Christina M. Frohock

Professor of Legal Writing & Lecturer in Law

J.D., New York University School of Law
M.A., University of Michigan
B.A., University of North Carolina

Phone: 305-284-2329
Office: C419

Professor Frohock earned her B.A. with Honors in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina and her M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. She earned her J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and won the graduation award for excellence in Constitutional Law. She then joined Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City as a litigation attorney. After moving to Miami, she practiced litigation at both White & Case LLP and Kenny Nachwalter, P.A.

As a member of the Miami Law faculty, she teaches Legal Communication and Research Skills and upper-level courses on Guantánamo legal issues and advanced writing techniques. She recently published a book, Small-Town GTMO, that analyzes the legality of the Guantánamo naval station and describes her experiences on the base. Before joining Miami Law, she taught Constitutional Law at the University of Miami and advanced legal research and writing at Florida International University College of Law.

She is also actively involved in the community.  She helped found the Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inn of Court, administered by the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society, and served as an Inn officer for many years.  She belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Legal Writing Institute.

She is admitted to practice law in Florida, New York, the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, Southern District of New York, and Eastern District of New York, and the Supreme Court of the United States


Christina M. Frohock, Small-Town GTMO: The Layers of Estate, Sovereignty, and Soil in U.S. Naval Station Guantánamo Bay (2016). 

Christina M. Frohock, Habeas Won and Lost: The Eleventh Circuit’s Narrow View of State Court Judgments, 72 U. Miami L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018).

Christina M. Frohock, Sentence Structure: Prohibiting “Second or Successive” Habeas Petitions After Patterson v. Secretary, 70 U. Miami L. Rev. 1098 (2016).

Christina M. Frohock, Guantánamo Journal: A Visit to the Cuba Border, CABA Briefs Mag., Winter 2016, at 23 (Small-Town GTMO book excerpt).

Christina M. Frohock, The Cuban Rafter Crisis Revisited, CABA Briefs Mag., Spring-Summer 2015, at 16.

Christina M. Frohock, Military Justice as Justice: Fitting Confrontation Clause Jurisprudence into Military Commissions, 48 New Eng. L. Rev. 255 (2014).

Christina M. Frohock, The Eyes of the World: Charges, Challenges, and Guantánamo Military Commissions After Hamdan II, 3 U. Miami Nat’l Security & Armed Conflict L. Rev. 7 (2013).

Christina M. Frohock, Guantánamo Military Commissions: “Judicial Approval and Guidance”, Miami L. Mag., Fall 2013, at 25.

Christina M. Frohock, Tech Savvy and Practice Ready: Social Media Guidance for Current and Future Legal Practitioners, The Bencher, Jan./Feb. 2013, at 18.

Christina M. Frohock, “Brisas del Mar”: Judicial and Political Outcomes of the Cuban Rafter Crisis in Guantánamo, 15 Harv. Latino L. Rev. 39 (2012).

Phone: 305-284-2329
Office: C419
Faculty Assistant

Sutton, Tina

Phone: (305)284-4241
Office: G287

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