December, 2017

Immigration Clinic Files Successful Action: U.S. District Court Judge Halts Deportation Plane to Somali

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT: Rebecca Sharpless University of Miami School of Law Director of Immigration Clinic 305-284-3576 or 6092

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (December 19, 2017) – The Immigration Clinic at the University of...

 University of Miami Law Professor Wins A Roddenberry Fellowship

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (December 12, 2017) – The Roddenberry Foundation announced today that Professor Caroline Bettinger-López of the University of Miami School of Law is the winner of a Roddenberry Fellowship for her COURAGE in Policing Project (...

November, 2017

2nd Annual Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum at UM December 8

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 28, 2017) – The University of Miami School of Law hosts the 2nd Annual Miami Law Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum bringing together leading judges, MDL panelists, practitioners, and scholars from...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Clinic Sues Feds, Reddit Ban, and Internet Trolls

Friday, November 10, 2017

They waited hours in the heat to get food stamps. They’ll have to wait even more. I Miami Herald

The University of Miami Law Clinic, which last week sued the state agency contending that DCF had not adequately provided for...

2nd Annual Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Discussions examine from all sides of court and bench

WHAT: The University of Miami School of Law hosts the 2nd Annual Miami Law Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum bringing...

Arbitration in Latin America, an Institutional Perspective

Monday, November 06, 2017

The Institutional Deputy General Secretary of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation, Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada will present a lecture at the University of Miami School of Law in D201 on November 8, 2017, 12:30 a.m. to 1:50 p...

October, 2017

Study International Cultural Heritage Law at the University of Geneva

Monday, October 30, 2017

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 30, 2017) – Stephen K. Urice, an internationally recognized authority in cultural property law and director of the Arts Law Track in the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law LL.M. program at the University of...

 42nd Annual Ralph E. Boyer Institute Condominium and Cluster Development

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 23, 2017) – The University of Miami School of Law and the Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium Law announce the 42nd Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development conference on November 2 & 3 at...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Travel Ban Tweets, Aussie Revenge Porn, Theatre Teaches Law, and a Cranky Tweeter

Friday, October 20, 2017

Trump’s tweets just might forever prevent his ‘Muslim travel ban’ I Mashable

Those tweets may continue to haunt any further attempts at a "travel" ban, should this third attempt fail like its predecessors. Trump's tweets can...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: ‘Constitutionally Illiterate’ President, Mohawk Tribe Named in Suit, Sextortion, and Too Many Firefighters?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Donald Trump’s hypocritical attacks on the news media I The Boston Globe

“A president this constitutionally illiterate poses a direct threat to democracy,” said Mary Anne Franks, a University of Miami law school professor....

September, 2017

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: DeVos & Campus Rape and Segregated Florida Schools

Friday, September 29, 2017

Title IX Changes Are Coming. Can Sides Find Common Ground? I BuzzFeed News

Tamara Rice Lave expected a lot of disagreement when she invited 12 lawyers and professors to a dinner in Chicago on March 3, a day before they all...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: 1st Amendment & Social Media, Copyright Suit, and DOJ Ignoring Online Stalking

Friday, September 22, 2017

How First Amendment Battles Are Shaping Up In the Social Media Age I The Hollywood Reporter

Whether it's Trump's tweets, the Google diversity manifesto writer's controversial firing or Robert Kardashian's recent alleged...

August, 2017

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: 'Kingly' Pardons, Fla. Execution, Monuments and Speech

Friday, August 25, 2017

How American Presidents Ended Up With the ‘Kingly’ Power to Pardon I History Channel

“There was a proposal to require Senate approval for pardons, but it was rejected” by the Constitutional Convention, says Caroline Mala...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Is Racist Speech Protected? Twitter’s Trump Dilemma, Alt-Right Trolls & Confederate Street Names

Friday, August 18, 2017

Some racist, homophobic chants in Charlottesville may not be protected under 1st Amendment Vox

Constitutional law experts say these last two examples may not be protected forms of speech.

"You could make the...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Odd Property Law and Marketing Gone Bad

Friday, August 11, 2017

In the US, buying streets is a centuries-old trend I BBC News

“There’s a variety of ways that property law is odder than what you might think,” says Andres Sawicki, associate professor at the University of Miami School of Law...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Encouraging Suicide, Educational Segregation, Alt-Right Trolls & Judicial FB Friending

Friday, August 04, 2017

Michelle Carter, who encouraged boyfriend to commit suicide, to serve 15 months in jail I The Week

The case sparked debate over the legal definition of manslaughter and whether an individual could be held responsible for...

July, 2017

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Puerto Rico Bankruptcy, Congressional Revenge Porn Hearing & International Arbitration News

Friday, July 28, 2017

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Marike Paulsson Appointed to Int'l Arbitration Post for Sub-Saharan Africa

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 27, 2017) – Marike Paulsson, director of the International Arbitration Institute at the University of Miami School of Law, has been appointed as a council member for North America to the court of the Mauritius...

Billboard Names University of Miami Law Leading Music Law School

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Two Miami Law Alumni Make Top Music Lawyers List

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 18, 2017) – The University of Miami School of Law is highlighted in...

 EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Kardashian’s Revenge and AU's Pedophile Travel Ban

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sorry, But You Need to Care About Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian I WIRED

Even then, according to Mary Anne Franks, a lawyer at the University of Miami who helps states craft their revenge porn laws, first offenders rarely...

June, 2017

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Church/State Debate, Death Penalty Disarray & Enviromental Racism

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Supreme Court’s Incredible Privileging of Religion I New Republic

Viewed in this light, the court’s ruling in Trinity Lutheran is “an asymmetry that can only be explained by a preference for religion,” according to Nelson Tebbe, who...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Odd Data, Mystery PAC, Xbox and SCOTUS & Revenge Porn

Friday, June 16, 2017

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UM Law Selected as 'Best-Practice Pioneer' in Cambridge University Students’ Union 'Innovation 800'

Friday, June 16, 2017


Miami Law only U.S. law school included in international...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Racism, Sex Abuse, and Church-State Case

Friday, June 09, 2017

Social media posts reveal racially hostile environment at local school, students say I WPLG Local 10

There is no hate speech exception in the First Amendment, which protects freedom of speech. Zanita E. Fenton, a...

May, 2017

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Tempests at Facebook, Nibbia Holds, and Mindfulness

Friday, May 26, 2017

Why Facebook’s censorship problem many not get any better any time soon I The Washington Post

Facebook will never please everyone, experts said. Mary Anne Franks, professor at the University of Miami School of Law, said that Facebook...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Porn, Hate, Guns, Dirty Words, Racism, and Impeachment

Friday, May 19, 2017

How Two Marines Helped Bring Down Revenge Porn on Facebook I Rolling Stone

But Mary Anne Franks, a legislative and tech policy director at the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, says she thinks Facebook still needs to be more...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy and Facebook’s Violence Dilemma

Friday, May 05, 2017

Puerto Rico bondholders in for bumpy bankruptcy ride I Reuters

In five of six recent public bankruptcies in which the debtor defaulted on bonds, pensioners walked away with full recovery, while bondholders took haircuts,...

April, 2017

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Sanctuary Cities and Self Defense Insurance

Friday, April 28, 2017

Locals react to federal judge’s ruling on sanctuary cities I WSVN

Miami Law’s David Abraham weighs in on ruling blocking President Donald Trump’s order to withhold funds from sanctuary cities. (1:07) “It’s a temporary...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Facebook Murder, Gorsuch & Church/State, and Child Dependency

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hunt for Facebook Murder Suspect Ends With His Suicide I CNN

Mary Anne Franks discusses the unfettered use of violent streaming video, such as the murder of Robert Godwin, Sr. on Easter Sunday.

Court: Immigration...

LawWithoutWalls ConPosium at UM April 22 & 23

Friday, April 21, 2017

CORAL GABLES, Florida (April 21, 2017)  – A big legal innovation/tech conference is coming up April 22 & 23 at the alumni center at the University of Miami. It’s...

SOURCE ALERT: Miami Law Expert Looks at Trump’s “Buy American/Hire American” Order

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Is it true that H1Bs have been used to hire Asian tech workers cheap? Yes, the system has been abused to replace and displace American workers with lower cost workers from South Asia and elsewhere. It’s a shame that it takes a Donald...

March, 2017

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Pulse Victims, Revenge Porn, Arbitration, & Trump’s Many Houses

Friday, March 24, 2017

Survivors of Orlando Massacre Sue Gunman’s Widow and His Employer I The Wall Street Journal

Stephen Halpert, a law professor at the University of Miami, said the plaintiffs face “a steep climb” in establishing that G4S...

Miami Law’s Startup Practicum Helps Client Apply for Patent On Unique Team Learning Invention

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Talent development startup claims IP with law students’ help

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 13, 2017) – To finally eliminate “death by lecture” or passive learning (online or otherwise) and match talent development with modern...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Tainted Gorsuch, Bans by Rhetoric, and Marine’s Revenge Porn

Friday, March 17, 2017

Commentary: Gorsuch ruling will be tainted I The Philadelphia Inquirer

Scott Sundby: At his nomination hearing, Chief Justice John Roberts famously compared a judge's role to that of a baseball umpire whose job is to solely "call balls...

Foreign-Trained Lawyers Info Session at UM Law

Friday, March 17, 2017

The University of Miami School of Law is hosting an information session for foreign lawyers on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. on the Coral Gables campus.

Miami Law offers paths to practice for foreign-trained lawyers in the United...

February, 2017

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Prayer, Executions, Porn, Arbitral Awards, and RICO

Friday, February 24, 2017

Legality of Legislator-Led Prayer Still Murky, Scholars Say I Bloomberg News

Town of Greece “upheld a legislative prayer practice where most of the prayers were Christian,” Caroline Mala Corbin, a professor who...

MIAMI LAW EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Sanctuary Cities and Travel Bans, Stand Your Ground and Campus Rapes, and the Acosta Nomination

Friday, February 17, 2017

How sanctuary sentiments are clashing with Trump immigration enforcement in Miami I America Magazine

As a result, most immigration advocates were astonished when the mayor caved to President Donald J. Trump on Jan. 26. The...

International Music, Film, Television, and Sports Law Symposium

Friday, February 17, 2017

WHAT: The University of Miami School of Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Society and the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries are hosting a two-day conference, “From New York to Hollywood to Miami...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UM Law Holds Restorative Justice Discussion

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

‘Plugging the School-to-Prison Pipeline’ is a Race & Social Justice Law Review event

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 14, 2017) – The University of Miami School of Law’s Race & Social Justice Law Review’s...

January, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: International Arbitration Lecture on Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


International arbitration lecture focuses on investor-state dispute settlement

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 31, 2017) – The University of Miami School of Law’s...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Climate Wrongs and Human Rights Focus of Law Conference

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Native-American Chief of first ‘climate refugees’ will deliver keynote

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 31, 2017) – The University of Miami Law Review 2017 Symposium “Climate Wrongs and Human Rights,” will explore the human rights...


Monday, January 30, 2017


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 30, 2017)  --  At 12:30 p.m. today, January 30, the University of Miami School of Law will hold a teach-in to discuss the scope and legality of President Trump’s executive order...

MIAMI LAW EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: FB Live and Suicide, Nazis and Trump, RICO and Gangs, County Ethics in Question

Friday, January 27, 2017

Another Live-Stream Suicide Puts Spotlight on Social Media Ethics I The Wall Street Journal

The spate of incidents raises thorny questions, said Mary Anne Franks, a professor at the University of Miami...