September, 2021

Immigration Clinic Helps Overturn Florida’s Racist Anti-Immigrant Law in Federal Court

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Miami Law's commitment to immigration law and human rights law is center stage. A federal court ruled recently that key sections of Florida’s anti-sanctuary law violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution, delivering a...

Ongoing Tax Talks Open to UM Students

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Tax Talks, hosted by the Graduate Program in Taxation, began in August and hosts speakers from accounting firms, IRS, tax attorneys, banks, and family offices. The talks are open to all UM and Miami Law students who have an...

Third-Year Students Win Inaugural UM Health Law Writing Competition

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

3Ls Andrew Graykowski and Daniel Robinson

Third-year Miami Law students Andrew Graykowski and Daniel Robinson were recently named the winners of the University of Miami’s inaugural Health Law Writing...

Professor Charlton Copeland Named Associate Dean of Intellectual Life

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Professor Charlton Copeland

Interim Dean and Visiting Professor Nell Jessup Newton announced that Professor Charlton Copeland has agreed to serve as associate dean of Intellectual Life. He will step into the...

Oliver Felsenstein, LL.M. '91: International Business Lawyer Serves Private Equity Clients from Germany

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Oliver Felsenstein, LL.M. '91

Oliver Felsenstein, LL.M. '91, vividly remembers his first Miami Hurricanes football game. He had just arrived from Germany to study comparative law when his friends whisked him...

Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan, J.D. '85: Thinking Outside of the Box to Build an International Career in China

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan, B.B.A. '82, J.D. '85

Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan, B.B.A. '82, J.D. '85, says she didn't plan on becoming an international lawyer – it just happened. In 1997, she moved to Hong Kong with...

Stellar Legal Scholar Professor Bernard H. Oxman Navigates the Law of the Sea

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Professor Bernard H. Oxman (photo by Joshua Prezant)

Professor Bernard H. Oxman has decades of experience in helping students, attorneys, and policymakers navigate the law of the sea and resolve...

Professor of Law Emeritus Keith Rosenn: Guiding Students in Latin American and International Law

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Professor of Law Emeritus Keith S. Rosenn (photo by Jenny Abreu)

For decades, Professor of Law Emeritus Keith S. Rosenn has been one of the nation’s leading scholars on Latin American law. An expert on...

A Passion for Litigation:  Julie Braman Kane, J.D. '93, Changing Lives – and Society – for the Better

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Julie Braman Kane, B.A. '90, J.D. '93

Julie Braman Kane, B.A. '90, J.D. '93, sadly remembers Amanda Slavin, a nurse who was the victim of surgical malpractice and pharmaceutical negligence. “She was...

Miami Law’s Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum Keeps Legal Finger on the Pulse of this Growing Trend

Thursday, September 23, 2021

"Hot Topics in Class Actions and MDLs" panel from the 2020 forum. Pictured L to R: The Honorable Roy Altman, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Florida; The Honorable David Proctor, U.S....

The Growing Importance of UM’s Environmental Law Program

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Professor Jessica Owley (photo by Joshua Prezant)

Professor Jessica Owley is committed to providing local, national, and global learning opportunities for students in Miami Law’s Environmental Law Program. “...

Miami Law Adds Doctor of Juridical Science SJD Program

Wednesday, September 22, 2021


The University of Miami School of Law is launching a Doctor of Juridical Science program for Fall 2022. The SJD, the highest level of law degree, is an advanced research degree program designed for aspiring legal...

Miami Law Partners with PUCMM in the Dominican Republic; First Two Students Enroll in LL.M. Program

Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Daniela Ureña and Gisselle Nunez

Miami Law recently signed a dual degree agreement with the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, allowing students from PUCMM to enroll in an...

With High Bar Pass Rate, Miami Law Swears in 203 New Lawyers

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Two hundred and three Miami Law graduates raised their right hands virtually in front of friends, family, and faculty, swearing to "never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed, or...

A Conversation with Interim Dean Nell Jessup Newton

Tuesday, September 21, 2021


Interim Dean Nell Jessup Newton

The following is a conversation that took place between Interim Dean Nell Jessup Newton and 3L student Hayley Goodman who is an intern in Miami Law’s Office...

Sebastian's Closet - A Call for Donations

Monday, September 20, 2021


Sebastian’s Closet is a Student Bar Association-led initiative that provides business professional attire for Miami Law students to borrow for interviews, networking events, presentations, and other occasions requiring...

Miami Law ESLS Panel Examines NCAA’s New Name, Image & Likeness Policy’s Impact

Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Over the summer, a change in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s name, image and likeness rules altered the college sports landscape, interrupting a foundation of amateurism that had stood for more than 100...

Associate Director of the Human Rights Clinic Tamar Ezer Publishes Article on Homelessness

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Tamar Ezer

Lecturer in Law Tamar Ezer recently published “Challenging Domestic Injustice through International Human Rights Advocacy: Addressing Homelessness in the United States" in the Cardozo Law Review...

Miami Law Cements Rich History in International and Human Rights Law with Launch of Global and International Law Program + Human Rights Program

Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Miami Law has been a leader in addressing critical issues of law and policy from a transnational perspective in the areas of international law and human rights law. Miami Law has drawn upon this rich history to launch...

LLM Programs Begin with Strong International Connections with 72 International Students from 36 Foreign Countries

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Clockwise: Rochelle Hamman, Movlonbek Tojimatov, Victor Delgado, Alejandro Santoyo, and Nicole Haidar

The University of Miami has one of the largest international student populations in the country with...

Alumna Assists Unaccompanied Minors in Reunifying with their Families

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Joy Purcell, J.D. '08

Joy Purcell, JD’ 08, senior attorney at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Civil Rights, jumped at the opportunity to assist unaccompanied minors in reunifying with their...

Squire Patton Boggs Foundation Awards Public Policy Fellowships to Two Miami Law Students

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Daniela Torres, 2L, and Laura Silva, 3L 

Miami Law has a strong focus in public interest and social justice and this was recognized when the prestigious law firm of Squire Patton Boggs honored two Miami...

REAL Scholarship Opens Doors for International Arbitration LL.M. Students to Attend Important Conference on Arbitration in Latin America

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Hector Fernandez and Cristian Gallorini 

Since 2009, the Center for Studies on Law, Economics and Politics’ Latin American Arbitration Conference (Conferencia Latinoamericana de Arbitraje) has...

Alumni Steer Successful Career Paths Across All Areas of Law

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Miami Law grads are successful in all areas of practice and can be found at the helm of some of the most prominent law firms, corporations, and foundations nationally and internationally. From serving clients in private practice and...

Associate Director of Immigration Clinic Guides Asylum Cases of Political Activists to Victory

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Romy Lerner

Overcoming barriers put up by the COVID-19 pandemic, Romy Lerner, associate director of the Immigration Clinic, worked with students this past semester to win asylum for two political activists....

First-Generation Law Student Selected as Inaugural Meenu Sasser Family Scholarship Recipient

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

1L July Choi

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida recently selected Miami Law’s 1L student July Choi as the inaugural recipient of The Meenu Sasser Family Scholarship. Choi, who...

46th Annual Ralph E. Boyer Condo and Development Law Conference at Miami Law Will Focus on Surfside Tragedy

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (September 21, 2021) – The aftermath of the Surfside condominium collapse will be the focus of many of the discussions at the 46th Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development conference, the annual event from...