August, 2013

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Miami Law alumna Judy Hyman loved the law almost as much as she loved her family. She passed away in 2010 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 52. Her husband, Judge Paul Hyman, and children – Zachary and Kaylee, JD '12, and her parents...

Monday, August 26, 2013

When George Zimmerman was acquitted on July 13, 2013 of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, the Dream Defenders – a multiracial organization of youth and students – immediately went into action. The...

Monday, August 26, 2013

More than 40 student organizations gathered on the law school central courtyard, "The Bricks," for the student organization fair on Thursday, August 22. The Student Organization fair is put on by the Inter-Club Council (ICC) at the...

Monday, August 26, 2013

For Cliff Friedman, a rising 3L student, participating in pro bono work has further developed his sense of empathy and compulsion to give back as a problem-solver.

"It's so much easier to advocate for someone when you understand where...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Miami Law students playing dominoes with residents of the Hebrew Home of South Beach. (Photo: Miami Law) 

More than 300 students gathered on The Bricks early in the morning on Thursday, August 15, to participate in the...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Eugene G. Beckham, J.D.'82, recently began his one-year term as chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS).

Beckham is founder and partner of Beckham & Beckham P.A. His practice...

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Editorial Board of Volume 68 of the University of Miami Law Review has been posted. Candidates were invited onto UMLR because they either placed in the top 6.5% of their class, or because they placed in the top 33 and 1/3...

Monday, August 12, 2013

In a world that seems to revolve around currency instead of on its axial tilt, the most rewarding work for Miami Law 3L Krupali Patel is that which supports the rights of underrepresented individuals through public interest and non-...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Students in Miami Law's Immigration Clinic successfully resolved a federal damages lawsuit for a man who was assaulted by a guard at a local immigration detention center. Immigration authorities jailed the clinic's client for a year and...

Monday, August 19, 2013

The global law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges recently established an endowed scholarship fund at Miami Law. The scholarship, which was generously matched by theChaplin Challenge, will benefit students who have financial need, with preference...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Miami native Leo Lichtman is doing his best to combine his love of music with his love of the law. A musician his entire life, Lichtman says he chose to go to law school so he could help other musicians. "I knew going into law school that I...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Miami Law HOPE Fellow Alex Calle has his eye on becoming a federal prosecutor one day. He's getting one step closer this summer working in the Narcotics Section of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida...

Monday, August 12, 2013

Miami Law professor Charlton Copeland led a panel discussion providing insight into the world of legal academia to aspiring law professors at the 88th Annual National Bar Association (NBA) Conference hosted at the Fountainbleau Hotel in...

Monday, August 05, 2013

Rising 2L Carrie Cabrera is spending this summer looking for answers to some of immigration laws toughest questions at Catholic Charities Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. (CCLS) – a not-for-profit organization that provides free or low-...

Monday, August 05, 2013

When the phone rings at work, most of us answer with a friendly "Hello." But call Miami Law HOPE Fellow James Slater during business hours this summer, and you may be greeted with "Zdravstvuyte." No, that is not a typo – it is the...

Monday, August 05, 2013

Nick Bancroft, a rising 2L, is firmly committed to public interest law and believes it is the most important thing one can do with a legal education.

"Lawyers have a unique ability to help people," Bancroft said. "I never wanted to do...

Monday, August 05, 2013

Ask David Miller what he is working on this summer at the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations or PSI and good luck getting a straight answer – "I am not at liberty to divulge the targets or the specific nature of any of the...

Monday, August 12, 2013

A "lawyer's lawyer" who was a highly skilled and passionate litigator, Mitchell Bloomberg passed away in May, after a long battle with cancer. His friends, family and former colleagues wish to establish an endowed scholarship in his memory at...