Robots in hospitals, in schools, in the air, watching you, reading your email, and even trading stocks. The robots are everywhere and becoming more and more autonomous. What new rules and policies do we need to prepare?
Immigration Clinic hosted a continuing legal education seminar aimed at training lawyers on defending people against deportation. The training featured prominent lawyers and immigration judge, the Honorable Denise Slavin, who appeared in her personal capacity. Other speakers included Ira Kurzban, a Miami Law adjunct faculty member, and Dan Kesselbrenner, Executive Director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. More than a hundred people attended the all-day event.Miami Law’s
thematic hearing on the implications of Stand Your Ground (“SYG”) laws in minority communities before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (“IACHR”) in Washington, D.C. It was an incredible culmination of a year of hard work in the Human Rights Clinic on Stand your Ground laws, gun violence, and domestic violence.On March 26, I was fortunate enough to give the opening remarks at a
Black Law Student’s Association (BLSA) at Miami Law during the 2013-2014 school year, second year law student Jordan Hadley is well groomed for his new position as Attorney General of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). Hadley will serve as the Attorney General for the 2014-2015 school year.Having served as President of the
Last month, Miami Law Human Rights Clinic 3L students Charlotte Cassel, Daniella Peterson, and James Slater traveled to Geneva with Professor Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Director of the clinic, to present the Clinic’s reports and recommendations on the United States’ compliance with its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
Miami Law’s team of Blaze Douglas and Thomas White, both 3Ls, won the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition held at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The team was coached by Eduardo Sanchez, JD ’90, from the United States Attorney’s Office, and came out on top over 23 teams from around the country. Miami Law beat the team from Chicago Kent in the finals.
Charles Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board continue to distinguish themselves this year with outstanding competition results at the national level. Miami Law’s 3L team of Kyle Ohlenschlaeger and Renee Kramer won the 39th Annual Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Moot Court Competition held at Fordham University School of Law. They beat out 24 teams from around the country and were coached by attorney Justin Prociv, JD ’03, of the law firm Lapin & Leichtling.Members of the
Professor Kevin Doolan, Partner in the international law firm, Eversheds, will be teaching a short course “Corporate Skills for New Lawyers,” starting April 7. Professor Doolan has been a partner at Eversheds for more than 25 years and since 2001 has been a full time member of the firm’s management team based in London. In 1996 he completed his MBA at Henley Management College and, in his role as Head of Client Relations, is responsible for leading all business development activity for Eversheds Offices in 27 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.Visiting
Virgin Galactic's White Knight Two mother ship takes off from its New Mexico spaceport and launches the SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane 60,000 feet above Canada, does it violate Canadian sovereignty and airspace?If
Professor Osamudia James has been named to Lawyers Of Color’s 50 Under 50 in the 2014 Law School Diversity Issue. The listing is a comprehensive catalog of minority law professors who are making an impact in legal education.
Miami Law students David Coulter, 2L, and Bridget Schultz, 3L, won the John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition held at Seton Hall Law School. They also received 3rd Best Brief in the competition and Schultz was named Best Oralist in the final round.
Human Rights Clinic travelled to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in hearings and briefings in front of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. The committee had gathered to review the United States' compliance with its treaty obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a treaty that the United States ratified in 1992.Three students from Miami Law’s
Health Rights Clinic took on a number of cases in 2010 when the Public Health Trust terminated outpatient dialysis care for the uninsured in Miami-Dade County or repatriated individuals back to their home countries when in fact they qualified for federally funded emergency Medicaid.The
Robotics is becoming a transformative technology. We Robot 2014, hosted by Miami Law, examines how the increasing sophistication of robots and their widespread deployment everywhere from the home, to hospitals, to public spaces, and even to the battlefield disrupts existing legal regimes or requires rethinking of various policy issues.
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) since he first attended a “Gators for Israel” meeting in 2007 as a freshman studying Political Science at the University of Florida.When people find out that 2L Rafael Yaniz is not Jewish, they’re often surprised. That’s because the Roman Catholic Cuban-American Miami native has been highly involved in
Investor Rights Clinic recently obtained an award of $13,750 for client Carol Barnes, an 82-year-old woman who lost a significant amount of her modest retirement savings that she invested with a broker.Miami Law students from the
Arial Gonzalez woke up the morning of January 15, 2014 feeling under the weather. Within hours he was doubled over in pain, had a searing headache, and was vomiting. He rode his bike, his only means of transportation, twenty minutes to the local clinic, Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., where he was diagnosed with abdominal pain and sent home with some medications and instructions to go to an emergency room if his condition worsened.
José M. de Areilza, Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE, Ramón Llul University in Spain, will be teaching the short course "Power and Influence," starting Monday, March 31. Professor de Areilza has published extensively in the fields of European Union constitutional law and Spanish foreign policy. He served between 1996 and 2000 as advisor to the Spanish Prime Minister on European and North American affairs. Professor Areilza writes a weekly column in the newspaper ABC and is a member of its Board of Directors.Visiting Professor
Hilarie Bass is every parent’s dream child; she is brilliant, incredibly talented, creative and curious, wickedly funny, hardworking, generous, and best of all, bursting with life. And, like most extremely successful people, Bass has a continuing love affair with her work.
For the second time, Miami Law’s moot court team, which included students Benjamin Keime, 2L, Abirami Ananthasingam, 3L, and Joseph Matthews, 3L, were named winners of the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court. Miami Law’s team tied for first place with Science Po Law School in Paris. This competition, considered one of the most prestigious international student competitions with a focus on investment protection, was hosted by Goethe-University Frankfurt in Germany.
Catherine Dorvil, JD ’09, puts her beliefs into action every day. As a commercial litigator at Hogan Lovells, Dorvil engages in exciting and high-level legal analyses; however, while many litigators may be content with securing victories for their corporate clients, she sees her position in a “big” law firm as an opportunity to “sustain people who need a voice.”
Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board experienced success in two recent competitions. The team of Donald “DJ” Hodson and Erica Haft, both 2Ls, was the Regional Winner at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional in Las Vegas, and the team of Jenna Winchester and James Sadler, both 3Ls, finished in the top 4 out of 31 teams in the 19th Annual Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational.The
Inter-American Law Review will host a conversation titled War on Drugs Unwrapped: Reinventing Inter-American Drug Policy on Thursday, March 20. The program includes screening of the 2011 documentary Cocaine Unwrapped, which uses reporting to focus on the cycle of violence perpetuated by the global cocaine trade and examines the complicity of Latin American political leaders.Miami Law’s
As the gateway to Latin America, Miami sees tremendous amounts of people and products move through it every year, much of it transferred illegally. And as Miami has grown as a modern hub of international commerce, the problem of illegal trafficking has only increased, bringing significant national security implications. The growing trend also impacts human rights as untold numbers of individuals are trafficked throughout the city each year.
Bogotá, Colombia at the Universidad de los Andes. Miami Law had been interested for some time in expanding their agreements to South America and the choice of picking los Andres was a simple one.Miami Law is expanding its exchange programs by looking to our neighbors in the south. The newest program will now be in
Sheila Foster, Vice Dean and the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use & Property Law at Fordham University School of Law, will be teaching a one-week course on “Urban Land Use Law” from March 17-21. Professor Foster is the author of numerous publications on land use, environmental law, and antidiscrimination law. Her works on antidiscrimination law include Intent and Incoherence and Causation in Antidiscrimination Law: Beyond Intent Versus Impact. She is also the co-editor (with David Oppenheimer and Sora Han) of a groundbreaking casebook, Comparative Equality and Antidiscrimination Law: Cases, Codes, Constitutions and Commentary.Visiting Professor
Alumnus Doug Weiser, A.B.’78, J.D.’82, came to Miami Law last week to screen his latest venture, “Chapman,” the 2012 film he produced in partnership with Mpower, a Colorado-based youth empowerment program.
Ricardo J. Bascuas the recipient of its 2014 Outstanding Teaching Award. The Faculty Senate established the award in 2002 to recognize a distinguished record of teaching by UM faculty members.The University of Miami Faculty Senate has selected Miami Law Professor
Military Law Society’s clothing and school supply drive for an orphanage in Afghanistan, the last thing she expected was to receive anything in return. Much to her surprise, she would be the student behind the framed American flag that now hangs in the law library.When 3L Katie Maier spearheaded the
Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) continues to provide a forum for students to present to attorneys the ethical challenges that confronts today’s legal profession.Miami Law’s
University of Miami Law Review (UMLR) recently hosted its annual symposium titled “Leading From Below.”In an era when the Supreme Court of the United States is pushing more cases back down to the lower courts, the power of a United States District Court Judge to enforce the constitutional rights of cases that come before him or her is paramount. Recognizing this, the
National Baseball Arbitration Competition, finishing with a 4-1 record, and ultimately placing 4th overall.The adage “hard work pays off” has once again proven true. Miami Law’s moot team advanced to the semifinals of the Tulane Law’s Annual
CONVERGE! Re-imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence was recently held at Miami Law and brought together over 200 survivors, policymakers, academics, practitioners, and students for a two-day vigorous and often emotional discussion addressing the most pressing concerns of the U.S. movement to prevent and respond to gender violence.
ACLU-UM, this past fall. Over fifty Miami Law students have united in this cause by becoming members of the law school’s ACLU chapter, the first ever at Miami Law.Inspired by the past and current efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in protecting the rights of the oppressed and marginalized, the University of Miami School of Law has joined the fight by forming the student-led organization,
No two-hour discussion can bring to a just end the long suffering and statelessness of the Palestinian people, and words alone cannot bring to Israelis the security they crave and need. But, according to Palestinian Ambassador to the U.S., Maen Rashid Areikat, now is the time and opportunity for these goals to be realized—through negotiation and compromise.
Immigration Clinic students Ian Shaw, Lindsay Adkin, and Ross Militello petitioned for and won the release of a Haitian woman who had been held in immigration detention for over a year. In granting the students’ petition, U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia Altonaga ordered the client eligible for a bond hearing. The bond hearing was held in immigration court and the judge ordered the client released.Miami Law
Lesley Rosenthal, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, returns to Miami Law for her second year teaching her one-week course titled "The Role of In-House Counsel at a Nonprofit," from Feb. 17-22. At Lincoln Center, Rosenthal counsels and supports a 75-member board. She is the author of the bestselling book Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits).Visiting Professor
As third year student Caroline LaPorte walks across the bricks, she is hard to miss. That’s because Caroline pushes her smiling 3-month-old son, Sutton Francis, around in a stroller most school days. Sutton was named to honor Caroline’s grandfather, Francis, whom she recently learned was placed in an Indian boarding school at age eight.
The University of Miami Law Review will host its 2014 symposium “Leading from Below” on February 14 and 15 at Miami Law to explore the role and procedural tools of the federal district court judge.
Litigation Skills Programmore than half are Miami Law graduates - 44 to be exact. Program Director Laurence Rose explains many of the ”Lit Skills” adjuncts want to teach to give students the benefit of their experience in practice, and also to give back to their alma mater in the best possible way. “A position in our Litigation Skills Program is a sought-after role. I receive at least ten offers each year from local attorneys and judges, especially from alums.”Of the 80 adjuncts at Miami Law’s
There aren’t too many commodities that flow at wedding celebrations, raise tax revenues, and even treat minor cuts and bruises. It is true - no matter where we turn in society alcohol may be found. To discuss the historical and legal significance of the lucrative liquid, Robert Tobiassen, former Chief Counsel for the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, joined Miami Law last week to speak on “The Amazing World of Alcohol: Do You or Your Car Drink the Most?”
Susan Stefan, one of the country’s most highly regarded experts in mental health disability law, will teach a course on Disability Rights Law at Miami Law. She is an attorney at the forefront of the legal movement to assert the rights of the disabled and is the recipient of many awards for her advocacy and litigation. Recently, she answered a few questions about the short course and herself.Beginning on February 10th, Visiting Professor
Patricia A. Redmond, director of the Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic, will be honored with the Lawyers in Leadership Award by Miami Law's Center for Ethics and Public Service on February 13. The award recognizes leading members of the Florida bar and bench who are distinguished by their dedication to public citizenship and leadership.Miami Law’s
"Converge! Re-imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence" conference will take place on February 7th and 8th at Miami Law. Born of the frustration with the excessive reliance on criminalization to address gender violence, CONVERGE! brings together survivors, activists, and academics to reconsider the dominant U.S. responses to gender violence, to build capacity for political mobilization and reform, to share innovative approaches to gender violence, and to promote cross-fertilization and collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and activists.
Last week the International Graduate Law Programs concluded its one-week Fundamentals in International Arbitration course. With over 30 foreign lawyers and law students across seven different countries, this year's class doubled in the number of participants from last year.
Three judges of Florida's First District Court of Appeal – Chief Judge Joseph Lewis, Jr., Judge L. Clayton Roberts and Judge James R. Wolf, JD '75 – heard oral arguments in several real-life cases last week at the Storer Auditorium on UM's Coral Gables campus. Miami Law students observed the judicial process in action as three workers compensation cases were argued.
Beginning on February 3rd, Professor Susan Bandes, the Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law at DePaul University, will be teaching a short course – The Law, Literature and Capital Punishment – to Miami Law students. Professor Bandes is widely known as a scholar in the areas of federal jurisdiction, criminal procedure and civil rights, and more recently, as a pioneer in the emerging study of the role of emotion in law. She recently answered a few questions about the course and herself.
A day after six same-sex couples filed suit in Miami-Dade County for the freedom to marry, one of their lawyers and Miami Law launched a timely series of discussions that will explore the rapidly evolving implications of the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law which allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages.
Fifty students from 26 law and business schools around the world, along with professors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, regulators, and other professionals, will gather on January 18-19 at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland for the fourth annual LawWithoutWalls kick-off.
Second-year Miami Law students and Immigration Clinic interns Adam Hoock and Dana Turjman successfully prevented the deportation of a businessman who was tortured in Mexico by government authorities.
For the second consecutive year, Miami Law will host a one-week intensive course on Fundamentals of International Arbitration. This specialized program is for lawyers and law students who are interested in international business transactions and want an overview of the most frequent methods for resolving contractual disputes. The short course will be held January 21st through 25th at University of Miami School of Law.
Beginning on January 27th, students at Miami Law will have the chance to learn about preparing the corporate client for litigation from Arlene Zalayet, who heads the Liberty Mutual Field Legal Operations organization. She is a Miami Law alumna.
Everything about Tamara (rhymes with CAMERA) Rice Lave is fast—when she is excited about a subject, the words come flying out like a swarm of bees on Red Bull; she is fleet of feet, having represented the U.S. in the marathon at the 2003 Track and Field World Championships in Paris; and is a chop-chop decision-maker, thanks to learning cost-benefit analysis early in life from her economist parents.
Miami Law students from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP)—Jacqueline Frisch, Gina Rhodes, and Danielle Singer—recently presented a CLE training to the South Miami Kendall Bar Association (SMKBA). Under the supervision of PREP Director Jan L. Jacobowitz, the students engaged the attorneys in a lively discussion that centered on modern social media trends and cases concerning professionalism in the practice of law.
When Elliott Manning left his home in Atlanta, Georgia, to start his freshman year at Columbia College in New York City in 1951, he received a Ford Foundation scholarship to help cover the $640 annual tuition. With the help of financial aid, Manning later completed his juris doctor at Harvard Law School and became an expert in tax law.
Professor Osamudia James was named a co-recipient of the 2014 Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award. Awarded annually by the American Association of Law Schools Minority Groups Section, the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award recognizes a junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, colleagueship, teaching, and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system, or social justice.