Sherry D. Williams, who graduated from Miami Law in 1995 and went on to become a senior official at Halliburton, seems fond of unpredictability. In most cases, she says, it's an asset.
U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jose Jordan, a Miami Law graduate, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in February to serve on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Judge Jordan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1987, has been an adjunct professor since 1990, and is a member of the school's visiting committee.
The days when a Cuban American lawyer might walk into a court room in Miami-Dade County and be reprimanded by a judge for his or her accent are, thankfully, long behind us. Although individual instances of discrimination may remain, inequality towards Cuban American attorneys – as well as attorneys of other minority groups – has largely waned.
One of the country's most viscerally contentious issues, the death penalty, was at the center of a symposium on March 2-3 in the Storer Auditorium on the University of Miami campus.
Miami Law's International Moot Court team has advanced into the international rounds at the Pace/ICC Moot Competition for the third consecutive year. In a qualifying round at Pace Law School in New York over the weekend, the Miami team became eligible to participate in April at the World Round of the International Criminal Court Trial in The Hague, where the students will argue in front of ICC judges.
In many respects, Alejandro Portes is extremely well-suited to teach immigration and ethnicity at Miami Law, in a city that for half a century has represented the epitome of the immigrant experience in North America.
Warm puppies – the extremely huggable kind – service dogs and law students converged on the Bricks today to share the love. More than a dozen canines nuzzled and licked their way through the lunchtime crowd.
Students from the University of Miami School of Law last week got the chance to hear five real-life cases – both civil and criminal – argued right here on campus. They also got some practical advice on how not to irritate judges.
A trio of inspiring films will be screened starting today as part of the seventh Ethics Film Series, sponsored by the Adrienne Arsht and UM Ethics Programs, the School of Communication and the University of Miami Alumni Association. Discussions will follow, moderated by faculty experts and others.
Last week, when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California's Proposition 8, the issue of same-sex marriage moved a step closer to the Supreme Court. By deeming unconstitutional the ban on marital rights for same-sex couples, the 2-1 decision reinforced a growing sentiment that marriage equality for gay couples is not the taboo issue it may have been in the past.
As of Monday, Feb. 13, students at the University of Miami School of Law will be invited to take part in a weekly legal challenge on the school's Facebook page.
Now embarked on its second year, Miami Law's revolutionary LawWithoutWalls program – tasked with discovering far-reaching innovations for the legal profession – is challenging the talents and vision of 35 students from around the world.
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 President for Development and Compliance at WorldCompliance Company, at the University of Miami at the Storer Auditorium on Friday, March 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The title of the symposium is "Child Soldiers and International Law," three short lectures will be followed by a question-and-answer period and book signings.
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.
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.
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 input from her doctors at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and her lawyers at UM's School of Law – from which she could select her legally enforceable wish that her sister handle her finances.
On any given day in the life of Lesley Rosenthal, general counsel at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, she might be immersed in performance contracts with Yo-Yo Ma, hammering out negotiations with one of 13 unions, or preparing clauses in a lease with the property's owner, the City of New York.
It's probably safe to say that few federal appeals judges began their careers by selling books door to door. But it's certainly true of Judge Jimmie Reyna, who rose to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from modest beginnings in New Mexico and who recounted some of that history during a chat Friday at Miami Law.
On Thursday evening, University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Miami Law Dean Patricia D. White and other personalities congregated in the Storer Auditorium to celebrate the launch of a first-of-its-kind triple-degree program and the man who made it possible.
The International Law Lecture Series, presented by Miami Law's International Graduate Law Programs, this week welcomed Pablo T. Spiller, a renowned quantum expert and the Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor of Business and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley, as he joined Jan Paulsson, Miami Law's most eminent arbitration expert, to discuss expropriation damages within the realm of legal and economic standards.
University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Miami Law Dean Patricia D. White and other personalities will congregate this afternoon in the Storer Auditorium to celebrate the launch of a first-of-its-kind triple-degree program and the man who made it possible.