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    Professor Roman selected to receive Haywood Burns/Shanara Gilbert Award
    Professor Ediberto Roman has been selected to receive the Haywood Burns / Shanara Gilbert Award at the 2013 Northeast People of Color Conference. This award recognizes professors and activists who “have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the advancement of the legal, social, and economic position of People of Color in our society”. To read more about the award click here.



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    Professor Fingerhut represents Whistleblower in Baseball Steroid Scandal. The Miami Herald reported on the story in a recent article. Click to read Miami Herald Article 


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    Professor Gabilondo’s essay on Miami appears in Cuba’s Temas
    Professor Jose Gabilondo was  one of five academics from FIU invited to write for a special issue on Cubans in Miami put out in June by Catalejo, the blog operated by Temas.  Published in Havana, Catalejo and Temas are prominent fora for debates among Cuban and Cuban-American academics and intellectuals about culture, ideology, and society. His essay – Miami – entre lo crudo y lo cocido´´ (´Miami – between the raw ...

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    Professor Elizabeth Price Foley was recently published in the New York Post discussing the New York City’s “Stop-and-Frisk” policy. Read Op-Ed


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    Professor M.C. Mirow has published an article, Pre-Constitutional Law and Constitutions: Spanish Colonial Law and the Constitution of Cádiz, 12 Washington University Global Studies Law Review 313-337 (2013).   The work studies the different ways that laws in existence at the time of drafting constitutions are used in the constitutional process and in the constitutional text itself.  The study makes particular use of derecho indiano, the Spanish colonial law applied in the Americas, as it provided a common base of legal knowledge about the Americas, a ready source for answers ...

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    Professors Jerry Markham and Charles Pouncy were both recently cited by the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia in Bloomberg L.P. V. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, — F.Supp.2d —-, 2013 WL 2458283 (D.D.C.) [Civil Action No. 13–523(BAH) (June 7, 2013)] in a case involving the CFTC’s ability to regulate the clearing of certain derivative trades (financial swaps).
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    Professor Manuel Gomez’s latest article on the enforcement of the $18.2 billion judgment against Chevron in Latin America has caught the attention of several prominent blogs such as Lawrence Solum’s Legal Theory Blog, conflictsoflaws.net, and Letters Blogatory, which named it “Paper of the Day” in its August 23rd edition. The article titled “The Global Chase: Seeking the Recognition and Enforcement of the Lago Agrio Judgment Outside of Ecuador”, which is currently available on SSRN, is scheduled to appear in the ...

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    On Thursday August 22, 2013 a group of Miami-based attorneys launched the Venezuelan American National Bar Association (VENAMBAR). The reception, which attracted more than 150 attendees and featured Honorable Judge Federico Moreno as a keynote speaker marked a promising beginning for the organization. The main goal of VENAMBAR is to connect Venezuelan-American lawyers with each other, with in house counsel, and to liaise with lawyers and members of the business community both in Venezuela and the United States. Professor Manuel ...

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    Cyberspace Law: Edited Book by Professor Travis Adopted for Teaching Law at FIU and Howard University
    A new book edited by Hannibal Travis of the FIU College of Law faculty offers in-depth commentary on the transition of the Internet from a freewheeling space to a more restricted medium.  The American Civil Liberties Union calls the filtered Internet the third age of cyberspace.  Filtering involves the flagging and taking down of material alleged to violate the law or policies of ...

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    Prof. Charles Jalloh Interviewed on Voice of America TV on Kenya’s Parliamentary Vote to Withdraw from the International Criminal Court
    On September 6, 2013, Charles C. Jalloh, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, was the invited expert on the Africa 54 program hosted by Vincent Makori for Voice of America TV in Washington. He discussed the implications of Kenya’s parliamentary vote last week urging the government to withdraw the influential East African nation from the treaty that established the International Criminal ...

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    International Opportunities Lunch & Learn for Law Students
    On Thursday, September 5 the Office of International and Graduate Studies organized a Lunch & Learn with Dr. Hilarion “Lari” Martinez, FIU’s Senior International Officer, to discuss various international opportunities available to law students.  Students became aware of the numerous scholarships, fellowships, and internships, many fully-funded by the federal government, offered on a national scale.  FIU and the College of Law are proud to boast its success in its many students who ...

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    Prof. Fingerhut to host Tuesday Times Roundtable on Lessons Learned from Zimmerman Trial
    Prof. H. Scott Fingerhut will host Almost Just: Lessons Learned from the Zimmerman Trial on Tuesday, Sept. 10th at 12:30 in the Graham Center, Room 150. Free lunch will be provided, no RSVP required.


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    Charles Jalloh Publishes Op Ed on JURIST
    On September, 13, 2013, Charles C. Jalloh, Visiting Associate Professor, published an op ed on JURIST explaining the legal reasons why Kenya’s parliamentary motion urging the country to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court poses major risks for little gain. Read it here.


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    FIU College of Law and Univision host a phone bank to help residents obtain their citizenship.
    This past Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013, Florida International University’s College of Law  joined forces with Univision station WLTV, local channel 23, to host a phone bank in support of the National Citizenship Day campaign “Ya es Hora…Ciudadania.”
    The volunteers, comprised of members from the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Catholic Charities, Hispanic Unity, Read2Succeed, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), ...

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    Prof. Charles Jalloh Speaks at Penn Law School
    On September 20, 2013, Charles C. Jalloh, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, spoke on two separate panels at the University of Pennsylvania Law School interdisciplinary conference on the Future of International Criminal Law in Africa. Read more about the conference here.


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    Professor Megan Fairlie’s upcoming article, Miranda and its (More Rights-Protective) International Counterparts (20 UC Davis Journal of International Law & Policy (2013, Forthcoming)) was recently featured on CrimProf blog.
    The full text of Professor Fairlie’s article can be accessed here.


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    On Saturday, November 2, 2012, the ICABA Media Group, LLC hosted its 4th Annual ICABA Honors gala which identifies some of South Florida’s most influential and accomplished African Americans. Among the evening’s honorees, was FIU College of Law faculty member and Director of Non Litigation Advocacy programs – George Knox who was honored with the Living Legends award.
    “I am humbled by the recognition.  Usually the word legend suggests you’re done; you’ve done all you’re going to do.  Frankly, I ...

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    FIU College of Law recognized for giving back
    FIU College of Law was presented with the Statute of Liberty Centennial serigraph signed by its artist, Melanie Taylor Kent, as part of the Aventura Marketing Council’s Second Annual Art from the Heart program, which recognizes non-profit organizations and institutions who give back to the community. The artwork was donated by Barker Animation Fine Art & Sculptures. FIU College of Law received the artwork in honor of its Math & Civics Summer ...

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    Professor Manuel A. Gómez’s recent Kluwer Arbitration blog entry:  The “Amparization” of the Justice System in Latin America and International Arbitration.


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    Professor J. OseiTutu presented her work in progress at the Michigan State University College of Law Junior Faculty Workshop. Professor OseiTutu’s current research project is about the relationship between intellectual property law and human rights law.
     


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