April, 2020

Litigation Skills Scholarship and Award Winners Announced for Spring 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Litigation Skills students receiving their awards during a Zoom meeting

Professor Laurence Rose, director of the Litigation Skills Program, has said, “The art of persuasion and performance, combined with...

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...

Bankruptcy Clinic Addresses Pandemic-Related Financial Needs

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Franco Della Torre & Mitchell Weller

The Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic partnered with the Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back program to provide...

Alumna is Chief Diversity Officer and Shareholder at One of Largest U.S. Law Firms

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Nikki Lewis Simon, J.D. '99

Nikki Lewis Simon, J.D. ’99 and adjunct in the externship/litigation program, is a commercial litigator with more than 20 years of experience. She is a shareholder and primarily...

Four Distinguished Alumni Judges Receive Awards from Law Alumni Association

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Marie Mato, JD ’99, Judge Monica Gordo, J.D. '99, Dean Anthony E. Varona, Jason Kairalla, JD ’02 and Dan Newman, JD ’91

Four prominent Miami Law graduates were honored by the Law Alumni Association on March...

Students Gain Business Law Experience Helping Startups as Part of ‘Cane Angel Network Investment Group

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Under the guidance of a seasoned investment professional, a group of graduate students is building the University of Miami’s new start-up that aims to help University-affiliated new businesses find investors.

Three Miami Law...

Via U.N. Advocacy, Human Rights Clinic Addresses Arbitrary Detention  Resulting from Drug Policy

Thursday, April 23, 2020

United Nations Building in NYC

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc globally, its threat is compounded for incarcerated populations. Overcrowded prisons and jails make “social distancing” of at least six feet impossible...

PREP Pivots to Zoom CLE Presentations for the Key Biscayne Bar Association and Americans for Immigrant Justice

Thursday, April 23, 2020

PREP conducting CLE on Zoom

Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program is known for being out and about in South Florida presenting its customized ethics and technology interactive...

Miami Law Hosts Online Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Conference

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Greg Levy and Eduardo Perez on Zoom

The University of Miami School of Law showcased its annual Global Entertainment &...

Innocence Clinic Files Writ of Mandamus Petition on Behalf of Long-Time Client

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Director Craig Trocino with Innocence Clinic students

The COVID-19 pandemic has not diminished the Miami Law Innocence...

Immigration Clinic Calls for Release of Detainee Exposed to COVID-19 Risks

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The leadership at Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic is calling for the release of those held in immigration detention, as COVID-19 cases are breaking out in facilities across the country.

Clinic Director Rebecca Sharpless has...

Amid COVID-19, Tenants’ Rights Clinic Student Flexes Creative Thinking to Find Solutions for Clients

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Kimi Robertson, 2L

Rising third-year law student Kimi Robertson works in the Tenants’ Rights Clinic, serves as President of the Black...

SEC Cites Miami Law Startup Practicum Student Comments in Proposed Rules

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Osaro Qualis and Wifredo Fernandez

Following up on a Miami Law story from December, the Securities and Exchange Commission this month proposed substantial rule changes regarding startup funding and...