April, 2021

Lawyer and Media Entrepreneur Laurie Silvers, J.D. ’77 is Commencement 2021 Speaker

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Commencement Speaker Laurie Silvers, J.D. '77

It was a moonshot idea, and in the beginning, the vision Laurie Silvers,  B.A. ’74, J.D. ’77, and her husband, Mitchell Rubenstein, had of starting a...

Human Rights Clinic Files Submission to UN on Rights of Indigenous Women and Girls

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Miami Law’s Human Rights Clinic worked alongside the global network of Indigenous women leaders, FIMI, and women’s rights advocacy organization, MADRE, on a submission to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of All...

The Miami Law Explainer Wraps Season Six of the Celebrated Podcast

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

In a year like no other, the Miami Law Explainer delivered the sixth season of the law school's popular podcast where expert faculty dive into the headlines, sometimes to the sound of barking dogs and wobbly internet connections. As we...

Clinic Designs Assessment Tool to Combat Climate Displacement in Miami and Beyond

Thursday, April 22, 2021

When natural disasters strike, neighborhoods distanced from the coastline and sitting at the highest elevations remain the most protected. However, this makes them a prime target for climate gentrification.


Immigration Clinic Students Win Asylum for Venezuelan Political Activist

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Client, supervising attorney Romy Lerner, 2L Tyler Koteskey, and 2L Maria Piselli outside of Miami Immigration Court

For ten years, Ana Reyes*, a law student and an activist with Venezuela’s political...

Tenants’ Rights Clinic Helps Represent Families Facing Eviction and Homelessness During the Pandemic

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Tenants' Rights Clinic student Hanna Burt, 2L, left

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, 25% of families in Miami-Dade County told the U.S. Census Bureau that eviction or foreclosure is either very likely...

International Moot Court Team Wins Best Pleading, Ranks Second Overall, at International and European Tax Moot Court Competition

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Paula Arias with the International Moot Court team of Rachel Ruffalo, Matthew Slootsky, and Andrew Graykowski

Miami Law’s International Moot Court team recently competed in the virtual oral...

Immigration Clinic Seeks Release of Hunger Striker Detained for Over 17 Months

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Immigration Clinic client

A lawsuit filed in April by the Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic seeks release from immigration detention of a 43-year-old father and resident of New Jersey who is...

Student Organizations Host UM Alumna to Discuss Gamification of Real Estate

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Miami Technology Law Club and Real Property Probate and Trust Law Society collaborated in hosting a discussion regarding the intersection of technology and real estate. Joined by UM Architecture alum and Miami-...

Ambitious 2020-21 Legal Theory Workshop Series of 18 Law Schools + 22 Legal Experts Wraps Up with Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig

Monday, April 19, 2021

Miami Law’s 2020-2021 Legal Theory Workshop Series line-up of distinguished legal scholars culminated on April 19th with a lecture by Boston University School of Law Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig on “The Trauma of Injustice.”...

Colombian Lawyers, and Brothers, United in Pursuing International Arbitration LL.M. Degrees

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Eduardo and Camilo Fernandez

Brothers Eduardo and Camilo Fernandez are continuing their law studies at Miami Law. Both hold law degrees in their native Colombia, albeit five years apart; are currently in the...

Children and Youth Law Clinic Interns Work with Crossover Youth Inspires Them to Change Criminal Justice Law

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Children and Youth Law Clinic students

A 19-year-old Guatemalan immigrant, "Gustavo," was grappling with his place in the world as a crossover youth (those involved in the criminal justice and foster care...

Billboard Names Miami Law Alumni to Best Music Lawyers of 2021 List

Monday, April 12, 2021

The University of Miami School of Law’s programs in Entertainment and Sports Law have garnered recognition, and this year our alumni, adjunct faculty, and program cohorts stand out in Billboard Magazine’s list of the nation’s best...

Alumna Uses Joint Degree to Land NY Dream Job at Universal Music

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Samantha Finkel, J.D./LL.M.'19

Samantha Finkel, a 2019 graduate of the J.D./LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program, is the business & legal affairs manager for the East Coast labels at...

2021 Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Conference Covers Gamut from eSports to Entertainment in Latin America

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The 2021 Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Virtual Conference will feature discussions including the future of name, image, and likeness in the NCAA; COVID-19 and the NBA bubble; the eSports explosion; mental health and...

Professor Irwin Stotzky Publishes Book on Seminal Constitutional  Immigration Case, Jean v. Nelson

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Professor Irwin Stotzky

Human rights expert and professor of law, Irwin Stotzky, recently had his book Jean v. Nelson: A Civil Rights Revolution in Immigration published by Twelve Tables Press.


Miami Law in Top 15 of All U.S. Law Schools for Alumni Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Super Lawyers magazine’s “Law Schools with the Most Alumni Selected by Super Lawyers” listing places Miami Law at 15th in the U.S. out of all 203 accredited law schools. Super Lawyers is a respected magazine that has been profiling...