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forthcoming symposium on petty offenses at umlaw September 10, 2019

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On 20-21 September there’s what promises to be a fascinating and important symposium, open to all, on petty offenses and social justice at the Donna Shalala Student Center at UM.  You can sign up here.

The event will explore the use of litigation; human rights advocacy at international, regional, national, and local levels; and creative campaigning. It will draw on work from Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, India, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and the United States. A special symposium issue of the University of Miami Law Review and the University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review will further capture lessons and reflections.

Faculty from Miami Law who work at the intersection of criminal law and human rights, including Caroline Bettinger-LópezDonna Coker, Tamar Ezer, and Stephen Schnably, who was co-counsel on the landmark Pottinger v. City of Miami case, will be featured. Additionally, the conference brings together key experts from the field, including Maria Teresa Manuela with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and special rapporteur on Policing and Prisons in Africa; Anneke Meerkotter, the litigation director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre; Rob Robinson, a housing rights advocate with the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative and formerly homeless himself in Miami and New York; and Tracy Robinson, the deputy dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies and former president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. 

miami law hiring announcement August 26, 2019

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The University of Miami School of Law seeks entry-level and lateral candidates to join our intellectual community beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. These faculty hires will fill particular needs in International Law (public or private), Evidence, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (arbitration and negotiation, particularly). We also seek a Director of the Litigation Skills program at the tenured/tenure-track/non-tenure-track level, and are especially interested in candidates with a capacity to teach in at least one of the areas identified above. Finally, we seek to hire two professors of Legal Communication and Research Skills in non-tenure track positions.

The Law School is committed to diversity of all kinds in its faculty, students, and staff and encourages applications from candidates who will increase the diversity of the Miami Law community. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law.

Entry-level applicants are encouraged to use the AALS submission process to apply. Lateral applicants may submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, the names of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available) in PDF format to Professor Charlton Copeland, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at ccopeland@law.miami.edu .

university of miami law dean- tony varona June 11, 2019

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We have a new Dean of the Law School.

university of miami school of law dean search January 10, 2019

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Here is the ad . I am a member of the search committee.

what is international law? September 28, 2016

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I gave an orientation talk to our LLM students on this topic and have written up my notes: What is International Law?.

um iclr article cited in the financial times September 14, 2016

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An article in the FT by Hudson Lockett, China extends tariff on EU potato starch imports refers to an article published in our International and Comparative Law Review (which is about the celebrate its 25th anniversary) by Adam Soliman.

um alumna appointed to german constitutional court May 23, 2014

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Doris König, an alumna of the Law School, recently President of the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, has just been appointed to a 12 year term as Justice on the German Constitutional Court.

facebook not required December 4, 2012

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To vote in the Capital One Mascot Challenge (for Sebastian the Ibis).

um and haiti January 23, 2010

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This week there are some very real reasons to be proud to be associated with UM, described in Donna Shalala’s most recent letter to the community about UM’s efforts to help with the recent tragedy in Haiti. For example:

Led by Dr. Barth Green, chair and professor of neurological surgery, our immediate response efforts have focused on our team of Miller School of Medicine experts who arrived in Haiti less than 24 hours after the quake hit. Physicians and nurses from the University and Jackson Memorial Medical Center were some of the first responders to begin treating hundreds of earthquake victims. Since January 13, more than 100 UM doctors, nurses, and other personnel have traveled to Haiti. Working with limited supplies and in crude facilities, they have fought against the clock to save lives, provide compassionate care, and ease suffering.