Professor Fingerhut represents Whistleblower in Baseball Steroid Scandal. The Miami Herald reported on the story in a recent article. Click to read Miami Herald Article
Professor Roman selected to receive Haywood Burns/Shanara Gilbert Award
Professor Ediberto Roman has been selected to receive the Haywood Burns / Shanara Gilbert Award at the 2013 Northeast People of Color Conference. This award recognizes professors and activists who “have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the advancement of the legal, social, and economic position of People of Color in our society”. To read more about the award click here.
Professor H. Scott Fingerhut, Assistant Director of the FIU Law Trial Advocacy Program, weighs the prospects for a civil-rights suit in the excerpted email interview with editorial writer Darryl E. Owens of the Orlando Sentinel. Professor Fingerhut is the immediate past-chair of the criminal-law section of The Florida Bar. Read the Full Article
Professor H.T. Smith was recently the subject of an article by the Miami Herald. Prof. Smith will be inducted into the National Bar Association’s Hall of Fame on July 31 at the Fountainbleu Hotel in Miami Beach. The Hall of Fame Award “honors lawyers who have been licensed to practice law for 40 years or more and who have made significant contributions to the cause of justice.” Read the Full Article here
Professor Joëllle Anne Moreno was published in the Los Angeles Times on July 21, 2013. Her opinion editorial followed the George Zimmerman Trial and discussed the “Stand Your Ground” and other self defense laws.
Professor Thomas E. Baker has coauthored another new constitutional law book in the practice-oriented Skills and Values series published by LexisNexis. Baker explained, “This book series provides teachers and students with realistic exercises that integrate lawyering skills and professional ethics in an interactive format. There is an extensive online Web course component that allows the student to self-assess her performance and to learn con law in greater depth beyond the case method. It was a creative challenge. We borrowed real-world lawyering scenarios from cases and news reports and adapted them. I was responsible for the first amendment materials.”
Since he began teaching at FIU COL, as a member of the Founding Faculty, Baker has published eight (8) books, including the popular Nutshell on constitutional law, one of the leading casebooks on the first amendment, and a casebook on appellate courts. He has also produced several casebook supplements, teaching manuals, and journal articles. Dean Acosta observed, “Professor Baker is a teachers’ teacher. He creates teaching materials for other professors to use to teach students at other law schools around the country. And he is one of the most productive members of our dynamic faculty.” Professor Baker regularly teaches the 1L course in constitutional law and the advanced elective course on the first amendment.
Professor Gabilondo’s Op-ed, entitled “Marriage equality a step to end bigotry toward gays” was published in the Miami Herald on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Read the Editorial
A former chair of the Law School Admissions Council’s Subcommittee on GLBT Issues and of the Association of American Law School’s Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Prof. Gabilondo is currently on the committee planning the Association’s 2014 mid-year conference on legal trends in sexual orientation. His work on discrimination has been used in court-ordered diversity training for Florida judges and judicial staff.
R. Alexander Acosta, Dean of the FIU College of Law was recently named to the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission of Florida (JNC). “It is a privilege to serve on the federal JNC,” said Acosta. “The Commission performs a critical public function in recommending the most qualified candidates to serve as federal judges, U.S. Attorneys and U. S. Marshals. I am honored to serve with my fellow Commissioners.” Acosta will serve on the JNC through 2015.
Acosta has a long history of public service. He was a member of the National Labor Relations Board, and the first Hispanic to hold the rank of Assistant Attorney General. Most recently, he served as the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Florida. Acosta also serves on the Florida Innocence Commission; the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism; and the American Bar Association’s Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Education Pipeline.
Professor Elizabeth Price Foley discusses the Third Amendment on Fox & Friends with hosts Tucker Carlson and Alisyn Camerota on Sunday, July 7th, 2013. Direct link: Prof. Price Foley on Fox News
In June, Professor Megan Fairlie was in Galway, Ireland, where she lectured on the Irish Centre for Human Rights’ 2013 Summer Course on the International Criminal Court. During the week-long program, students from around the globe heard from academic experts on the Court, as well as from attorneys working with the ICC’s judiciary and in its Office of the Prosecutor. Professor Fairlie’s lecture, “The United States and the ICC: Politics, Practice and Prospects,” provided a comprehensive overview of the U.S.-ICC relationship from the Court’s formative years to the present day. The presentation, which was followed by a lively discussion and Q&A, also considered what the future holds for the U.S. and the Court in light of contemporary ICC case-law, emerging political considerations and comments made by U.S. Ambassador Stephen Rapp at a congressional briefing on the ICC attended by Professor Fairlie earlier in the month.
While in Ireland, Professor Fairlie was also invited to present on her most recent research to faculty members and doctoral candidates at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Professor Fairlie’s talk, “You have the right to remain silent: Miranda and its international counterparts” was delivered first in Galway and again the following week, when she as an invited guest of the Law School and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.
Professor Fairlie then wrapped up her time in Europe as the featured speaker at an event sponsored by the Criminal Justice Research Centre at Brunel University in London. At the event, titled “Improperly obtained evidence in the US and in international criminal law,” Professor Fairlie discussed contemporary Miranda jurisprudence, including the value of its exclusionary rule, along with the exclusion of improperly evidence at the International Criminal Tribunals. Following her talk, Dr. Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Deputy Head of Brunel’s Law School, served as discussant on Professor Fairlie’s research and presentation.
Further information regarding the congressional briefing on the relationship between the United States and the ICC attended by Professor Fairlie can be found in her June 27 news and features contribution on the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law.