February, 2021

Chilean Lawyer Selected as Young ICCA Scholar for 2020-2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


Cristian Zannier

Cristian Zannier has been named the 2020-2021 Young ICCA Full-tuition Scholarship winner. Born in Bolivia but raised in Chile, Zannier is the first Young ICCA Scholar to...

Miami Law’s Trial Team Wins Region 6 Finals - Heads to National Championship

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Known for its strong trial advocacy programs, Miami Law's trial team of Ashley Meyer and Andres Chinchilla, both 2Ls, made it to the Region 6 finals of the National Trial Competition (NTC). Hosted by the Texas Young Lawyers Association...

PreLaw Magazine Gives ‘A’ Rankings to Miami Law for Technology Law, International Law & Trial Advocacy

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The PreLaw Magazine Winter 2021 issue has once again given high numbers to Miami Law in a variety of areas.

‘A’ for Tech Law

The law is increasingly tech-driven - from the way law firms do business, to the way...

Toy Story 2: Revisiting Miami Law's Alumni Toymakers Extraordinaire

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Laura and Judd Zebersky, J.D. '93

When we last left the Toymakers Zebersky "Lawyers in Toyland," in October of 2014, the Miami Law alums were raising three children, designing licensed toy lines and...

Miami Law Convenes Law Faculty to Examine Hierarchy, Subordination, Race in First-Year Law Courses

Tuesday, February 23, 2021


During Black History Month, Miami Law kicked off a series on “Critical Perspectives on the 1L Curriculum.” This pedagogy series about hierarchy, subordination, and race in the law school curriculum,...

Dean Anthony Varona is Co-Author in 4th Edition of Administrative Law: A Contemporary Approach

Monday, February 22, 2021

Dean Anthony Varona

Dean Anthony E. Varona, along with Andrew Popper of American University Washington College of Law, Gwendolyn McKee Savitz of the University of Tulsa College of Law, and Mark Niles of...

Law Alumni Participate in

Thursday, February 18, 2021


Distinguished Panelists

The University of Miami Alumni Association hosted a virtual 2021 Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series on “The Future of the Supreme Court”...

Health Care Law in Action: ABA Publishes Student Article on Post-Pandemic Public Health Workforce Recommendations

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Emely Sanchez

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a robust public health system that can actively respond to the next public health emergency and ongoing health disparities. In a...

Juan E. Méndez Speaks on the Connection of Human Rights During Henkin Lecture

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Juan E. Méndez

In the recent lecture, "Human Rights and Democracy in a New Era," at the Ninth Annual Henkin Lecture on Human Rights, a former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and...

Miami Law Alumnus Takes His Joint Degree in Entertainment Law and Music Business to WhatsApp

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Rico Williams, J.D. '13

When Rico Williams arrived on the Hilarie Bass Bricks for orientation in 2010, he brought along his love of music and an interest in contracts and intellectual property. When he left...

Miami Law Convenes Discussion on The End of the Trump Presidency

Tuesday, February 16, 2021



On February 4, the University of Miami School of Law convened three panels of eminent scholars to address fundamental questions raised by the end of the Trump...

Environmental Law Expert Professor Jessica Owley Discusses Biden's Executive Orders on the Environment and Climate

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Professor Jessica Owley

Several of President Biden’s day one executive orders focused climate and environmental issues – Alaska pipeline, federal land use, and rejoining the Paris Climate Accord. Climate...

Celebrating the Excellence and Accomplishments of Our Alumni during Black History Month

Thursday, February 11, 2021


From top to bottom, left to right: Dr. Rudolph Moise, Andrea Ewart, Amanda Darlington, Amir Whitaker, Gabrielle Wynn, Nikki Lewis Simon, Jaret Davis, & Vice Admiral...

Miami Law Review Symposium Addresses Criminal Justice Reform

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The 2021 University of Miami Law Review Symposium will explore a range of socio-legal issues analyzing the current state of criminal justice and possible avenues through which we can cultivate a more equitable and forward-thinking...

Law School Education Helps Alumna Launch DC Regulatory, Compliance Career Focused on Medical Sector

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Sara Klock, J.D. '17

Sara Klock, J.D. ’17, used the experiences she gained at Miami Law to launch her career as a regulatory attorney at Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C.

During her time at...

Annual Miami Law International Arbitration Lecture Tackles Pandemic Lessons

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

David W. Rivkin, past president of the International Bar Association. (Read lecture script or watch the lecture here.) 

David W. Rivkin, past president of the International Bar Association, told...

Black Law Students Association Members/Alums Reflect on Success of Recent Rededication Ceremony

Tuesday, February 09, 2021


Sydney Maubert’s 2021 acrylic on canvas painting, “On the Shoulders of Giants.”

The Robert H. Waters Chapter of the National Black Law Student Association and Miami Law recently recognized...

Ninth Annual Henkin Lecture on Human Rights:

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 25, 2021) – The former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Juan E. Méndez, will present the lecture, "Human Rights and Democracy in a New Era," at...

Victory in the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Human Rights Clinic Contributes to a Successful Challenge to Vagrancy Laws

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Just as 2020 came to a close, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights issued a groundbreaking decision, taking a bold stand against the criminalization of poverty and marginalization, an area of focus for Miami Law’s Human...

Miami Law Faculty Host Colloquium on Labor, Employment and Antitrust Law

Wednesday, February 03, 2021


Professor Andrew Elmore and Professor John Newman

Miami Law antitrust expert and former Department of Justice attorney Professor John Mark Newman and labor and employment law expert and...

Dana Trier Named Interim Director of Tax Law Programs

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Professor Dana Trier

Professor Dana L. Trier, adjunct professor in taxation and Distinguished Visiting Professor from Practice, has been appointed to serve as interim director of the Graduate Program in...

10th Annual Influential Interdisciplinary Robot Conference Invites Papers

Monday, February 01, 2021

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 1, 2021) – We Robot, the yearly interdisciplinary conference on the legal and policy questions relating to robots, call for papers proposals extended to close on February 8, 2021. Posters will be accepted...

Immigration Clinic Students Toil to Protect Detainees from COVID-19

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

As part of the class action lawsuit the University of Miami School of Law filed with partners against U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement, students help to save lives as they learn the intricacies of immigration law.