The Inter-American Law Review (IALR) (formerly Lawyer of the Americas) is a scholarly international legal periodical run entirely by second and third year law students at the University of Miami School of Law. The review is devoted to providing a forum through which legal scholars, practitioners, and students discuss major international and inter-American legal and legally-related developments. IALR is recognized as the only student-run periodical to focus solely on legal issues which directly affect Latin America and the Caribbean. With the continuing emergence of Miami as a center of international trade, finance, and law, the focus of IALR becomes increasingly important and relevant to the surrounding environs.
Lawyers, businesspersons, professors, and students of law, political science, and international commerce will find the IALR a valuable source of information for recent legal developments in the Western Hemisphere and around the globe. The IALR publishes scholarly articles, comments, and casenotes addressing inter-American and international legal issues, both of a scholarly and of a practical nature, including such areas as:
Faculty Advisor: Professor Keith Rosenn
Founder: Rafael C. Benitez
Administrative Assistant: Aurora Gonzales
Founded in 2007, the University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review, formerly known as the Black Law Review, is a student journal committed to the promotion and publication of scholarly articles that address the legal, social, economic, and psychological issues that affect communities of color, with a particular emphasize on the global Black community. The Race and Social Justice Law Review published its first edition in 2009. The articles published through the Race and Social Justice Law Review are geared towards promoting scholarly dialogue about major issues affecting communities of color, including, but not limited to the economics of discrimination, racial profiling, and healthcare.
The Race and Social Justice Law Review publications strive to reflect the diverse racial and cultural dynamic of South Florida by addressing issues facing all cultural groups in South Florida that identify as culturally or ethnically black. In doing so, the Race and Social Justice Law Review's publications consider not only American-born blacks, but also South Florida's vast immigrant population that includes individuals from the Caribbean islands such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Central and South America.
The University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law is only the eighth such law review in the country. By embracing and encouraging the development of the University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review, the University of Miami has once again illustrated that it is a pioneer at the forefront of diverse legal scholarship.
2012-13 Executive Board Members
Catherine Millas Kaiman
Staff Managing Editor
Business Managing Editor
One of the largest student organizations at the School of Law, the Tax Law Society currently is engaged in establishing a Tax Law Review and a Tax Law Moot Court Team and in conducting job placement and development activities. The U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks the University of Miami School of Law’s tax program among the top 10 nationally. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Advisor: Patricia Brown
2012-13 Executive Board
Faculty Advisor: Rabbi Mendi Fellig
The purpose behind the Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA) is to provide an accessible resource to Miami Law students and faculty on Islam and Muslims in order to educate and promote tolerance and understanding on campus. Furthermore, we aim to establish a strong student network that provides academic support and we aim to develop a network of Miami Law Muslim alumni. Membership in MLSA shall be open to any student currently enrolled in the University of Miami School of Law who wishes to be known as a member of MLSA and who has the best interests of MLSA, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, physical handicap, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Faculty Advisor: Professor Donald M. Jones
2012-13 Executive Board
Faculty Advisor: Diane S. Quick
The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school appellate moot court and mock trial programs. The Order recognizes graduating students who have excelled in moot court and mock trial activities while in law school. Membership in the Order is one of the highest honors awarded by the School of Law in regard to advocacy skills. Only 8 to 10 new members are inducted per academic year.
The UM Trial Team is composed of a group of law students who represent the Law School in inter-school competitions all over the state and country, some of which include:
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