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...

Monday, October 01, 2012

Miami Law's Scott L. Rogers, a Lecturer in Law who has made a name for himself by urging law students to be cognizant of stress and how to deal with it, has received the Daily Business Review's Sookie Williams Award, given for outstanding service...

Monday, October 01, 2012

This year's installment of Wellness Week, during which everyone at Miami Law is reminded to be smart about health and balance, launched on Sunday, Sept. 30, with the Dean's Cup Kickball Kick-Off on the green outside the Otto G. Richter Library....

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Office of International Graduate Law Programs and the Miami Council for International Visitors recently welcomed a group of Nicaraguan higher-education administrators to discuss the internationalization of legal education.

The...

Monday, October 15, 2012

More than 800 guests attended the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Miami Recognition Dinner on Oct. 6 to honor Elizabeth F. Schwartz, 'JD 97, this year's recipient of the Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award. The dinner took place at the...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Twenty-seven Miami Law students and three members of the school's faculty will take active roles in the fall meeting of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law, set to take place in Miami Beach on Oct. 16-20. The ABA says the...

Monday, October 15, 2012

As third-year law student Erika Pagano strolled across the Purple parking lot onto the Bricks the other day, she was less than thrilled to be spending another early morning at the law school – until she realized that it was the first day of...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Experts and policymakers came together last week at the Bruce J. Winick Fall 2012 Colloquium to discuss issues relating to so-called problem-solving courts. These specialized panels, such as drug courts, mental health courts and re-entry courts,...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Every year, the many contributions of Hispanic and Latin Americans to the United States are celebrated during National Hispanic Heritage Month, an opportunity to recognize the group's heritage and culture. This month, Miami Law is casting a...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

As part of the 64th Annual Homecoming Celebration this week, Miami Law students are invited to attend a breakfast with a distinguished alumnus, Joseph Bogosian, JD '92, on Friday, Oct. 19, at 8:30 a.m. in the Faculty Meeting Room, on the fourth...

Monday, October 15, 2012

The model and activist Christy Turlington Burns will attend a screening of her documentary, No Woman, No Cry, about the global state of maternal health, at the University of Miami's Bill Cosford Cinema on Nov. 9 at 4 p.m., an event sponsored by...

Monday, October 15, 2012

With her ticket firmly in hand, Tracy McLeod was one of the first in line. The University of Miami doctoral student arrived outside UM's BankUnited Center at 8:30 on Thursday morning, intent on securing a good seat to "see and show support for...

Monday, October 08, 2012

It was not your everyday law lecture. By the time it was over, it bordered – quite mirthfully – on the bizarre.

When Mark S. Zaid, a Washington D.C. attorney with a passion for comic books, came to Miami Law a few days ago to deliver a...

Monday, October 08, 2012

Some choices, casually decided, can have disastrous consequences on careers and entire lives – a point driven home during a Miami Law panel discussion on the juvenile justice system.

Sponsored by two student organizations – the Child...

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

"America doesn't hate us, America loves us," Judge Marilyn Milian, AB '81, said of The People's Court, over which she presides, and similar courtroom television shows. "Why? Because it's speedy justice."

Judge Milian's comparison of...

Monday, October 08, 2012

University of Miami alumni, current students and faculty will gather on the Coral Gables campus on Oct. 18-20 for Homecoming 2012, a boisterous occasion that will culminate in a football game that Saturday between the Miami Hurricanes and the...

Monday, October 08, 2012

Later this month, the Ralph E. Boyer Institutes on Real Property and Condominium Law will present the Twenty-Fifth Institute on Real Property Law and the Thirty-Seventh Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments at the Biltmore Hotel in...

Monday, October 08, 2012

With a backdrop of the blue waters of Biscayne Bay viewed from thirty floors above Brickell Avenue, the Law Alumni Association last week held its annual Miami-Dade Judicial Reception, a chance for old school chums to greet each other over drinks...

Monday, October 08, 2012

Miami Law's Children and Youth Law Clinic was amply represented in a hearing last month before the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee.

Under the supervision of Professor Bernard Perlmutter, who is a co-director of the clinic...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Liana Nealon, a third-year law student from Coral Springs, and Lauren Lee Pettiette, 2L, born in Miami and raised in Shreveport, La., have been inducted into Iron Arrow, the University of Miami's highest honor society and its oldest tradition....

Monday, October 22, 2012

Professor Doris König, who earned a Master of Comparative Law degree from Miami Law in 1982, was appointed judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany located in Karlsruhe, and prior to that was appointed president of Bucerius Law School...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Twenty-five law students have been invited to join the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board as a result of their stellar performances in the John T. Gaubatz Competition, the main moot court contest at Miami Law. More than 100 students competed...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Four Miami Law student interns with Miami Law's Investor Rights Clinic traveled to St. John's University School of Law in New York City earlier this month to compete in the Fifth Annual Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, the only...

Monday, October 29, 2012

A new joint-degree program, a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy, has been created at Miami Law in partnership with the University of Miami's Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. The degree will...

Monday, October 29, 2012

In the Fall 2012 edition of Miami Magazine, Miami Law's Scott Rogers discusses his work in the field of mindfulness and with University of Miami neuroscientist Amishi Jha. The research is exploring the connection between mindfulness practices and...

Monday, October 22, 2012

As part of the 64th Annual Homecoming Celebration, distinguished alumnus Joseph Bogosian, JD '92, spoke with students about success after graduation. The breakfast, held on Friday in the Faculty Meeting Room, offered insights to the globalization...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Miami Law's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program continues to evolve as a wide-ranging forum for education and discussion of issues of conscience that confront the legal profession.

Two student interns in the program,...

Monday, October 22, 2012

With all the chest-beating surrounding the University of Miami's Homecoming celebrations last week, Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte figured that, as the former President of Florida State University, he would try to blend in as much as possible....

Monday, October 29, 2012

More than two dozen Miami Law students volunteered to take part last week in the fall meeting of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law in Miami Beach. The meeting, one of the world's most important gatherings of...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Brendan G. Corrigan, a second-year Miami Law student who is pursuing a joint JD/MPA degree, served as a volunteer in President's Obama's motorcade on Sept. 20, when the President visited the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus for a...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Law students who demonstrate interest and ability in the field of litigation may be able to benefit from a scholarship established by friends and relatives of Miami Law alumnus Richard L. Lapidus. A passionate trial and appellate lawyer who...