FIU alumna Mary Olszewska ’09 was featured in the Daily Business Review for her work as second chair trial counsel for a case that was bifurcated into liability and damage trials.
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 do not and of what considerations about law, more generally, in the age of codification led to particular kinds of code provisions.
Mirow’s review may be found at here.
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.
Moot Court team member, Paula Barbieri Janvion shares her Price Media Law Moot Court Competition experiences which took place at the Cardozo University in New York City. Read her story here.
Read Professor Howard Wasserman new article Football and the Infield Fly Rule, published in UCLA L. Rev. Discourse.
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.
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 Fulbright Program here at FIU, ” Mirow stated. “Professors teaching through the program gain wonderful insights and new views on their teaching and scholarship; it will be fun to work with others as they apply for Fulbrights.” Mirow is a founding faculty member of FIU Law and serves as its Associate Dean of International and Graduate Studies. He is the author of Latin American Law: A History of Private Law and Institutions in Latin America (2004) and Florida’s First Constitution, The Constitution of Cadiz: Introduction, Translation and Text (2012).
Matt Bernstein ’11 serves as legal advisor on the front lines in Afghanistan. Read the article here.