May, 2021

International Arbitration Alumni Feature: Somya Priyadarshini, LL.M. ’19, Senior Associate, MRP Advisory, Dubai, UAE

Thursday, May 27, 2021


Somya Priyadarshini, LL.M. '19

Name: Somya Priyadarshini

Country of Origin: India

Year of LL.M.: 2019

Law School(s) attended: Chanakya National Law University,...

J.D. '10, Executive Director of New York International Arbitration Center, Profiled by ArbitralWomen

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

 Pictured L to R: the 2009 Miami Law Vis Moot team with Diogo Pereira, J.D. ’10, Anna Tumpovskiy, International Arbitration LL.M. '10, Kevin Huber, J.D. ’10, Rekha Rangachari, J.D. '10, Professor John...

Children and Youth Law Clinic Student Argues Disability Case Before the Third District Court of Appeal

Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Kristen Calzadilla with judges from the Third District Court of Appeal via Zoom

Kristen Calzadilla, who graduated from Miami Law in spring 2021, presented oral arguments in the Third...

Indigenous Alum and First Miccosukee Indian Lawyer Now Assistant Public Defender

Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Curtis Osceola, J.D. '18

To look at Curtis Esteban Osceola today standing in court in a sharp blue suit, white shirt, and blue silk repp tie, there is little vestige of the skinny 18-year-...

Professor Rebecca Sharpless Receives Provost’s Excellence in Experiential Teaching Award

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Professor Rebecca Sharpless

Rebecca Sharpless, professor of law and director of Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic, was recently chosen as one of the first recipients of the Excellence in Experiential Teaching...

Miami Law Receives Honor Roll Ranking in International Jurist for LL.M. Excellence in Career Advancement

Friday, May 21, 2021

The International Jurist story, “Best LL.M. Programs,” placed Miami Law as one of eleven law schools in their career advancement honor roll. The four criteria for placing on the career advancement honor roll were graduate employment...

Miami Law Alumni and Faculty Sweep Florida Legal Awards, Larry Hoffman Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, May 21, 2021

At the Awards Ceremony L to R: Miami Law Dean Anthony E. Varona and  Associate Dean Raquel Matas, Ken Hoffman, J.D. '83, and Bill Carter, CEO of ALM Media.

Of all the attorneys recognized in the...

3L Awarded Prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship with Florida Health Justice Project

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


3L Melissa Lipnick

3L Miami Scholar, Melissa Lipnick, was recently selected to receive the highly competitive Equal Justice Works Fellowship, a project-based post-grad fellowship that allows...

Litigation Skills Program Awards Scholarships to Top Students

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Litigation Students with Prof. Tamara Lave and Lydia Sanchez

Miami Law's Litigation Skills Program recently awarded nine scholarships to several students who distinguished themselves this past semester...

Virtual Hoffman Forum Event Addresses Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Art Museums & Universities

Friday, May 14, 2021

Art museums, universities, and colleges are vitally critical educational institutions in the United States. In the face of the intertwined crises of 2020, these sectors redoubled their equity, anti-racism, and social justice...

Health Care Law & Immigration Intersect - Health Rights Clinic Ensures Citizenship for Two-Time Brain Cancer Survivor

Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Client Rocio Cabrejos being sworn in as a U.S. citizen

Even though Rocio Cabrejos survived brain cancer twice, endured two rounds of brain surgery and other intensive treatments, the United...

Miami Mayor + Alumni, Faculty Technology Law Experts Map Law’s Future in #MiamiTech Movement and Law Series

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Miami has steadily been building its ecosystem for technology and entrepreneurship but now has the national spotlight as each day another technology, venture capital, or finance company announces its relocation to South Florida. Miami...

Real Property Development LL.M. Student Making His Way in the Real Estate Industry

Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Nicholas Bailkin

Nicholas Bailkin is a joint J.D./LL.M. candidate in Miami Law’s Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Real Property Development Program. Bailkin is the epitome of an accomplished...

Graduate Uses LL.M. Degree to Further Career in Technology, Policy, and Law at Cybersecurity Company

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Laura Juanes Micas

Spaniard Laura Juanes Micas graduates in May with an LL.M. degree in U.S. and Transnational Law. A multilingual policy, privacy, and international law expert in the technology industry...

Professor Mary Anne Franks Appointed to the Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Professor Mary Anne Franks

In spring 2021, University of Miami School of Law Professor Mary Anne Franks was named the Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair to recognize her substantial contributions...

Leading the Florida Appellate Court: Alumni Serve Back-to-Back as Chief Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Judges Kevin Emas, J.D. '82 & Ivan Fernandez, J.D. '92

Ivan F. Fernandez, J.D. ’92, will assume the role of chief judge at the Third District Court of Appeal on July 1, taking the mantle from...

Virtual Ceremony Honors Students Who Excelled in Public Interest

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center hosted its annual Public Interest Recognition Ceremony on April 15th, gathering virtually with students, faculty, alumni, family and friends to recognize outstanding students who excelled in...

Commencement Student Speaker Has Sea Change Year, Heading to Work at L.A. Law Firm

Wednesday, May 05, 2021


Jordan Rhodes, 3L

Jordan Rhodes's third year at Miami Law was far outside the usual experience. While she served as president of the Student Bar Association and the student trustee for the...

Professor of Legal Writing Jarrod Reich Co-Authors Book, Thinking Like a Writer

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Professor of Legal Writing Jarrod Reich

Professor of Legal Writing Jarrod Reich recently co-authored a book titled Thinking Like a Writer with Professor Timothy Terrell of Emory and legal writing expert,...

J.D. '87, Hon. Sue Ellen Venzer Leads the UM Judge-in-Residence Program

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Founded in 2018 and led by the University’s Judge-in-Residence, Miami Circuit Court Judge Ellen Sue Venzer, the program recently received generous support from philanthropist Nancy Hector.