FIU College of Law, Miami-Dade County Chairman join forces to make county ordinances more business friendly

WHAT:  Students from Florida International University’s College of Law will join forces with County Commission Chairman Joe A. Martinez and assistant county attorneys to review the code of ordinances in its entirety and clean up any laws that may hinder small business growth and development in Miami-Dade County.

WHO: Miami-Dade County Chairman Joe A. Martinez, FIU College of Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta and law students will explain the initiative in detail, and how the partnership will aid in both educating the county’s future lawyers while helping small businesses in the community.

WHEN AND WHERE:  Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 2 p.m. at FIU College of Law’s  Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall, RDB 1000, 11200 S.W. 8th Street in Southwest Miami-Dade County.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call Commissioner Joe A. Martinez’s office at 305-375-5511.

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About FIU College of Law:

Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school. The Princeton Review ranks FIU as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students and Hispanic Business has ranked FIU among the top ten law schools for Hispanics. The National Jurist ranks FIU among the top ten schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Sisk Report as 3rd in Florida for Faculty Scholarly Impact. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.

About FIU:
Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls 46,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 140,000 alumni live and work in South Florida. FIU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference and has 400 student-athletes participating in 17 sports. In 2010 the Panthers won their first bowl game. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

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