Professors Caroline Bettinger-López and John Mark Newman

Two Miami Law Professors to Serve Biden Administration

The Biden administration has appointed Professors Caroline Bettinger-López and John Mark Newman to leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Read More


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Miami Law Announces Full Scholarship for Graduates of Ukrainian Law Schools

A new scholarship program in support of graduates of Ukrainian law schools has been announced, offering one full-tuition scholarship for the academic year 2022-23 to attend one of the international LL.M. programs at Miami Law.

Team 2022: University of Miami School of Law Kate Ruston, Marianne Eisenhart, and Ashley Vasquez

2nd Place in North American Round of the Largest Environmental Moot Competition

Miami Law's International Moot Program led the charge in representing Miami Law for the first time in the competition’s 25-year history, with the team emerging second in the North American rounds.

Miami Law Trial Team

Innovation and Tech at Miami Law—First Law School in the U.S. with NFTs Course

The University of Miami School of Law is the first law school in the country to offer a course in non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, through its Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law postgraduate program.

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Top 30 in International Law and Clinical Training in Latest U.S. News Law School Rankings

The University of Miami School of Law's specialty programs in international law and clinical training have been ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.


Leading in Big Law — Based on Employment Success Miami Law Ranks in Top 50 and 25th in Promotions to Partner

First "The Art of the Sneaker Deal" Moot Competition Swoops into Miami Law

9th Henkin Lecture on Human Rights Features Yale Law Professor Harold Hongju Koh

Best Brief and 2nd Place Best Oralist at First Amendment Moot Court Competition

Real Property LL.M. Graduates Land Exciting Jobs; Hiring Attorneys Access Talented Pool


Michael Klein, J.D. '66, with Professor Mary Anne Franks

Professor Mary Anne Franks Appointed to the Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair

Professor Franks was recognized for her substantial contributions and ongoing accomplishments in scholarship and advocacy at the confluence of civil rights and technology.

Professor JoNel Newman

JoNel Newman Honored and Named University of Miami Faculty Senate Chair

JoNel Newman, Professor of Clinical Education and Director of the Health Rights Clinic, was recently elected to serve chair of the University of Miami’s Faculty Senate.

Professors Anthony Alfieri, Kathleen Claussen, Charlton Copeland, Elizabeth Iglesias, Dean of Students Janet Stearns, and Professor Francisco Valdes

Faculty Receive Awards, Shine at 2022 AALS Annual Meeting

Miami Law faculty and staff received awards and presented at the 116th Association of American Law Schools annual meeting, the largest gathering of law faculty in the world with more than 3,000 in attendance.

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Children & Youth Law Clinic Associate Director Named Outstanding Child Advocate

Robert Latham, Associate Director of the Children & Youth Clinic, will receive the “Outstanding Child Advocate” award from Florida Children's First—an advocacy organization focused on protecting the legal rights of at-risk and foster care children.


Various Honors for Professor Kathleen Claussen Including Smit-Lowenfeld Prize

Professor Zanita Fenton Presents on Domestic Violence and Stereotypes in Brazil

Professor Tamara Rice Lave Tackles Title IX in Podcast Episode and Upcoming Book

Clinic Directors Craig Trocino and Melissa Swain Obtain Victory in Criminal Court for Client


Laurie Silvers, chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees

School of Law Receives $2.5MM Gift from Laurie Silvers, J.D. ’77 and Husband Mitchell Rubenstein

Donated by Laurie Silvers, chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees, and her husband, Mitchell Rubenstein, the gift provides a substantial boost to the University’s Ever Brighter: The Campaign for Our Next Century.

Nicky Langesfeld, J.D. '19

Miami Law Establishes Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Surfside Victim Nicky Langesfeld, J.D. ‘19

An endowed scholarship in memory of "Nicky” Langesfeld was established, thanks to a generous $100,000 donation from her law firm, Reed Smith LLP. Langesfeld and her husband lost their lives in the collapse.

H.T. Smith, J.D. ‘73 and Leslie Long, widow of Harold Long, J.D. ‘71

In a Milestone Occasion, University Dedicates its Student Services Building to Two Miami Law Alumni

The Harold Long Jr. and H.T. Smith Student Services Building becomes the first structure in the University of Miami’s history named after Black alumni.

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Alumna Works to Advance Health and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

Drew Aiken, J.D./LL.M ’12 in International Law, is a passionate advocate for health and human rights. The Miami Law graduate recently returned from a second assignment with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders.


Dedicated Alumni, Carolyn Lamm and Peter Halle, Give Back to Their Alma Mater

Technology and the Law—Miami Law Alumnus Leads in the Cryptocurrency Industry

Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Kristen Clarke Speaks at Miami Law

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Law Student and Miami Scholar Committed to Social Justice Walks in Footsteps of Political Legends

If advocacy to correct for human rights wrongs and civil rights were genetic, law student Kendrick Meek, Jr. has a full complement of social justice DNA as the grandson and son of two former lawmakers.

Chelsea Johnson, 3L

3L Miami Scholar Collaborates with Professors Cortada and Perlmutter on ArtCare

Passion is intuitively tied to practice for 3L Miami Public Interest Scholar Chelsea Johnson. Her latest major project collaborates with Professors Xavier Cortada and Bernard Perlmutter.

Kayla Bokzam, Maggie Marquart, Megan Norris, Ashley Rahaim & Alyssa Vincent

For the First Time in Miami Law's History, Five Women Lead All Law Reviews

The editors-in-chief of all journals – University of Miami Law Review, Business Law Review, Inter-American Law Review, International and Comparative Law Review, and Race & Social Justice Law Review – are female.

Asiya Khan, 3L

Third Year Student Interns in Bankruptcy Court with Judge Isicoff

Asiya Khan took advantage of hands-on training opportunities interning with Chief Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Isicoff, J.D. ’82, in the U.S. Southern District Bankruptcy Court of Florida.


With an Eye on Social Justice Since Childhood, a Third Year Gives Back

Immigration Clinic Students Win Release of Mother Held in Shocking Jail Conditions

First-Generation Student Optimizes Career and Student Resources to Reach Goal to Create "Real Results for Real People"

Students Gain Legal Experience through HOPE's Pro Bono Legal Advocacy Alternative Spring Breaks


May 10   Estate Planning LL.M. Virtual Open House | Register

May 11  Spring Commencement | Watch It Live

May 11   International Arbitration Application Workshop: Required Documents & Scholarships | Register

May 12   LL.M. Chat for Foreign-Trained Lawyers: “Succeeding in Law School & Career Employment Opportunities” | Register

May 25   International Arbitration LL.M. Program Feature Chats on Career Opportunities in International Arbitration after LL.M. Studies | Register

June 3  32nd Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop | Register

June 8   International Arbitration Application Workshop: Required Documents & Scholarships | Register

June 23   Law Alumni Association's Reception at The Florida Bar Convention | Register

July 11-29  Summer Legal Academy for Undergraduate and High School Students

July 18-22  U.S. Law in Action Summer Program for International Law Students and Foreign-Trained Law Graduates


Miami Law Explainer Podcast

Our expert faculty gives context, relevance, and significance to the news of the day. The top three spring 2022 podcasts are:

The Contentious Battle Over Guns and Speech

Professor Mary Anne Franks opined in The Boston Globe that the first and second amendments could do with an update and the piece garnered widespread attention. The author of "The Cult of the Constitution: Our Deadly Devotion to Guns and Free Speech," makes the case.

The Brouhaha at the Ballot Box

Voting rights are in the spotlight, and now that federal measures to overturn many Republican efforts to limit voting have failed, elections expert Professor Frances Hill looks at what’s next.

Title IX Turns 50

Campus sexual misconduct expert Professor Tamara Rice Lave examines the failures and successes of the law's enactment.

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Our faculty have had more than 382 media mentions in top national print and broadcast, and national, state, and local trade publications during the 2021-2022 academic year. A few examples include:

The Wall Street Journal  Google Improperly Invoked Legal Privilege, Government Claims Michele DeStefano

NBC News  What Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Actually Says Charlton Copeland  Emergency Suspension of South Florida Attorney Who Allegedly Fired Shotgun at Woman Anthony Alfieri

Newsweek  iPhone Stun Guns, Lipstick Knives: The TikTok Self-Defense Trend Sold to Women Marcia Narine Weldon

USA Today  Lawmakers push legislation to protect doctors who prescribe ivermectin for COVID-19. Can they do that? Caroline Mala Corbin

Christian Science Monitor  ‘A door of hope has opened.’ A fresh start for justice in Honduras? Pablo Rueda-Saiz

The Boston Globe  In less than a decade, nearly every state has outlawed ‘revenge porn.’ So why hasn’t Massachusetts? Mary Anne Franks

Miami Herald  Parkland mass shooter finally faces judgment. Jury selection to begin on Monday. Craig Trocino