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Miami Law News Headlines: August 2012

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Warren Zinn, JD '09, Wins Closing Argument Contest

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.

Reince Priebus, JD '98

Reince Priebus, JD '98, Opened Republican Convention in Tampa

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.

Miami Law Library to Reopen Monday; University of Miami Coral Gables and RSMAS Campuses Remain Closed Through Monday

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.

University of Miami Coral Gables and RSMAS Campuses Closed Through Monday

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 non-essential and clinical activities have been canceled for today and Monday morning. Classes for first- and second- year Miller School students have been cancelled on Monday. All non-clinical research and administrative staff should not report to work tomorrow. Medical employees should receive more details at 7 p.m. tonight about the status of clinical activity for tomorrow afternoon.

Hispanic National Bar Association Honors Judge Adalberto José Jordán, JD '87

Miami Law alumnus Judge Adalberto José Jordán is being honored this weekend as Latino Judge of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association at its 37th annual convention in Seattle.

Daniel Diaz, left, and Rurik del Rosario, right.

Miami Law's Recruitment Office Gets Two Great Recruits

As part of Miami Law's mission to attract the most talented people – students, faculty and staff alike – the school's Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment has made two significant hires.

LL.M. students with Annette Alvarez, Executive Director of the Miami Council for International Visitors, at left; Mayor Jim Cason of Coral Gables, center; and Jessica Carvalho Morris, Director of IGLP, right.

Overseas Lawyers Get Vivid Taste of Miami During International Graduate Law Programs Orientation

Japan. Peru. Iceland. Ukraine. Students came from all over the world to join the University of Miami School of Law's International Graduate Law Programs and begin their Master of Laws degree. It began with the IGLP orientation, during which the law school welcomed 65 attorneys from 24 jurisdictions around the world.

Tropical storm

Tropical Storm Conditions Possible on Sunday; Miami Likely To Avoid Hurricane-Force Winds

Emergency management officials at the University of Miami said Friday morning that it was still unclear what impact Tropical Storm Isaac, currently moving across the Eastern Caribbean, might have on the campus and the surrounding Miami area.

Lawyers' Association Installs Miami Law Alumna as President

Olanike Adebayo, a native of Chicago who graduated from Miami Law in 1997, is the new president of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, an organization in Miami that she has served for five years.

University of Miami parking lots

Law School Parking Lots to Open on Tuesday

Just in time for the start of classes on Tuesday, Miami Law's newly built parking lots will be open for use on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The opening of the lots, which have been under construction since the end of the spring semester, were delayed by a few days because of a number of factors, now resolved.

Professor Laurence M. Rose

American Bar Association Gathers Around Prof. Rose in Homage to Accomplished, Fruitful Career

University of Miami Law Professor Laurence M. Rose, a former Vice Dean of the law school and now Director of its Litigation Skills Program, was honored by the American Bar Association on Aug. 5 at its annual meeting in Chicago. The ABA's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section chose Professor Rose for its most distinguished prize, the Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award. The following are remarks prepared for the event by William T. Barker, a partner in the Chicago office of SNR Denton and chairman the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's standing committee on the McKay award. Also included are Professor Rose's remarks, as well as congratulatory messages from colleagues.

Professor Bernard H. Oxman

States Must Respect 'Geographic Constraints,' Prof. Oxman Tells Korea Conference on Law of the Sea

The key to a successful law covering the use of the oceans, and the delineation of countries' maritime borders, is an instrument that is accepted as legally binding by all those who govern at sea, Miami Law Professor Bernard Oxman told a conference on the Law of the Sea in Yeosu, Korea, on Sunday.

Miami Law alumnus Eric Eves

Eric Eves, JD '11, Carries Honors and Dedication into Judicial Clerkship

Miami Law alumnus Eric J. Eves will begin his stint as a law clerk this month in the chambers of newly appointed Judge Thomas W. Logue of the Third District Court of Appeal in Miami.

Miami Scholar Jamie Webner

Miami Law's Hope Day of Service Aims to Instill Pro-Bono Spirit

Miami Law's HOPE Public Interest Resource Center sent hundreds of law students to various sites across Miami-Dade County through the Annual HOPE Day of Service on Thursday, August 16th. HOPE seeks to instill a pro bono spirit in all law students by starting off the academic year with community service and by brightening the lives of individuals in Miami-Dade's communities. Last year, more than 300 students participated in 16 sites on HOPE Day.

Circuit Court Judge Cindy S. Lederman, JD '79

Circuit Court Judge Cindy S. Lederman, JD '79, Receives ACLU's C. Clyde Atkins Civil Liberties Award

In the late 1970s at the height of an anti-gay campaign in the state, the Florida Legislature passed a law prohibiting the adoption of children by homosexuals, but let stand the allowance that the group was permitted to act as foster parents and legal guardians.

Scott Eichhorn

Attorney Scott Eichhorn Joins Investor Rights Clinic

Scott Eichhorn joins the Investor Rights Clinic as the Practitioner in Residence and Supervising Attorney. Prior to joining Miami Law, Eichhorn was in private practice, most recently with the law firm of Fowler White Burnett, P.A., where he specialized in the areas of securities litigation in federal and state courts, broker-dealer regulation, and in FINRA arbitration. He also served as Legal Intern for the Federal Reserve Bank Supervision and Regulation Department as well as Law Clerk to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of California.