Deborah Enix-Ross, J.D. ’81 and Gary Lesser, J.D. ’92

At the Front Lines of Legal Leadership—Miami Law Alumni Selected to Lead the ABA and FL Bar

Miami Law alumni continue to make their mark. Deborah Enix-Ross, J.D. ’81, has been nominated to serve as president-elect of the American Bar Association, the third Miami Law alumna to lead the ABA. Gary Lesser, J.D. ’92, has been elected as President-elect Designate of The Florida Bar.
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International Moot Court Team

First U.S. International Moot Court Program Celebrates 10 Years of Trailblazing Success

In 2010, Miami Law became the first university in the U.S. to establish an International Moot Court Program. Over ten years later, the program has blossomed into one of the most active in the U.S. and remains the only program of its kind, emblematic of Miami Law’s exceptional international opportunities.

Professor Tamara Lave

Professor Tamara Lave Takes the Reins of Prized Litigation Skills Program

Professor Tamara Rice Lave is the new faculty director of the Litigation Skills Program. A passionate teacher and experienced litigator, Lave leads the renowned program that engages students in rigorous, hands-on training providing them with the practical skills necessary for competent professional legal service.

Miami Law Trial Team

Trial Team Wins First Place at All Star National Challenge

Miami Law’s trial team of third-year law students beat out 97 other law schools and won the final round against UCLA School of Law. The students were also named as best advocates during the competition.

Students competing on Zoom

Moot Court Team Wins 2021 Jeffrey Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court

The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board team of third-year law students beat 52 other teams. Additionally, student Christian Maroni was named Best Oralist in two of the judged rounds.


Health Rights Clinic Wins Clients $125k+ in Benefits in Five Social Security Cases

Miami Law Is Top 50 U.S. Law School in 2021 QS World University Rankings

First Law School to Teach Sneaker Law as Full Course

PreLaw Magazine Gives 'A' Ranking to Miami Law for Technology Law, International Law & Trial Advocacy

Annual White & Case International Arbitration Lecture Featured David W. Rivkin


Miami Law Faculty Members

Miami Law Faculty Showcase Their Scholarship on Race, Diversity, and Equity

Twelve faculty members offered glimpses into their work and scholarship at U-LINK @ Miami Law: “Faculty Projects Addressing Race, Diversity, and Equity.” Professors highlighted projects which heighten understanding of the history and future of important social problems.

Professor Kathleen Claussen

International Law Expert Selected Co-Editor of Journal of International Economic Law

Professor Kathleen Claussen accepted the invitation from Oxford University Press to join a team of two colleagues to serve as co-editor in chief of the leading intellectual publication in the field of international economic law.

Professor Bernard Oxman receiving the Manley O. Hudson Medal in a virtual ceremony.

Professor Bernard Oxman Honored with Prestigious Hudson Medal from American Society of International Law

Professor Bernard H. Oxman was presented virtually with the 2021 Manley O. Hudson Medal, ASIL’s highest honor, at its 115th annual meeting. The medal is awarded annually to "a distinguished person of American or other nationality for outstanding contributions to scholarship and achievement in international law."

Professor Charlton Copeland

Professor Charlton Copeland Named Clyde Ferguson Award Recipient for Outstanding Law Teaching

The Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups has named Professor of Law & Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Charlton Copeland as the 2021 recipient of the Clyde Ferguson Award, the highest award bestowed by the section.


Faculty Take Significant Part in AALS Clinical Conference as Clinical Programs Jump to 24 in Latest U.S. News Rankings

Kele Stewart Selected to Editorial Board of Clinical Law Review and as Bellow Scholar

Professor Jessica Owley Named as Faculty Director for Environmental Law Program

Professor Irwin Stotzky Publishes Book on Seminal Constitutional Immigration Case, Jean v. Nelson


Horacio Gutiérrez, J.D. ’98

From Miami Law to Spotify, Expert in Intellectual Property Law Pays Forward and Pays Back

As head of global affairs and chief legal counselor for the music behemoth Spotify, Horacio Gutiérrez, J.D. ’98, is fully engaged in intellectual property law. After almost two decades at Microsoft, Gutiérrez has brought a rich multicultural perspective, as well as extensive international professional experience to Spotify.

William Lobel, B.B.A.’66 and J.D. ’69, and 2L Chase Tavernier

Double ’Cane Creates Scholarship at Miami Law

William N. Lobel, B.B.A.’66 and J.D. ’69, is one of the nation’s leading bankruptcy lawyers. He generously donated funds to create the William N. Lobel Endowed Scholarship to help students like 2L Chase Tavernier in need financially.

Laura and Judd Zebersky, J.D. ’93

Toy Story 2: Revisiting Alumni Toymakers Extraordinaire

For Judd and Laura Zebersky, both J.D. ’93, who met at first-year orientation, toymaking is still a serious albeit fun undertaking. Jazwares is a global leader in consumer products, including toys, action figures, plush, collectibles, and musical instruments.

Rico Williams, J.D. ’13

Alumnus Takes His Joint Degree in Entertainment Law and Music Business to WhatsApp

When Rico Williams, J.D. ’13, arrived at Miami Law, he brought along his love of music and an interest in contracts and intellectual property. Now, a decade later, the musician/business/tech/lawyer has just celebrated his one-year anniversary at WhatsApp.


Miami Law in Top 15 of All U.S. Law Schools for Alumni Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine

J.D. ’00 Andrea Ewart’s Career in International Trade Law Spans the Globe

Veteran David Roller, J.D. ’14 Uses Degree to Pursue National Security Interests

Alumna, J.D. ’14, Works at Dream Job at Seminole Tribe of Florida

Law Alumni Participate in "Future of Supreme Court" Distinguished Lecture Series

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Gabriela Valentín Díaz, 3L

3L Gabriela Valentín Díaz Receives Prestigious Bertha Justice Fellowship to Work at Earthrights

Human Rights Clinic fellow, Gabriela Valentín Díaz, was selected to receive a prestigious fellowship, which helps train the next generation of social justice lawyers to work at Earthrights International.

Chelsea Johnson, 2L

By Land or By Water, 2L Miami Public Interest Scholar Helps Those Who Cannot Help Themselves

At Miami Law, Chelsea Johnson interns at the Miami Public Defender’s Office and at the Children and Youth Law Clinic, where she negotiates with case managers and attorneys to advocate for clients and achieve client goals.

Tanner Stiehl in front of his great-great grandfather and great grandfather's portraits

With J.D./LL.M. in Maritime Law, Descendant of Miami Law's First Two Deans to Become Coast Guard Attorney

Tanner Stiehl, the great-great-grandson and great-grandson of Richmond Austin Rasco (1928-1931) and Russell Austin Rasco (1931-1957), returned to his family roots after being selected to the Coast Guard’s Judge Advocate General Post Graduate Program. 

Lindsey Johnson, 3L

3L Committed to Social Justice Addresses Prisoners’ Rights and Criminal Justice Reform

Lindsey Johnson entered law school with a long-held passion for criminal justice reform, prisoners’ rights advocacy, and death penalty defense. A Miami Public Interest Scholar, she has continued to volunteer within the prison system through the Exchange for Change Program at Dade Correctional Institution.


Largest Entering Spring LL.M. Class in 10 Years: 52 Students Join Miami Law Online and On Campus

Black Law Students Association Members/Alums Reflect on Success of Recent Rededication Ceremony for Jaret L. Davis BLSA Racial Justice Collaborative Workspace

Chilean Lawyer Selected as Young ICCA Scholar for 2020-2021

LL.M. Student Wins Grammy Writing Award


April 26  The Hoffman Forum’s Civil Conversation Series "Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Art Museums & Universities: Similar Goals – Divergent Paths?"

April 28  #MiamiTech Movement and the Law

April 28  Green Financing Series in Association with Holland & Knight

May 3 - 6  Virtual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

May 12  Spring Commencement | Watch It Live

June 2 & 4  31st Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop | Register

July 5 - 23  Summer Legal Academy for Undergraduate and High School Students

July 19 - 23  International Online Summer Program: U.S. Law in Action


Miami Law Explainer Podcast

Our expert faculty gives context, relevance, and significance to the news of the day. The top three podcasts of 2020-2021 are:

The Eviction Explosion

COVID-19 has exposed the depth of this country’s rental housing crisis. Miami Law’s Tenants’ Rights Clinic Director Jeffrey Hearne joins us to talk about the quandary and the solutions.

The Epic Battle for Fortnite

Gamemaker Epic fires a shot across the bow at Apple over the big tech’s app store terms and conditions. Former DOJ antitrust attorney John Mark Newman takes over the controller.

Compliance Asleep at the Switch

From Kodak to McDonalds to wokewashing and cancel culture, compliance expert Marcia Weldon rounds up the summer of missteps and misdeeds in corporate America.

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Our faculty have had more than 250 media mentions in top national print and broadcast, and national, state, and local trade publications during the 2020-2021 academic year. A few examples include:

The New York Times  Biden’s Aid Package Funnels Millions to Victims of Domestic Abuse Caroline Bettinger-López

The Wall Street Journal  How Congress Might Upend Section 230, the Law Big Tech Is Built On Mary Anne Franks

Salon  Kentucky Republicans are trying to make cancel culture law Caroline Mala Corbin

Univision  Will Trump concede defeat to Biden and follow centuries-old tradition? Donald Jones

Money  U.S. Case Against Google Mimics Suit That Weakened Microsoft John Newman


The Washington Post  How ‘good’ parenting can make for ‘bad’ democracy Osamudia James

The Nation  A Reckoning Inside the Domestic-Violence Movement Donna Coker  Who is Judge Barbara Lagoa? What to know about the judge rising on Trump’s Supreme Court list. David Abraham

Entrepreneur  Could This Watch Company’s Legal Battle Change Trademark Law Forever? Andres Sawicki

Southerly  Biden’s pause on new oil and gas leases may not apply in this Everglades preserve Jessica Owley