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    Professor Ediberto Roman responds to Aníbal de Castro’s – the Dominican Republic’s Ambassador to the United States  – January 23rd, 2014 op-ed piece in The Miami Herald. Read the blog here.


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    Professor Cyra Choudhury was given a substantial grant by the Harvard Institute of Global Law and Policy to co-organize a two-day conference on June 2-3 entitled, Critical Approaches to Islamic Law and Policy. The conference will bring together leading senior scholars as well as junior scholars from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America to explore current thinking in the field of Islamic Law and Policy. Professor Choudhury will also be organizing and leading a three-day workshop for the Islamic Law ...

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    Professor M.C. Mirow recently published two chapters in a book on law and globalization entitled Globalización, Derecho Supranacional e Integración Americana (México: Porrúa/Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2013).   One chapter, “Globalización y la educación legal en los EE.UU.,” criticizes the tepid attempts by the American Association of Law Schools to address globalization at its annual meeting in 2013, and the other, “Épocas en la historia del derecho de los EE.UU.,” provides a brief introduction to United States legal history.  The volume ...

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    In response to increased awareness about and the development of legislation to combat workplace bullying, a panel of three prominent practitioners will examine this complex and growing issue. Recognizing and addressing workplace bullying as well as the enforcement of laws and regulations under the NLRA and OSH will be discussed.
    March 11, 2014 2:00 PM – 3:00pm ET (60 minute duration) Register here.
     
     
    Moderator:      Lindsey Wagner, Cathleen Scott & Associates, Jupiter, FL
    Speakers:         Monique Gougisha Doucette, Ogletree ...

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    Professor Cyra Choudhury has been invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Gender Studies. The journal is a double-blind, peer-reviewed bilingual interdisciplinary journal that aims to publish critical and theoretical constructive contributions across the large spectrum of humanities – literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts (including music and theatre), anthropology, area studies, communication studies, cultural studies, and linguistics, social sciences, behavioral sciences, medicine and public health, science and technology, democracy studies, ...

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    On Saturday, March 15, 2014 the Haitian Lawyers Association (HLA) recognized three individuals with ties to FIU Law. During their 16th annual Scholarship Gala, alumna Fritznie Jarbath ’11 was recognized as HLA’s incoming president; Professor Ediberto Roman was honored for his impact on immigration reform; and for his academic achievements, second-year FIU Law student Guybert “Jimmy” Paul, received one of four scholarships. Congratulations, to the honorees!
    The Haitian Lawyers Association (HLA) is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to ...

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    On March 20, 2014, Visiting Professor Charles C. Jalloh’s edited book, The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014) will be launched at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
    See the event announcement here.


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    FIU Law Professor Kerri Stone’s recent article, “Teaching the Post-sex Generation” in the Saint Louis University Law Journal is available here.


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    On March 25, 2014, as part of the IPCLS panel at St. Thomas University College of Law, Professor OseiTutu presented on hot topics in intellectual property and pathways to a career in intellectual property.


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    Professor H. Scott Fingerhut has been appointed by Florida Bar President-Elect Gregory W. Coleman to serve as Vice Chair of the Bar’s Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, for a one-year term, and to the Bar’s Student Education & Admissions to The Bar Committee, for a three-year term.
    The scope and function of the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee is to carry out the mandate of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration to propose new procedural rules, along with changes to existing rules, ...

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    In April 1994, the hard line elements of the Hutu-dominated Rwandan government incited the population to commit one of the most ruthless genocides in history. The 1994 genocide was no spontaneous outburst of tribal hatred in the heart of Africa but a carefully planned and orchestrated bloodbath. It was engineered for years by extremist political and military élites who did not want to share power or to reach a reasonable political compromise with their compatriots.
    In just 100 days, starting ...

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    The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners has appointed Professor Laverne O. Pinkney to the Miami-Dade County Youth Crime Task Force (YCTF). Since 1197, YCTF has provided recommendations to the County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners to address youth crime and violence programming needs, and has coordinated juvenile justice activities throughout the county.
    Professor Pinkney serves as the director of FIU Law’s Family and Education Law Clinic.


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    In celebration of February’s Black History Month, Professor George Knox was recognized by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime for being an outstanding Miami-Dade citizen. Professor Knox, Dr. Shirley Johnson and former North Miami City Councilman Jacques Despinosse were presented with proclamations commemorating their important contributions to the community during the February 19th County Commission meeting.
    According to a press release issued by the commissioner: “Professor Knox  is one of Miami’s most respected business community leaders and has been instrumental in ...

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    Professor M.C. Mirow recently published two chapters in a book on law and globalization entitled Globalización, Derecho Supranacional e Integración Americana (México: Porrúa/Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2013).   One chapter, “Globalización y la educación legal en los EE.UU.,” criticizes the tepid attempts by the American Association of Law Schools to address globalization at its annual meeting in 2013, and the other, “Épocas en la historia del derecho de los EE.UU.,” provides a brief introduction to United States legal history.  The volume ...

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    Professor M.C. Mirow will receive the Golden Quill Award, Outstanding Florida History Article, for 2014 from the Florida Historical Society at the Society’s annual meeting next month.  The article “The Constitution of Cádiz in Florida” explores the constitutional history of St. Augustine and East Florida from 1812 to 1821, during Spanish rule of the region.  The article was published last year in the Florida Journal of International Law and may be found here. Mirow is also the author of the ...

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    Professor J. Osei-Tutu presented her new research project on the global criminalization of intellectual property at the 2014 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable at Drake Law in Des Moines, Iowa. The conference, which was held March 28 and 29, was attended by intellectual property academics from across the United States as well as from Canada, India and China.


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    Associate Professor Charles C. Jalloh has just published a comment on the Special Court for Sierra Leone’s last judgment in Prosecutor v. Charles Taylor in the American Journal of International Law (AJIL), January 2014, Volume 108, Number 1 at pp. 58-66. AJIL is widely considered the number 1 peer-reviewed international law journal in the world. The piece is posted on SSRN here.


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    You could have heard a pin drop inside FIU Law’s large courtroom as appellate attorneys, dressed in full military regalia, were preparing to argue the case of United States v. Jones before the five federal appellate judges that make up the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
    There was one person in the courtroom who wasn’t dressed like the others.
    He was Rey Martinez – a third-year FIU Law evening student – who was playing the part ...

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    Professor Noah Weisbord designed and moderated a panel discussion at the 108th annual meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington DC. The theme of the meeting was the effectiveness of international law and Professor Weisbord’s panel, addressing a packed room, compared law enforcement in the fields of international human rights and international trade. The speakers were Chantal Thomas (Cornell), Marco Bronkers (Leiden) and Jim Goldston (Open Society Justice Initiative).


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    Professor Mirow will speak in England next month on topics related to the legal history of colonial Spanish Florida.  The talk in Oxford, “Translating in Stone: The Monument to the Constitution of Cadiz in St. Augustine, Florida (1813-1814),” will place Florida’s unique monument to the constitution into legal, constitutional, and political context.  The talk is part of a conference of the University of Oxford’s Interdisciplinary Research Network Translations in Transnational Context. Mirow is one of 17 speakers from around the world and ...

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