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eu commissioner didier reynders to visit miamilaw february 23, 2023 February 8, 2023

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The University of Miami School of Law’s International and Graduate Law Programs invite you to a special lecture and conversation with Didier Reynders, European Union Commissioner on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM at the University of Miami Shalala Student Center Activities Room – 3rd Floor, 1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

Professor Bernard Oxman will moderate the conversation, which will focus on the protection of fundamental rights as a priority for the EU and how this is translated in every policy in the Commissioner’s Justice portfolio (from work on Ukraine, to the protection of human rights in value chains with due diligence, AI and data protection).

Register here.

international arbitration in the us and the americas: webinar next week April 16, 2021

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Beginning at 11.00pm EDT on April 21 we will have the first segment of a two part Japan-U.S./Miami Exchange Webinar. The first webinar in the series will provide an introduction to international arbitration in the U.S. and more broadly in the Americas. During the first part of the webinar, a panel of international arbitration specialists will provide an overview of the U.S. legal system and the legal framework for international arbitration in the U.S. and the Americas. Sandra Friedrich of UM Law will moderate a discussion between Matthew N. Drossos, Partner, White & Case, Washington, D.C., Daniel E. González, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Miami, FL, Katharine Menendez de la Cuesta, Partner, Holland & Knight, Miami, FL, and Richard L. Williamson, Jr., Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Miami School of Law. The webinar is jointly organized by the University of Miami School of Law, the Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS),the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) and the Japan International Dispute Resolution Centre (JIDRC). You can register for the webinar here.

miami law appointments news August 6, 2020

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Professor Osamudia James, who previously served as vice dean for three years, assumed her new position as associate dean for diversity, equity, and community on August 1, 2020. Professor William Bratton, the incoming de la Cruz-Mentschikoff Endowed Chair in Law and Economics, begins teaching in the spring. Professors Pablo Rueda-Saiz and Jarrod Reich joined Miami Law on July 1, 2020.

june 4 online panel on colombian peace process at um law June 1, 2020

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We hoped to have this panel in person but Covid-19 prevented that from happening. Miami Law has been discussing what we can do to facilitate the transition to justice in Colombia and this event is part of that effort. The Panel will be from 5-7 pm, and in Spanish (with simultaneous translation into English). Details are here.

university of miami school of law and the law of covid-19 April 1, 2020

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I participated in a webinar we held the other day on covid-19 and the video is available here.

claudio grossman lecture at UM next week February 19, 2020

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Next Monday, February 24 at 6pm in Room E352,  Claudio Grossman will give the Keith C. Wold ’17 LL.M. Distinguished Lecture in Maritime & International Law  on The Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean:  The decision of the International Court of Justice in the case between Bolivia and Chile. After the lecture there will be a  reception in the Alma Jennings Student Lounge.  In order to assist with planning for the reception please RSVP to http://attend.com/grossmanlecture .

governor of the bank of england December 19, 2019

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News reports suggest it will be Andrew Bailey.   Mark Carney has been very visible as a participant in international discussions relating to issues of climate change and financial stability.  It will be interesting to see whether the new governor will focus on these important transnational issues or on more domestic issues. 

business roundtable statement on the purpose of a corporation August 19, 2019

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The Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation emphasizes stakeholders – all stakeholders and not just shareholders. The announcement states:

Since 1978, Business Roundtable has periodically issued Principles of Corporate Governance. Each version of the document issued since 1997 has endorsed principles of shareholder primacy – that corporations exist principally to serve shareholders. With today’s announcement, the new Statement supersedes previous statements and outlines a modern standard for corporate responsibility.

The announcement of this change makes sense in the current (uncertain) political environment, but what it may mean in practice is unclear. Before the announcement corporations put a lot of effort into seeming to care about corporate social responsibility and esg measures (it is hard to monitor how real any of this is) . After the announcement many shareholders will continue to demand their profits.  

undocumented minors in america August 15, 2019

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The 9th Circuit interpreted the settlement in  the Flores litigation to the effect that minors entitled under the settlement agreement to be held in safe and sanitary conditions have the right to “adequate sleep, essential hygiene items, and adequate, clean food and water” and that the district court’s decision that held this did not modify the safe and sanitary conditions provision of the settlement agreement. The safe and sanitary language was not too vague to be enforced. The court wrote:

Assuring that children eat enough edible food, drink clean water, are housed in hygienic facilities with sanitary bathrooms, have soap and toothpaste, and are not sleep-deprived are without doubt essential to the children’s safety. The district court properly construed the Agreement as requiring such conditions rather than allowing the government to decide whether to provide them.

It is shocking to think that the government argued that it was not necessary to provide incarcerated minors (children) with soap and water and ensure that they were not sleep deprived.

emmeline February 7, 2018

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Suffragette or character in Hot Chocolate song?