August, 2017

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In the aftermath of the Charlottesville rallies, many of us find ourselves wondering if the right to free speech protected under the first amendment is working exactly as it should. Miami Law hosted a forum featuring a panel of six distinguished...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Preeya Malik is an entrepreneur, U.S. licensed attorney, immigration rights advocate and Co-Founder of investment immigration firm STEP America.  At STEP America, she helped expand the firm’s reach to Dubai, Qatar, Mumbai, New Delhi, and...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Bringing such an ambitious program that works with at-risk youth to a college campus requires both visionary leadership and committed partners. The effort has been fueled by the passion of School of Law Professor Kele Stewart and the planning...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wifredo Fernandez, or Wifi (pronounced wee-fee) as he is known, is guided by persuasive personalities and oblique connections.

Wilfredo Fernandez, 1L

As an undergrad at the...

July, 2017

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Each semester the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program visits local bar associations to provide legal ethics seminars. This Spring, PREP presented at the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, alongside three...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center’s Fellows Program grants stipends and provides support to dedicated law students who spend a summer serving marginalized populations through unpaid internships at non-profit and governmental organizations...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lawyers in Florida have a new leader - Michael Higer, a South Floridian has taken over as the Florida Bar's 69th president.

Higer is in his first month of a one-year term leading the 104,000 lawyers in the...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

James Valencia

A cold war has raged in the brain of James Valencia since high school.

The left side, entrenched in math and science, marches steadfastly toward a career in medicine. The right side stayed busy...

June, 2017

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Miami Law’s International Moot Court team of Javier Roldan Cora, 2L, Alejandra Chinea, 2L and Leticia Mora, J.D. ’17, placed six out of 65 teams from around the world at the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition at The Hague,...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Moot court success is synonymous with the University of Miami School of Law.

In the 2016-17 academic year, Miami Law students travelled across the globe arguing in some of the most prestigious international moot competitions in English...

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Miami Law’s Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program provides a platform for law school students to interact with attorneys, judges, and legal professionals regarding the ethical challenges that confront today’s legal profession....

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The monthly intake meeting at the South Florida AIDS Network had a decidedly different flavor last week when students from Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic visited with Scottish counterparts from the University of Strathclyde Law...

May, 2017

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

After the devastating Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Pauline Green, JD ’14, was one of many dedicated AmeriCorps teachers who pushed to stabilize a torn-apart school system in the heart of Louisiana. Working on the ground in Louisiana...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Whether it is a matter of nature or nurture, it seems that Leopoldo Escobar was destined to be a tax lawyer. The J.D./LL.M. in Taxation Venezuelan-born lawyer is the son of a retired tax lawyer and tax judge mother, and his father was a lawyer at...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jennifer Perez, Carlos Alvarez, Jan L. Jacobowitz, Daniel Celaya and Amanda Fernandez

Students in the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program and Director Jan L. Jacobowitz routinely present legal ethics CLE programs...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mariana Briceño (Photo courtesy of Sandy Campbell/Vanderbilt University)

As the gateway to Latin America, students at Miami Law have access to the unparalleled network of 150+ multinational companies with headquarters in...

April, 2017

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2L Jean Strickland and 3L Joshua Bautz had the spotlight when they squared off recently for an audience of securities attorneys and arbitrators at the Palm Beach County Bar Association Securities Law Committee’s annual seminar....

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Four students from Miami Law’s International Moot Court team advanced to the semifinal rounds and won two Honorable Mention awards at Moot Madrid 2017, an international commercial arbitration competition that is conducted entirely in Spanish....

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3L Jeffrey Mark Pierce

The road to Miami Law and ultimately to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office may have begun one day while Jeffrey Mark Pierce was standing for too long in a sweltering “foamy.”

For those of...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Third-year law student Jean Phillip “J.P.” Shami was recently named a 2017 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award winner. Shami, who serves as Executive Editor of the University of Miami Law Review, was one of ten law students across the...

March, 2017

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Monday, March 06, 2017

The University of Miami School of Law’s first interdisciplinary course on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement will be open to all students and faculty March 9 when Alicia Garza, one of the founding members of BLM, will come to campus and talk...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Second-best team award

Part 1 of 2 Stories Volodymyr Ponomarov, a 2017 White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. candidate, recently won best oralist – and a $1,000 cash prize – at the Florida Bar International...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Investor Rights Clinic Fellow and 2L O. Jean Strickland recently had the unique opportunity to represent investors – not in arbitration or court – but before Congressional staffers on Capitol Hill.  Strickland joined the IRC’s Director,...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Miami Law’s International Moot Court team of Javier Roldan Cora, 2L, Alejandra Chinea, 2L, and Leticia Mora, 3L, placed third at the International Criminal Court Competition Regional Round, qualifying for the International Round in The Hague,...

February, 2017

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Performing well in courts takes smarts, skills, dedication, and perseverance. The National Jurist looked at schools that have excelled in moot court competition.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Elizabeth Honkonen ’98, Daniel Matlow ’00, Joshua Spector ’02, Assistant Dean Marni Lennon and Dean Patricia D. White

After a four-year hiatus, Miami Law’s HOPE Public Interest Resource Center re-instituted its annual live,...

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Miami Law’s experts fielded queries from across the country addressing fallout from President Trump’s executive order banning entry to the United States from targeted countries. Professor Rebecca Sharpless was on the ground and on camera working...

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

“Animus breeds animus,” said Yale Law Professor Muneer Ahmad. “And the cycle of animus needs to be broken.”

Yale Law Professor Muneer Ahmad

After a sleepless weekend during which...

January, 2017

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Friday, January 20, 2017

This year's list of The Most Influential People in Legal Education recognizes leaders who are shaping the future of law schools.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Racial profiling and police killings were the focus of a recent Miami Law panel discussion in conjunction with the book launch of Dangerous Spaces: Beyond the Racial Profile.

Professor Donald Jones...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Like most good sons, Luiz Miranda always wanted to make his father proud. The senior Miranda is a legend in his son’s mind: a highly respected attorney on two continents, a charismatic leader who draws admirers like a Pied Piper, and a trusted...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Each semester the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program visits local bar associations to provide legal ethics seminars. This fall PREP presented at the South Miami-Kendall Bar Association and the Coral Gables Bar Association....