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

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    Professor Ediberto Roman’s recent Huffington Post blog, The Largely Ignored Human Rights Tragedy at Our Doorstep, co-written by second year law student Frandley Julien.


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    Professor Manuel Gomez will present his paper “Alternative Litigation Financing Heads South: The Potential for and obstacles to third party funding in Latin America” during a roundtable on Third Party Funding which is being held at Washington and Lee University.
     
     


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    Ryan Stoa, Fellow in Water Law and Policy at the College of Law and Deputy Director of the Global Water for Sustainability Program, spoke of the need for a cautious approach to decentralized water governance at the Conference on Water and Ocean Law in Times of Climate Change, hosted by Utrecht University’s Centre for Water, Oceans, and Sustainability Law.  ”While transferring authority over water management decisions to local institutions has many benefits, the process requires a robust statutory framework and ...

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    Professor Ediberto Roman will deliver the keynote address at the University of South Florida’s Latino Communities in Old and New Destinations: Mulit-disciplinary Approaches to Assessing the Impact of Legal Reforms. The conference will address a range of social policies at federal, state, and local levels and how various segments of the Latino population have fared in light of these policies.


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    On November 13, 2013, Professor Charles C. Jalloh was the academic commentator on Voice of America’s popular “Straight Talk Africa” television and radio program. He discussed the law and politics of international criminal justice, especially the tensions between the International Criminal Court and African States, on which he is a leading publicist. Watch or listen here.


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    Professor Carpenter’s current research project was discussed in a post on the Just Security blog. The Professor’s research project involves identifying gender role expectations in law enforcement and the military and then exploring how those belief systems impact rape case processing.


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    Professor Elizabeth Price Foley appeared on the Fox News primetime show The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly. The topic of discussion was how the Senate’s decision to use the “nuclear option”– allowing presidential nominees to pass with 51 votes rather than 60– might affect the Independent Payment Review Board (IPAB) of the Affordable Care Act.
     
     


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    Professor Noah Weisbord attended the 12th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.  While there, he met with diplomats representing their states to discuss the ratification and implementation of the newly defined crime of aggression. Weisbord, a member of the Council of Advisors to the Global Institute on the Prevention of Aggression, also met with the other members of the Council to discuss the way forward.
     
     


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    Professor Charles Jalloh speaks at the International Criminal Court in The Hague
    FIU Law Visiting Associate Professor Charles C. Jalloh was one of only two academic scholars who were invited to speak during the first-ever interactive panel among the 122 member states in the 11-year history of the permanent International Criminal Court (ICC). The historic special segment, which lasted five and half hours with approximately 36 countries participating, was requested by the African Union and entitled “Indictment of Sitting Heads of ...

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    Read full story here.


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    Professor OseiTutu - one of a select group of intellectual property law academics – has been invited to present her scholarship at Florida State University College of Law. This faculty workshop draws young academics from across the United States, and will take place on Friday, December 6, 2013.


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    Recent comments by H.T. Smith on Nelson Mandela: The Miami Herald and WLRN.


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    Professor Manuel A. Gómez will be a panelist at the Association of American Law Schools 2014 Annual Meeting which is being held January 2-5, 2014 in New York. He will be discussing the topic: Comparative Models for Legal Education: Lessons from Abroad.
    For more information or to register click here.


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    Professor H. Scott Fingerhut who represents Porter Fischer, the whistleblower in Alex Rodriguez’ steriod case, comments to the New York Newsday.


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    During FIU’s December 16th commencement exercises, Professor H.T. Smith was awarded the Cal Kovens Distinguised Community Service Award.


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    On December 16 and 17, Visiting Professor Charles C. Jalloh participated, as one of only two invited academics, in a closed brainstorming session convened for African States by the African Union (Office of Legal Counsel) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme was the impact of the international criminal justice system on peace, justice and reconciliation in Africa and ways of strengthening African mechanisms to address issues of accountability for international crimes on the continent.
     
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    Guest Post: W(h)ither now the reputation of the ICTY?
    by Megan Fairlie

    A brief consideration of the history of replacement judges at the ICTY reveals an increasing disregard for the rights of the accused in favor of avoiding costly and time-consuming re-hearings. Initially, part-heard cases could not continue with a replacement judge without the accused’s consent. Then, as “consent was only a safeguard,” the rules were amended to permit the two remaining judges to independently decide when continuing a ...

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    Professor Howard M. Wasserman appeared on the January 6, 2014 edition of HuffPost Live where he discussed the Supreme Court’s stay of injunuction in the Utah marraige equality case. One of Professor Wasserman’s specialities is civil rights. View his appearance here.


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    Ryan Stoa, Fellow in Water Law, discusses legal implications of dolphin deaths linked to BP Oil Spill in a recent Law360 article. Below is an abstract of the article:
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    A recent government study linking dolphin injuries to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill provides unprecedented evidence for federal officials looking to target BP PLC for harm to the Gulf of Mexico’s aquatic life and could cost the oil giant tens of millions of dollars in new penalties.  A team of researchers ...

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