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Miami Law News Headlines: January 2014

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Dean White

Dean White Named a Second Year in a Row to National Jurist’s List of Most Influential People in Legal Education




Martin Fine, JD '49

Miami Law Mourns the Passing of Martin Fine, JD '49, Prominent Attorney and Activist

Miami Law mourns the passing of alumnus Martin Fine, 86, who was a prominent attorney, community activist, and low-income housing advocate. Fine, a partner at the Holland & Knight law firm, graduated from Miami Law in 1949. A scholarship in his name was established by the firm in 2012 and is awarded annually to talented second and third year Miami Law students who have a demonstrated desire to make a difference.

Arlene Zalayet, JD '81

Attorney Arlene Zalayet, JD ’81, to Teach About Preparing the Corporate Client for Litigation

Beginning on January 27th, students at Miami Law will have the chance to learn about preparing the corporate client for litigation from Arlene Zalayet, who heads the Liberty Mutual Field Legal Operations organization. She is a Miami Law alumna.

Last year's participating students visited the U.S. District Courthouse.

Miami Law to Host One-Week Course on Fundamentals of International Arbitration

For the second consecutive year, Miami Law will host a one-week intensive course on Fundamentals of International Arbitration. This specialized program is for lawyers and law students who are interested in international business transactions and want an overview of the most frequent methods for resolving contractual disputes. The short course will be held January 21st through 25th at University of Miami School of Law.

2L Immigration Clinic students Dana Turjman and Adam Hoock with their client.

Immigration Clinic Students Halt Deportation of Torture Victim

Second-year Miami Law students and Immigration Clinic interns Adam Hoock and Dana Turjman successfully prevented the deportation of a businessman who was tortured in Mexico by government authorities.

Professor Michele DeStefano

LawWithoutWalls Kicks Off in Switzerland; Plus Expands with All-Virtual Model "LWOW X"

Fifty students from 26 law and business schools around the world, along with professors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, regulators, and other professionals, will gather on January 18-19 at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland for the fourth annual LawWithoutWalls kick-off.

Professor Osamudia James

Professor Osamudia James Wins Prestigious 2014 Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award

Professor Osamudia James was named a co-recipient of the 2014 Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award. Awarded annually by the American Association of Law Schools Minority Groups Section, the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award recognizes a junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, colleagueship, teaching, and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system, or social justice. The Award is named in honor of Professor Bell, who was the first tenured African American Law Professor at Harvard Law and a co-founder of Critical Race Theory.

Professor Tamara Lave with Rodeo.

Fast and Furiously Pursuing Her Passions: Tamara Rice Lave Is a Professor in the Fast Lane

Everything about Tamara (rhymes with CAMERA) Rice Lave is fast—when she is excited about a subject, the words come flying out like a swarm of bees on Red Bull; she is fleet of feet, having represented the U.S. in the marathon at the 2003 Track and Field World Championships in Paris; and is a chop-chop decision-maker, thanks to learning cost-benefit analysis early in life from her economist parents.

Left to right: Steven Paulson, SMKBA President, Jacqueline Frisch, Gina Rhodes, and Danielle Singer

PREP Presents Legal Ethics, Social Media & Technology to South Miami Kendall Bar Association

Miami Law students from the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP)—Jacqueline Frisch, Gina Rhodes, and Danielle Singer—recently presented a CLE training to the South Miami Kendall Bar Association (SMKBA). Under the supervision of PREP Director Jan L. Jacobowitz, the students engaged the attorneys in a lively discussion that centered on modern social media trends and cases concerning professionalism in the practice of law.

Elliot Manning

Professor Elliott Manning Pays It Forward By Supporting Student Scholarships

When Elliott Manning left his home in Atlanta, Georgia, to start his freshman year at Columbia College in New York City in 1951, he received a Ford Foundation scholarship to help cover the $640 annual tuition. With the help of financial aid, Manning later completed his juris doctor at Harvard Law School and became an expert in tax law.

Professor Osamudia James

Professor Osamudia James Wins Prestigious 2014 Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award

Professor Osamudia James was named a co-recipient of the 2014 Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award. Awarded annually by the American Association of Law Schools Minority Groups Section, the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award recognizes a junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, colleagueship, teaching, and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system, or social justice.