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May

Professor Leigh Osofsky Presents Paper at Tax Scholars Workshop

Leigh Osofsky

Professor Leigh Osofsky hosted the Eighth Annual Junior Tax Scholars' Workshop at Miami Law. The workshop brought junior tax scholars from around the country together to present and discuss their papers. Prior workshops have been held at UC Hastings, UC Irvine, Notre Dame, Brooklyn, NYU, Boston University, and Colorado. During the workshop Professor Osofsky presented a paper titled "Microdeterrence" and commented on two other papers. Professor Osofsky teaches courses addressing various aspects of taxation and policy.


Senior Lecturer Edgardo Rotman Participates in Criminal Law Workshop in Italy

Senior Lecturer Edgardo Rotman participated in a workshop on "Il Diritto Penale Economico nell'era della Compliance" (Business-related Criminal Law in an Era of Compliance) at the Universita degli Studi of Milan, Italy. The event was sponsored by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the University of Milan, the International Society of Social Defense and Humane Crime Policy and the Foundation for the Italian National Center for Prevention and Crime Policy. He also conducted research for a manuscript on the internationalization of business-related criminal law at the Max-Planck Institute for Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany. Professor Rotman teaches international criminal law, comparative criminal law and procedure (in English and Spanish), and international business crimes.


Professor Donna Coker Publishes Article on Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System

Donna Coker

Professor Donna Coker recently published her article "Addressing the Real World of Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System" in the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Before joining the University of Miami faculty in 1995, Professor Coker practiced law with a major west coast law firm and taught domestic violence law at Stanford Law School and Santa Clara School of Law. She served as Academic Associate Dean at Miami Law from 2005–2009. She has taught criminal law, evidence, domestic violence, family law, wrongful convictions and other advanced criminal justice courses. Professor Coker's scholarship focuses on criminal law, gender and inequality. She is a nationally recognized expert in domestic violence law and policy.


Professor Felix Mormann Presents Work on Federalism and State Clean Energy Policy at Columbia Law School

Felix Mormann

Professor Felix Mormann participated in the Sabin Colloquium on Innovative Environmental Law Scholarship at Columbia Law School. The colloquium brought together a small group of scholars from around the country whose work had been selected for presentation before a panel of distinguished senior environmental law scholars. Professor Mormann presented current work that explores the role of state clean energy policy in federal and international context. Professor Mormann's scholarship investigates the regulatory and policy challenges along the path to an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. He teaches in the areas of contracts, environmental law and energy law.


Professor James Nickel Participates in Human Rights Conference in London

James Nickel

Professor James Nickel recently participated in a conference, "Rethinking Human Rights," at Kings College in London. His presentation was titled, "Indivisibility and Linkage Arguments." He also lectured at the University of Utrecht Law School in the Netherlands. His topic was "Realization as the General Guiding Aim of Human Rights Practice." James W. 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.


Professor Caroline Mala Corbin Publishes Articles in Law Reviews

Caroline Mala Corbin

Professor Caroline Mala Corbin presented her article on "Compelled Disclosures" at the Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference at Yale Law School. The article will be published by the Alabama Law Review. Her essay "The Contraception Mandate," previously published online, was selected for publication in the Northwestern University Law Review. Professor Corbin teaches U.S. Constitutional Law I, U.S. Constitutional Law II, First Amendment, and Feminism and the First Amendment.


Professor James Nickel Presents Paper on Human Rights

James Nickel

Professor James Nickel presented a paper, "The Indeterminacy of Human Rights—Is it a Bad Thing?," at a conference at the University of San Diego Law School. The conference topic was "The Status of International Law and International 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.



Clinic Directors Present at Innocence Conference

Sarah Mourer, Director of Miami Law's Death Penalty Clinic and Innocence Clinic and Craig Trocino, Associate Director of the Innocence Clinic, recently presented at the 2013 Annual Innocence Network Conference on "How to Prevent Student and Director Burnout in Innocence Projects." Professor Mourer teaches Substantive Criminal Law and is the faculty advisor for the University of Miami Wrongful Convictions Project. She also teaches in and directs the University of Miami Clinical Placement Program. Trocino is an experienced AV rated appellate litigator having been counsel of record on more than 200 direct appeals and extraordinary writs. He has served as the co-director of the Florida Innocence Project from 2002-2004 and has taught classes in post-conviction litigation and federal sentencing.


Professor Anthony Alfieri Presents on Race and Representation at Notre Dame and Columbia Law Schools

Anthony Alfieri

Professor Anthony Alfieri presented "Next Generation Civil Rights Lawyers: Race and Representation in the Age of Identity Performance," his article which will be published in the Yale Law Review in a faculty workshop at Notre Dame Law School and on a panel at Columbia Law School. 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. His work has been cited and downloaded more than 2,750 times in books, law journals, social science networks, and the media.

Professor Patricia Brown Presents at 13th Annual Tax Planning Strategies Conference

Patricia Brown

Professor Patricia Brown, Director of the Graduate Program in Taxation, spoke at the 13th annual Tax Planning Strategies - U.S. and Europe Conference in London. As a result of her presentation, she was quoted several times in an article in Tax Notes Today. Professor Brown is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of international taxation, with specialties in tax treaty policy and interpretation and the international taxation of financial products and institutions.

Professor Felix Mormann Speaks on Clean Energy Finance and Policy at the University of Minnesota

Felix Mormann

Professor Felix Mormann participated in a conference on Legal & Policy Pathways to Energy Innovation at the University of Minnesota. Following an invitation from the Consortium on Law and Values, Professor Mormann presented current work building on his recent publication "Smarter Finance for Cleaner Energy." Professor Mormann's scholarship explores the regulatory and policy challenges along the path to an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. He teaches in the areas of contracts, environmental law and energy law.

April

Professor Mary Anne Franks' Article to be Published by UCLA Law Review

Mary Anne Franks

Professor Mary Anne Franks's article, "How to Feel Like a Woman, or, Why Punishment is a Drag," has been accepted for publication by the UCLA Law Review. Professor Franks also recently presented her paper, "The Dangerous Fragility of Men: Masculinity, Vulnerability, and Harm," at King's College London. This month she met with Florida legislators to discuss potential amendments to a proposed law criminalizing what is colloquially known as "revenge porn," a subject about which she was recently interviewed by Salon, HuffPost Live, the Tampa Tribune, MSN, and DAME Magazine. She currently teaches family law, criminal law, and criminal procedure. Her other research and teaching interests include cyberlaw, discrimination, free speech, and law and gender.


Professor Bernard Oxman Named as Member of the U.S. Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Law

Bernard H. Oxman

Professor Bernard H. Oxman, the Richard A. Hausler Professor of Law, has been named a member of the United States Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Law. The Committee is comprised of all former Legal Advisers of the Department of State and up to 28 individuals appointed by the Legal Adviser. Pursuant to its Charter, the Committee will provide "the views and advice of a cross section of the country's outstanding members of the legal profession on significant issues of international law." Professor Oxman directs the law school's graduate program in Ocean and Coastal Law and specializes in international law and the law of the sea. He is one of the few Americans elected to the renowned Institut de Droit international and is the only American to have served as judge ad hoc on both the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He recently completed ten years of service as Co-Editor in Chief of the American Journal of International Law.

Lecture in Law Jan Jacobowitz's Article Published in Litigation Journal

Jan L. Jacobowitz

Lecturer in Law Jan L. Jacobowitz's article, "The Benefits of Mindfulness for Litigators" was published in the Spring 2013 edition of the publication, Litigation, the journal of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association. Jacobowitz is the director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program and co-author of the book Mindfulness & Professional Responsibility: A Guidebook for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum. She co-developed and teaches Mindful Ethics: Professional Responsibility for Lawyers in the Digital Age.

Professor Anthony Alfieri Presents New Article on Law Firm Malpractice Disclosure

Anthony Alfieri

Professor Anthony Alfieri recently presented a new article, "Deception and Delay in Law Firm Malpractice Disclosure," at Hofstra University Law School's conference on The Ethical Infrastructure and Culture of Law Firms. Professor Alfieri, a 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 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. His work has been cited and downloaded more than 2,750 times in books, law journals, social science networks, and the media.


Professor Caroline Mala Corbin Participates in Conferences and Speaks on Religion Clause Jurisprudence and Marriage Equality

Caroline Mala Corbin

Professor Caroline Mala Corbin recently attended several conferences, including "Secularism on the Edge: The Church and State in the United States, France, and Israel," sponsored by the Program for Jewish Civilization, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University in Washington D.C.; "Gender Matters: Women, Social Policy and the 2012 Election," sponsored by Women in the Law Program at American University Washington College of Law and Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, in Washington, D.C.; and a Law and Religion Colloquium, at Brigham Young University Law School, in Provo, Utah. She spoke about recent religion clause jurisprudence as well as religious opposition to the contraception mandate — the provision of the Affordable Care Act requiring that insurance plans cover contraception. She also appeared on NBC's Miami Today discussing the marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court. Professor Corbin teaches U.S. Constitutional Law I, U.S. Constitutional Law II, First Amendment, and Feminism and the First Amendment.


Mindfulness Expert Scott Rogers Speaks at Federal Bar's Luncheon

Scott Rogers

Lecturer in Law Scott Rogers was the Federal Bar's Boardroom Luncheon Series speaker at the Banker's Club where he spoke to a group of lawyers and judges on Mindfulness, Stress-Reduction and the Practice of Law. Professor Rogers, a nationally recognize expert in the area of mindfulness in law, is founder and director of Miami Law's Mindfulness in Law Program, author of "Mindfulness for Law Students," "The Six-Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primer for Lawyers," and co-author of Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility: A Guidebook for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum. He has developed and teaches a variety of classes that integrate mindfulness and law including, Mindful Ethics, Mindful Leadership, and Mindfulness in Law.

Professor Felix Mormann Presents Work on Clean Energy Policy at the University of Missouri

Felix Mormann

Professor Felix Mormann participated in a conference on Promoting Sustainable Energy Through Tax Policy at the University of Missouri. Following an invitation from the Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law, Professor Mormann presented current work on clean energy policy building on his recent publication "Smarter Finance for Cleaner Energy." Professor Mormann's scholarship explores the regulatory and policy challenges along the path to an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. He teaches in the areas of contracts, environmental law and energy law.


Professor Stephen Urice Discusses Legal Issues in Museum Administration

Stephen Urice

Professor Stephen Urice gave two presentations on Legal Issues in Museum Administration at the ALI CLE. Professor Urice also participated in a panel discussion "The Artist as Philanthropist: Arstist-Endowed Foundations as a New Force in Cultural Philanthropy" as part of the Aspen Institute's National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations. Professor Urice teaches Trusts & Estates, Law and the Visual Arts, Museum Law, and Cultural Property Law. He lectures nationally and internationally on cultural heritage law and policy and has served on the faculty and planning committee of the ALI-ABA course of study "Legal Issues in Museum Administration" for many years. He is co-author of the standard art law casebook, Merryman, Elsen, and Urice, Law, Ethics and the Visual Arts (5th. Edition, 2007).

Professor Markus Wagner's Article Selected by the American Society for International Law

Markus Wagner

Professor Markus Wagner's article "Autonomy in the Battlespace: Independently Operating Weapon Systems and the Law of Armed Conflict" was among the articles selected by the American Society for International Law for a conference on emerging issues in the area of international law and technology. In the article, which was recently published as part of an edited collection titled International Humanitarian Law and the Changing Technology of War, Professor Wagner analyzes the extent to which the use of autonomous weapon systems in the modern battlespace is permissible under the law of armed conflict. Professor Wagner teaches in the areas of international and comparative law, as well as constitutional law.

Professor Osamudia James's Articles Accepted for Publication

Osamudia James

Two of Professor Osamudia James's articles have been accepted for publication. "White Like Me: The Negative Impact of the Diversity Rationale on White Identity Formation," will be published in the New York University Law Review and explores the ways in which stunted deployment of the diversity rationale in higher education negatively impacts white racial identity formation. "Opt-Out Education: School Choice as Racial Subordination," to be published in the Iowa Law Review, considers how school choice rhetoric advances values that are incompatible with successful public school education, while masking limited actual choice for minority students and their families. Professor James researches and teaches in the areas of education, race and the law, administrative law, and torts.


Director and Lecturer Jessica Carvalho Morris Speaks on Internationalization of Legal Education

Jessica Carvalho Morris

Director and Lecturer In Law Jessica Carvalho Morris traveled to Mexico recently to develop partnerships with law schools, law firms and funding institutions. She presented a lecture "La Internacionalización Como Requisito de la Educación Legal en el Siglo XXI" (Internationalization of Legal Education in the Twenty-First Century) at the Anáhuac University School of Law in Mexico City. She is currently working on a forthcoming paper to be published in their law review. Morris has presented lectures on this topic at other international forums including most recently Brazil. At Miami Law, she is the Director of the International Graduate Law Programs and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, human rights and cross-border practice of law.

Melissa Swain Participates in National Summit for Medical-Legal Partnership

Melissa Swain

Melissa Swain, Associate Director and Clinical Instructor of the Health Rights Clinic, will be participating in the 2013 Medical-Legal Partnership Summit at George Washington University. She will be speaking in the panels "Quality and Sustainability for MLPs in the VA Setting" and "Medical Waivers of Citizenship Tests: Strategies for Healthcare Engagement." She is also serving as a facilitator in the Quality and Sustainability Session.


March

Professor Mary Anne Franks Discusses Rape Trial Verdict on NPR

Mary Anne Franks

Professor Mary Anne Franks was recently a featured guest on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook, discussing the recent Steubenville rape trial verdict. She was also a featured guest for two recent HuffPost Live interviews, one on the topic of revenge porn and one on the backlash to the media's coverage of the Steubenville verdict. Additionally, Professor Franks gave a paper on "Optimal Violence" at the University of Florida Law School's Criminal Justice Center's Junior Scholars Conference. She has also been guest blogging at Concurring Opinions. Professor Franks teaches family law, criminal law, and criminal procedure. Her other research and teaching interests include cyberlaw, discrimination, free speech, and law and gender.


War Crimes Prosecution Watch Honors Forthcoming Article by Lecturer in Law Christina M. Frohock

Christina M. Frohock

Lecturer in Law Christina M. Frohock's article "The Eyes of the World: Charges, Challenges, and Guantánamo Military Commissions After Hamdan II" will be published in the Summer 2013 issue of Miami Law’s National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review. The article has been selected for the "Worth Reading" section of War Crimes Prosecution Watch. War Crimes Prosecution Watch is a biweekly e-newsletter, published jointly by the Public International Law & Policy Group and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, that compiles official documents and articles analyzing war crimes issues and has more than 9,000 subscribers. Frohock teaches Legal Communication and Research Skills and an upper-level seminar on Legal Issues in Guantánamo. Her scholarship focuses on Guantánamo, and she has given a variety of presentations at conferences and universities.


ABA Appoints Lecturer in Law Jan Jacobowitz as Special Liaison

Jan L. Jacobowitz

Lecturer in Law Jan L. Jacobowitz was recently appointed as a special liaison to the ABA's Standing Committee on Professionalism by the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. She also spoke at the mid-year meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) in Boca Raton on a panel titled "Dinosaur to Avatar—Social Media Ethics, Discovery, Investigation &Trial." The IADC conference materials included her recent article in Miami Law Magazine, "The Legal Perils of Social Media--Avoiding Landmines in Cyberspace." Jacobowitz is the director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program , which is a 2012 ABA Gambrell Award recipient. She also teaches Mindful Ethics: Professional Responsibility for Lawyers in the Digital Age.

Professor Anthony Alfieri's Article on Law School-Affiliated Public Service Projects to be Published

Anthony Alfieri

Professor Anthony Alfieri's article "Community Education and Access to Justice in a Time of Scarcity: Notes from the West Grove Trolley Garage Case," will be published in the Wisconsin Law Review. This article is part of an ongoing series of case studies on the progress of law school-affiliated public service projects conducted in partnership with faith based, nonprofit groups for the purposes of educating and training law students in community lawyering. Professor Alfieri is the Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, Founder of the Historic Black Church Program, and Dean's Distinguished Scholar. 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 Susan Haack Publishes Paper in Law Review

Susan Haack

Professor Susan Haack has recently published her paper "Cracks in the Wall, A Bulge Under the Carpet: The Singular Story of Religion, Evolution, and the U.S. Constitution" in the Wayne Law Review. Professor Haack is a Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, where she teaches each year a course for the philosophy department, an interdisciplinary course for the College of Arts and Sciences, and a course in the Law School. She is a renowned epistemologist and serves on the Editorial Board of Philosophy, Science, and Law, and on the Advisory Board of Ratio Juris, and has edited an issue of the American Philosophical Association's newsletter on Philosophy and Law on Science in the Law. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Italian Society for Law and Literature. She works with the Miami-Dade Public Defender's office on cases involving scientific testimony.


Professor Andres Sawicki's Article on Copyright Law to Appear in Chicago Law Review

Andres Sawicki

Professor Andres Sawicki's article "Copyright in Teams," co-authored with Anthony Casey, will be published in The University of Chicago Law Review. The co-authors used team production theories to understand collaborative creativity and then explained how copyright law facilitates and impedes these collaborations. Professor Sawicki researches and teaches in the area of intellectual property. His prior publication, Better Mistakes in Patent Law, provided a relative assessment of the costs of the patent system's mistakes. His current research explores the impact of intellectual property on creative collaborative endeavors.

Professor Michele DeStefano Presents at Stanford on Solving the Legal Crisis

Michele DeStefano

Professor Michele DeStefano presented at Stanford University School of Law on "Solving the Legal Crisis: Innovation and Entrepreneurship." In addition to teaching courses in professional responsibility and civil procedure, Professor DeStefano is the founder and co-creator of LawWithoutWalls, a collaborative academic model that brings together over 200 students, faculty, practitioners, academics, entrepreneurs, business and law students, and venture capitalists from around the world to innovate legal education and practice.


War Crimes Prosecution Watch Honors Forthcoming NSAC Article by Lecturer in Law Christina M. Frohock

Christina M. Frohock

Lecturer in Law Christina M. Frohock has an article forthcoming in the Summer 2013 issue of Miami Law's National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review. The article, titled "The Eyes of the World: Charges, Challenges, and Guantánamo Military Commissions After Hamdan II," has been selected for the "Worth Reading" section of War Crimes Prosecution Watch. War Crimes Prosecution Watch, a biweekly e-newsletter published jointly by the Public International Law & Policy Group and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, compiles official documents and articles analyzing war crimes issues and has more than 9,000 subscribers. Frohock teaches Legal Communication and Research Skills and an upper-level seminar on Legal Issues in Guantánamo. Her scholarship focuses on Guantánamo, and she has given a variety of presentations at conferences and universities. Previously, she taught Constitutional Law at the University of Miami and advanced legal research and writing at Florida International University College of Law.


Lecturers in Law Annette Torres and Cheryl Zuckerman Speak on Effective Client Communications

Lecturer in Law Annette Torres and Cheryl Zuckerman gave a presentation titled "LRW and Beyond: Teaching Effective Client Communications" at the Capital Area Legal Writing Conference hosted by American University—Washington College of Law. Their presentation focused on methods and best practices for teaching law students how to communicate with clients throughout the life of the attorney-client relationship. The conference was attended by over ninety legal writing professors from across the country. Torres and Zuckerman teach Legal Communication and Research Skills and an upper-level course titled Effective Client Communications.

Professor Andrew Dawson Presents Work on Employees and Corporate Reorganization

Andrew Dawson

Professor Andrew Dawson participated in the Bankruptcy Success Modeling Conference at the UCLA School of Law. He presented the results of his recent empirical project on the impact of organized labor on success in chapter 11 bankruptcy. Professor Dawson’s research focuses on corporate reorganization issues, and he teaches in the area of bankruptcy and contracts.




Professor Susan Haack Lectures on Legal Pragmatisms in Brussels

Susan Haack

Professor Susan Haack will present at Free University of Brussels on "Legal Pragmatisms." Professor Haack is a Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, where she teaches each year a course for the philosophy department, an interdisciplinary course for the College of Arts and Sciences, and a course in the Law School. She is a renowned epistemologist and serves on the Editorial Board of Philosophy, Science, and Law, and on the Advisory Board of Ratio Juris, and has edited an issue of the American Philosophical Association's newsletter on Philosophy and Law on Science in the Law. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Italian Society for Law and Literature. She works with the Miami-Dade Public Defender's office on cases involving scientific testimony.


Professor Irwin Stotzky Publishes Article on the Fourth Amendment

Irwin Stotzky

Professor Irwin Stotzky recently published an article, "Constitutional Adjudication and the Fourth Amendment" in Volume 28 of the Civil Rights Litigation and Attorney Fees Annual Handbook. Another one of his articles, "Democracy and Sustainability in Reconstructing Haiti: A Possibility or a Mirage?" has been accepted for publication in the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review. For the past 31 years, Professor Stotzky has represented Haitian and other refugees on constitutional and human rights issues in many cases, including several cases in the United States Supreme Court. He teaches in the areas of constitutional law and theory, criminal procedure, and philosophy.

February 2013

Professor Frances Hill Speaks on Regulation of Exempt Organizations

Frances R. Hill

Professor Frances R. Hill presented a paper titled "Exempt Entities as Government Contractors: Regulations Through Cooperative Federalism," at a conference at the Columbia Law School. Professor Hill suggested that effective regulation involved both the prevention of fraud and abuse and monitoring of performance to ensure that the intended beneficiaries of government programs were well-served. Tax officials, whether at the federal or state level, could not provide the kind of performance monitoring that was required to ensure the proper and effective use of taxpayer money by exempt entities. Effective regulations depends on cooperative federalism involving the contracting agencies that fund and implement projects, tax authorities, and state attorneys general. Cooperative federalism in practice defies crisply defined theories and depends instead on working relationships that have been hampered by judicial efforts to use federalism primarily as a mechanism to limit federal government authority. Professor Hill, a Dean’s Distinguished Scholar for the Profession, teaches and writes on tax exempt entities as well as constitutional law issues including campaign finance and spending clause controversies, and on issues arising in the course of implementing the Affordable Care Act.


Lecturer in Law Jan Jacobowitz Moderates Panel on Attorney Advertising in the Digital Age

Jan L. Jacobowitz

Lecturer in Law Jan L. Jacobowitz (moderated a panel on Attorney Advertising in the Digital Age at the recent Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) Mid-Year Meeting in Dallas. The issues raised in Jacobowitz’s article, "Endless Pursuit: Capturing Technology at the Intersection of the First Amendment and Attorney Advertising," informed the discussion as the article had been submitted as supplemental authority to the Florida Supreme Court by one of the panelists, Tom Julin, who represented several of the large law firms in the case involving the Florida Bar's proposed amendments to the advertising rules. Jacobowitz is the director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program, which has presented a number of CLE Ethics seminars involving the amendments to Florida's attorney advertising rules.

Lecturer in Law Scott Rogers Interviewed on HuffPost Live

Scott Rogers

Lecturer in Law Scott Rogers participated on the HuffPost Live show "The Power of Mindfulness" discussing mindfulness and the New York Academy of Science's sold out program "Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness." Also on the panel was Amishi Jha, a cognitive scientist and UM professor of psychology, who collaborates with Rogers on research exploring the enduring brain and behavior changes that may accompany mindfulness-training programs. Rogers, a nationally recognize leader in the area of mindfulness in law, is founder and director of Miami Law's Mindfulness in Law Program, author of "Mindfulness for Law Students," "The Six-Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primer for Lawyers," "Mindful Parenting," and co-author of "Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility: A Guidebook for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum."

Professor Caroline Bradley Speaks on European Financial Markets and Financial Regulation

Caroline Bradley

Professor Caroline Bradley participated at a conference at the University of Texas recently. She presented her paper, "Breaking up Is Hard to Do: The Interconnection Problem in Financial Markets and Financial Regulation, a European (Banking) Union Perspective" at the Texas International Law Journal 2013 symposium, The Nation State and Its Banks: Sovereign Debt and International Regulation. Professor Bradley has written widely on matters of British and European financial law. At Miami Law, she teaches courses in European Community law, United States securities regulation, international finance and business associations.


Professor Caroline Mala Corbin's Essay Cited by Federal Appellate Judge

Caroline Mala Corbin

Professor Caroline Mala Corbin's article, "The Contraception Mandate" was cited by Judge Rovner of the 7th Circuit Federal Appellate Court in her dissent in the case Grote v. Sebelius. Professor Corbin teaches U.S. Constitutional Law I, U.S. Constitutional Law II, First Amendment, and Feminism and the First Amendment. Her 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 Felix Mormann Presents Work on Climate Change Policy at the University of Georgia

Felix Mormann

Professor Felix Mormann participated in the International Law in a Time of Scarcity conference at the University of Georgia. Following an invitation from the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Professor Mormann presented current work on climate change policy that builds on his recent paper "Enhancing the Investor Appeal of Renewable Energy." His scholarship explores the regulatory and policy challenges along the path to an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. Professor Mormann teaches in the areas of environmental law and energy law.


Lecturer in Law Scott Rogers Speaks on Mindfulness to Family Court

Scott Rogers

Lecturer in Law Scott Rogers spoke on mindfulness to a group of 100, including judges, lawyers, mental health professionals, mediators, and court personnel who work with families in conflict. The event kicked off the 2013 "Lunch & Learn" series hosted by Family Court Services. The two hour CLE program was entitled, "Mindfulness, Stress-Reduction and Order in the Cortex," a program developed by Rogers to share mindfulness insights and exercises with lawyers, judges, and other participants in the legal profession. He is the Founder and Director of the Mindfulness and Law Program at Miami Law.

January 2013

Professor Keith Rosenn Talks to NBC News about Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez

Keith Rosenn

Professor Keith Rosenn recently spoke with NBC News about Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez not being publicly seen for 40 days. Read the article here. Professor Rosenn has extensive experience in Latin American legal affairs. He has practiced law with a Brazilian law firm and has worked as a project specialist with the Ford Foundation, helping to establish a graduate legal education program in Rio de Janeiro. He is the author of six books and numerous law review articles in the fields of comparative law, Latin American law, and constitutional law. Professor Rosenn is the chair of the LLM programs in Comparative Law and in Inter-American Law. He teaches courses in constitutional law, comparative law, Latin American law, and Doing Business in Latin America.


Professor David Abraham Discusses Cuba's Travel and Visa Policies on BBC Radio

David Abraham

Immigration law expert Professor David Abraham appeared on BBC "5 Live" worldwide radio to discuss recent changes in Cuba's travel and visa policies. Professor Abraham explained that by allowing much freer travel abroad and by allowing emigrants to retain property rights and citizenship, Cuba was joining the ranks of a diverse array of countries including Israel, Mexico, and Poland which had recently switched from treating their emigrants as traitors to treating them as assets deployed abroad. The Cuban leadership was also testing the dedication of its citizens as well as challenging the United States to take a more realistic view of the Cuban people and the endless embargo imposed on the island for decades. Professor Abraham teaches Property, Immigration & Citizenship Law, Citizenship and Identity, Law and the Transition to Capitalism and Law and Social Theory. He has been widely published in each of those areas as well as serving as a frequent media commentator for American, German, and Israeli newspapers and television.


Professor Jan Paulsson Appears before the International Court of Justice in The Hague

Jan Paulsson

Professor Jan Paulsson appeared before the International Court of Justice in The Hague during the first two weeks of December as an advocate for the Republic of Chile in its maritime dispute with the Republic of Peru. The oral arguments may be viewed in their entirety at the ICJ website. In August, Professor Paulsson sat in The Hague as one of seven Judges dealing with the dispute between Pakistan and India (administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration) concerning hydro-electrical dam construction in Kashmir alleged to be contrary to the 1960 Indus Water Treaty. The decision is under deliberation. Professor Jan Paulsson holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the University of Miami School of Law. He is also the Faculty Chair of the Specialization in International Arbitration. Adding to his work at the Law School, Professor Paulsson practices with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He is also the President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, immediate past President of the LCIA (2004-2010), a Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, and a board member of the American Arbitration Association.


Lecturer in Law Scott Rogers to Participate in Mindfulness Seminar

Scott Rogers

Lecturer in Law Scott Rogers will participate in a mindfulness seminar sponsored by Mindful Kids Miami, Inc. He will discuss how mindfulness is being used by the legal community. Rogers is the Founder and Director of the Mindfulness and Law Program at Miami Law. He is the author of Mindfulness for Law Students: Applying the Power of Mindful Awareness to Achieve Balance and Success in Law School which is being used in law schools across the country, The Six-Minute Solution: A Mindfulness Primer for Lawyers, and co-author of Mindfulness and Professional Responsibility A Guide Book for Integrating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum. Since 2008, Professor Rogers has been teaching a series of Jurisight® classes for Miami Law students and, in 2009, he began integrating mindfulness into the core curriculum. He developed and teaches "Mindfulness in Law," an upper level course and, with Professor Jan Jacobowitz, teaches "Mindful Ethics." He is Co-Chair of the Dade-County-Bar Association and Federal Bar Association's Mindfulness in Law Joint Task Force, and is co-founder of the University of Miami Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative.


Professor Mary Anne Franks Discusses Revenge Porn Lawsuit on HuffPost Live

Mary Anne Franks

Professor Mary Anne Franks recently spoke with HuffPost Live regarding the rise of revenge porn on the internet and how victims are suing a website and its host server for posting pornographic pictures of them without consent. Click here to watch the video. Professor Franks currently teaches family law, criminal law, and criminal procedure at Miami Law. Her other research and teaching interests include cyberlaw, discrimination, free speech, and law and gender.


Professor Leigh Osofsky Presents Paper In Two Workshops

Leigh Osofsky

Professor Professor Leigh Z. Osofsky recently presented her paper, "Frictions as Screening Mechanisms" at two different workshops – at the James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in Toronto, Canada and at the Florida International University College of Law Faculty Workshop Series. Professor Osofsky's scholarship focuses on tax compliance and uncertainty in tax administration. She teaches courses addressing various aspects of taxation and policy. recently presented her paper, "Frictions as Screening Mechanisms" at two different workshops Professor Leigh Z. Osofsky recently presented her paper, "Frictions as Screening Mechanisms" at two different workshops – at the James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in Toronto, Canada and at the Florida International University College of Law Faculty Workshop Series. Professor Osofsky's scholarship focuses on tax compliance and uncertainty in tax administration. She teaches courses addressing various aspects of taxation and policy. at the James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in Toronto, Canada and at the Florida International University College of Law Faculty Workshop Series. Professor Osofsky's scholarship focuses on tax compliance and uncertainty in tax administration. She teaches courses addressing various aspects of taxation and policy.

Professor Jan Paulsson and Visiting Professor J. Martin Hunter Participate In Transnational Arbitration Forum

Jan Paulsson

Professor Jan Paulsson, the Michael Klein Distinguished Chair, and Visiting Professor J. Martin Hunter will be participating as moderators in the 2nd Annual Institute for Transnational Arbitration Winter Forum in Miami later this month. Professor Paulsson is the faculty chair of the Specialization in International Arbitration at Miami Law. He has participated as counsel or arbitrator in over 500 arbitrations in Europe, Asia, the United States and Africa. He has also acted before a great variety of international tribunals, including the International Court of Justice and the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Professor Hunter is a barrister at Essex Court Chambers practicing in the field of international arbitration. He has served as counsel or arbitrator in cases held under the rules of most of the world's principal arbitral institutions and arbitration centers.

Lecturer In Law Christina Frohock Publishes Article In Magazine

Christina M. Frohock

Christina Frohock published an article on technology in the law in the current issue of The Bencher, the national magazine for the Inns of Court. Read it here. Professor Frohock teaches Legal Communication and Research Skills and an upper-level seminar on Legal Issues in Guantánamo. Her scholarship focuses on Guantánamo, and she has given a variety of presentations at conferences and universities. Previously, she taught Constitutional Law at the University of Miami and advanced legal research and writing at Florida International University College of Law.