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Caroline Mala Corbin

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Caroline Mala Corbin

Caroline Mala Corbin
Professor of Law
J.D. 2001, Columbia Law School
B.A. 1991, Harvard University

Telephone: 305-284-5443   |   Office: 373
Twitter: @CarolineMCorbin
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Caroline Mala Corbin is Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law. She teaches U.S. Constitutional Law I, U.S. Constitutional Law II, First Amendment, the Religion Clauses, and Feminism and the First Amendment. Her scholarship focuses on the First Amendment’s speech and religion clauses, particularly their intersection with equality issues.

Professor Corbin’s articles have been published in the New York University Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Boston University Law Review, and Iowa Law Review, among others. Her writing has also appeared in the online editions of Harvard Law Review, Texas Law Review and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. As well as writing for blogs such as Concurring Opinions, ACSblog, and Jurist, Professor Corbin is a frequent commentator for local and national media on First Amendment questions.

Professor Corbin joined the Miami law faculty in 2008 after completing a postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia Law School. Before her fellowship, she litigated civil rights cases as a pro bono fellow at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and as an attorney at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. She also clerked for the Hon. M. Blane Michael of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Professor Corbin holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She was a James Kent Scholar while at Columbia Law School, where she also won the Pauline Berman Heller Prize and the James A. Elkins Prize for Constitutional Law.


Belleair Bluffs Man Could Face Prison, Fines in U.A.E. on Cyber Slander Charges, TAMPA BAY TIMES (March 3, 2015).

Same-Sex Marriage Across the United States, ISSUES, WPBT2 (PBS AFFILIATE) (Feb. 1, 2015).

Is Refusal to Write Anti-Gay Cake Message a Violation of Religious Freedom? RELIGION DISPATCHES (Jan. 23, 2015).

Same-Sex Marriage Means New Benefits for Couples, Fox CHANNEL 7 NEWS, MIAMI/FORT LAUDERDALE (Jan. 6, 2015).

Prosecuting Social Media Threats, ISSUES, WPBT2 (PBS AFFILIATE) (Dec. 5, 2014).

What Tennessee’s New Abortion Amendment Means for America, THE ATLANTIC (Nov. 5, 2014).

Split Florida? Resolution Might Validate USF Name, THE TAMPA TRIBUNE (Oct. 22, 2014).

Evangelical College’s Contraception Law Suit Proves Divisive, AL JAZEERA AMERICA (Oct. 6, 2014).

Same Sex Marriage Coming to Florida? VIEWPOINT, WPBT2 (PBS AFFILIATE) (Sept. 7, 2014).

Hobby Lobby Ruling, VIEWPOINT, WPBT2 (PBS AFFILIATE) (Aug. 3, 2014).

A Few Things You Should Read Before You Make Up Your Mind About Hobby Lobby, PATHEOS.COM (July 13, 2014).

Wheaton College and Religious Exemptions for Nonprofits, The Posner Show, BLOGGINGHEADS.TV (July 8, 2014).

Hobby Lobby and Religious Exemptions for Corporations, The Posner Show, BLOGGINGHEADS.TV (July 1, 2014).

In Florida, Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Have Implications Beyond Birth Control, WFSU-FM NEWS (June 30, 2014).

Pinecrest May Limit Protests in Residential Neighborhoods, THE MIAMI HERALD (June 18, 2014).

Hobby Lobby’s Contraception Hypocrisy, MSNBC.COM (April 3, 2014).

Contraception Mandate Cases, ABC NEWS RADIO (March 25, 2014).

Obamacare, Religion Are Focus of Arguments Today Before Justices, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH (March 25, 2014).

Anti-Shariah Bill Returns to the Capitol, THE TAMPA TRIBUNE (March 24, 2014).

In Contraception Case, Court May Run into Plan B, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (March 24, 2014).

Are You There God, It’s Me, Hobby Lobby, MOTHER JONES (March 21, 2014).

Faith and Health Care to Collide at Supreme Court, MCCLATCHYDC (March 21, 2014).

Religion Is No Excuse for Bigotry Against Women, HUFFINGTONPOST.COM (March 21, 2014).

Three Questions Facing the Supreme Court in Contraception Case, ABCNEWS.COM (March 20, 2014).

Religious Challenge to Health Care Law Hits High Court, USA TODAY (March 20, 2014).

God Meets Profit in Obama Contraception Rule Court Case, BLOOMBERG NEWS (March 20, 2014).

Will Anti-Gay Churches Have Their Tax Exempt Status Revoked?, RELIGION DISPATCHES (Feb. 26, 2014).

Why ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws Could Be a License to Discriminate, (Feb. 24, 2014).

Religious Freedom Used to Chip Away at LGBT Rights, (Feb. 19, 2014).

Wave of New State Bills: Religious Freedom or License to Discriminate?, AL JAZEERA AMERICA (Feb. 7, 2014).

Big Tobacco Confident in Free Speech Suit vs. New York City, REUTERS LEGAL (Feb. 3, 2014).

Abortion Buffer Zones in McCullen v. Coakley, HUFFPOST LIVE (Jan. 24, 2014).

Ethics Commission Finds Probable Cause in Homestead Election Complaint, THE MIAMI HERALD (Oct. 31, 2013).

The New Plot to Take Down Gay Rights, (Sept. 13, 2013).

Immigration after DOMA, 11:00 NEWS, CBS NEWS MIAMI (June 30, 2013).

The Supreme Court's Marriage Equality Decisions, FOCUS ON SOUTH FLORIDA, CBS NEWS MIAMI (June 30, 2013).

Roundtable on Major Supreme Court Rulings, ISSUES, WPBT2 (PBS AFFILIATE) (June 28, 2013).

James L. Rosica, Associated Press, Florida House Passes Bill Against Foreign Laws, THE MIAMI HERALD (April 18, 2013); NAPLES DAILY NEWS (April 18, 2013).

Marriage Equality before the Supreme Court, NBC MIAMI TODAY (March 31, 2013).

Ily Goyanes, Roe v. Wade's 40-Year Anniversary: How Does Florida Rank in Women's Rights?, MIAMI NEW TIMES (Jan. 22, 2013).

Mitra Malek, Does Government Need Prayer? THE PALM BEACH POST (Sept. 15, 2012).

Andrea Torres, Legal Issues Sticky for City Church, THE MIAMI HERALD (May 15, 2012).

Dade Firefighter's Facebook Post on Trayvon Martin Sparks Firestorm, CBS NEWS MIAMI (April 16, 2012).

Abigail Rubenstein, Ex-Catholic Teacher's Bias Suit Ducks Ministerial Exception, LAW360.COM (April 3, 2012).

Anna North, Why the Supreme Court's New Religion Decision Is So Awful, JEZEBEL.COM (Jan. 12, 2012).

Peter Schmidt, Supreme Court Recognizes 'Ministerial Exception' to Employment-Discrimination Laws, THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Jan. 11, 2012).

Jacqueline Bell, High Court to Mull Churches' Employment Suit Liability, LAW360.COM (Oct. 4, 2011).

Sandra Svoboda, Courts and Cross: Michigan Case Puts Church v. State Before the U.S. Supreme Court, DETROIT METRO TIMES (July 13, 2011).

Karina Chavarria, Political Signs Are Not Going Anywhere Until After Election Day, THE MIAMI HERALD (Oct. 15, 2010).

Cristina Silva, Ban on Funding Religious Groups May Head to Florida Supreme Court, THE MIAMI HERALD (May 9, 2010).

Tia Mitchell, Councilman's Use of "Jesus" in Prayer Leads to Religious Questions, THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION (April 28, 2010).