Miami Law's International Graduate Law Programs is known for its individual attention to each LL.M. student so it is no surprise during the Director Jessica Morris's recent visit to Brazil, she connected with alumni and newly admitted students to the program.
Miami Law Director Jessica Carvalho Morris recently returned from Brazil where she established alliances with local prominent organizations and lectured on important human rights issues in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Recife, Brazil.
The first time Dr. Vinodh Jaichand ever boarded a plane and traveled abroad was to come to attend the University of Miami School of Law. "I knew my quest to study abroad was the right one when I got to UM" said Jaichand, who received his LL.M. in International Human Rights Law in May 1984. "UM was one of the few Law Schools which offered an opportunity to study comparative law and international law to persons from outside the U.S."
Hailing from all over the world, the LL.M. graduates of the International Graduate Law Programs represent the success of an international legal education at Miami Law.
The International Graduate Law Programs' 2013 Visiting Assistant Professor will be Kristina Klykova, a Ukrainian student at Miami Law who is about to receive her Master of Laws degree in International Law with a specialization in international arbitration. She is a 2010 graduate of Odessa National Academy of Law in Ukraine.
When delving into the world of international arbitration in Latin America, it is worth setting aside the common stereotype of the region as a single monolithic place, rather than a confluence of many countries with "significant differences" between them, Professor Andrés Jana, a litigation and arbitration attorney from Chile, told Miami Law students in a recent address.
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.
Jessica Carvalho Morris, Director of Miami Law's International Graduate Law Programs, returned recently from visits to Mexico City and Guadalajara, the country's second-largest city, as part of an initiative to solidify alliances with law firms, law schools and scholarship partners around the world.
Five students from the University of Miami School of Law last week won multiple awards and advanced deep into the elimination rounds of the world's largest and most prestigious international arbitration moot competition.
A recent lecture at Miami Law addressed the seemingly endless possibilities of so-called Outer Space Law. Two experts on the subject, Rafael Moro Aguilar and Sylvia Ospina, spoke at the invitation of the office of the International Graduate Law Programs and the International Law Society.
Carolyn Lamm was one of just ten women among the 370 students entering the class of 1973 at Miami Law. Lamm went on to become the first Miami Law alumna to lead the American Bar Association as its president and has been named by the National Law Journal as one of the nation's 50 most influential women and 100 most influential lawyers.
The Office of International Graduate Law Programs at Miami Law welcomed Brazilian lawyers and law students from one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil, Pontifícia Universidade Catõlica de São Paulo, for the year's first intensive short course on international arbitration.