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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 Howard Wasserman was appointed as the academic member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Rules and Procedures for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.


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    Professor Mirow has published “The Age of Constitutions in the Americas” in 32 Law & History Review (2014).  The brief article serves to introduce and to contextualize Linda Colley’s article “Empires of Writing: Britain, America and Constitutions, 1776-1848” that appears in the same volume. 
    “My work aimed to put Colley’s article into an historiographical context that emphasizes the wider phenomenon of constitution making throughout Europe and the Americas in the period of the U.S. Constitution.  I was so happy to ...

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    At the invitation, and on the sponsorship of the Directorate of Legal Affairs,  Professor Charles C. Jalloh was one of only three academic experts invited to participate in the meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Justice and Legal Affairs at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia which was held in early May. The STC, which was composed of senior legal advisers from the 54 AU member states, reviewed and adopted eight draft treaties and model laws. African ...

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    Professor Manuel Gomez provided the closing remarks at the Inaugural Conference for Junior Researchers in Law and Society, “On Law and (In)formality” at Stanford Law School.
    More on the conference here.


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    Associate Professor Charles C. Jalloh gave a keynote speech at the 2014 international conference, Africans and Hague Justice: Realities and Perceptions of the International Criminal Court in Africa which was held May 23-24. Professor Jalloh’s paper, “Africa, the Security Council and the International Criminal Court,” examined, among other things, the negative perceptions of U.S. policy as a permanent member of the Security Council with veto power on the International Criminal Court’s credibility in Africa. It provoked vigorous discussions afterwards. This interdisciplinary ...

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    Professor M.C. Mirow has published a chapter entitled, “Teaching Latin American Legal History” in the book Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives (London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 2014) edited by Robert M. Jarvis.  The book contains more than 60 essays by professors of legal history in the United States who were asked to describe methods and sources for teaching their sub-disciplines of legal history. 
    “I was honored to be asked to contribute to this important volume for legal historians.  By talking ...

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    Professor H. Scott Fingerhut was quoted in Saturday’s New York Daily News in defense of his client, Porter Fischer, the whistleblower in the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic steroid and performance-enhancing-drug scandal that resulted in the suspension of several Major League Baseball players – including the year-long suspension of New York Yankees 14-time All-Star and MVP third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Fischer is soon to be deposed by counsel for Reginald St. Fleur, who was arrested and charged with breaking into Fischer’s vehicle ...

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    Professor Cyra Choudhury was quoted and her paper cited in the following article. Read it here.


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    Professor Manuel Gomez is featured in the spring 2014 edition of Focus Latin America magazine. Read the article, After Chavez the Challenges Continue here.


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    Professor M.C. Mirow has been invited to serve on a plenary panel at the Fiftieth Conference of the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) held later this month in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Launching the plenary session, the panel will address the topic of The development of national law by the study of comparative law.  The IABA was founded in 1940 by national bar associations from many countries of the Americas, including the ABA.  With offices in Washington, DC, the IABA consists ...

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    Earlier this week, Professor Megan Fairlie delivered a lecture on Miranda and its International Counterparts at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany. The lecture was attended by some of the leading experts in Foreign and International Criminal Law, including the current director of the Institute, Prof. Dr. Hans-Joerg Albrecht, and director emeritus Prof. Dr. Albin Eser, a former judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. More information ...

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    Assistant Dean Louis N. Schulze, Jr. recently presented a plenary address during the Association of Academic Support Educators annual conference which was held at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. Nearly 130 law school faculty/administrators from around the country attended the conference. Dean Schulze’s presentation focused on the impact of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) on law school education. More on the conference here.


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    Almost seven thousand miles away from the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay flows the Kura River. For Miami’s locals and the thousands of visitors who enjoy the Bay’s waters, the Kura River may not have much meaning. But, for the people, environment and future of the South Caucasus mountain region – which includes Turkey, Georgia, Iran, Armenia and Azerbaijan – the Kura is one of the largest and most important sources of freshwater.
    Today, the Kura River is at the ...

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    On June 2-3, 2014, Professor Cyra Akila Choudhury co-convened a two-day conference at Harvard Law School . The conference, Heterodox Approaches to Islamic Law and Policy brought senior and junior faculty from 20 countries to Harvard to present papers on Islamic criminal law, family law, finance, history, and jurisprudence. It was the first conference of its kind held in the United States to encourage heterodox approaches to studying Islamic law and policy and to explore methods of conducting research. Scholars ...

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    On June 12, 2014, Professor Fairlie continued her research stay in Europe as an invited visitor of the Faculty of Law at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. While there, Professor Fairlie delivered a lecture to law students and faculty on the rights provided to international criminal suspects and accused persons. The lecture included related developments at the International Criminal Court along with predictions about fair trial issues the Court is likely to confront in the coming years.
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    Adjunct Professor Miriam Harmatz of FIU Law’s NeighborhoodHELP Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic is featured in an article by the Shriver Center. Read it here.


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    Professor Manuel Gomez participated in the World Congress of International Sociological Association in Yokohama, Japan where he presented a paper on the current landscape of environmental and indigenous rights litigation in Latin America from the standpoint of the Chevron Ecuador litigation. Read more here.


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    Professor Charles C. Jalloh has published an article, “The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: A Defense Perspective,” in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 47 No. 3 (May 2014) at pp. 765-824. The article, available here, reflects research drawing on his prior experience as an attorney in an international criminal court. The Vanderbilt Journal is ranked “a Top 10 law review in the key discipline of international law.”


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    Professor J. Osei-Tutu, along with Professor Judd of Washburn College of Law, founded the Junior Intellectual Property Scholars Association (JIPSA). JIPSA provides junior scholars, within the field of intellectual property, with a forum where they are able to connect with one another in an informal setting, to exchange ideas and to develop projects.
    The inaugural JIPSA workshop, which was held at Washburn College of Law, drew junior IP scholars from across the United States. More information can be found here.
    The next JIPSA workshop will be held at FIU in ...

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    Professor Mirow was recently and unanimously elected to serve as a Corresponding Member of the Research Institute of Legal History (Instituto de Investigaciones de Historia del Derecho) by its Board of Directors.  The Institute is the pre-eminent organization for legal history in Argentina with its office in Buenos Aires.   It has approximately 65 Argentine members and 50 corresponding (or foreign) members.  The function of corresponding member of such institutions dates from an era before email and instantaneous communication when foreign ...

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