MIAMI – Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week. During the week of April 9th, FIU recognizes these student employees who are seeking their academic degree while gaining invaluable work experience. This year, the College of Law is proud to nominate Brianna “Bri” Rosa for the 2012 award of the Student Employee of the Year.
Professor Jose Gabilondo was quoted in a U.S. News and World Report about Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen’s comments professing admiration for Fidel Castro. Professor Gabilondo is a nationally recognized commentator in the Spanish-language media.
Professor Howard Wasserman was quoted in a CNN article about Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen and his remarks on Fidel Castro. Professor Wasserman has been writing about sports and the First Amendment since 2001.
Newcastle Law School will be hosting a symposium on the work by Professor Stanley Fish on May 1st 2012.
Professor Fish, of Florida International University, is a leading public intellectual and has authored over 200 scholarly publications and books. In addition to being Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he has held positions at Cardozo Law School, UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, Duke University, and The John Marshall Law School.
The Symposium will focus in particular on Professor Fish’s work on formalism, law and literature and pragmatism.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Stanley Fish
Respondents: Richard Mullender, Ian Ward and Ole W Pedersen
Please visit webpage for full details and program
Born in Ghana, raised in the United Kingdom, and educated in the United States and Canada, Tawia Ansah fits right into a College of Law whose faculty has been ranked among the most diverse in the country.
But even in a college – and university – teeming with diversity, Ansah comes with a unique world view.
As a legal expert for several international organizations, including the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the United Nations Centre for Human Rights, Ansah helped emerging nations adopt democratic laws. In Rwanda, he helped train law enforcement in how to conduct investigations; in Bosnia, he trained officials on how to run elections, and monitored them to ensure fairness.
It is that international experience in Europe and Africa that he hopes will add a new dimension to an already international law school.
“The really interesting thing about FIU Law is how new and very forward-looking it is,” said Ansah, who is also the college’s associate dean for academic affairs. “Somebody with my background can really contribute and make a difference here.”
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Professor Rogelio Perez-Perdomo delivers the final lecture in his series of lectures on the Latin American legal culture
MIAMI (March 28, 2012) – Professor Rogelio Perez-Perdomo delivered the fourth and final lecture in his series of lectures on the Latin American legal culture; the talk was entitled “Legal Scholars and Legal Culture in Latin America: A Comparative Perspective.” Perez-Perdomo is the Latin American Law Visiting Professor for 2012 hosted by the Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, a collaborative endeavor between the University of Miami and Florida International University. He is Professor of Law at the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela, and continues to serve as a frequent Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School. His most recent books include Justicia e injusticias en Venezuela (2011) and Law in Many Societies (2011), co-edited with Lawrence Friedman (Stanford) and Manuel A. Gomez (FIU). Professor Gomez commented on Professor Perez-Perdomo’s presentation.