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Christine Job, J.D. '13

It's All About the U: Former Student Bar Association President Featured on the Cover of Miami Magazine

Christine Job, the former President of Miami Law's Student Bar Association, is pictured on the cover of the latest issue of Miami magazine, the University of Miami's publication for alumni. Job, who graduated on May 11, was one of four students highlighted in the cover story, titled "Putting the U in Community."

PREP students Nikki Marcus and Andrew Williams

PREP Students Present Ethics Training to Members of Prestigious Law Firm and Non-Profit Organization

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program, demonstrating the diverse reach of the program, presented ethics CLE trainings at the law firm of White & Case and the non-profit organization Americans for Immigrant Justice – all in the same week.

Various International LL.M. graduates

International LL.M. Graduates Achieve New Levels of Success; Begin Careers Around the World

Hailing from all over the world, the LL.M. graduates of the International Graduate Law Programs represent the success of an international legal education at Miami Law.

CEPS Historic Black Church Oral History Film Project Fellows Christine Tudor and Amanda Darlington

Historic Black Church Program's Oral History Film Highlights Desegregation of Miami Schools

A standing room only crowd was on hand for the premiere of the Historic Black Church Program's Oral History film, "Someday We'll All Be Free: The Desegregation of Miami," part of the University of Miami School of Law's Center for Ethics and Public Service.

Miami Law graduates Liana Rose Nealon, JD '13, and Annabelle Lea Torgman, JD '13

Distinguished Graduates, Having Shown Excellence in Oral and Written Advocacy, Join Order of Barristers

Miami Law has selected ten recent graduates to The Order of Barristers, a national honorary organization that recognizes students who have excelled in moot court and mock trial activities while in law school.

Miami Law students Leah Weston and Chip McGinley

Challenging Ideas for Public Interest Work Proposed at Pro Bono Summit: Miami Law Students Develop Action Plans

How are attorneys contributing to pro bono efforts around immigration, family law, and housing in Miami? What are some of the obstacles to getting more attorneys to take pro bono cases? How can technology improve pro bono participation?

23rd Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop

Bankruptcy Skills Workshop to Cover Latest Practices, Procedures, and Loss Mitigation Mediation Program

Miami Law's 23rd Annual Bankruptcy Skill Workshop on June 7 will cover the latest developments and practices in the local rules and procedures of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. This year's program will also examine the Loss Mitigation Mediation Program (LMM) that went into effect on March 1.

Martin Nash, JD '61, with his wife, Cynthia Nash

Family and Friends Create Scholarship Named for Martin Nash, JD '62; Was Considered Among Most Creative Tax Lawyers

The late Martin J. Nash's family and friends have established a scholarship in his memory at Miami Law, his alma mater. Nash passed away in February after a long and distinguished career as a tax attorney.

Shayla Waldon

PREP Students Join Judges to Present Ethics Training to Members of Bankruptcy Bar Association

In a presentation titled "Court-eous Communication," Miami Law students Shayla Waldon, Garrett Lorentz and Adam Fischer, speaking on behalf of the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program, addressed members of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida and discussed the importance of candid communication before the court and the effect that dishonesty may have on a case.

Judge A. Jay Cristol and Dean Patricia D. White

Fair Judiciary is Crucial As Egypt Struggles with Authoritarianism, Judge Tells Faculty and Guests at Miami Law

For decades, many Arab countries suffered from abuses of power by corrupt, authoritarian regimes that reigned unobstructed and prevented their people from achieving aspirations to freedom and justice, Judge Adel Maged, Vice-President of the Egyptian Court of Cassation, told an audience recently at Miami Law.

Patricia Brown welcomed students to the Tax LL.M. open house

'Fabulous Opportunity' Offered by Miami Law to Study Cross-Border Investment; Students, Lawyers Meet to Hear About It

An Open House held last week to promote Miami Law's LL.M. in Taxation and launch its new LL.M. in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment program drew an impressive number of practitioners and law students to the 44th floor of Greenberg Traurig's spectacular headquarters in Miami.

Miami Law Alumnus Andrew Leinoff and Wife Ellen Establish Scholarship for Students Interested in Family Law

Family law attorney Andrew Leinoff, J.D. '74, and his wife, Ellen, have established a scholarship at Miami Law for students who have an interest in pursuing a career in family law. The recipients will be known as Leinoff Scholars.

Miami Law students of the Class of 2013

Graduates Told Law Profession Provides 'Boundless' Chances to Affect People's Lives; See Commencement Photos, Videos

Spring graduates of Miami Law's Class of 2103 were assured at Saturday's Commencement ceremony that the training they have received over the past three years has prepared them well "for a profession that is rapidly changing as it faces globalization, changing technology, and increased competition."

LawWithoutWalls Nails Law Practice Technology, ABA Journal Reports; Miami Law Listed as One of Top Schools

Legal services delivery entrepreneur Richard Granat wrote at eLawyering Blog about the efforts of the ABA's eLawyering Task Force to identify the top law schools currently teaching legal practice technology.

Kathryn Walker, J.D. '13

'Energetic and Positive,' Spring Graduate Kathryn Walker Takes Commitment to Disability Rights Into the World

Kathryn J. Walker seems to embrace life in a way that few do, vigorously taking on projects and pushing them far beyond their modest beginnings. A summer job in college turned into a second summer, then a gap year, followed by a passion on which to build a career.

Rico Williams

Upbeat, Charming and Accomplished Miami Law Student Headed For Job at Apple After Graduation

"Stay humble but stay hungry" are words Rico Williams lives by. The 31-year-old Brooklyn Heights native with the brilliant smile has honored that ethos during his years at Miami Law, quietly amassing a breadth of knowledge across myriad areas of study.

Judge Bertila Soto

Judicial Profile: Dreams Of Miami Came True For Chief Judge Soto

Miami-Dade's newest chief circuit judge knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was a little girl. She also knew she wanted to be a University of Miami Hurricane.

LLM Degree in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment

Degree in Cross-Border Investment to be Launched by Miami Law Graduate Tax LL.M. Program; Details to Come at Open House

The University of Miami School of Law's Tax LL.M. Program plans to launch a cutting-edge degree in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment*, and will hold an Open House on May 15 to discuss details of the degree and of the school's graduate tax programs.

Alejandro Miyar, President Barack Obama, and Alejandro's parents, Marijean and Rafael Miyar

From Obama Campaign to Justice Department to Miami Law, Graduate Alejandro Miyar Steps Confidently Into Future

Alejandro Miyar arrived at Miami Law with a very presidential resume. Born in Mexico City and raised in Miami by first-generation Cuban Americans, Miyar became vice president of the student body at Ransom Everglades School. He developed a talent for acting and earned a philosophy degree at Haverford College in Pennsylvania before returning home to be press secretary for the mayor of Miami, the fourth largest urban area in the United States.

Dr. Ramón Mullerat, Jessica Carvalho Morris and Professor Caroline Bradley

Corporate Social Responsibility, and Differing Approaches in Europe and the United States, Dissected at IGLP Lecture

Dr. Ramón Mullerat, a lawyer and partner at Iuris Valls Abogados in Barcelona, was the spring semester's final speaker in the International Graduate Law Programs' lecture series at Miami Law, which was co-sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence. His address, titled "Corporate Social Responsibility In Time of Economic Crisis: A European Approach," assessed issues in corporate self-regulation in Europe and the United States.

Third-year student Jessica Johnson

Array of Students Set for Graduation Shows Great Depth of Talent, Smarts and Achievement

A perusal of the line-up of speakers, marshals and other notables at the forefront of this year's Miami Law Spring Commencement reveals a deep pool of talent and accomplishment, a vivid illustration of the school's academic and intellectual heft.

Professor Laurence M. Rose and Cliff Jones of Michigan State University

Local Law Firm Creates Scholarship at Miami Law for Students Committed to the Field of Litigation

Rising second- and third-year law students who have demonstrated a commitment to litigation stand to benefit from a generous scholarship established by the Miami law firm Lewis Tein PL.