December, 2011

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Jill Martignetti, Casey Dieck and Matan Scheier, students in Miami's Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program, recently conducted an interactive CLE Ethics session over the Internet for hundreds of State Farm attorneys around the...

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A recent panel discussion organized by Professor Donna Coker and various student organizations brought together local attorneys and human service providers to talk with students about the impact of the economic crisis on domestic violence....

Monday, December 12, 2011

Miami Law professor Jan Paulsson has been ranked as one of the world's top two arbitrators in The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration.

Prof. Paulsson, who holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Chair at Miami...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Liam McGivern, a 27-year-old Miami Law student from Edmonds, Wash., is one of 28 third-year law students nationally to have been awarded a prestigious Skadden Fellowship, given to remarkable students who have proven their ability and desire to...

November, 2011

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Monday, November 07, 2011

In a special gathering last week in the student lounge, Miami Law hosted its inaugural Human Rights Open House and Reception. The event not only celebrated the impressive strides Miami Law has taken to develop a wide-ranging human rights program...

Saturday, November 05, 2011

In a career of many momentous days, Thursday evening's Alumnus of Distinction dinner must have struck the honoree, Robert H. Traurig, JD '50, as a particularly important occasion, one to remember with fondness.

The award, given by Miami...

Thursday, November 03, 2011

It is not often that two former White House cabinet members sit down for a chat in front of several hundred people in a college auditorium. But it happened on Thursday at the University of Miami, when Donna E. Shalala, who served Bill Clinton as...

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Alongside the humorous anecdotes and good cheer at Miami Law's 63rd Annual Morning Spirits and Homecoming Breakfast on Saturday morning, there was a serious message conveyed to the august gathering of alumni, who included many judges, lawyers and...

October, 2011

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Given the choice, many would rather stay in bed instead of run a race on Sunday morning. But for 214 attorneys, judges, professors and students, the option was easy. They decided to run or walk in this year's Race Judicata. The 5k race, hosted by...

Monday, October 03, 2011

Historically, foreclosures were relatively rare and legally simple. The plaintiff was the lender and the defendant was the defaulted homeowner. But now it's often borrowers, even those clearly in default, who claim to be the aggrieved parties,...

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Brenda M. Brown, Miami Law's Director of Financial Aid, was invited by the Department of Education last week to provide testimony to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance regarding the Higher Education Regulations Study. Brown...

Monday, October 31, 2011

All that bustling around on campus this week can be ascribed to a single big deal – homecoming.

With all the fanfare it can muster, the University of Miami's Homecoming 2011 is set to launch across campus, with most events taking place...

September, 2011

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

F.W. "Mort" Guilford, philanthropist, attorney and devoted University of Miami alumnus, died September 14 at the age of 83.

Guilford, who received two degrees from UM – a B.B.A. in 1951 and a J.D. in 1956 – was a senior partner at the...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center is gearing up for the 13th Annual HOPE Auction, which will kick off online at www.biddingforgood.com/HOPEAuction on Oct. 3. The event will culminate with a live auction and reception at the University of...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

When Jennifer Kirby was in law school, she had no idea what international arbitration was.

Her legal education, she explained in a lecture at Miami Law on Tuesday, encompassed what is now known as domestic law, and she had "no...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Miami Law students dressed in blue on Thursday to express their support for Troy Davis, a man who was convicted in 1991 for shooting an off-duty officer in 1989. Both the Miami Innocence Project and the Capital Defense Project at Miami Law helped...

August, 2011

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Masimba Mutamba, a third-year student at Miami Law, has been awarded an apprenticeship with the trial and appellate practice of Waller Lansden's Schola2Juris program. As part of the apprenticeship, Mutamba will receive a $10,000 scholarship and...

Monday, August 29, 2011

It's hard to miss Gigi Soliman as she bustles through The Bricks. Despite her five-foot, three-inch stature, Soliman's energetic presence draws attention as she stops to chat in a buttoned-up shirt and vest. Some days she'll even don a bow tie....

Monday, August 29, 2011

It's hard to miss Gigi Soliman as she bustles through The Bricks. Despite her five-foot, three-inch stature, Soliman's energetic presence draws attention as she stops to chat in a buttoned-up shirt and vest. Some days she'll even don a bow tie....

Monday, August 22, 2011

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Ivan F. Fernandez, J.D. '92, was recently chosen by Florida Governor Rick Scott to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court of Appeal.

The Miami Law alumnus has served the public for 36 years. He was elected to...

July, 2011

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

During his third year at Miami Law, Gayland "Tad" Hethcoat II was recognized as one of eleven finalists nominated for the Scribes Law-Review Award for his in-depth analysis "Free Hospital Care and Takings Clause: Franklin Memorial Hospital v....

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Harvey C. Sepler, JD '84, was presented with the James C. Adkins Award for outstanding service to appellate law in Florida. This is the most prestigious award presented by The Florida Bar's Appellate Practice Section and one of the premier awards...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Miami Law is steadily gaining recognition as an active force in international arbitration as two of its recent graduates, Patrick Miller, JD '10 and Anna Tumpovskiy, LL.M. '10, have published articles in this field in The International Law...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Miami Law's Tenants' Rights Clinic Director Jeffrey Hearne was recently named among Florida's Legal Elite. This high honor is given to only the top 2 percent of government and non-profit attorneys in the state.

As stated in its eighth-...

June, 2011

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Four Miami Law alumni – Francisco "Frank" Angones, JD '76; The Honorable A. Jay Cristol, JD '58; Edward A. Moss, JD '61; and Ellen Catsman Freidin, JD '78 – were recently named as "Legal Legends" by the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Although Zhenying Li currently lives in Shangai, China, she is starting to feel more and more at home at the University of Miami School of Law.

This may sound unlikely, but through the International Graduate Law Programs's online chats...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Miami Law mourns the passing of Nancy Benitez, who died on April 26 at the age of 88.

Mrs. Benitez was the wife of the late Professor Rafael C. Benitez, who founded the Comparative Law LL.M. program, the Inter-American Law LL.M. program...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Miami Law's Legal Corps has been awarded a grant by The Miami Foundation, which will fund a six-month fellowship in the Housing Unit Foreclosure Defense Project at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

"We are grateful to The Miami...

May, 2011

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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Miami Law's Assistant Dean of Career Development, Marcelyn R. Cox, became the 2011-2012 President of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) during the association's annual business meeting on April 29.

Founded in 1971, NALP...

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

It all began with a simple idea.

As the president of the Irish-American Law Students Association, 2L Christopher Callahan wanted to figure out a way to connect Miami Law students with his family's homeland of Ireland. The small student...

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Stress and law – it's a duality of good and evil that's been around since the days when philosophers gathered to challenge one another using the Socratic Method. As a way to address this age-old conflict, Miami Law began implementing programs...

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Donna grew up in Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, her Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from the University of...

April, 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Three Miami law students from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) recently presented a CLE Ethics training for the Caribbean Bar Association. Topics included the ethical issues involved in website advertising, solicitation...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Miami Law's Historic Black Church Program, the only historic black church program in legal education, will premiere its annual oral history documentary film project at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center and the Greater St. Paul A.M.E....

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nykeah Cohen tried to hold back tears as she accepted two of the most coveted awards given to students enrolled in the semester-long Litigation Skills I course. On Monday, the second-year student was recognized for accruing the most points...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Miami Law's Human Rights and Immigration Clinics, along with Haitian leaders, faith groups, and family members, participated in a rally last Friday to protest the United States government's decision to deport Haitian detainees. Despite the...

March, 2011

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Eight clinic students from Miami Law traveled to three detention centers in remote areas of Louisiana to meet with Haitian nationals facing imminent removal to Haiti. Many of the immigrants are longtime South Florida residents with family members...

Monday, March 14, 2011

As part of his involvement with the Tenants' Right Clinic, Miami Law student Ted Massey, 3L, won his first case last month and helped a family stay in their home.

"It's a great, real-life experience," said Massey who successfully...

Friday, March 11, 2011

With the NFL negotiations concerning the collective bargaining agreement looming over the sports industry, sports and entertainment law professionals gathered at the University of Miami campus last Saturday for Miami Law's 14th Annual...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

As globalization increases and the world becomes more and more connected, the University of Miami School of Law continues to offer academic opportunities that place students off the beaten path of the traditional legal career.

Under the...

February, 2011

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Monday, February 21, 2011

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) International Program and its partner organizations will speak at Miami Law on February 22 as part of the International Graduate Law Programs Lecture Series. The panel will discuss advocacy,...

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Faculty Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, March 2 with Professor Mary Doyle. She will present "The Bush Brothers Repudiate the Federal-State Partnership in the Everglades: Restoration Loses Momentum on their Watch" in the Law School's...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Miami Law, along with the Human Rights Center of the University of Diego Portales (Chile), the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Human Rights Institute of Columbia Law School, hosted a conference titled "Gender Justice in the Americas: A...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In recognition of their humanitarianism, two Miami Law alumni – Hilarie Bass and Dr. Rudolph Moise – received the prestigious Silver Medallion from The Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ) on Saturday, February 26 at the Four Seasons...

January, 2011

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Miami Law alumnus Reince Priebus, JD '98, is the newly elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). The University of Miami School of Law graduate received the news on Friday at the RNC Committee Winter Meeting Friday in Oxon Hill...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Miami Law mourns the passing of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Maynard "Skip" Gross, JD '67, who died unexpectedly on January 12, 2011.

Gross, who was known for his friendliness, was elected to the bench in 1994, succeeding Judge Alfonso C....

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Third year law students and Fellows in Miami Law's Community Lawyering Clinic, Tony Guo and Komal Vaidya, spoke at a recent conference at Harvard Law School. The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau organized the two-day conference titled "Community Response...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Spanning eight distinct disciplines and schools across the University of Miami, Miami Law's new interdisciplinary course – The Idea of the Hospital – will launch on Saturday, January 22 with forty graduate students – a larger-than-expected number...