MIAMI – On March 23, 2012, Professor Juan Pablo Pampillo, Director of the Center for Legal Research at the Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico, delivered a talk entitled A New Ius Commune for the Americas: Reflections on Hemispheric Legal Integration to the faculty. Professor Pampillo holds a law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (Mexico City) and a research Doctorate in Law from the Complutense University (Madrid). He is the author of several books, including El Primer constitutionalista de Mexico (Porrua) and Historia general del derecho (Oxford University Press). He was a guest of Professor del Granado’s and the Office of International & Graduate Studies of the College of Law.
MIAMI (March 13, 2012) – Florida International University’s College of Law jumped 19 spots in U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 edition of Best Graduate Schools, from 132 to 113.
“These rankings recognize what we already know, that the FIU College of Law is on the right track,” said College of Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta. “As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, I am proud of what this law school, its faculty and students have achieved in such a short time. As South Florida’s only public law school, our students receive a superb legal education without the crushing debt burden too often faced by law students at other schools. This community should be proud of FIU College of Law’s accomplishments, the standards we have set and the graduates we produce.”
The rankings place FIU College of Law in fourth place among Florida’s 11 law schools as the 3rd most diverse law school in the nation.
WHAT: The FIU College of Law Center for Professionalism and Ethics, in addition to The Florida Bar Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism presented Evaluating Florida Legal Practice: Bench and Bar Perspectives on Professionalism on March 1st.
MIAMI (March 1, 2012) – Florida International University will pay tribute to distinguished alumni and members of the university community at its 11th annual Torch Awards Gala on Sat., March 3. The event recognizes the university’s most outstanding alumni and members of the FIU faculty for contributions to their fields, the community and their alma mater.
The Torch Award honors the memory of Senator Ernest R. Graham, the forward-thinking champion who helped to create the university. This year, the signature social event for the FIU Alumni Association will be held at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, Wells Fargo Center (Met 2), 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way in Miami. A cocktail reception will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.
This year, the College of Law will honor:
Robert Babayi ’81, Attorney, Venable, LLP.
MIAMI (February 28, 2012) — FIU College of Law congratulates Professor Manuel Gomez on his selection for two prestigious academic posts on international dispute resolution. Based on the nominations of peers, Professor Gomez was selected to join the Institute of Transnational Arbitration’s (ITA) Academic Council, as well as the scientific committee for the VIII Conference of the World Mediation Forum (WMF).
This past week the College of Law hosted the First Annual Dannette’s Voice Symposium. The First Annual Symposium theme was Perspectives: The Complexities of Domestic Violence and the Response of Various Professions and Agencies. Through the symposium, FIU Law endeavored to further the domestic violence discussion, increase awareness, advance community efforts to combat this epidemical problem and express our sincerest thanks to the Willory family for the gift that was Dannette.
In addition to the Symposium, the College also held a dedication ceremony in memory of Dannette Willory.
Pictured with Dean Acosta at the ceremony are Dannette’s friends and colleagues, and her mother Avril Willory.
Pictured above is Professor and Judge Adalberto Jordan (center),along with Chief Justice Charles T. Canady and FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg.
Adjunct Professor elevated to 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
MIAMI (February 16, 2012) — FIU College of Law is proud to congratulate Professor and Judge Adalberto (“Bert”) Jordan on his confirmation by the United States Senate to join the Eleventh Court of Appeals.
“Judge Jordán is among our best adjunct faculty. Our students consistently praise him for his teaching, and as important, his mentoring of our future lawyers. We at FIU College of Law are proud to call him a colleague,” said Dean R. Alexander Acosta.
Judge Jordan is the newest member of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and he is the first Cuban-American to serve on the federal appeals court that has jurisdiction over Florida.
Pictured above, from left to right: Daylen Docampo Perez (VP of Negotiations and a student coach for the team),Joseph Glace (team member on Semi-Finalist team), Maria Pradilla (team member on Semi-Finalist team), Lori Eshelman (student coach), and Professor David D. Walter (faculty coach).
Congratulations to Maria Pradilla (2L evening) and Joseph Glace (2L day) – the two competed in the National Finals of the ABA National Negotiation Competition and finished as Semi-Finalists – 7th overall in the nation from a field of over 220 teams from 116 law schools! Read More →
Professor Joëlle Moreno will address an international audience of over 300 radiologists, pediatricians, emergency room physicians, radiologic technologists, health care professionals and legal professionals at a medical-legal conference in Orlando, FL. Her two talks on Responsible Experts and The Law of Child Abuse Evidence will be presented at a medical-legal conference sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics entitled Imaging of Child Abuse: Fact, Fiction and Responsible Action.
Jeremy Chevres, Dean Acosta, Justice Alito, Judge Marcus, Judge Barkett and Nicolas Greene at the reception following the mock proceedings.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sat as chief justice for FIU’s 9th annual Moot Court Competition
Even seasoned trial lawyers might find themselves intimidated arguing in front of a Supreme Court justice. At FIU’s 9th annual Moot Court Competition, four College of Law students rose to the challenge.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. joined Judge Rosemary Barkett and Judge Stanley Marcus – both from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals – to preside over the final round of oral argument Jan. 26 at the Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall.
In the fictitious case Ernesto Escobar v. United States, the petitioner appealed his conviction for drug smuggling. Escobar’s appeal argued the government unlawfully gathered evidence using a GPS device. The appeal asserted that there is a “reasonable-expectation-of-privacy” standard.
The FIU case was well timed. Earlier in January, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision that law enforcement officers must obtain a search warrant to attach a GPS unit to a suspect’s car to track him. Although similar to the real case, United States v. Jones, the FIU case dealt exclusively with whether the monitoring of such a device would alone violate the Fourth Amendment when no warrant is first obtained.