Calendar Listing: UM Law Hosts Guantánamo Discussion and Book Launch


WHAT: The University of Miami School of Law is hosting a wide-ranging and open discussion on Guantánamo in conjunction with the book launch of “Small-Town GTMO: The Layers of Estate, Sovereignty, and Soil in U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.”

WHO: Author and Professor of Legal Writing Christina Frohock will be joined by the Honorable Vance E. Salter of the Third District Court of Appeal to open a conversation about the history of the naval station, the legitimacy of the U.S. presence, and the unique profile of two nations holding sovereignty over the same territory.

WHERE: The University of Miami School of Law, 1311 Miller Drive, on the Coral Gables campus, in the student lounge. Parking is available at the Pavia garage complex, 1500 Pavia Street, off the main Ponce de Leon Boulevard entrance to campus.

WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2017; reception at 6:00 p.m., discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Annette Hugues at or 305-284-2339.

The event is free and open to the public, with registration. One hour of general CLE credit is approved by the Florida Bar Association.

CONTACT: Catharine Skipp at 305-284-9810 or

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