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Accredited by the American Bar Association, and is the only public law school in Southern Florida.

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    In Defense of Baseball’s Infield Fly Rule
    By Howard Wasserman
    Baseball’s Infield Fly Rule has sparked more legal fascination than any other rule in sports. It returned to the national spotlight this past week when an unusual and controversial infield fly call in last Friday’s National League Wild Card game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves short-circuited a potential Braves rally in a game the Braves ultimately lost. Opinion has been divided ...

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    The Spain-Florida Foundation 500 Years brought together leading Latin American legal experts, diplomats and the former heads of government of Uruguay, Spain and El Salvador to discuss the impact and legacy of the Constitution of Cadiz.  The two-day conference, hosted by the FIU College of Law, was titled “Homage to the Bicentenary of the 1812 Cadiz Constitution” and started on Oct. 18, 2012.
    Matthew C. Mirow, Associate Dean of International & Graduate Studies and Professor of Law, served as a ...

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    In the following op-ed that appeared in the October 23, 2012, edition of the Wall Street Journal, FIU Law Professor Elizabeth Price Foley makes the case that the presidential debates have failed to address an important issue: federalism.

    Plenty of Debates, Not Much About States
    Democrats regard federalism as quaint, Republicans at least pay lip service to it.
    by David B. Rivkin Jr. and Elizabeth Price Foley
    In the presidential debates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney ranged across dozens ...

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    Senior Associate Dean Michelle D. Mason served as the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Achievers Society Induction Ceremony on Oct. 20, 2012 at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus. The event, sponsored by the South Florida Center of Excellence at Florida International University, inducted 16 local students into The National Achievers Society (NAS).
    Nationally, the Centers of Excellence have inducted more than 19,000 students into NAS since 1986 and induct approximately 300 new students each year.
    NAS was established with ...

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    On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the FIU College of Law hosted the panel discussion “Gender Issues in the Legal Profession: Global Perspectives.” with distinguished international women judges and scholars.
    The panel, moderated by Judge Judith C. Chirlin, (Ret.) Los Angeles Superior Court, focused on gender issues in the legal profession.
    Discussing the most pressing issues in their respective countries, were featured panelist Professor Kerri L. Stone (U.S.), Florida International University College of Law; Judge Svetlana Filincova (The Republic of Moldova), Supreme ...

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    FIU Law Professor José Gabilondo, was recently appointed to the Membership Review Committee of the Association for American Law Schools (AALS), the non-profit educational association of law schools whose purpose is “the improvement of the legal profession through legal education,” according to the association’s website.
    The committee evaluates applications for membership from law schools to determine if they comply with AALS requirements for teaching, scholarship, and faculty governance.  This appointment grew out of his work on site visit inspections of ...

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    Professor M.C. Mirow has recently been appointed to serve another five-year term on the Editorial Board of the Law and History Review, the official peer-review journal of the American Society for Legal History.
    Law and History Review, published by Cambridge University Press, is internationally recognized as the leading journal in the field and examines the history of law from ancient to modern times. The journal’s purpose is to further research in the fields of the social history of law and the history of ...

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    FIU Law Professor J. OseiTutu presented her current scholarship at the ASU Conference on the International Aspects of IP Law held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The global conference, sponsored by the Center for Law, Science & Innovation and the Center for Law and Global Affairs at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, together with the American Society of International Law and the International Law Association (American Branch), was attended by experts on international intellectual property ...

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    On the 125th anniversary of its founding, FIU Law Professor H.T. Smith gave the keynote address at the fall commencement ceremony of his undergraduate alma mater, Florida A&M University.
    Speaking to a capacity crowd at FAMU’s 9,000-seat Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium, Professor Smith celebrated the more than 700 graduates who walked across the stage. He described for them his childhood education in Miami’s then-segregated public school system, and that when it came time for him to be the first ...

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    Before joining the College of Law, Professor José Gabilondo served in the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Banking and Finance, where he advised the Bureau of Public Debt, the Social Security Trust funds, and other executive departments on a variety of legal matters.
    We caught up with him to get his views on the fiscal matters that have been in the headlines.
    FIU Law: What is the “fiscal cliff?”
    Gabilondo: This an alarmist metaphor that ...

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    Pictured, back row, left to right: Genevieve Timmerman, Professor Carol Needham, Professor Kerri Stone, Professor Susan Heymann, and Professor Wendy Greene. Front row, left to right: Professor Naomi Cahn, Professor Nancy Lovitt, Professor Linda Jellum, Professor Danne Johnson, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Professor Marina Angel.
    Professor Kerri Stone and the rest of the officers of the Section on Women in Legal Education of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award to Supreme Court ...

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    To the trained eye of Elizabeth Price Foley, life and death aren’t as clear cut as, well, life and death. The professor specializes in constitutional law, healthcare law and bioethics, and has studied life and death extensively. Her findings may surprise you: Life and death aren’t opposites according to the law. In fact, they aren’t even related, legally speaking.
    Foley focused on death in her TEDxFIU talk, which asked the audience “When are you really dead?”
    This issue comes to ...

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    Recently, the selection committee for the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) accepted Professor Robert K. Savage’s proposal for a concurrent session at the 2013 Conference on Clinical Legal Education in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Savage, the Director of the Investor Advocacy Clinic at FIU Law, will be collaborating on this project with the director of the University of Miami’s Investor Rights Clinic, Teresa J. Verges.
    Their proposal was selected from what was, according to the selection committee, ”an unprecedented number of proposals.”
    “Our selection is ...

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    FIU Law Professor Cyra Choudhury has been awarded a Santander & IGLP (Institute for Global Law & Policy) Doha Collaborative Research Grant from Harvard Law School to support her research initiative,”Avenues of Legal Reform of Transnational and International Labor Laws in the Gulf and Saudi Arabia.”
    The grant will enable Professor Choudhury to travel to South Asia to study male and female laborers who work in the Middle East, with a particular purpose of describing these experiences in order to inform ...

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    In the following op-ed that appeared in the January 22, 2013, edition of the JURIST, FIU Law Professor Megan A. Fairlie makes the case that the  International Criminal Court (ICC) will ultimately delay pursuing an investigation into the effect of Palestine’s non-Member Observer State status on the Court’s jurisdiction…
    Palestine’s Upgraded Status and the International Criminal Court
    by Megan A. Fairlie
    Almost immediately after the UN General Assembly voted to give Palestine non-Member Observer State status, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) ...

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    In a recent Miami Herald article, FIU Law Professor George Knox is quoted on how contemplative activities that allow people to focus upon the moment and release internal stress, reduce anger and allow for civil behavior.
    George Knox is the Director for Professionalism and Ethics at FIU College of Law, and will lead a conference on mindfulness titled “Professionalism Matters” on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

    Mindfulness making its way into the mainstream
    By Marcella McCarthy
    Scott Rogers’ office isn’t ...

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    Several years ago, a study was launched on workplace bullying by Jaime Lester at George Mason University. Although there were numerous similar organizational studies, this study may have been the first to look specifically at the faculty of a higher education institution. What she found was that “higher education leaders, managers, human resource professionals, faculty, and staff face uncivil, bullying behaviors in academe.”
    A new book, with a chapter written by FIU Law Professor Kerri Stone, aims to push forward ...

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    Florida International University College of Law Professor Lillian Aponte Miranda was invited to present her scholarship at the University of Georgia School of Law symposium on “International Law in a Time of Scarcity,” which took place on Feb. 4-5.  The symposium, sponsored by the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Politics, addressed global policy in relation to the scarcity of resources.
    The symposium brought together leading policy makers and legal scholars from across the country to address the concept ...

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    In a recent interview with CCTV NEWS, Florida International University College of Law Professor Ediberto Román comments on U.S. immigration enforcement. CCTV NEWS is the English language news channel of China Central Television (CCTV), the nation’s largest national broadcasting network.
    Professor Román is a nationally-acclaimed scholar and an award-winning educator with broad teaching interests and an extensive scholarship portfolio. His principal research interest involves analyzing the construction and interpretation of constitutional law and immigration policy. His work may be best ...

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    Manuel A. Gómez, associate professor at Florida International University College of Law, was recently invited to present at the “Lessons from Chevron: Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation Symposium.” The symposium, sponsored by Stanford Law School, was held on Feb. 8, 2013.
    With a series of panels, the symposium brought together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss the ongoing litigation between Chevron and the people of Lago Agrio, Ecuador regarding alleged environmental harms. Having been characterized as both “a shakedown” and “a ...

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