The website of Miami Law, invariably the first port of call for people interested in knowing all about our school, has received a comprehensive makeover, with a sharp contemporary design, greatly improved navigation aids and other changes throughout.
Miami Law's newest joint-degree program, a J.D./Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy, was the motivating impulse for an address at the law school by Dr. Dale Jamieson, the Director of Environmental Studies at New York University.
Gregory J. Marsden, the Director of the Executive LL.M Program at IE Law School in Madrid, is teaching a short course (Law175A) on International Contracts this week at Miami Law.
The Leipzig-Miami Seminar, which is dedicated to increasing U.S.-German friendship and scholarly exchange, successfully completed its 13th year at Miami Law last week. The exchange program, begun in 2001 by Professors Richard Williamson and David Abraham, is a two-credit program in which students from the University of Leipzig and the University of Miami learn about each other's public and private international law systems and discuss recent legal problems on both sides of the Atlantic.
University of Chicago Law Professor Geoffrey Stone, a leading constitutional scholar, will give the John Hart Ely Lecture at Miami Law on Feb. 4. Professor Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at Chicago, plans to discuss "The Supreme Court and Conservative Judicial Activism."
Sarah Weddington, who successfully argued the landmark Roe v. Wade case before the U.S. Supreme Course in 1973, will speak on Feb. 12 in the University of Miami's Storer Auditorium. Weddington's lecture is titled "Some Leaders are Born Women!"
The Office of International Graduate Law Programs at Miami Law welcomed Brazilian lawyers and law students from one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil, Pontifícia Universidade Catõlica de São Paulo, for the year's first intensive short course on international arbitration.
Forty-five students from 18 universities around the world gathered in the medieval Spanish city of Segovia on Jan. 19 and 20 with professors, academic mentors and entrepreneurs for the kickoff of the third year of LawWithoutWalls, an extraordinary interactive course that was founded at Miami Law with the aim of discovering and implementing innovations in the education of future lawyers and the practice of law.
Catharine A. MacKinnon, a renowned lawyer, teacher and activist on sexual-equality issues, delivered the keynote speech at a conference titled "Human Trafficking: Demand, Legislation, and Prosecutions," on Friday, January 25, in the Fieldhouse at the BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami.
Beginning on Jan. 23rd, students at Miami Law will have the chance to learn about food and drug law and relevant topics from Arnie Friede, an expert in such matters who will be the first of several people to teach a short course this semester.
Frances R. Hill, Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar for the Profession, was the guest speaker at the University of Miami Law School Alumni Luncheon at the 47th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando, Florida, on January 16.
Professor Anthony V. Alfieri, Dean's Distinguished Scholar, Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, and Founder of the Historic Black Church Program, has taken up the call with residents of West Grove to try to halt the construction of large trolley garage adjoining a single-family home residential neighborhood.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor will visit the University of Miami on Friday, February 1st at the BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus. The event is a discussion with Justice Sotomayor led by University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala. Doors will open at 5:30pm, and the event will begin at 6:00pm. The event is being held in conjunction with Books & Books, Coral Gables.
Catharine A. MacKinnon, a renowned lawyer, teacher and activist on sexual-equality issues, will deliver the keynote speech at a conference this month hosted by the Hispanic National Bar Association and the University of Miami School of Law.
Miami Law's Marni Lennon was sworn in as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools' Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities at the organization's annual conference in New Orleans last week. She had served as Chair-Elect this year and had served previously as Secretary. She will be working with the executive committee to foster pro bono opportunities for law students and help law schools bridge gaps in access to justice.
A new joint-degree program, a J.D. and M.A. in Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management, has been created by a partnership between Miami Law and the University of Miami's renowned Frost School of Music. The degree will enable students to prepare for a career in entertainment law, with a focus on the presentation of concerts, musical performances and other events.
Miami Law's Center for Ethics & Public Service has created a new project aimed at supporting communities affected by issues surrounding environmental justice in Miami-Dade County. The Environmental Justice Project, an outreach effort of the center's Historic Black Church Program, conducts research into the environmental, community, and public-health effects of environmental justice cases, in addition to serving as a liaison between communities, public officials and policy makers.
A play that chronicles the historic constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8 will be performed as a staged reading on Jan. 27 at Miami Law. Written by Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of "Milk," the production of "8" will be staged under license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, and directed by Marc Fajer, a member of the law school's faculty who has more than thirty years of theatrical directing experience.
Patricia D. White, Dean of the University of Miami School of Law, is the most influential woman in legal education in the United States, according to a poll of her peers by the National Jurist.
The global law firm Eversheds, based in London, has teamed up with LawWithoutWalls, the groundbreaking legal and commercial education project led by the University of Miami School of Law, in a first-ever collaboration.
JoNel Newman and Melissa Swain of Miami Law's Health Rights Clinic plan to help develop a course model that will teach law students to use technological tools to make justice more easily available to low-income, self-represented litigants. Newman is an Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education and the director of the Health Rights Clinic, and Swain is a supervising attorney for the clinic, which was formerly known as the Health and Elder Law Clinic.