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

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    Associate Professor Noah Weisbord responded to questions regarding Governor Christie (NJ). Article appeared in The Christian Science Monitor. Read it here.
     
     


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    Professor Ediberto Roman is the special guest on Channel 2′s Issues with Helen Ferre. Topic of discussion: Bar License for Undocumented Immigrant? Watch it here.


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    Visiting Associate Professor Charles Chernor Jalloh has just published The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law with Cambridge University Press. The edited book, which contains 36 chapters from leading international criminal law scholars and practitioners, is the first comprehensive evaluation of its kind. The volume received several favorable advance reviews from leaders in the field, including descriptions of the book as an “authoritative reference on the Special Court for Sierra Leone,”  ...

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    FIU Law is pleased to welcome Louis Schulze Jr. as the new Assistant Dean & Professor of Academic Support. Professor Schulze directs the Academic Enrichment Program and teaches Legal Reasoning, Legal Analysis, and the first semester Introduction to the Study of Law course.
    Professor Schulze joined the faculty of Suffolk University Law School in 2004 and later moved to New England Law in Boston, receiving tenure in 2012. In addition to his experience designing, implementing, and consulting on academic support programs, ...

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    Professor Eric Carpenter has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI). ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.  In this role, Professor Carpenter will have the opportunity to influence the ...

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    Professor Stephen Harper appeared on First Coast Connect (Jacksonville, FL) and discussed two recent US Supreme Court cases: Graham and Miller, which involve the issue of sentencing kids to life for non-homicides (ruled unconstitutional in Graham) and mandatory sentences of life without possibility of parole for kids convicted of murder (ruled unconstitutional in Miller).
     


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    Professor Manuel Gomez will participate in a discussion about the ethical boundaries of alternative litigation funding in light of the recently released rules on crowd funding private equity, and the potential use of online tools in raising litigation funding. The panel will be part of The University of San Francisco’s Law Review 2014 Symposium: Legal Ethics in the 21st Century: Technology, Speech, and Money which will be held on Friday January 31, 2014. United State Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and ...

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    Professor M.C. Mirow has been selected by FIU’s Provost’s Office and the Fulbright Scholar Program to serve as one of two Fulbright Campus Representatives. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Chile in 2009 and subsequently served a three-year term on peer review panels for Mexico and the Southern Cone for the Council for International Exchange of Scholars of the Institute of International Education which administers aspects of the Fulbright Program for the United States Department of State. “I am so delighted to help represent the ...

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    Professor Kerri Stone has been selected to serve as an initial Fellow of the U.S. Academy on Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, and Abuse, a joint initiative between the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) and the New Workplace Institute. Professor Stone will address workplace bullying, mobbing, and abuse in the United States.


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    On January 31, 2014, Professor Osei-Tutu participated in the Junior International Law Scholars Association meeting at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she was both a commentator and a presenter.


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    Read Professor Howard Wasserman new article Football and the Infield Fly Rule, published in UCLA L. Rev. Discourse.


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    Last week, Professor Megan Fairlie presented on part of her current research agenda, the fair trial concerns raised by the use of replacement judges in international war crimes trials. The presentation was part of the Annual Meeting of the Junior International Law Scholars Association. Professor Fairlie also contributed to the event by serving as a commentator, discussing the sentencing practices of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.


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    As part of the Faculty Workshop series, FIU Law welcomed Dean Daniel Rodriguez from Northwestern Law for the first-ever Decanal lecture. Watch the presentation here.


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    Professor M.C. Mirow has just published a book review of Alejandro Guzmán-Brito’s, Codificación del derecho civil e interpretación de las leyes: las normas sobre interpretación de las leyes en los principales códigos civiles europeo-occidentales y americanos emitidos hasta fines del siglo xix in the inaugural volume of Comparative Legal History, the official journal of the European Society of Comparative Legal History. The subject of the book is the presence or absence of provisions in civil codes that dictate the way judges should interpret the codes. Guzmán-Brito wants to answer the questions of why some codes have provisions guiding judicial interpretation and others ...

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    To commemorate Black History Month, FIU Law’s Black Law Student Lawyers Association (BLSA) wanted to do something historic that would have a lasting impact not only on the organization, but on the College of Law. So its board of directors in a unanimous decision, voted to rename itself the H.T. Smith Black Law Students Association in honor of Professor H.T. Smith and his lifelong contributions to seek fairness and justice. For BLSA President Guybert “Jimmy” Paul, renaming the organization was ...

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    On February 11, 2014, Visiting Associate Professor Charles C. Jalloh spoke on the topic of his recent book, Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law, at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.


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    Professor J. Janewa Osei-Tutu’s recently published article, Private Rights for the Public Good? in 66 SMU L. Rev 767 is available here.


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    Professor Roman’s articles and radio interviews with leading Haitian media where he discusses the situation of the more than 250.000 Dominicans of Haitian descent who were stripped of their citizenship by the Dominican constitutional court.
    Le Nouvelliste
    Le Nouvelliste
    Radio Vision 2000 Haiti
    Haiti Press Network
     


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    Professor Ediberto Roman’s blog, Florida Politicians Confused About In-State Tuition available here.


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    On February 13, 2014, Visiting Associate Professor Charles C. Jalloh gave a lecture at the United Nations entitled, Africa and the International Criminal Court. Miguel de Serpa Soares, the Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel to the United Nations, invited him to share his noted expertise on that topic with lawyers in the UN Office of Legal Affairs in New York.


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