Professor Price Foley discusses the need for courts to recognize congressional standing when necessary to enforce the President’s duty to faithfully execute the laws. Read article here.
On January 5, 2014, Professor José Gabilondo appeared on Telemundo’s Enfoque, where he explained the differences between the technical aspects of the economy and the reality we live in every day. He discussed topics such as the real estate industry, credit, inflation, gasoline, and more. Watch the video here.
Professor Gabilondo’s interview during the Financial Governance After the Crisis Conference.
Professor Manuel Gomez is one of a group of international experts who is participating at the II High Level Judicial Meeting on International Commercial Arbitration hosted by the Organization of American States in Santiago, Chile on December 4-6. Professor Gomez is speaking about the Comparison between the Panama and the New York Convention, and about Judicial Assistance in the context of International Arbitration in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. More information about this event can be found at here.
Professor Howard M. Wasserman recently published Understanding Civil Rights Litigation with LexisNexis. More information about the text is below.
This treatise provides a concise, accessible, comprehensive overview of the doctrine, policy, and theory of civil rights and constitutional litigation under § 1983 and its Bivens federal counterpart. The book is written to function as an assigned or recommended supplement to a casebook or case materials, as a statutory supplement to a casebook or case materials, and as an additional study guide for students wanting additional background, context, and synthesis in courses on Civil Rights Litigation and Federal Courts.
The book covers all aspects of civil rights and constitutional litigation under Bivens and § 1983. It also includes short problems drawn from lower-court decisions for use in class discussions or student study and review. And it can function as a statutory supplement, with appendices containing the Constitution of the United States and selected federal statutes. For more information on this title please click here.
Two students from the University of York Law School, in England, are spending three weeks interning with the FIU Law Clinical Program. For the duration of their stay the interns will be hosted by Natalie Castellanos, Assistant Director of the Health Law & Policy Clinic and Peggy Maisel, Director of the Clinical Programs. The students will work alongside the faculty and staff to see how the law clinics work.
Malin Irgens,an LL.B. student at York Law, says she was excited about coming to FIU to see how the American and English legal systems differ. “I am interested in International Law and Human Rights and coming to work at the Law Clinic at FIU is a great opportunity for me to learn more about the different legal systems and how to put knowledge into practice. A vital part for me in deciding to study law was seeing how I could use my study to make a difference for people and coming to FIU has further opened my eyes to the opportunities to do this. My experiences here are definitely something I will bring back to my last year of Law School and help me in deciding what direction I will continue in after ending my three years of LL.B”.
Adam Shagaya will arrive in September and says he is already very much looking forward to coming to Miami. “The opportunity to provide legal assistance to people in need attracted me to the FIU internship program. I hope to play an active part in the provision of information and gain a thorough understanding of how the legal system works in America. Additionally the city of Miami played a major part in my decision to come and I hope to enjoy the dynamic culture of the city”.
Pictured above (l to r) are the competition’s winners, from the University of Florida: Richard Fuerst, Jackie Hacker, Gianfranco Gazzo, and Margret Flodeen.
In a unique, if not unprecedented gesture, the Florida International University College of Law awarded over $25,000 in scholarship funds to the winners of the 2013 Phi Alpha Delta State Conference and Mock Trial Competition, held in the Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall on March 15 and 16.
Winning the pre-law competition and each receiving a $2,500 scholarship to attend the FIU College of Law were Richard Fuerst, Jackie Hacker, Gianfranco Gazzo, and Margret Flodeen. Also receiving $1,500 scholarships were the participants in the second through fourth place teams – contingent on acceptance to the law school.