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Legal Corps Named a Mutual of America 2013 Community Partnership Award Winner

Legal Corps Named a Mutual of America 2013 Community Partnership Award Winner

Miami Law's Legal Corps was named an award winner in the Merit Finalist category in the 2013 Community Partnership Award competition last week by Mutual of America.

Investor Rights Clinic Students Compete in NYC in Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

Investor Rights Clinic Students Compete in NYC in Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

Three students from the Investor Rights Clinic recently represented Miami Law in a "triathlon" that had little to do with swimming, cycling or running. James Galvin, Bianca Olivadoti, and Gabriela Pirana traveled to New York City to compete in the Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon, where they placed 7th.

Colombian Human Rights Defender Shares Her Story at Miami Law

Colombian Human Rights Defender Shares Her Story at Miami Law

Lila Peña Silva claims that she was neither born nor trained to be a human rights defender. But the Colombian wife and mother found herself suddenly thrust into that role after she became a self-described "victim of state-sponsored violence."

Miami Law Hosts Roundtable to Discuss Book on Hip-Hop Music Written by Professor Donald Jones

Miami Law Hosts Roundtable to Discuss Book on Hip-Hop Music Written by Professor Donald Jones

Miami Law hosted a live review and discussion of Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma, the newly released book written by Professor Donald Jones that explores how hip-hop music penetrates law and culture through the voice of otherwise voiceless urban youth.

TopOutlines.com: Law Students Entrepreneurs Start Outline Marketplace

TopOutlines.com: Law Students Entrepreneurs Start Outline Marketplace

Outlines are to law students what maps are to archaeologists. Recognizing the supply and demand for study guides, Miami Law 3Ls West Kraemer and John Walter recently launched an online marketplace — "TopOutlines.com" — where students can sell and purchase outlines at will.

Affordable Care Act Discussed during Health Law Association Panel

Affordable Care Act Discussed during Health Law Association Panel

Miami Law's Health Law Association (UMHLA), joined by the Student Organization for Human Rights recently hosted a lunchtime panel on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on the practice of health law at the new Student Activities Center.

Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma - Author Roundtable with Professor Jones

Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma - Author Roundtable with Professor Jones

Donald Jones, author of Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma, and Miami Law Professor, will discuss race, place, and urban culture, along with a distinguished panel moderated by Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, Jr., on Thursday, November 21 at the Newman Alumni Center.

President Obama Nominates Miami Law Alumna and Adjunct Faculty Member Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals

President Obama Nominates Miami Law Alumna and Adjunct Faculty Member Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals

Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum, JD '91, was recently nominated by President Barack Obama for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals.

Celebrated Lawyer Alan Dershowitz Discusses his Latest Book: Taking the Stand, My Life in the Law

Celebrated Lawyer Alan Dershowitz Discusses his Latest Book: Taking the Stand, My Life in the Law

Celebrated lawyer Alan Dershowitz – Harvard Law School professor, political commentator and author – took center stage Friday night in a spirited conversation with White at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse attended by several hundred people and presented by the University and Books & Books.

The American Board of Trial Advocates President and President Elect presents Civility Matters to Lit Skills Students

The American Board of Trial Advocates President and President Elect presents Civility Matters to Lit Skills Students

Scenes resembling a lawyer-fueled reality show – lawyers threatening fistfights and expletive-laced emails between counsel – were the impetus for a presentation by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) to more than eighty students in Litigation Skills - Miami Law's highly acclaimed program where experienced trial lawyers and judges teach hands-on training and practical skills necessary for competent professional legal service.

Students Present Social Media CLE Ethics Program for Miami Law Alumni

Students Present Social Media CLE Ethics Program for Miami Law Alumni

Students from Miami Law's Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) – Christina Flatau, Danielle Singer, Julien Apollon, and Jackson Siegal – presented a CLE Ethics program for the University of Miami Law Alumni Association at its recent Miami-Dade Judicial Reception.

Recent Developments in International Arbitration in South America Discussed at International Law Lecture Series

Recent Developments in International Arbitration in South America Discussed at International Law Lecture Series

Professor Claudio Finkelstein recently presented his lecture "Recent Developments in International Arbitration in South America (From a Brazilian Perspective)" as part of the International Law Lecture Series, which was co-sponsored by the International Graduate Law Programs and the International Law Society.

3L Student, Charlotte Cassel, Receives Coveted Equal Justice Works Fellowship

3L Student, Charlotte Cassel, Receives Coveted Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Third year law student Charlotte Joseph Cassel was recently selected to receive a prestigious fellowship from Equal Justice Works, the nation's premier nonprofit focused on placing attorneys in public interest law opportunities.

Homecoming Weekend Brings Old Friends Together and Creates New Memories

Homecoming Weekend Brings Old Friends Together and Creates New Memories

In a four-day celebration chock-full of fun, enlightenment, and caloric entertainment, Miami Law's Homecoming Weekend was bestowed with blue skies, starlit nights, perfect Miami fall temperatures and was presided over by Jaret L. Davis, J.D.'99, President of the Law Alumni Association (LAA) and Joshua B. Spector, J.D.'02, LAA Chair of Homecoming and Vice President for Activities.

Miami Law Heavily Represented in Iron Arrow Honor Society Induction

Miami Law Heavily Represented in Iron Arrow Honor Society Induction

Miami Law students Corey Gray and Leah Weston, along with recent graduate Catherine Kaiman, were inducted into Iron Arrow, the University of Miami's oldest tradition and highest honor society. Miami Law alumnus Steven J. Brodie, J.D.'81, was also tapped.

3L Corey Gray: From Picking Beans to Filing Briefs with Detour to Iraq

3L Corey Gray: From Picking Beans to Filing Briefs with Detour to Iraq

Third year law student Corey Gray grew up "just up the road" in Palm Beach County. He spent his time between his mother's house and his grandparents' farm near the eastern edge of the Everglades.

Human Rights Clinic Submits Amicus Curiae Brief on Dominican Republic's Mass Deportations of Haitians to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Human Rights Clinic Submits Amicus Curiae Brief on Dominican Republic's Mass Deportations of Haitians to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic has submitted an amicus curiae brief in the case of Benito Tide Méndez et al., v. Dominican Republic before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Miami Law Husband and Wife Team and Former HOPE Fellows Work in the Foreign Service

Miami Law Husband and Wife Team and Former HOPE Fellows Work in the Foreign Service

When someone thinks of practicing law, few imagine Mount Everest or the rolling plains of India. But in the beautiful country of Nepal, you'll find Miami Law alumni Leah Statkus Mueller and Jack Mueller, who are using their legal education every day at work.

Recent Miami Law Graduates and Former Children & Youth Law Clinic Interns Become Child Advocates

Recent Miami Law Graduates and Former Children & Youth Law Clinic Interns Become Child Advocates

Recent Miami Law Graduates and Former Children & Youth Law Clinic Interns Become Child Advocates

Richard Susskind, Authority on Information Technology and the Internet, Delivers Lecture on the Future of Lawyering

Richard Susskind, Authority on Information Technology and the Internet, Delivers Lecture on the Future of Lawyering

"The legal world is entering a period of fundamental and irreversible change driven by cost pressures, new competition, and emerging technologies," said Professor Richard Susskind, who delivered a series of lectures based on his book, Tomorrow's Lawyers.

Through First-Hand Experience in Social Security Disability Case, Health Rights Clinic Student Makes a Difference in a Veteran's Life

Through First-Hand Experience in Social Security Disability Case, Health Rights Clinic Student Makes a Difference in a Veteran's Life

Health Rights Clinic student Danny McDonnell, 3L, first met his new client, Robert Barker, in the game room of the Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital.

Honorable A. Jay Cristol, JD '59, Receives 2013 Lawrence P. King Award

Honorable A. Jay Cristol, JD '59, Receives 2013 Lawrence P. King Award

Miami Law alumnus A. Jay Cristol was recently selected as the 2013 recipient of the Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in the Field of Bankruptcy.