December, 2012

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Monday, December 03, 2012

Students from Miami Law's award-winning Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program presently provided training in ethics to members of the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office and the Dade County Bar Association.

Students Daniel...

Monday, December 03, 2012

Miami Law graduate Melissa Muhammad – J.D. '96, LL.M. Tax '00 – has taken her talents far afield, and finds herself handling international taxation matters for the Japanese government.

Muhammad is a 2010-2012 Fellow in the Mike...

Monday, December 17, 2012

Former Miami-Dade Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer, a Miami Law alumnus, was honored with the 2012 Miami Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League at its 22nd annual luncheon, an event attended by more than 400 members of Miami's legal...

Monday, December 17, 2012

The School of Law of the University of Leipzig has bestowed an Honorary Doctorate upon Professor Richard L. Williamson Jr., a former Associate Dean at Miami Law and Chair of the Faculty Senate. The degree is in tribute to his "outstanding...

November, 2012

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Students and faculty members from Miami Law were deeply involved in the National Association of Women Judges' 34th Annual Conference on Miami Beach.

Scott Rogers, Director of the Mindfulness and Law Program, was part of a panel...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Appearing in court is often an ordeal even for the hardiest of souls, regardless of the case's nature. When children are involved, the hearings became vastly more delicate and complex, especially for the little ones themselves.

The...

Monday, November 19, 2012

The legacy of Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile, was at the heart of an address at Miami Law by Ingrid Wuerth, a law professor and Director of the International Legal Studies Program at Vanderbilt Law School. The event was the third...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Of the five competitions they have competed in this fall, members of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board have advanced past preliminary rounds and into semi-final rounds on four occasions. The teams are ready to capture more trophies in the...

October, 2012

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Monday, October 01, 2012

To help offset the rising cost of legal education, Wayne Chaplin, JD '82, has made a generous contribution to the University of Miami School of Law to create the Chaplin Challenge. Under the terms of the grant, Chaplin has agreed to match, dollar...

Monday, October 01, 2012

Fara Gold, who graduated from Miami Law in 2003, is to receive the Attorney General's Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Employee on Oct. 17 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

As a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of...

Monday, October 01, 2012

A Miami Law lecture hall was packed recently with students, faculty members and guests for an address, the Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights, by Professor Sarah H. Cleveland of Columbia Law School. The title of the lecture was "Rights at War:...

Monday, October 01, 2012

On a recent rainy Saturday, a group of Miami Law students, alumni and local attorneys gathered on campus to launch an education program with the aim of helping those scarcely able to help themselves: children and animals. The event was hosted by...

September, 2012

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

As the election season heats up, a referendum question facing voters on the Florida ballot in November will be at the center of a panel discussion this Thursday at Miami Law.

The panel, organized by a student organization called the...

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Third-year law student Genevieve Valle had an eye-opening summer, interning in New York City at "Dateline NBC" and "Rock Center with Brian Williams." The experience dovetailed with her goal of becoming both an on-air legal commentator and a...

Friday, September 07, 2012

A Miami Law Moot Court team represented the law school last month with great success. Oralists Yasin Daneshfar and Valerie Trueba, both in their third year as law students, competed in the Zehmer National Workers' Compensation Moot Court...

Friday, September 07, 2012

Professor Sarah H. Cleveland of Columbia Law School, a well-known expert in international human rights, is to give the Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights at Miami Law on Thursday, Sept. 13. The title of the lecture will be "Rights at War: The...

August, 2012

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Friday, August 31, 2012

After participating in the first Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition at Miami Law, alumnus Warren Zinn was the proud recipient of the Bilzin Sumberg Trophy.

Zinn, who graduated from Miami Law in 2009 and is an attorney at Shohat,...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

University of Miami School of Law alumnus Reince Priebus, JD '98, and Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), opened the party's convention in Tampa.

According to news reports, Priebus declared the convention in session and...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Due to improving weather the University will reopen certain Gables campus student services Monday, including the libraries. Accordingly, the Law Library will reopen Monday at noon and remain open until 10:00 p.m.

Please note that...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

All classes, events, and non-essential operations on the University of Miami's Coral Gables and Rosenstiel campuses remain closed through Monday. Plans are to resume normal operations on Tuesday.

At the Miller School of Medicine, all...

July, 2012

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Burton Young, a marital and family lawyer who graduated from Miami Law in 1967, has received the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award from the Florida Bar for his service to the legal profession. The award recognizes an attorney who has an abiding...

Monday, July 02, 2012

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program completed the spring semester with a CLE ethics training session for the Cuban American Bar Association. Under the supervision of the program's director, Jan L. Jacobowitz, third-year law...

Monday, July 02, 2012

The law firm of Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A. has supported Miami Law's Legal Corps with two donations over the past two years, each of which funded a six-month fellowship with the housing foreclosure project at Legal Services of Greater Miami,...

Friday, July 06, 2012

Although his day job involves acting as Special Advisor to Dean Patricia D. White at Miami Law and helping to run LawWithoutWalls, Michael Bossone has an additional talent – poetry.

In a free-verse composition that he recited publicly...

June, 2012

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Milana V. Kuznetsova, J.D. '11, is a brilliant example of an innovator who has taken a creative path to carve out her own future in a challenging job market. The hard charging, energetic, and, yes, perky self-starter saw an unfilled niche and...

Monday, June 25, 2012

In another recent example of alumni helping alumni, Kurt Newsom, JD '04, assisted in the placement of one of Miami Law's graduates, Ben McCulloch, JD '11, at an investment firm just outside of Chicago. McCulloch, a former HOPE Fellow, recently...

Monday, June 25, 2012

Miami Law alumnus, Thomas Oglesby, JD '11 and former HOPE (Helping Others Through Pro Bono Efforts) Fellow, was part of the team of exceptional attorneys, law enforcement officers, mental health and health care professionals who delivered the...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Robin S. Rosenbaum, a Miami Law alumna and adjunct faculty member, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Tuesday as a federal judge for the Southern District of Florida. The vote was 92 to 3.

Rosenbaum, who graduated from the law school in...

May, 2012

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section has chosen University of Miami Law Professor Laurence M. Rose, a former Vice Dean of the law school and now Director of its Litigation Skills Program, for the most...

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

While some lawyers enjoy sipping a glass of wine at the end of a long day, Mark Tobin, B.B.A. '85, J.D. '88, goes one step further. He actually makes the wine. A seasoned attorney in all matters of eminent domain, Tobin is also the owner of a...

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Coral Gables Latin Kiwanis Club plans to honor Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez, who graduated from Miami Law in 1990, with the organization's highest award at its annual Freedom Awards Gala on May 19. Martinez will receive the...

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Quinshawna Landon knew she wanted to be a lawyer "from birth," she says. "My mom said I came out of the womb arguing."

Growing up in Harlem, "there was a lot of going to church, doing choir and singing all over the place," but heavenly...

April, 2012

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Representatives of the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation spoke out recently at Miami Law against a law that bans pit bulls and similar dogs from Miami-Dade County.

The law school's chapter of the Student Animal Legal...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Global economists use the term "India rising" to describe the economic boom among India's middle class, part of the growing financial power of the second most populous country in the world.

But for Dr. Monisha Bajaj, Ed.D., an Assistant...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program will be hosting visitors from the Middle East and North Africa on Wednesday. The visit is part of the International Visitor Leadership Program, which is administered by the U.S....

Friday, April 27, 2012

Students from Miami Law's Human Rights and Immigration Clinics traveled recently to Washington D.C. as part of their ongoing advocacy for a halt to deportations from the United States to Haiti.

The deportations were resumed in January...

March, 2012

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Thursday, March 08, 2012

It's no secret that law school can get tough. From managing time to surviving the Socratic method, new law students must learn to navigate the world of casebooks, hornbooks, study groups, and outlines – all without succumbing to the pressures of...

Thursday, March 08, 2012

The University of Miami School of Law, in partnership with the Miami Dade Public Defender, will present a two-day "college" on March 16 and 17 to train volunteer attorneys to represent indigent South Floridians charged in misdemeanor cases. Co-...

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

If you assume that the quintessential child soldier is a barefoot, 10-year-old African boy with an assault rifle, you might be on the wrong track.

An audience that attended the inaugural symposium of the National Security and Armed...

Monday, March 12, 2012

There is no international court for business disputes, whether routine business-to-business controversies or investor-state cases, such as the many billion-dollar claims pending against Venezuela, Argentina and Ecuador. The only accessible forum...

February, 2012

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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Members of the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program are offering University of Miami employees and subcontractors free help with their tax returns.

The session – on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:...

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Two Miami Law men, Michael Jonathan Gil, 3L, and Philip J. Hoffman, JD '11, have been selected as finalists in the 2012 Presidential Management Fellows Program. Gil and Hoffman were the only finalists this year from the University of Miami....

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The stroke patient, who could not speak and had no living will, was aphasic, a condition that results from damage to the part of the brain that controls language. But she could think and make gestures, so a series of images was created – with...

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Tchicaya Missamou, former Congolese child soldier, U.S. Marine, bestselling author, and founder of the Hope for Congo Foundation, will be joined by Washington & Lee University School of Law Professor Mark Drumbl and Dr. Saby Ghoshray, Vice...

January, 2012

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Monday, January 30, 2012

The Innocence Clinic, which is dedicated to rectifying wrongful convictions and combating injustice, has two new faces on its team.

Craig Trocino, who since 2010 has worked as an adjunct with the clinic, has a fresh title – Practitioner...

Friday, January 27, 2012

First-year law students needing a little help with their grades – and who doesn't? – now have a place to go for inspiration.

On the evenings of Jan. 31, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, workshops titled "How You Can Make Your Grades Work for You"...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Catharine Skipp, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with a long career in the national news media, has joined Miami Law as Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs. The law school's dean, Patricia D. White, said Friday she was "delighted"...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Miami Law hosted a Public Interest Fair on Monday for students interested in public interest and experiential learning opportunities. The event, which featured students and faculty from Miami Law's clinics, the HOPE Public Interest Resource...