Abigail Price-Williams, J.D.’84, has been appointed Miami-Dade County Attorney. She follows in the footsteps of Victoria Méndez, J.D.’99, who was appointed in 2013 to lead the City of Miami Office of the City Attorney. The appointments mark the first time both offices are lead by Miami Law graduates and women.
In two separate victories this semester, students in Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic represented two Jamaican LGBT individuals seeking protection from homophobic violence in their home country. Both of the Clinic’s clients were threatened with death and one was attacked. Under U.S. immigration law, immigrants who fear persecution or torture in their country of origin can file for asylum, withholding of removal, or relief under the Convention Against Torture.
Dennis Scholl is an evolving being. From CPA to lawyer to art collector to philanthropist to winemaker to his latest venture: documentary filmmaker. In just six years, he has directed and produced a catalogue of documentaries telling the stories of artists, musicians, and even African-American church ladies and their hats in Sunday’s Best.
UM School of Law’s JoNel Newman, professor of clinical education and director of the Health Rights Clinic, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education’s M. Shanara Gilbert Award.
If you had to describe Frederick Hawkins, JD ’11, it would have to be motivated and dedicated. In 2008, Hawkins began his legal education at Miami Law, where he received the Public Interest and the Robert H. Waters Scholarships. During his law school career, he was actively engaged in activities such as serving on the Executive Committee of the Miami Law Ambassadors.
Miami Law’s student organization, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, chapter in collaboration with the Women’s Emergency Network, recently hosted a film screening of Vessel. The documentary, released just last year, tells the story of a female physician who provided abortions on a ship in offshore waters.
Third year law student Nejla Calvo was recently selected to receive a prestigious fellowship from Equal Justice Works, the nation’s premier nonprofit focused on placing attorneys in public interest law opportunities. Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. Calvo will do her fellowship at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
The Miami Law community gathered recently to recognize those outstanding students who have excelled in public service throughout the 2014 -2015 academic year.
Judge Stephen M. Schwebel, the legendary international arbitrator and former ICJ judge, was recently the guest of the International Arbitration Institute’s lecture series at the University of Miami School of Law. The title of the highly informative and stem-winding address was “The High Tide of International Adjudication and Arbitration.”
The 2015-16 Student Bar Association was sworn in at Miami Law’s annual Passing the Gavel ceremony. Matthew Deblinger was elected as President of the Student Bar Association (SBA) for the upcoming academic year. He has taken an active role on the Miami Law campus, coordinating multiple fundraisers for underprivileged members of the community and organizing a networking dinner for 120 students and practitioners earlier this year.
Miami Law’s team of MacKenzie “Mac” Morey, 2L, and Mathri Thannikkotu, 3L, recently won the 17th annual Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition held at SUNY Buffalo Law School. Thannikkotu was also named best oralist in the finals.
Every year, the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) students are able to explore diverse areas of the law and interact with attorneys in a discussion of the ethical challenges that confront today’s legal profession.
Miami Law’s International Moot Court teams recently participated in two moot competitions and placed highly in both.
Jennie S. Malloy, JD ’87, and John Cyril Malloy, III, JD ’92, recently established a scholarship through their law firm Malloy & Malloy P.L. to assist law students who have an interest in the field of Intellectual Property law. The John Cyril Malloy Intellectual Property Law Endowed Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of their father, John Malloy, who was a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, adjunct law professor at Miami Law, and founder of the intellectual property law firm Malloy & Malloy.
In its efforts to continue to reach underserved populations, Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic has developed a medical-legal partnership with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to provide legal services at the Pediatric Mobile Clinic. The Clinic’s presence has allowed immigrants who are seeking medical assistance to also have an opportunity to speak with law students about possible legal issues. The clinic has encountered cases involving special education placements, public benefits, and children who qualify for special immigrant juvenile status.
In two recent ratings, the University of Miami School of Law garnered high rankings for its graduates promoted from associate to partner at law firms across the U.S. and locally.
Born to a Nigerian-American father and a Creole mother from Louisiana, 2L Kemi Ijitimehin was selected for a prestigious summer internship with Bristol-Myers Squibb in New Jersey, where she will work in the Trademark & Copyright Department. Ijitimehin is the second Miami Law student to be part of the Bristol-Myers Squibb competitive summer program.
Second year law student Robert Pecchio’s “Hoops for Honduras” was featured during the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) meeting at the University of Miami in early March. As a featured project, his Commitment to Action received a certificate and was introduced by filmmaker and activist Abigail Disney.
On April 19, 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested for the rape, sexual assault, and attempted murder of a 28-year-old woman who was attacked while jogging in New York City’s Central Park. Most of the young men – ages 14 to 16 – confessed after more than 24 hours of police interrogations without benefit of counsel or the presence of their parents.
While working as the President of the North Dade Bar association, Jason Neufeld, JD’ 07, noticed a problem in his community — there were many individuals who did not quite meet the threshold to be assisted by Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI) but who nonetheless could be greatly assisted by its services. Armed with dual JD/MBA degrees from the University of Miami, Neufeld quickly sprang into action and created the Low Fee Referral Service to bridge this particular gap.
In the summer of 2014, third year student William Mueller was first invited to present the Access to Justice program – A2J - he had worked on with a group of Miami Law students and his supervisors. The presentation took place at the 2014 CALI Conference for Law School Computing hosted by Harvard Law School.
It’s not by accident that Harold Flegelman is the inaugural Director of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. He has spent his career parlaying an early love of music into a thriving corporate practice in the entertainment industry , generously sprinkled with educating the next generation.
The Miami Law moot court team of Jamey Campellone, Caitlin Griffin, and brief writer Adrienne Scheffey, all 3Ls, were runners up in the 23rd annual Duberstein National Bankruptcy Competition, where they lost to Southern Methodist in the final round. Third year student Leah Aaronson received best oralist overall.
Deciding on a law school and making it through three years of intense study is challenging for everyone. For Joy Purcell and Kevin Roach, 2008 Miami Law graduates and married couple, both the decision and the experience were made easier by being together. They met in junior high school, were a couple by prom, and attended undergrad together at New York University. Both Latin American Studies majors, they came to Miami Law because they were “drawn to the international community.”
Every year, Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) students and director Jan L. Jacobowitz present CLE ethics programs to a number of local bar associations. PREP fellows often elect to return to the same bar association that they visited as interns, an experience that is rewarding and educational.
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Caroline "Carrie" Bettinger-López as the new White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. Bettinger- López, a leading advocate for gender-based equality and human rights, has worked at local, national, and international levels to bring an end to violence against women.Vice President Joe Biden announced today the appointment of
Miami Law’s moot court team of Leah Aaronson, Karla Albite and Jimmy Czodli won first place at the regional 11th Circuit Bankruptcy moot court competition for the 2015 Cristol, Kahn, Paskay Cup. Aaronson, 3L, was also awarded second best speaker in the competition.
Sometimes in life you are not only at the right place at the right time, but you possess the perfect skill set, and a huge dose of moxie, to make the opportunity a success.
Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic. The case involved a debtor at the precipice of losing his home, where he lived with his wife and two children, to foreclosure.Last year, Chief Judge A. Jay Cristol of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida referred a particularly complicated Chapter 13 case to Miami Law’s
Human Rights Clinic students, Geoffrey Louden and Lauren Geraghty, recently traveled to Haiti to conduct field research on conditions facing Haitians who have been deported from the United States. The students traveled under the supervision of HRC Practitioner-in-Residence Kelleen Corrigan and Immigration Clinic Practitioner-in-Residence, Romy Lerner.Two
Immigration Clinic over $16,500 in attorney fees and three U.S. District Court judges and the Immigration Court awarded post-graduation clerkships to three Clinic students.In a remarkable constellation of successes involving the federal government, a U.S. District Court judge ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement to pay the
Innocence Clinic students is often unsung. Wrongful convictions of innocent people take years to litigate properly. But in the case of Jerome Hill, Innocence Clinic students have found enough evidence and deficiencies in trial counsel’s performance to ask for a new trial. Hill was convicted of armed burglary of a tuxedo store in Pensacola. He has steadfastly maintained his innocence from the very beginning.The tireless and tenacious work of
Investor Rights Clinic (IRC) spend most of their semester-long internship developing and handling securities arbitration claims before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on behalf of small claim investors alleging broker misconduct against financial firms. FINRA operates the largest forum for the resolution of securities disputes in the U.S.Law student interns with the
Children & Youth Law Clinic is giving its students an opportunity to advocate both inside and outside of the courtroom. Through public policy advocacy projects supported by grants from the Florida Bar Foundation and the Batchelor Foundation, students build skills in community organizing, policy advocacy, and collaborative lawyering that go beyond individual cases.Lawyers do more than litigate, and the
Inside the event program, the list was long. In two columns, alphabetized from A to W. They were the names of women and men, lawyers all, who had helped fight for legal rights of Cuban rafters and Haitians held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the mid-1990s.
It is inevitable that a profile about Miami attorney Jane Muir will mention her family’s tradition of producing exceptional attorneys. Her father is a well-respected attorney and her mother, Celeste Muir, has served as a judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for nearly thirty years. However, Jane Muir is not one to be defined by her past or tethered to a legacy – she’s out to forge her own path in a city that is constantly in flux. And she’s off to an incredible start.
Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) students and director Jan L. Jacobowitz recently visited Legal Services of Greater Miami and Americans for Immigrant Justice (AIJ) to explore ethical issues that often arise in the high-volume, non-profit practice of law.
In the space of 96 hours, two United States Supreme Court Justices addressed students and faculty at Miami Law.
Immigration and Human Rights Clinics, in collaboration with the University of Chicago Law School International Human Rights Clinic, have recently published a report that documents the stories of the men and women who have been deported from the United States to post-earthquake Haiti. The report, Aftershocks: The Human Impact of U.S. Deportations to Post-Earthquake Haiti, was distributed on February 16, 2015.Miami Law's
18th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Conference on February 20th at the Student Activities Center. They will explore the timely topics of labor issues in sports and entertainment, and how technology has changed the delivery and monetization of content.Leading experts in sports and entertainment law will participate in Miami Law’s
Ask Alison Wiener, JD ’03, how she manages to balance professional responsibilities and personal commitments with a desire to give back and she will respond with a simple question: “Have you heard of the Three T’s? -- Time, treasure, and talent! When you’re first starting out, you donate your time.”
Third-year law student Brian Oliver won The GRAMMY Foundation’s 17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative, a prestigious writing competition sponsored by The Recording Academy.
The case Cuban America Bar Association (CABA) v. Secretary of State Warren Christopher that determined the due process rights of the more than 33,000 Cuban rafters intercepted at sea in August of 1994 only to be detained at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, will be discussed on Monday, February 16, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The decision laid the legal groundwork for the use of Guantánamo after September 11, 2001, to detain enemy combatants.
Miami Law alumnus Michael Daly has recently embarked on a new career as a Legal Adviser for the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague in The Netherlands. He is involved in State-to-State claims and issues related to treaty interpretation and international law. Currently on the Tribunal’s docket are several large and complex State-to-State claims between Iran and the United States.
The Student Veterans of America (SVA), Miami Law Chapter recently hosted a lunch-time panel on pro bono opportunities on behalf of veterans. The panel, which discussed how to get involved in legally supporting veterans, was hosted by the Student Veterans of America, Miami Law Chapter, which is an official chapter of the Student Veterans of America.
Jack Korte, a 2L at Miami Law, is using his background with environmental issues to power his law school career.
Health Rights Clinic style. Four were clinical students from the University of Strathclyde School of Law in Glasgow, accompanied by their clinical professor and supervising attorney/solicitor, who came to Miami Law to see first-hand legal ethics issues in a clinical education setting in the U.S. and explore comparative ways to access justice.Six Scots arrived at Miami International Airport Wednesday night, only to be swept up and carried off to full immersion, Miami Law
Since Sara Yousuf, JD ’05, came to Miami in 1998, she has trained countless young attorneys for careers in public service, been instrumental in the creation of a network of progressive businesses and individuals, and co-founded a hybrid music store and activist hangout.
Inter-American Law Review will host their annual symposium on Friday, February 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Miami School of Business. The symposium will address the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and will feature keynote speaker William Marler, an accomplished attorney and national expert in food safety.Miami Law’s
Professor Henry Manne, a founder of the law and economics discipline, taught at Miami Law from 1974 to the early 1980s.
She has been described as indomitable, outspoken, adorable, irascible, and deeply decent, with a splash of salt. He has been called spirited, astute, erudite, committed, and good humored.
The University of Miami Law Review will hold its annual symposium on Friday and Saturday, February 6th and 7th at the Student Activities Center on the University’s Coral Gables campus. The symposium -- “Criminalized Justice: Consequences of Punitive Policy” -- will feature the Honorable John Paul Stevens, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade State Attorney, and will take a critical look at how our nation’s laws have been increasingly criminalized over the past 30 years, the negative consequences of this criminalization, and recent positive developments.
Black Lawyers Student Association held the first of series of community forums, Miami’s Police: Innovation Through Understanding Ferguson.The University of Miami ACLU, in collaboration with the American Civil Liberties Union of Greater Miami; The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association; and the
LWOW Original. Held at the University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law, the kickoff marked the start of the fifth year of LawWithoutWalls (“LWOW”), the global collaboratory for innovating the future of legal education and practice founded at Miami Law and led by Professor Michele DeStefano.Six Miami Law students joined 200 lawyers, academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and students from 30 law and business schools around the globe at the 2015 kickoff for
Augusto Aragone has the soul of Miles Davis and the enthusiasm of the Energizer Bunny, the sweetness of Roberto Benigni and the handsomeness of Michael Sheen.
Miami Law recent graduate Morgan Nati grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Virginia Tech in 2009. After graduation, Nati worked for two years before deciding on law school. During those two years, Nati worked as a flight attendant for Spirit Airlines and a news reporter for the Bedford Gazette. Nati also translated her passion for riding horses into a number of equine-related jobs, including working as a horse wrangler on ranches in Wyoming and Hawaii.
Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) continues to provide a forum for students to present to attorneys the ethical challenges which confronts today’s legal profession.Miami Law’s
Dean Patricia White makes the National Jurist list as one of the most influential people in legal education.
Third-year law students Diana Jordan and Bethany Bandstra successfully petitioned the Juvenile Division 11th Circuit Court of Florida on behalf of a 15-year-old girl who fled her native Honduras due to a horrific family life. The court found that the child had been abandoned and abused by her family in Honduras and that it was in the best interest and welfare of the child to stay in the United States.
Brendan Corrigan was destined to practice public interest law where it intersects with politics. He formed a students’ union, in fourth grade, at his Pennsylvania Catholic school. Then he represented his union in presenting a list of grievances to the principal regarding the behavior of a certain lunchroom monitor. Suffice to say, his fifth-grade public school experience was far more enjoyable.
STREET LAW Program taught her how to command the attention of high school students – a challenging task, according to Rubio.For Jessalynn Rubio, 3L, the Miami
Vanessa Joseph has a huge heart. She is a smart, driven, no nonsense beauty. The triple ‘Cane earned a B.A. in Political Science before tucking in to a Masters degree in Public Administration. Upon completion, Joseph determined that two degrees might not suffice for her dream career in the United Nations, so on to law school she did go.
Miami STREET LAW program, helping to teach high school students about law, crime prevention, conflict resolution, youth advocacy, and the fundamental principles of democracy at Hialeah High School – his alma mater. Miami STREET LAW, which is an outreach program that trains current law students to teach law at schools throughout Miami-Dade County, made a real difference in Vazquez’s law school career. He even expanded this program this year to another school, Hialeah Gardens Middle School.Cuban-born Miami Law student Jose Vazquez has served as a fellow for the
Mindfulness for Lawyers,” exploring the connections between mindfulness and the practice of law, the science of mindfulness, and a selection of mindfulness practices.Miami Law is launching a three-part CLE* series, “
Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) is an award-winning program, in which students create uniquely tailored continuing legal education ethics trainings for practicing lawyers and judges under the direction of Lecturer in Law, Jan Jacobowitz.
International Exchange Programs, and entails not just Miami Law students heading overseas, but also international students from those same universities coming to study at Miami Law.The University of Miami School of Law partners with fifteen schools in nine countries in its
Law students Nejla Calvo, 3L, Tara Irani, 2L, and Nancy Shalhub, 3L, have won scholarships from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Calvo received the Leesfield Scolaro, P.A. Scholarship, Irani was awarded the Alexandra Bach Lagos Scholarship and Shalhub received the Friends of Judge Linda Dakis Scholarship.
Bernard Mandler, class of 1951, died last month at the age of 87. He practiced law in Miami Beach for over 60 years and was actively representing clients until last year.
Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China as part of Miami Law’s International Exchange Programs. He chose China because he felt that the American-Chinese relationship is the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st Century.Jordan Samuels spent his Spring 2014 semester at
Health Rights Clinic was invited to present last week at Jackson Memorials’ “Grand Rounds” – the established important teaching tool and ritual of medical education and inpatient care in which the medical problems and treatment of a particular patient are presented to an audience of doctors, residents and medical students.Miami Law’s
Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) recently visited Catholic Charities Legal Services and the Broward Bankruptcy Bar Association to explore the ethical quandaries arising in immigration law and the ethics challenges found in the unique language of bankruptcy practice. PREP provides an opportunity for students to explore diverse areas of the law and interact with attorneys practicing in those areas regarding the ethical challenges that confront today’s legal profession.Students from Miami Law’s
Melanie Adelson wanted to be a figure skater when she was a girl; it seemed so graceful and glamorous. However, a bad landing in fourth grade broke both her wrist and her dreams. The Montreal native indulged in other winter sports, including skiing down the double black diamond slopes surrounding her hometown.
Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Whitney Kouvaris attended Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts before attending Miami Law. Graduating magna cum laude in May of 2014 and admitted to the Florida Bar in September 2014, Kouvaris is now clerking for Judge Barbara Lagoa at the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami, Florida.
Catholic Law Students Association, in collaboration with the Miami Chapter of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, recently hosted a lecture by Reverend David Link, “Serving the Least, the Last, the Lost, and the Lonely,” on the rights and needs of incarcerated men and women.Miami Law’s
When the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed in 1919, it ushered in the era of Prohibition, a period when the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcohol was illegal. While it was the crowning jewel of the temperance movement, it was accompanied by soaring crime rates as organized crime fought for control of the black market for liquor. The era would last until January 1933 with passage of the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition. The 21st amendment is unique in that it is the only amendment among 27 to have been ratified by state conventions rather than by state legislatures.
Natalie Harrison, J.D.’14, is a staff attorney for Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis, J.D.’72. For the next two years, she will spend her days drafting opinions and memoranda and attending oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court. Before working in the halls of Tallahassee, Harrison’s curriculum vitae revealed a Renaissance playbook of academic achievements straddling the legal and the environmental with a side order of the Fall of the Roman Empire.
In a four-day celebration full of fun, Miami Law's Homecoming Weekend was bestowed with perfect Miami fall temperatures and was presided over by Patricia Redmond, J.D. ’79, President of the Law Alumni Association (LAA) and Detra Shaw-Wilder, J.D. ’94, LAA Chair of Homecoming and Vice President for Activities.
National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review, will highlight some of these circumstances, while demonstrating ways that these special men and women can receive much needed assistance.Active military and retired veterans face a wide array of legal, medical, and political issues created by their unique circumstances. This year’s symposium, hosted by the
Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (“PREP”) provides a forum for students to interact with attorneys regarding the ethical challenges that confront today’s legal profession.Miami Law’s
Miami Law, in conjunction with The Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative at Emory University School of Law, is hosting a conference exploring universal and identitarian approaches to equality. The conference, "An Uncomfortable Conversation: Identities II," continues the conversation from the Vulnerability and Identities workshop in 2012 and will take place on Friday, November 14 from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Law School’s Faculty Meeting Room.
HOPE Public Interest Resource Center with the “Institution of the Year” award.Lawyers to the Rescue recently recognized Miami Law student Nejla Calvo with the “Law Student of the Year” award and the
International Moot Court Program sent a team this past year to the prestigious MOOT Madrid in arbitration and commercial law, a competition which consists of arguments in the spring and an optional follow up phase in the summer. Two participants from Miami Law’s spring team – 3L Jennifer Felipe and Rita Rojas, JD ‘14 – continued to the optional phase and came in second place.Miami Law’s
Hometown girl Jenna Winchester, J.D.’14, has always been an exceller so it’s not surprising that she is serving a judicial clerkship to Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr., in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
When Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, J.D.’09, stepped off the plane last summer at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, the first thing that struck her was the warm welcome they received from their hosts and the locals. “Our first steps on the African continent were surreal―from the red dirt under our shoes to the crispness of air―I was in awe that a simple idea had materialized into the experience of a lifetime in only a few short months,” said Buchanan.
In the U.S. today, African-American students across all income levels score an average of twenty-five points lower than their white counterparts on standardized tests. This is known as the “racial achievement gap,” and is often just the beginning of lifelong inequalities shaped and impacted by the social construction of race. The group for which this phenomenon has been most often documented in the American school system is African-American males.
When Laura Cohen was a little girl in Boston, her favorite toy was the Fisher-Price School House. She lugged the School House everywhere, even through airports with its bell ringing, despite its lack of a handle. Meanwhile, Judd Zebersky was a busy young entrepreneur – first as a 10-year-old paperboy slinging Newsday on the lawns and porches of Oyster Bay, New York, later as a high schooler with his own boat cleaning business with 30 employees.
Four eminent Miami Law alumni will be honored by the Law Alumni Association on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception.
Miami Public Interest Scholars were treated to an inspiring talk from trailblazer and public interest advocate Sharon Langer, JD ’79, at their recent monthly lunch meeting.The
In the U.S. today, African-American students across all income levels score an average of twenty-five points lower than their white counterparts on standardized tests. This is known as the racial achievement gap, and is often just the beginning of lifelong inequalities shaped and impacted by the social construction of race. The group for which this phenomenon has been most often documented in the American school system is African-American males.
We have 8 of the 20 in The Daily Business Review's "Women in Law: Women Honored for South Florida Legal Accomplishments."
Clemente Vazquez-Bello, J.D.’74, passed away in 2013. The Havana, Cuba born attorney was a double ‘Cane, an enthusiastic fan of all sports UM, and a Golden Cane.
Alexander R. Vail is a double ‘Cane having graduated with a B.A. magna cum laude in 2011 with degrees in Political Science and History, and, this past May, again magna cum laude with his J.D. from Miami Law. Now he is putting all his education together with a clerkship at the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Marni Lennon, Assistant Dean for Public Interest and Pro Bono and Director of the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, was selected by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida and the Miami-Dade Teacher of The Year Coalition as co-winner of the Spirit of Service Learning Award.
HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, two Miami Law students – Carolyn Kirkland and Andrea Martinez – have joined the board of The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade.Through a partnership created by the
Lawdragon recently selected Dean and Professor of Law Patricia White for their Dean Limelight.
Health Rights Clinic as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow. Working exclusively with veterans, she won two disability claims with Social Security for two of her clients in her last two weeks on the job.Alissa Gold, JD’13, worked in Miami Law’s
HOPE Public Interest Resource Center recently hosted four local government officials as part of a panel moderated by HOPE Fellow and third year Brendan Corrigan. The panel, which was made up entirely of Miami Law alumni, gave students insight into the often-overlooked employment arena of local government.The
International Moot Court Program sent a team of four students to Lima, Peru last week where they participated in an international commercial arbitration moot competition -- Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje – held at the Universidad Pontificia Catolica del Peru. Third year law student, Kristy Alvarez, was named “Best Oralist” and 3L Kevin Correa placed 10th out of 200 students, most of whom were native Spanish speakers.Miami Law’s
Michael H. Posner visited Miami Law last week to deliver a powerful address about the growing importance of the connection between business and human rights at the 4th annual Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights.
Military Law Society held a discussion panel on Thursday, September 11, to commemorate the memory of the victims of the attacks on U.S. soil and the fallen comrades in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.Miami Law’s
Even though Victor Hanna just graduated a few months ago, he is already off to a very promising start to what can only be an exceptionally successful career.
The Consul General of Israel, Chaim Shacham, recently spoke to law students at Miami Law regarding developing issues affecting Israel and its neighbors.
John Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship in 2015. The fellowship provides a unique educational opportunity to pursue interests in fields related to ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches outstanding candidates from each state with “hosts” in legislative or executive branch offices located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year paid fellowship.Andrew Rubin, JD ’14, has been selected by the Sea Grant program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to receive a
Assistant Dean of Career Development Marcy Cox was named as one of Legacy Miami’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership for 2014. Another awardee was Vernita Williams, Esq., J.D. ’89 Senior Partner, Office of Vernita C. Williams, Esq., P.A, and Associate Pastor of Stewardship, New Birth Baptist Church in Miami.
Alicio A. Piña, J.D.’90, and his wife, Nirma have established an endowed scholarship to recognize and honor the public service of Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Federico A. Moreno, J.D.’78.
Reflecting on her days as a new Miami Law student, Hilarie Bass remembers the panic she felt over being called on in class, the dread of checking her grades, and the aha! moment when she withstood a withering drilling in her elements of law class and realized she really could be a trial lawyer. But best of all, the co-president of the global law firm Greenberg Traurig remembers the importance of the brick courtyard at the center of the School of Law where she and her classmates would gather daily to dissect what they were absorbing in the classroom.
Sarah Klein and her team took first place at last weekend’s inaugural MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Competition with Klein’s original pitch “UpLook, A Startup Concept to Turn Fashion Blogs into Retail Outlets.”
Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights featuring Michael Posner, Professor of Business and Society at NYU’s Stern School of Business.Miami Law will be hosting the 4th Annual
Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board continues its winning ways by placing first in the 27th Annual Earle Zehmer Workers' Compensation Moot Court Competition. The team, which consisted of 3Ls Berenice Mottin-Berger and Nejla Calvo, also was awarded best brief in the competition.After ending last year ranked ninth best moot court team in the country, Miami Law’s
After the untimely death of their son Stephen in 2013, Miami Law alumnus Mark E. Brodsky, JD ’68, and his wife, Nancy, established a scholarship to honor the memory of their late son. The Stephen M. Brodsky Memorial Scholarship is a three-year scholarship for a Division 1 or Division 2 undergraduate athlete admitted to Miami Law.
Students in law school regularly connect with their peers, their professors, and their colleagues, but one of the most undervalued relationships in law school is that between the students and the alumni.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy addressed Miami Law students on August 25th.
Hispanic Business Magazine’s annual ranking.Miami Law came in third nationally in
HOPE Day of Service. On this day new and returning Miami Law students made their way to 14 different sites across Miami-Dade County, including Virginia Key, Homestead, Hialeah and South Miami where student volunteers served at parks, environmental clean ups, animal rescue missions, health care centers, and preschools.More than 200 students gathered on Miami Law’s central courtyard, “The Bricks,” early in the morning on Thursday, August 14, to participate in the University of Miami School of Law's 15th annual
When it comes to immigration policy in the United States, there are few areas of the country as politically charged as Arizona, South Florida, or the Northeast, and one law student has lived in all three. Caroline Schwartz, a second-year student, used her unique perspective on immigration to better serve public interest by spending the summer working at Americans for Immigrant Justice (AIJ), a non-profit law and advocacy firm in Miami.
The Kapila Family Foundation, a small foundation located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recently established The Kapila Family Foundation Student Award for an outstanding Miami Law student competitor in the nationally recognized Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition - one of the nation’s preeminent moot court competitions that promotes and recognizes the finest oral and written advocacy on issues in bankruptcy practice. The gift will also name the moot court team that competes annually at the premier bankruptcy competition the “Kapila Miami Law Duberstein Moot Court Team.”
HOPE Public Interest Resource Center’s Summer Public Interest Fellows (SPIF), spent his summer working at the State Attorney’s Office. His goal was to develop his skills in litigation while maintaining his strong ethical beliefs.To the public eye, prosecuting doesn’t always go hand in hand with the notion of public interest advocacy, but one Miami Law student is trying to change that. Ian McKenzie, one of the
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP has generously donated $50,000 to the University of Miami School of Law, which will be used to create the Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod Scholars program.
Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) students participated in the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) 2014 Summer Associate Research Program (SARP). SARP is a national program in which the ADL provides compelling civil rights and constitutional issues for which ADL needs research assistance. The students from law schools and various law firms’ summer clerk programs select the issues that most interest them.Once again this summer