Investor Rights Clinic recently obtained an award of $13,750 for client Carol Barnes, an 82-year-old woman who lost a significant amount of her modest retirement savings that she invested with a broker.Miami Law students from the
Arial Gonzalez woke up the morning of January 15, 2014 feeling under the weather. Within hours he was doubled over in pain, had a searing headache, and was vomiting. He rode his bike, his only means of transportation, twenty minutes to the local clinic, Florida Community Health Centers, Inc., where he was diagnosed with abdominal pain and sent home with some medications and instructions to go to an emergency room if his condition worsened.
José M. de Areilza, Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE, Ramón Llul University in Spain, will be teaching the short course "Power and Influence," starting Monday, March 31. Professor de Areilza has published extensively in the fields of European Union constitutional law and Spanish foreign policy. He served between 1996 and 2000 as advisor to the Spanish Prime Minister on European and North American affairs. Professor Areilza writes a weekly column in the newspaper ABC and is a member of its Board of Directors.Visiting Professor
Hilarie Bass is every parent’s dream child; she is brilliant, incredibly talented, creative and curious, wickedly funny, hardworking, generous, and best of all, bursting with life. And, like most extremely successful people, Bass has a continuing love affair with her work.
For the second time, Miami Law’s moot court team, which included students Benjamin Keime, 2L, Abirami Ananthasingam, 3L, and Joseph Matthews, 3L, were named winners of the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court. Miami Law’s team tied for first place with Science Po Law School in Paris. This competition, considered one of the most prestigious international student competitions with a focus on investment protection, was hosted by Goethe-University Frankfurt in Germany.
Catherine Dorvil, JD ’09, puts her beliefs into action every day. As a commercial litigator at Hogan Lovells, Dorvil engages in exciting and high-level legal analyses; however, while many litigators may be content with securing victories for their corporate clients, she sees her position in a “big” law firm as an opportunity to “sustain people who need a voice.”
Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board experienced success in two recent competitions. The team of Donald “DJ” Hodson and Erica Haft, both 2Ls, was the Regional Winner at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional in Las Vegas, and the team of Jenna Winchester and James Sadler, both 3Ls, finished in the top 4 out of 31 teams in the 19th Annual Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational.The
Inter-American Law Review will host a conversation titled War on Drugs Unwrapped: Reinventing Inter-American Drug Policy on Thursday, March 20. The program includes screening of the 2011 documentary Cocaine Unwrapped, which uses reporting to focus on the cycle of violence perpetuated by the global cocaine trade and examines the complicity of Latin American political leaders.Miami Law’s
As the gateway to Latin America, Miami sees tremendous amounts of people and products move through it every year, much of it transferred illegally. And as Miami has grown as a modern hub of international commerce, the problem of illegal trafficking has only increased, bringing significant national security implications. The growing trend also impacts human rights as untold numbers of individuals are trafficked throughout the city each year.
Bogotá, Colombia at the Universidad de los Andes. Miami Law had been interested for some time in expanding their agreements to South America and the choice of picking los Andres was a simple one.Miami Law is expanding its exchange programs by looking to our neighbors in the south. The newest program will now be in
Sheila Foster, Vice Dean and the Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use & Property Law at Fordham University School of Law, will be teaching a one-week course on “Urban Land Use Law” from March 17-21. Professor Foster is the author of numerous publications on land use, environmental law, and antidiscrimination law. Her works on antidiscrimination law include Intent and Incoherence and Causation in Antidiscrimination Law: Beyond Intent Versus Impact. She is also the co-editor (with David Oppenheimer and Sora Han) of a groundbreaking casebook, Comparative Equality and Antidiscrimination Law: Cases, Codes, Constitutions and Commentary.Visiting Professor
Alumnus Doug Weiser, A.B.’78, J.D.’82, came to Miami Law last week to screen his latest venture, “Chapman,” the 2012 film he produced in partnership with Mpower, a Colorado-based youth empowerment program.
Ricardo J. Bascuas the recipient of its 2014 Outstanding Teaching Award. The Faculty Senate established the award in 2002 to recognize a distinguished record of teaching by UM faculty members.The University of Miami Faculty Senate has selected Miami Law Professor
Military Law Society’s clothing and school supply drive for an orphanage in Afghanistan, the last thing she expected was to receive anything in return. Much to her surprise, she would be the student behind the framed American flag that now hangs in the law library.When 3L Katie Maier spearheaded the
Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) continues to provide a forum for students to present to attorneys the ethical challenges that confronts today’s legal profession.Miami Law’s