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...

Monday, March 12, 2012

During hearings next week at the University of Miami, the Department of Justice's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence will gather testimony from national experts and Miami residents on the impact of violence on children in urban...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Miami Law students Daniel Casamayor, Nykeah Cohen and Candice Lazar, from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, recently presented a CLE ethics training for the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association in Coral Gables. The...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ervin A. Gonzalez, a Miami Law alumnus and an adjunct in the school's Litigations Skills program, has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as Florida's "Litigator of the Year."

The publication noted that Gonzalez had been "...

Monday, March 05, 2012

Miami Law Dean Patricia D. White has been selected to receive the 2012 Equal Justice Leadership Award by Legal Services of Greater Miami. The award, which will be presented to Dean White on May 17, recognizes excellence in protecting the rights...

Monday, March 05, 2012

In the seventh Ethics Film Series, Adrienne Arsht and UM Ethics Programs, the School of Communication, and the University of Miami Alumni Association present a variety of provocative films, followed by a lively debate moderated by faculty experts...

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Students from Miami Law's Center for Ethics and Public Service recently joined members of the Carver Alumni Association to honor Mona Bethel Jackson, a pioneering educator who has devoted her long career to the wellbeing and progress of thousands...

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Miami Law alumna Judge Maxine Cohen Lando, Circuit Judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade County, passed away on February 29 at the age of 61 after a heroic battle with cancer.

Judge Lando sat on the bench for twenty years,...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

For 16 high-school students, camp this week at Miami Law was a crash course in litigation and a challenging, rewarding entrée into the legal world.

The students came from Coral Gables High, Hialeah High, Miami Central, Miami Senior and...

Monday, March 19, 2012

U.S. District Judge Adalberto José Jordan, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last month to serve on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, will be honored Tuesday by Miami Law, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1987....

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Yoga on the rooftop, with a view of palm trees swaying in the breeze. Massages and aromatherapy in a candle-lit room. An afternoon walk around a beautiful lake.

It sounds like a day at the spa, but it was all part of Tuesday's Mental...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Interested in learning about the current trends in the transnational practice of law?

Miami Law's International Graduate Law Programs will host its Worldwide Alumni Reunion on Friday, featuring several panels on the transnational...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Never mind that he's an octogenarian – Judge A. Jay Cristol has not remotely begun to slow down. At 82, he maintains a full calendar in his downtown Miami courtroom, and after 25 years on the bench, still finds bankruptcy law fascinating. When...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

With Miami Law Professor Bernard H. Oxman sitting on the bench, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has established a maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar. The new boundary extends more than 200 nautical miles seaward of...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Two students from the University of Miami School of Law helped draft a winning appellate argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The third-year students, Olga Izmaylova and Justin Wales, are studying under Professor...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Five Miami Law alumni were honored recently at the annual Broward Judicial Reception in Fort Lauderdale.

The Law Alumni Association presented the Alumni Achievement Award to the Hon. Stanton S. Kaplan, JD '62, and recognized Jordana L....

Friday, March 23, 2012

The International Graduate Law Programs' Worldwide Alumni Reunion got under way Friday with panels on the transnational practice of law, from litigation and arbitration to corporate practice. All the participating panelists are graduates of the...