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    FIU College of Law Professor Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod recently gave a presentation at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Ben J. Altheimer Symposium, the school of law’s signature scholarly conference.
    In 1972, the Uniform Law Commission adopted the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA). It was enacted in 20 states and provided an “impetus for the widespread adoption of the implied warranty of habitability and laws restricting retaliatory eviction.”
    This year’s symposium, “A Question of Balance: 40 Years of the ...

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    (Pictured from left to right are Professor Rifkin and Professor H.T. Smith, Director, Trial Advocacy Program.)
    The Trial Advocacy Program recently recognized Abbe Rifkin on her fifth year as an adjunct professor teaching Trial Advocacy for the Florida International University College of Law.
    Since 1981, Professor Rifkin has served proudly as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, currently as Chief of the Sexually Violent Predator Unit and Senior Trial Counsel in the prosecution of the County’s most complex ...

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    In the following op-ed that appeared in the March 3, 2013, edition of the Miami Herald, FIU Law Professor Peggy Maisel makes the case that Medicaid expansion is the right thing to do in Florida.

    Florida should agree to Medicaid expansion
    by Cheryl L. Holder and Peggy Maisel
    Fifty-year-old Miami-Dade County resident Mr. G worked every day. “I have always provided for my family,” he says proudly. Unfortunately, his job provided no health insurance and he and his wife ...

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    Workplace bullying panelists: (l to r) Kerri Stone, Susan Harthill, and David Yamada. Photo courtesy of David Yamada.
    Kerri Stone, associate professor at Florida International University College of Law, recently presented at the “Bullying: Redefining Boundaries, Responsibility, and Harm Symposium.” The symposium, sponsored by the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, was held on Feb. 23, 2013, at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia.
    Over twenty leading scholars and advocates addressed the phenomenon of bullying in a variety of different venues, ...

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    Professor Gomez discusses the future of Venezuelan politics during the March 8 panel discussion
    Manuel Gomez, associate professor at the Florida International University College of Law, took part in discussing the future of Venezuelan politics during the March 8 panel discussion “Venezuela after Chavez: Initial Reactions and a Forecast of What’s to Come.” Professors from the Department of Politics and International Relations Astrid Arraras, Barry Levit, and Jose Miguel Cruz were also panelists.
    The panel discussion, moderated by Eduardo Gamarra, ...

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    Professor Kerri Stone presents ”Teaching the Post Gender Generation,” at a SLU Law symposium. Photo courtesy of SLU Law.
    Kerri Stone, associate professor at Florida International University College of Law, recently presented at the “Teaching Employment and Labor Law Symposium.” The symposium, sponsored by the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law and the Saint Louis University Law Journal, was held on Feb. 15, 2013, in the William H. Kniep Courtroom at Saint Louis University School of Law.
    Leading teachers and scholars of employment and labor ...

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    Link to video: US special forces veteran links General Petraeus to torture in Iraq
    Quoted in a recent article in the Guardian, Noah Weisbord, an assistant professor at the Florida International University College of Law, who helped draft additions to the statute of the International Criminal Court and was a law clerk to the chief prosecutor of the ICC in the Hague, in an email, said U.S. soldiers could theoretically be tried by the ICC even though the U.S. is ...

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    FIU College of Law Professor Jose Gabilondo’s essay, Los Fueros de la Heterosexualidad en Su Ocaso (The Twilight of Straight Supremacy), was published in “La Discriminación de Género en el Derecho y Sus Expresiones en la Legislación y en la Práctica Jurídica (Gender Discrimination in Law and Its Expression in Legislation and Legal Institutions), published by the Association of Cuban Jurists in Havana.
    “What’s interesting about this stage of the gay rights movement is that the burdens of proof and ...

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    Chamber President & CEO Liliam M. Lopez, Chamber member Alison Hoefler, and Dean R. Alexander Acosta
    Florida International University College of Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta was awarded the 2013 Chairman’s Higher Education Award, in recognition of his outstanding achievements, leadership and determination throughout a lifetime of caring and giving back to the community.
    The award was presented by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Hispanic Leadership Awards Luncheon on March 22, 2013, at the Doral Golf ...

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    For two days in March, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding landmark cases about same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, March 26, U.S. Supreme Court justices heard arguments regarding California’s Proposition 8, which was approved by voters in 2008 and bans same-sex marriage. A day later, justices heard arguments regarding the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages.
    FIU News sat down with two university professors to learn more about the issues being ...

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    El 26 de marzo, Profesor Gabilondo salió en el programa Dinero de CNN en Español para analizar Hollingsworth v. Perry y United States v. Windsor, dos casos en Tribunal Supremo que impugnan las restricciones federales y estatales sobre el matrimonio civil por parte de personas del mismo sexo.
    “Nuestra Constitución reconoce dos distintas fuentes de derecho – una democrática y la otra judicial.  La mayoría de las leyes se promulgan a través de la primera por los procesos mayoritarios, i.e., ...

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    Based on her recent work, Joelle Anne Moreno, associate dean and professor at the FIU College of Law, will represent the Society for Pediatric Radiology at the the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Ray E. Helfer Society.
    The Helfer Society is an honorary society of physicians seeking to provide medical leadership regarding the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research concerning child abuse and neglect.
    This year, their annual meeting will take place April 14 to 17, in the wine country of Sonoma, California.
    Moreno’s recent work explores the scientific evidence ...

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    Cyra Akila Choudhury, associate professor at the Florida International University College of Law, recently presented at a symposium about a book called Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. The symposium, sponsored by the the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice, was held at the University of California Berkeley School of Law on March 8.
    The symposium brought together nationally recognized scholars from the legal academy to discuss the experiences of discrimination faced by women and particularly women ...

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    Manuel Gómez, Associate Professor at the Florida International University College of Law, recently discussed his research on the Burning Man festival for the Stanford Program in Law and Society called Order in the Desert: Law abiding Behavior at Burning Man. The presentation was held April 10 at Stanford Law School.
    The Burning Man is a massive weeklong event that takes place in the Nevada Desert, which, when compared to similar events, shows one of the lowest crime rates, and ...

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    SBA Secretary Samah Abukhodeir and Professor Christine Rickard
    In a night where the FIU Law community dressed in their finest attire, and enjoyed a masquerade ball, Professor Christine Rickard was selected as “Professor of the Year” for 2012-13.
    She was selected in recognition of her “excellence in teaching” and her “devoted commitment to the students of the Florida International University College of Law.”
    “I am very honored and humbled to be the Professor of the Year,” said Rickard. “I love being a ...

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    In the following op-ed that appeared in the April 19, 2013, edition of the La Plaza, FIU Law Professor Ediberto Roman, and second-year law student Bobby Joe Bracy, make the case that the term “illegal” should describe only an action and is inappropriately used in the immigration debate.

    Guest Blogger: Professor Ediberto Román and Bobby Joe Bracy “Words Do Matter in the Immigration Debate”
    After decades of inaction, this week’s unveiling of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration proposal ...

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    Pictured (l to r) are Cindy McKenzie, CEPS Program Manager; Jan Jacobowitz, Lecturer in Law; Laverne Pinkney; Anthony Alfieri, CEPS Director; and Ebonie Carter, CEPS Administrative Assistant.
    The University of Miami School of Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Service recently honored Professor Laverne Pinkney with the 2013 Friend of the Center Award, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Historic Black Church Program’s Community Education Project.
    The Historic Black Church Program is part of the Center’s ongoing effort to help ...

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    FIU Law Professor Cyra Akila Choudhury, recently served as a panelists at the Stoneman Conference on Gender and Human Rights at the invitation of the Albany Law School’s Dean, Penelope Andrews.
    The conference, part of Albany Law’s Spring 2013 Kate Stoneman Series of Events, brought together national and international legal scholars of gender rights and international law to discuss the current state of women’s rights.
    Professor Choudhury, part of the panel that discussed the issue of culture, spoke on the role ...

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    SBA Secretary Samah Abukhodeir and Professor Christine Rickard
    In a night where the FIU Law community dressed in their finest attire, and enjoyed a masquerade ball, Professor Christine Rickard was selected as “Professor of the Year” for 2012-13.
    She was selected in recognition of her “excellence in teaching” and her “devoted commitment to the students of the Florida International University College of Law.”
    “I am very honored and humbled to be the Professor of the Year,” said Rickard. “I love being a ...

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    In the following op-ed that appeared in the April 19, 2013, edition of the La Plaza, FIU Law Professor Ediberto Roman, and second-year law student Bobby Joe Bracy, make the case that the term “illegal” should describe only an action and is inappropriately used in the immigration debate.

    Guest Blogger: Professor Ediberto Román and Bobby Joe Bracy “Words Do Matter in the Immigration Debate”
    After decades of inaction, this week’s unveiling of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration proposal ...

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