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



pics of the 8 alumni

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 James W. Crawford III

Miami Law is proud of its many extraordinary alumni of color. In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting some past stories written about our trailblazing alumni.

Alumnus Named President of the Miami-Dade County Medical Association; Creates Scholarship at Alma Mater

Dr. Rudolph Moise, M.B.A. ’94, J.D. ’97, has been elected president of the Miami-Dade County Medical Association, becoming the first Haitian American to hold the position in the organization’s 117-year history. Read more.

Alumna’s Career in International Trade Law Spans the Globe

Andrea Ewart’s career has taken her from her native Jamaica to Patrice Lumumba People’s Friendship University in Moscow, Russia, for her B.A., to the University of Miami, where she received her M.A. in International Studies and a J.D. at Miami Law. The 2000 alumna and Harvey Reid scholar now calls Washington, D.C., home, where she founded an international trade practice DevelopTradeLaw, LLC to provide custom-tailored legal and business solutions to companies doing business internationally. Read more.

Law Alumna Effects Change in D.C. Through Role in Government Affairs and Relations

Amanda Darlington, J.D. ’12, is the Director of Government Relations for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). A licensed attorney and experienced government relations professional, Darlington fosters legislative relationships, establishes coalitions, and keeps both legislative offices and CRN members apprised on issues critical to the industry. Read more.

At ACLU of Southern California, Alumnus Advocates for Youth Justice and Education

Amir Whitaker says Miami Law gave him a sword. The 35-year-old from Plainfield, New Jersey, already had a voice. Violence and incarceration were the fabric of his young life; Whitaker knew his only path out was education – earning his bachelors from Rutgers University, an Ed.D. in education, a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Southern California, and his J.D. from Miami Law in 2014. Whitaker’s current “day” job at the ACLU of Southern California sees him active in education and youth justice issues. Read more.

J.D. '20 Grad Heads to D.C. for Fellowship at Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Gabrielle Wynn heads to Washington, D.C. where she she begins a one-year fellowship at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, a litigation, client and public policy advocacy, and public education organization that works to create legal, economic, and social equity. Read more.

Alumna is Chief Diversity Officer and Shareholder at One of Largest U.S. Law Firms

Nikki Lewis Simon, J.D. ’99 and adjunct in the externship/litigation program, is a commercial litigator with more than 20 years of experience. She is a shareholder and primarily serves as GreenbergTraurig’s chief diversity officer. Read more.

Jaret Davis, J.D. ’99, Reaffirms Commitment as Social Justice Advocate at Miami Law Workspace Rededication

Jaret Davis, J.D. ’99 and B.A. ’96, saw 2020 as an inflection point for social justice in the United States. In the wake of the murder of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minnesota in May, Davis called for a “commitment to empathy and appreciating the common humanity within us all.” Davis is the co-managing shareholder of the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. – one of the largest law firms in the U.S. – and a member of the firm’s global executive committee. Read more.

Miami Law Alumnus Vice Admiral James Crawford III: Mastering the Law of the Sea

Vice Admiral James W. Crawford III, LL.M. ’92 in Maritime Law, understands the importance of the law of the sea. “Many nations desire to extend their sovereignty over offshore waters,” said Crawford. “There are issues overfishing rights, oil and gas drilling and other matters. More than 90 percent of the world’s commerce moves by sea, including tankers carrying fossil fuels, and any obstruction could have a tremendous impact on the global economy.” Read more.

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