Ryan Stoa, a Fellow in Water Law and Policy and Deputy Director of Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) Program, recently contributed to the University of Pennsylvania’s RegBlog, read it here.
Hear Professor Howard Wasserman’s recent interview on NPR radio. The show is titled, Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight of the Truth.
Professors H.T. Smith and H. Scott Fingerhut have once again been selected for inclusion in the latest edition of Best Lawyers in America, in the practice areas of Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Non-White-Collar.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, published in almost 70 countries around the world. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.
Professor Smith is the founding Director of the Trial Advocacy Program and teaches Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy.
Professor Fingerhut serves as the Assistant Director of the Trial Advocacy Program. He teaches Trial Advocacy, Pretrial Practice, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure.
Professor Thomas E. Baker has coauthored another constitutional law book: First Amendment Law: Freedom of Expression & Freedom of Religion, Third Edition.
Baker explained, “I am proud to have collaborated with two leading First Amendment scholars, Arthur Hellman at Pittsburgh and William Araiza at Brooklyn. Our casebook is one of the most adopted texts for this challenging subject. It includes the latest Supreme Court cases and numerous problems that make it eminently teachable – very student friendly. I enjoy using it in my own First Amendment course because my students get a lot out of it.”
Baker is a member of FIU Law’s Founding Faculty and since that time has published eight books, including the popular Nutshell on constitutional law, the Skills and Values Series text on constitutional law, and a casebook on appellate courts. He has also published numerous casebook supplements, teaching manuals, journal articles, and blog postings. Dean Acosta observed, “Professor Baker is a teachers’ teacher. His teaching materials are challenging yet accessible and his books receive consistently high reviews from students and professors at law schools across the country.”
Professor Baker regularly teaches the 1L course in Constitutional Law and the advanced elective course on the First Amendment.
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 members were elected to represent their countries at the institution and the institution in their countries, often by mail. Today, serving as a Corresponding Member is an honor for foreign scholars who work in the same area as an institution or society. “The list of corresponding members of the Instituto includes top legal historians throughout the Spanish-speaking world. I am humbled to join them,” said Mirow, a Founding Faculty member of the College of Law and member of the Florida Bar.
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 February 2015.
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.”
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.
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.
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.