments Ongoing Commitment to International Law

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Pedro Alvarez

Any multi-national lawyer of today must not only have knowledge of the domestic laws of their own country, but also exposure to different law traditions of other countries. With this in mind,...

By Land or By Water, 2L Miami Public Interest Scholar Helps Those Who Cannot Help Themselves

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Chelsea Johnson, left, with young swimmers

When Chelsea Johnson comes across a lacking, the 24-year-old drives the correction. The Miami Public Interest Scholar comes by this genetically. For instance, when...

Professor Caroline Mala Corbin Publishes Multiple Articles on Constitutional Law

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Professor Caroline Mala Corbin

Professor Caroline Mala Corbin has published several articles the last few months, including an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer titled, "During the Pandemic, Some Rights...

November, 2020

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Commitment to International Collaboration: Professor Deciphers U.S. Election System for International Students and Faculty

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Professor Sergio Campos

The University of Miami School of Law is known for its commitment to international law and international students, colleagues, and alumni. As part of this focus, law professor Sergio...

Children and Youth Law Clinic Leading the Way with Child Welfare Reform

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Robert Latham and Kele Stewart

Miami Law's Children and Youth Law Clinic is tackling the herculean task of trying to reform Miami's child welfare system. The problems within the web of troubled agencies are...

Environmental Justice Clinic Strikes New Ground in the Energy Justice Movement

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

As academics, advocates, and policymakers navigate the transition away from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy sources, and policies emerge within this transition, stakeholders are debating how to include issues of equity into...

International Moot Team Wins Multiple Awards, Places in Top 5 out of 77 Teams at 2020 FDI Moot

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Students participating in the FDI Moot competition via Zoom

Preparing for an international moot court competition is demanding enough in a typical year. Participants at Miami Law – the only International...

October, 2020

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Environmental Law: Alumnus Finds Passion in Protecting Imperiled Species

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Andrew Carter, J.D. '06

Environmental lawyer Andrew Carter, J.D. ’06, accepts that we will be engaging in an “existential fight” for the environment for the rest of his life. However, he feels it’s a battle...

3L Committed to Social Justice Addresses Prisoners’ Rights and Criminal Justice Reform

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Lindsey Johnson, 3L

Lindsey Johnson entered law school with a long-held passion for criminal justice reform, prisoners’ rights advocacy, and death penalty defense. In fact, she has been working with people...

Alumna Actively Fighting for Social Change through Work at Miami-Dade Public Defender

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Devon Frampton, JD ’17

While some prospective law students may major in Political Science or English, Devon Frampton, JD ’17, arrived at Miami Law with a performing arts background. She attended an arts high...

HOPE Fellow Jason Clark Turns Passion for Protecting the Environment into Hands-On Advocacy

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Jason Clark,3L

Growing up in Broward County as the son of two environmental scientists, 3L and HOPE Fellow Jason Clark always had a passion for the environment, whether fishing in South Florida’s waters or...

September, 2020

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UM’s Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge Funds Three Miami Law Projects

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The University of Miami Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge Social Equity Challenge has recognized Miami Law’s social justice projects with grant funding. Projects will focus on economic and social disparities in Miami’s low-income...

Miami Law Launches Clinics Speaker Series on Racial and Social Justice

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The legal clinics at Miami Law have launched a speaker series to help equip law students with tools to advance racial and social justice in their work. The series will supplement the training provided in individual law school courses...

Miami Law Hosts Conference Focused on Civil Rights in Tumultuous Times

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Discussing civil rights challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, “Defending and Promoting Civil Rights in a Time of Coronavirus” was the virtual half-day symposium hosted by Miami Law, in partnership with the civil rights section of...

Startup Clinic Instrumental in Launch of Top Apple App to Augment Video Call Experience

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been tweeting recently touting Caribu, the Miami-based, Miami Law Startup Clinic client app developer that “enables immersive, activity-rich video calls, allowing families and friends to...

August, 2020

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Marilu Marshall, J.D. '69: A Leader for Inclusion and Diversity

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Marilu Marshall, J.D. '69

Marilu Marshall, B.B.A., '66, J.D. '69, has taken significant risks in her law career, but they have paid off by opening the door to new professional opportunities. "When thinking...

Annie Brett, J.D./Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy ’17, Preps for Her New Career Teaching Environmental Law

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Annie Brett, J.D./Ph.D. '17

Fresh off two-year fellowships at Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions and as a fellow at the World Economic Forum Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution through a partnership...

Children and Youth Law Clinic Files Supreme Court Brief on Foster Care Case

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Miami Law’s Children and Youth Law Clinic signed on to the amicus brief in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case to be argued in front of the Supreme Court of the United States this fall.

The case centers on Catholic Social...

Undergrad and High School Students Explore the Law in Successful Launch of Summer Legal Academy

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The University of Miami School of Law’s free online summer legal academy, with tracks for high school and college students, exceeded expectations.

Nearly 5,000 students applied for 140 spots; the 68 seniors, 63 juniors, and...

July, 2020

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Race and Collegiate Sports - Law Students and Athletes Unpack the Relationship

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Two of Miami Law’s student organizations, the Black Law Students Association and the Entertainment and Sports Law Society, recently hosted a virtual panel titled “The Intersection of Race, Law & Sports: A Virtual Conversation with...

Children & Youth Law Clinic’s Robert Latham Continues Charting FL Foster Care System During Pandemic

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Robert Latham, associate director and practitioner-in-residence at the Children & Youth Law Clinic, built an interactive website last year mapping the placements of every single child who passed through Florida’s Department of Children and...

Law Alumna Effects Change in DC Through Role in Government Affairs and Relations

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

 

Amanda Darlington, J.D. '12 

Amanda Darlington, J.D. ’12, is the Director of Government Relations for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). A licensed attorney and experienced...

Environmental Law and Advocacy – Labor of Love for Alumna at Everglades Law Center

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Elizabeth Fata Carpenter, JD ’16

Miami Public Interest Scholar and alumna Elizabeth Fata Carpenter, JD ’16, seems to have cracked the code for “walking the walk” when it comes to public interest study and...

June, 2020

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Distinguished Law Alumna and Third-Year Law Student Elected to the University of Miami Board of Trustees

Friday, June 26, 2020

Carolyn Lamm & Jordan Rhodes

The University of Miami Board of Trustees recently elected two members of the Miami Law community to its ranks. Carolyn Lamm, J.D. ‘73, a partner at White & Case in...

Miami Law Student Services Wins 2020 National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals

Friday, June 26, 2020

The National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals selected the Miami Law Student Services team for their 2020 NALSAP CORE Four Award.

Established in honor of the four NALSAP founders, the NALSAP CORE Four Award is...

Human Rights Clinic Submits UN Report on Right to Food

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has brought to light the stark inequities that leave tens of millions in persistent hunger and poverty in the United State and almost a billion worldwide. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, weekly jobless...

NALP Foundation Women of Color Study Released; Assistant Dean Marcy Cox Contributed

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Assistant Dean for Career Development Marcy Cox

A new study by the National Associate for Law Placement Foundation and the University of Texas School of Law’s Center on Women in the Law found grave...

May, 2020

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Grad Heads to D.C. for Fellowship at Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Gabrielle Wynn

For Gabrielle Wynn, law school had never been her goalpost.

As the daughter of a Maryland congressman and lawyer, she experienced law and admired leadership up close, having met...

Real Property Development LL.M. Program Celebrates Graduates Virtually

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Michael Ricci & Mahalaxmi Subramanian

The pomp and circumstance were missing, but the milestone of the accomplishment wasn't, as the ceremony went forward virtually for the graduates of the Robert...

Miami Law Offering Summer Course - “COVID-19: Lawyering in a Pandemic”

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The University of Miami School of Law is offering an online summer course, “COVID-19: Lawyering in a Pandemic.”

The for-credit class will include two components: a doctrinal 2-credit course, taught by a different faculty...

Recent Graduate Awarded Prestigious Justice Catalyst Fellowship with Texas Civil Rights Project

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Alexis Bay

Recent graduate Alexis Bay, an active participant in Miami Law’s HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, was selected to receive the highly competitive Justice Catalyst Fellowship, a project-based...

April, 2020

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Professor Known for Innovation in Research and Teaching Leads Transition to Online Learning During Pandemic

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Professor Michele DeStefano

Professor Michele DeStefano, Founder and Director of LawWithoutWalls, the 10-year-old part-...

Startup Practicum Takes Action Helping Clients Pursue CARES Act Support to Survive Financial Impact of Pandemic

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is landmark legislation designed to help Americans and businesses weather...

Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic Files Suit Against ICE for Ignoring CDC COVID-19 Guidelines

Thursday, April 30, 2020

A lawsuit, filed by the University of Miami School of Law’s Immigration Clinic on April 13, 2020, accuses U.S. Immigration authorities of ignoring COVID...

Environmental Law: Are COVID-19 Shutdowns Teaching Us How to Reverse the Effects of Climate Change?

Thursday, April 30, 2020

In the wake of measures instituted to stop the spread of the pandemic across the globe, emission levels and air pollution have declined in cities hit...

March, 2020

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Environmental Justice Clinic Wades into Climate Change

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Environmental Justice Clinic Interns Bethany Blakeman and Gabriela Falla along with EJC Director Natalie Barefoot at the Underwater Homeowners Association Focus Group Meeting

Climate change, the effects of...

Best Oralist Win at FL Bar National Tax Moot Court Competition

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Third-year students Gabrielle Hasner and Mark Miskolczi 

In 2020, for the first time, the Charles C. Papy Jr. Moot Court Board attended the prestigious National Tax Moot Court Competition hosted by the...

Camaraderie + Network Lead to Job for Estate Planning LL.M. Alum

Saturday, March 21, 2020

There is not much Freddie Brackin enjoyed more growing up than spending time playing sports or attending sporting events with his father, Brice. They were hardcore Auburn football fans, but really, most any game would do. They even started a...

Miami Law Inaugurates Esports Course

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Hal Biagas, Executive Director, North American League of Legends Championship Series Players Association

Hal Biagas, the executive director of the North American League of Legends Championship Series Players...

February, 2020

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International Law Expert Discusses Historic Bolivian-Chilean Maritime Case

Friday, February 28, 2020

Keith Wold, Maritime Law LL.M. '17, Claudio Grossman, Jennifer Heller Wold, Professor Bernard Oxman, and Dean Anthony Varona

International and humanitarian law expert Claudio M. Grossman presented the...

Harnessing Community Lawyering + Advocacy + Real Estate Law Skills Help Residents Hold Back West Grove Gentrification

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Daniela Tagtachian, Mysun Foundation Fellow, Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell, and Daniela Cimo

In a 104-year-old church on the corner of Charles Avenue and Hibiscus Street, more than 100 people fill the...

HOPE Workshop Offers Reflections on Gandhi’s Lessons for Positive Social Change

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

2L Gitanjali Howard, Rev. Nathaniel Robinson, Sumita Chatterjee & Daniela Tagtachian

Last year was the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian lawyer and activist who helped the world’s second-...

PREP Presents at Local Bar Associations - Topics Range from Disaster Recovery and Technology to Cannabis

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ten Stallings, Katelin Stephens, Tesneem Shraiteh, and CBA President, Paul John Scanziani, Esq.

Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program returned to both the South Miami-Kendall Bar...

January, 2020

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Miami Law Review Symposium Addresses Electoral Influences

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

"What Swings the Vote? The Influence of the U.S. Legal System and the Media on Presidential Elections" is the focus of the 2020 University of Miami Law Review Symposium on Friday and Saturday, February 7 and 8, on the Coral Gables...

Students Benefit from 2-Week Sports Law Exchange Program with University of Florence

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Students from the University of Florence 

Students from the University of Florence have arrived at Miami Law for the start of a joint curricular program focusing on comparative sports law in...

Law Students Work with Social Workers to Do Holistic Child Advocacy

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Clinic students with client; Maxine Latremoille

Seven years ago, Maxine Latremoille began as a social work intern in Miami Law's Children & Youth Law Clinic and never left. After graduating with her...

Immigration Clinic’s Ten-Year Legacy

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

In the decade since the University of Miami School of Law Immigration Clinic opened its doors, the advocacy center has defended countless individuals against deportation, advocated for immigrant survivors of violence, and unaccompanied...