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December

Professor Anthony Alfieri Honored by Miami New Times as One of Miami’s Top Thirty People

Anthony Alfieri

Professor Anthony Alfieri was named as one of Miami’s most remarkable residents by the Miami New Times. He was honored for his work regarding the incinerator Old Smokey in West Coconut Grove. Read the article here. Professor Alfieri, Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, and the Founder of the Historic Black Church Program. He teaches civil procedure, ethics, professional liability, public interest law and leadership, social entrepreneurship, and lawyer malpractice.


Professor A. Michael Froomkin Speaks at the University of Heidelberg

A. Michael Froomkin

Professor A. Michael Froomkin participated in a lecture series at the University of Heidelberg in Germany where he spoke on “Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance." Professor Froomkin is the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law. He currently teaches International Law, Civil Procedure I and seminars in Intellectual Property in the Digital Era, Internet Governance, Law & Games and Electronic Commerce. He has also taught Internet Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law and Tort, Constitutional Law, and Trademark.


Professor Robert Rosen’s Articles Downloaded Over 10,000 Times on SSRN

Robert Rosen

Professor Robert Rosen's articles have now been downloaded over 10,000 times on SSRN (the Social Science Research Network). He is the first Miami Law faculty member to reach that level. Professor Rosen teaches courses in professional responsibility, business associations, sociology of law, and contracts.




Professor Anthony Alfieri Publishes Article in Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics

Anthony Alfieri

Professor Anthony Alfieri recently published his article “Objecting to Race” in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. Professor Alfieri, Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, and the Founder of the Historic Black Church Program. He teaches civil procedure, ethics, professional liability, public interest law and leadership, social entrepreneurship, and lawyer malpractice. He has published more than 70 articles, essays, and editorials on ethics, criminal justice, poverty law, and the legal profession in leading journals and book anthologies. Professor Alfieri’s work has been cited and downloaded more than 3,000 times in books, law journals, social science networks, and the media.


Professor Osamudia James Presents at Conference

Osamudia James

Professor Osamudia James recently presented at a conference, “An Uncomfortable Conversation: The Universal and the Particular Vulnerability and Identities II,” co-sponsored by Miami Law and Emory School of Law. Professor James spoke on “Race as Resilience.” Professor James writes and teaches in the areas of Education Law, Race and the Law, Administrative Law, and Torts. Her scholarship explores the interaction of law and identity in the context of public education, and some of her more recent work includes "White Like Me: The Diversity Rationale's Negative Impact on White Identity Formation," published in the New York University Law Review, and "Opt-Out Education: School Choice as Racial Subordination," published in the Iowa Law Review. She is a co-recipient of the 2014 Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award, and was named in April to Lawyers of Color's 50 Under 50 List.


Professor Markus Wagner Presents New Paper on Trade and Investment Law

Markus Wagner

Professor Markus Wagner presented a new paper titled “Investment Law’s Uruguay Moment” at the American Society of International Law’s International Economic Law Interest Group meeting at the University of Denver’s College of Law. Currently in draft format, the paper builds on his existing scholarship comparing trade and investment law and is forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law (titled “Regulatory Space and International Investment Law and International Trade Law”). At the same conference, Professor Wagner was asked to participate in a roundtable on international investment law and public health, discussing recent cases in international investment law and the development in the field. Professor Wagner’s recent scholarship has focused on the development of autonomous weaponry and its compatibility with international humanitarian law and various aspects of international economic law.


November

Professor Caroline Mala Corbin Participates in Symposium on American Self-Government and Democracy

Caroline Mala Corbin

Professor Caroline Mala Corbin recently participated in a symposium on “Advancing a New Jurisprudence for American Self-Government and Democracy” at Harvard Law School. At the symposium, she argued that there was no principled basis for extending religious liberty rights to for-profit corporations. Professor Corbin teaches U.S. Constitutional Law I, U.S. Constitutional Law II, First Amendment, and Feminism and the First Amendment. Professor Corbin's articles have appeared in the New York University Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review and Boston University Law Review, among others.

Professor Leigh Osofsky Presents Paper on Tax Law Nonenforcement

Leigh Osofsky

Professor Leigh Osofsky presented a paper recently titled “Tax Law Nonenforcement” at the National Tax Association annual meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The paper deals with whether and to what extent the IRS can legitimately engage in categorical tax law nonenforcement. Professor Osofsky teaches courses addressing various aspects of taxation and policy. Before joining the University of Miami faculty, Professor Osofsky was an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at New York University from 2009-2011.


Professor of Legal Writing Alyssa Dragnich Publishes Article on Junior Faculty Development Program

Alyssa Dragnich

Professor of Legal Writing Alyssa Dragnich published an article in the fall issue of The Law Teacher, the biannual publication of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning. Her article, “Beyond the Water Cooler: Reflections on a Junior Faculty Development Program,” describes Miami Law’s innovative program designed to foster collegiality and professional development among junior faculty members. Professor Dragnich teaches Miami Law’s first-year Legal Communication & Research Skills course, as well as several upper-level writing courses.


Professor Bernard Oxman Delivers Lecture on South China Sea Dispute

Bernard Oxman

Professor Bernard Oxman delivered a lecture recently to faculty and students at the University of Chicago Law School on the competing claims to the South China Sea and its living and nonliving resources. Professor Oxman teaches conflict of laws, international law, law of the sea, and torts. He currently is the Faculty Chair of the Law School's Master of Laws Program in Ocean and Coastal Law. He has served as judge ad hoc of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the International Court of Justice. Professor Oxman has published numerous books and articles on the law of the sea and other international law subjects.


Professor Stephen Urice Speaks on Panel about Restitution of Art

Stephen Urice

Professor Stephen Urice recently participated in a panel on restitution of art, particularly Holocaust (Nazi-looted) art. The panel, “Whose Treasures? Claims on Art in the Wake of War,” was sponsored by the Aspen Institute Program on Justice and Society and was hosted and held at Christie’s auction house in New York City. Professor Urice teaches courses in Elements of the Law, Trusts & Estates, Art Law, Museum Law, and Cultural Property Law and seminars primarily in Art, Museum, and Cultural Property law. He lectures nationally and internationally on cultural heritage law and policy.


Innocence Clinic Directors Present at Meeting of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

Sarah Mourer, Director of Miami Law’s Innocence Clinic, and Craig Trocino, Associate Director, gave a 90-minute presentation recently at the Fall Meeting of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers titled, “The Role of Appellate Lawyers in Vindicating the Rights of Wrongfully Accused Persons.” Mourer’s area of expertise is the death penalty and trial advocacy, the Fourth Amendment, and wrongful convictions and Tocino’s area of expertise is post-conviction litigation and federal sentencing.


October

Professor James Nickel Presents Paper at University of Chicago

James Nickel

Professor James Nickel recently presented a paper, "Can a Right to Health Care be Justified by Linkage Arguments?" at a conference at the University of Chicago. The conference, "Is Healthcare a Human Right?,” was sponsored by the University of Chicago's Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. Professor Nickel holds a joint appointment in the Philosophy Department and the Law School. He teaches and writes in human rights law and theory, political philosophy, philosophy of law, and constitutional law.


Lecturer in Law Jan Jacobowitz Presents Paper at Social Media Symposium

Jan Jacobowitz

Lecturer in Law Jan L. Jacobowitz presented a paper at the SMU Social Media Symposium. Her paper, “Lawyers Beware: You Are What You Post!--- The Case for Integrating Cultural Competence, Legal Ethics and Social Media,” will be published in the SMU Science & Technology Law Review Symposium Edition. Jacobowitz is the Director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP), a 2012 recipient of the ABA’s E. Smythe Gambrell Award---the leading national award for a professionalism program. She has presented more than one hundred PREP CLE ethics seminars and has written and been a featured speaker or panelist on topics such as Legal Ethics in Social Media, Attorney Advertising, Mindful Ethics and Cultural Awareness in the Practice of Law. She teaches Mindful Ethics: Professional Responsibility for Lawyers in the Digital Age, Government Ethics, and Social Medial and the Law.


Senior Lecturer Edgardo Rotman Delivers Lecture at the Max Planck Institute in Germany

Edgardo Rotman

Edgardo Rotman, Senior Lecturer in International & Comparative Law, recently delivered a lecture in German on “Extraterritorial Criminal Enforcement of Securities Fraud Regulations in the USA” (“Die extraterritoriale Anwendung der antifraud – Kapital – marktstrafrechtlichen Vorschriften in den USA”) at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiberg, Germany. Professor Rotman teaches international criminal law, comparative criminal law, and international business crimes at Miami Law. He has published extensively in the field of criminal law.


Professor Anthony Alfieri Lectures at Brown University

Anthony Alfieri

Professor Anthony Alfieri, Dean’s Distinguished Scholar and Founder and Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, recently lectured on “Objecting to Race” at Brown University. He teaches civil procedure, ethics, professional liability, public interest law and leadership, social entrepreneurship, and lawyer malpractice. Professor Alfieri has published more than 70 articles, essays, and editorials on ethics, criminal justice, poverty law, and the legal profession in leading journals and book anthologies.


Professor Franks Testifies in D.C. and Publishes Op-Eds on Sexual Privacy; Gives Talk at the University of Alabama School of Law

Mary Anne Franks

Professor Mary Anne Franks recently testified at a hearing of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety for the Council of Washington, D.C. regarding two proposed bills criminalizing so-called "revenge porn." She also published op-eds in the Brookings Institution's Tech Tank Blog, the New York Daily News, and in The Daily Dot on “The Internet’s privacy hypocrisy” and "Why nonconsensual porn should be a sex crime” on the subject of sexual privacy and the recent celebrity photo hack. Professor Franks presented a paper titled "Where the Law Lies: Constitutional Fictions and Their Discontents," at the Law and Lies Symposium at the University of Alabama School of Law. The paper will appear as a chapter in a volume published by the Cambridge University Press.

Professor Robert Rosen Speaks at Peking University in China

Robert Rosen

Professor Robert Eli Rosen spoke to over 100 students and faculty at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China on "How to Advance as an Inside Counsel." Professor Rosen teaches courses in professional responsibility, business associations, sociology of law, and contracts.





Lecturer in Law Jan Jacobowitz Presents on Social Media and the Practice of Law

Jan Jacobowitz

Lecturer in Law Jan L. Jacobowitz was a panelist on the West Palm Beach Bar Association’s Side Bar Series program on social media discovery. Her presentation was based upon her recent law review article, “The Social Media Frontier: Exploring a New Mandate for Competence in the Practice of Law.” Jacobowitz is the Director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP), a 2012 recipient of the ABA’s E. Smythe Gambrell Award---the leading national award for a professionalism program. She has presented more than one hundred PREP Ethics CLE Seminars and has written and been a featured speaker or panelist on topics such as Legal Ethics in Social Media, Attorney Advertising, Mindful Ethics and Cultural Awareness in the Practice of Law. She teaches Mindful Ethics: Professional Responsibility for Lawyers in the Digital Age, Government Ethics, and Social Medial and the Law.

Visiting Research Scholar Madeleine Plasencia Publishes Article in the University of Miami Law Review

Visiting Research Scholar Madeleine Plasencia published an article titled “No Right to Lie, Cheat, or Steal: Public Good v. Private Order” in the University of Miami Law Review. Her research interests include dealing with the intersections of tort and contract law and tort and securities law, focusing on the common law concept of deceit as it informs the evolution of legal principles across these different substantive fields. Professor Plasencia's published works include Privacy and the Constitution as well as numerous law review articles.

Professor Markus Wagner Provides Expert Testimony on Drones

Markus Wagner

Professor Markus Wagner was invited to provide expert testimony in the Council of Europe’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights on the compatibility of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) with international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Among the three experts touching on these and other matters was also Ben Emmerson, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism. Professor Wagner’s recent scholarship has focused on the development of autonomous weaponry and its compatibility with international humanitarian law and various aspects of international economic law.

Professor Michele DeStefano Participates in Future of Law Summit & Health Care Compliance Conference

Michele DeStefano

Professor Michele DeStefano recently presented at the Future of Law Summit in London sponsored by the Global Legal Post and The International New York Times. She spoke on a panel about innovation, profit and growth in a buyer’s market. She will be also be speaking in Germany about compliance and current challenges from the perspective of the U.S. Market at a health-care compliance conference organized by Leipzig Academy. The conference will focus on health care professionals and compliance officers in pharmaceutical industry and hospitals. Professor DeStefano is the founder and co-creator of LawWithoutWalls and teaches civil procedure, professional responsibility, and a course on law, technology, and innovation, and a virtual class called Compliance E-lliance. Her scholarship focuses on the growing intersections between law and business and legal entrepreneurship.

Professor Felix Mormann Speaks at Department of Treasury and Presents Work at Energy Policy Research Conference

Felix Mormann

Professor Felix Mormann spoke at a public hearing before officials of the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service on proposed regulations for real estate investment trusts (REITs). Following up on earlier written comments, Professor Mormann argued for a more nuanced approach to distinguish between personal property and REIT-eligible real property. His proposed framework would provide greater guidance to taxpayers and, critically, allow cost-effective REIT financing to drive much needed renovations and upgrades to America’s aging energy and transit infrastructure. Professor Mormann also presented a work-in-progress to policymakers, regulators, utility executives, and fellow academics at the annual Energy Policy Research Conference in San Francisco. Exploring the interplay of market and regulatory risks, his forthcoming paper makes the case for better risk mitigation through closer integration of price- and quantity-based support policies for clean energy. His scholarship explores the financial, regulatory and policy challenges along the path to an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. Professor Mormann teaches in the areas of contracts, environmental law, energy law, and climate change. He is a Faculty Fellow at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance.

Professor of Legal Writing Christina Frohock Participates in Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Christina Frohock

Christina Frohock, Professor of Legal Writing for Miami Law’s Legal Communications and Research Skills Program, recently participated in a panel discussion about Guantánamo Bay, sponsored by the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, The Miami Herald, and the University of Miami Libraries. The Guantánamo Public Memory Project is a traveling exhibit that seeks to build public awareness of the long history of the U.S. naval station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuban, and foster dialogue on the future of this place and the policies it shapes. Professor Frohock teaches Legal Communication and Research Skills and an upper-level seminar on Legal Issues in Guantánamo. Her scholarship focuses on Guantánamo.

September

Professor Caroline Bradley Participates in Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime

Caroline Bradley

Professor Caroline Bradley recently participated in the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime in England. She spoke about outsider trading in the session “The misuse and abuse of information.” She has written widely on matters of British and European financial law. At the University of Miami, she teaches courses in European Community law, United States securities regulation, international finance and business associations.



Professor Markus Wagner Participates in Latin American Society of International Law Conference

Markus Wagner

Professor Markus Wagner participated as a commentator at the Third Biennial Conference of the Latin American Society of international Law, held at the Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia. His panel, titled “Human Rights: The Individual and International Jurisdiction” brought together experts from throughout Latin America to discuss recent developments in the inter-American system of human rights law as well as human rights related aspects of anti-terrorism measures. Professor Wagner teaches and writes in the areas of international law, constitutional law and comparative law. His recent scholarship has focused on the development of autonomous weaponry and its compatibility with international humanitarian law and various aspects of international economic law.