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Week of June 23-27

Rising 2L Spends Summer Interning at U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Rising 2L Spends Summer Interning at U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Ever since Tiffany Hendricks was a little girl, her family told her she would make a great lawyer. As she got older, Hendricks realized her family was right; some of her best strengths were talking to people, problem solving, and critical thinking.

PREP Provides Bar Associations with Cutting-Edge CLE Ethics Training on Social Media & Advertising, Civility, and Mindfulness

PREP Provides Bar Associations with Cutting-Edge CLE Ethics Training on Social Media & Advertising, Civility, and Mindfulness

Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) provides a forum for students to present customized, cutting-edge CLE ethics trainings to bar associations. This spring PREP students visited the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), the Caribbean Bar Association (CBA), and Gwen Cherry Bar Association (Gwen Cherry) to discuss the legal ethics rules and the most recent opinions pertaining to social media, advertising, and civility. Mindfulness and ethics in the practice of law was also a popular topic at Gwen Cherry.

Prodigy’s Light Shines Bright

Prodigy’s Light Shines Bright

Miami Magazine Profiles Stephen Baccus, JD ’86, UM’s Youngest Graduate



Week of June 16-20

Brendan Corrigan Turns His Love of Public Policy and Politics into a J.D. and Master’s Degree in Public Administration

Brendan Corrigan Turns His Love of Public Policy and Politics into a J.D. and Master’s Degree in Public Administration

Brendan Corrigan first fell in love with Capitol Hill as a senior in high school when he served as an intern in the district office of Congressman Michael G. Fitzpatrick from his home district in Pennsylvania. Since then, Corrigan has hit the ground running in pursuit of his dream of working in public policy.

Around the World in 600+ Lectures with Professor Susan Haack

Around the World in 600+ Lectures with Professor Susan Haack

Professor Susan Haack's work has appeared in 14 languages, and she is invited to lecture around the world. In May 2014, when she gave her 600th external lecture, her hosts in the Faulty of Law in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil surprised her with a commemorative plaque.

HOPE Fellow Strives to Close the Gaps in Inequality through Internship at ACLU

HOPE Fellow Strives to Close the Gaps in Inequality through Internship at ACLU

Miami Law student Mitun Mitra was born in Bangladesh and even though he immigrated to the United States at a young age, he still remembers what he calls an ineffective government that lead to injustice among his people.

Week of June 9-13

Miami Law’s Moot Court Ranks Top 10 in U.S.

Miami Law’s Moot Court Ranks Top 10 in U.S.

The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board finished as the ninth best moot court team in the country this past academic year. As a result of this top ranking, Miami Law’s team has received an invitation to the prestigious Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship in Houston, which pits the top sixteen teams in the nation against one another to crown the moot court national champion.

Hope Fellow Makes a Difference in Immigrant Community in Michigan

HOPE Fellow Makes a Difference in Immigrant Community in Michigan

When one thinks of the state of Michigan, cars, Detroit and the Great Lakes come to mind. But with one of the largest Middle Eastern populations in the United States, Kirsten Corneliussen is learning first-hand the importance of immigration in Michigan.

PREP Students Provide Ethics Training and Foster Relationships with the Bankruptcy Bar Association

PREP Students Provide Ethics Training and Foster Relationships with the Bankruptcy Bar Association

Students from Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) reinforced PREP’s long-standing relationship with South Florida’s Bankruptcy Bar Association (BBA) this year by presenting two legal ethics CLE’s and participating in the preparation of a hypothetical for the BBA annual retreat.

Miami Law Alumnus Who Put Miami Tennis on the Map Surpasses a Century

MIAMI Magazine - Miami Law Alumnus Who Put Miami Tennis on the Map Surpasses a Century

Gardnar Mulloy’s blade-thin frame could endure no more. Weary of the pounding he was taking as a member of the University of Miami’s freshman football squad, he marched into President Bowman Foster Ashe’s office one day and asked if he could change his scholarship to a different sport: tennis.

Week of June 2-6

The University of Miami School of Law Launches International Arbitration Institute

The University of Miami School of Law Launches International Arbitration Institute

As the City of Miami hosted the Congress for the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) recently, with well over a thousand international arbitration specialists attending, the University of Miami School of Law announced the launch of its International Arbitration Institute.

Outgoing and Incoming Presidents of the Law Alumni Association Share Vision

Outgoing and Incoming Presidents of the Law Alumni Association Share Vision

With the start of the new fiscal year in June comes the transition of leadership in the Law Alumni Association. Jaret Davis, JD '99, who served as president during the 2013-2014 academic year, will step down as President of the LAA, and become Immediate Past President.

Phi Alpha Delta Hosts Wine & Cheese Reception, Forges Relationships with Alums

During 2013-14, Phi Alpha Delta Tripled Membership with Events that Forged Relationships with Students and Alums

Phi Alpha Delta’s (PAD) President and rising 3L, Jaclyn Blumenfeld spends most Friday afternoons wrapping up work from the week and planning her Friday evening social events. Unlike most Fridays, however, Justice Blumenfeld (“Justice” is the term for President of PAD), spent a recent Friday afternoon running back and forth between the Student Activities Center and the law school quadrant making sure that everything was set for PAD’s annual Wine & Cheese Social – one of the many events it hosts yearly.

Dedication to Public Service Drew Nejla Calvo to Miami Law

Dedication to Public Service Drew Nejla Calvo to Miami Law

Born in Bolivia to a Turkish mother and a Bolivian father, Najla Calvo came to the United States at a young age. After growing up in Rhode Island, Calvo attended Middlebury College, where she was chosen by members of the faculty as a Student Advisory Board Member of the Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity. Along with her work promoting diversity and racial and social justice at Middlebury College, Calvo conducted an independent research study as a Metcalf Fellow in Bolivia, where her work in community justice projects truly began to take root.