December, 2021

25 Most-Read Miami Law News Stories of 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Here are some of the most-read stories on Miami Law’s website during the 2021 year.

Miami Law in Top 10 in Princeton Review 2021 Best Law School Rankings

With J.D./LL.M. in Maritime Law, Descendant of Miami Law's...

Alumnus Continues Criminal Justice Advocacy in Solo Practice

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Andrew Darling, J.D.'18

Home is where the heart is – a statement best understood when speaking with Miami Law graduate, HOPE scholar/fellow, and Orange County local Andrew Darling, J.D. '18. As a social...

Miami Law Team Takes Home First Place at Environmental Law and Policy Hack Competition

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Miami Law students Samantha Cristol, Jordan Maun, and Nteboheng Mokuena

After working hard all semester, Miami Law students Samantha Cristol, Jordan Maun, and Nteboheng Mokuena took home first place at the...

Third Year Student Spends Semester Interning in Bankruptcy Court with Miami Law Alumna Judge Isicoff

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

3L Asiya Khan

Third-year law student Asiya Khan took advantage of Miami Law's hands-on training opportunities and spent the Fall 2021 semester interning with Chief Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Isicoff, J.D. ’82,...

Human Rights Clinic Supports Advocacy by Rural and Indigenous Women Before the UN

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

On November 15, 2021, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women issued significant recommendations to the government of Ecuador on how it can realize its human rights obligations vis-à-vis rural...

Expert Panel Takes on Timely International Discovery Issue

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Miami Law's International Arbitration Society, in collaboration with the International Moot Court Program, recently hosted the first in-person event this semester after the pandemic. The live event discussed the use of discovery in...

Bright Lights on the Podium: Esteemed Attorney to Speak and Law Alumni Preside at Miami Law’s December Commencement

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Laurie Silvers, J.D. '77, Devang Desai, J.D. '03, & Marilyn Holifield

Marilyn Holifield, a trailblazing attorney who has spent her life paving the path to equality, tolerance, and opportunity for all,...

Five Miami Law Students to Receive Alumni Economic Justice Scholarships Funded By Cy Pres Distribution Windfall

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

(Top) Abril Montero Dokser, Sam Sachs, Lily Liu; (Bottom) Stacey Shenderov & Katherine Johnson 

Miami Law was named the recipient of a $20,000 cy pres distribution from a class-action settlement in...

Health Rights Clinic Helps Cancer Patient to Naturalize Despite Unprecedented USCIS Backlog

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Yuliet Fandino

Taking the Oath of Allegiance on August 3, 2021 was an emotional victory for one Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center patient-client who, in May 2020, was diagnosed with stage three...

 Miami Law Participates in Creation of Conversation Series Focused on Anti-Racism and Climate Justice

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

(Artwork created by Catherine Villalonga with (F)empower)

A University of Miami team was awarded a social justice grant from the University of Miami Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge (U-LINK) to address...

Legal Superstars Carolyn Lamm and Albert Jan van den Berg Lecture on Latest Trends in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Carolyn Lamm speaking at the International Arbitration lecture

Earlier this month, the White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. program at Miami Law hosted an International Arbitration Lecture &...

3L Lands Job in Prestigious Firm – Attributes Success to Internships, Alumni Mentorship, Miami Scholars, Intl Moot Court & More

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

3L Estefania Lalinde

Last summer, current 3L Estefania Lalinde spent her time honing her legal skills as a summer associate at global law firm Baker McKenzie and as an intern at the MacArthur Foundation in...

Student Hones Civil Rights Skills Through Pro Bono Projects Assisting Variety of Clients, Including Afghan Refugees

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

3L David Petrantoni

Third-year Miami Law student David Petrantoni is no stranger to pro bono projects and social justice. A Miami Public Interest Scholar with experience in both criminal law, immigration law...

Professor of Legal Writing Jarrod Reich Contributes to Lawyer Well-Being Task Force Report

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Jarrod Reich

The New York State Bar Association recently released its “Lawyer Well-Being Task Force Report,” which is getting significant attention, mainly because it is recommending law firms cap...

School of Law Receives $2.5 Million Gift from Laurie Silvers, JD '77, and Husband Mitchell Rubenstein

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Donated by Laurie Silvers, chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees, and her husband, Mitchell Rubenstein, the gift provides a substantial boost to the University’s Ever Brighter: The Campaign for Our Next Century.