March, 2022

Immigration Clinic Students Win Release of Mother Held in Shocking Jail Conditions

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Immigration Clinic students Ashley Plotkin, Abbey Schultz, & David Mancia-Orellana

Students with an interest in immigration law and litigation get hands-on experience in the Immigration Clinic. Clinic...

Miami Law Team Wins Best Brief and Second Place Best Oralist Award at First Amendment Moot Court Competition

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

3L Jose Lopez-Varela and 2L Lauren O’Neil 

Miami Law’s Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court team of 3L Jose Lopez-Varela and 2L Lauren O’Neil won “Best Brief,” and O’Neil was named the second place “Best...

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

This year's in-person and virtual 2022 Global Entertainment & Sports Law + Industry Conference will focus on Miami as an epicenter for tech and necessary to today's industry attorneys, including esports in...

CABA Elects Miami Law Alumni to its Board of Directors

Thursday, March 24, 2022

The Cuban American Bar Association CABA is the premier bar association committed promoting equality; increasing diversity in the judiciary and legal community; fostering respect for the law; preserving high standards of integrity,...

Alumni Spotlight: Michael A. Haggard, J.D. '95

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Michael A. Haggard, J.D. '95

Michael A. Haggard, J.D. ’95, always knew that he wanted to be a trial lawyer. The managing partner of The Haggard Law Firm in Coral Gables, Haggard is a leading plaintiff’s...

Professor Partners with Universities in Spain and Ecuador in International Sales Transactions Course

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Miami Law and students from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador and from Universidad Francisco de Vittoria in Madrid, Spain

As a hemispheric university and a law school with expertise in...

Top 10 in Diverse Faculty and Minority Resources in Princeton Review 2022 Best Law School Rankings

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The University of Miami School of Law has been listed in the top 10 in the 2022 Princeton Review in its specialty listings in three categories: most diverse faculty, greatest resources for minority students, and southeastern...

Miami Law Places Second in North American Round of the Largest Environmental Law Moot Competition

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Since its founding over a decade ago, the International Moot Court Program has represented Miami Law in competitions worldwide, spanning areas of law as diverse as human rights, commercial arbitration, and international criminal law....

9th Annual Henkin Lecture

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

One of the country’s leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights, Yale Law Professor Harold Hongju Koh, will deliver the lecture, “Inside the Biden Administration’s Human Rights...

Inter-American Law Review Names Former U.S. Attorney Lawyer of the Americas

Wednesday, March 16, 2022


The University of Miami School of Law's Inter-American Law Review has named Wifredo A. Ferrer, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and chair of Holland & Knight's Global...

Kapila Family Foundation Endows Scholarship for JD/MBA Students Interested in Bankruptcy

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Bankruptcy Clinic Director Professor Patricia Redmond, Dr. Pradodh Kapila, Interim Dean Nell Newton, & Soneet Kapila

The Kapila Family Foundation, a small family foundation located in Fort Lauderdale,...

Acting Associate Director of Human Rights Clinic Elected to International Board of FIAN International

Wednesday, March 16, 2022


Denisse Córdova Montes

Denisse Córdova Montes was recently elected to the International Board of FIAN International, an international human rights organization with headquarters in Germany....

University of Miami Law Review Vol. 77 Editorial Board Announced; Student Scholarly Articles Noted

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Editorial Board of Volume 77 of the University of Miami Law Review has been announced. Candidates were invited onto the Law Review because they either placed in the top 6.5% of their class or because they placed in the top 33 of...

International Arbitration Alumni Feature: Ivan Bracho Gonzalez, J.D./LL.M. ’19

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Ivan Bracho Gonzalez, J.D./LL.M. '19


Name: Ivan Bracho Gonzalez

Country of Origin: Venezuela

Year of J.D./LL.M.: 2019

Law School(s) attended: Universidad del...

Leading in Big Law — Based on Employment Success Miami Law Ranks in Top 50 and 25th in Promotions to Partner

Monday, March 14, 2022

The University of Miami School of Law is in the big leagues, making’s 2022 Go-To Law Schools hiring report. The Go-To Law Schools top 50 list results from lawyer headcount by the National Law Journal’s annual survey of the...

Taking the Step from UM Undergrad to Miami Law — First-Year and First-Gen Student Walks the Law School Walk

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

1L Asha Wedemeier-Allen

First-year law student Asha Wedemeier-Allen has accumulated more accolades than one can count. The Dean's Merit Scholarship recipient is characteristically driven and forward-looking...

Human Rights Clinic Contributes to Victory for Right to Food in West Virginia as City of Morgantown Adopts New Municipal Resolution

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Art by Gerardo Valera, Courtesy WVU Food Justice Lab

In December 2021, the city council of Morgantown, West Virginia unanimously agreed to adopt a municipal resolution that formally recognizes the human...

Miami Joins the Global Network of Very Young Arbitration Practitioners

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Very Young Arbitration Practitioners participants

In 2021, the Miami chapter of the Very Young Arbitration Practitioners officially launched. The group hosted a kick-off event at Hogan Lovells in Miami,...

University of Miami School of Law Announces Full Scholarship for Graduates of Ukrainian Law Schools

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 8, 2022) – A new scholarship program in support of graduates of Ukrainian law schools has been announced by the University of Miami School of Law, offering one full-tuition scholarship for the academic year...

First “The Art of the Sneaker Deal” Case Study Moot Competition Swoops Into Miami Law

Monday, March 07, 2022

The University of Miami School of Law’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Graduate Program held the first-ever “The Art of the Sneaker Deal,” a two-day case study competition and conference, took place March 3 and 4, 2022, on the...

Miami Law’s CKP Bankruptcy Law Competition Celebrates 11th Anniversary

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Now in its 11th year, the Cristol, Kahn, Paskay Circuit Bankruptcy Competition serves as a formal practice for students registered to compete in New York in the Duberstein Moot Court Competition, the premier bankruptcy competition....

Professor Lave Tackles Title IX in Podcast Episode and Upcoming Book

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Professor Tamara Rice Lave 

In this week’s Miami Law Explainer podcast, “Title IX Turns 50,” campus sexual assault expert Professor Tamara Rice Lave weighs out the successes and failures of the law and...

Via U.N. Advocacy, Clinic Addresses Discrimination and Violence against Women Who Use Drugs

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

United Nations

With the close of 2021, the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law and partners successfully advocated with the...

International Moot Court Program Leads Student to Practical Opportunities by Connecting the Current and Former Students

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Yesenia Alfonso

Yesenia Alfonso, an International Arbitration J.D./LL.M. joint degree student, originally joined Miami Law’s International Moot Court Program in the Fall of 2020, and successfully competed...

Miami Law Hosts IRS Commissioner Lecture

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Charles P. Rettig

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles P. Rettig will be delivering a virtual lecture on Current IRS Priorities and Initiatives, hosted by the University of Miami School of Law...

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

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Michael Klein, J.D. '66, with Professor Mary Anne Franks

At the investiture of University of Miami School of Law Professor Mary Anne Franks to the Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair recently,...

With an Eye on Social Justice Since Childhood, A Third Year Gives Back

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Luciana Jhon Urrunaga, 3L

Third-year Miami Law student ​​Luciana Jhon Urrunaga understands the importance of helping others and has always had an eye toward social justice. Growing up, the Miami Public...