WHAT: Famed trial attorney Roy Black, who has defended the likes of William Kennedy Smith, Rush Limbaugh and Kelsey Grammer, will share stories from his career as part of the FIU College of Law’s inaugural Great Legal Storyteller Series. To be held every February, the series will give law students the opportunity to listen to some of the great legal stories of America from prominent and successful attorneys. These legal leaders will educate, inspire and cultivate the next generation of passionate, principled attorneys. The series is part of the College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Program.
Pictured here -- Vanessa Pinto, FIU Law 3L, Dean Alexander Acosta, President Mark Rosenberg & Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Joe Martinez
During a press conference today at the College of Law, Miami –Dade County Commission Chairman Joe Martinez along with FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and Dean Alex Acosta announced a new initiative that seeks to reform the Miami-Dade County Code. The County Attorney’s Office in partnership with FIU’s College of Law will be reviewing the County Code and identifying provisions that impact business growth and job creation.
For more information on the Code Review Initiative, contact the Miami –Dade County Attorney’s office or Chairman Joe Martinez’ office at (305) 375-5511.
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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The Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal, the Yale Graduate School’s highest honor, was awarded to four outstanding alumni on October 4 by the Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA). This year’s winners were Stanley Fish (PhD 1962, English), Leslie F. Greengard (MD/PhD 1987, Computer Science), Bernice Pescosolido (PhD 1982, Sociology), and Huntington F. Willard PhD 1979, Genetics).
MIAMI (January 05, 2012) – The Florida International University College of Law invites you to its Winter Open House. Meet current law students, faculty members, Deans and Administrators, and learn the value of a legal education at FIU.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2012
Where: FIU College of Law, Atrium
Time: 10:00 AM
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 305.348.8006
MIAMI (December 12, 2011) — The FIU College of Law library has been awarded a prestigious grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will allow for the preservation and care of a 6,000 volume Mario Diaz Cruz Collection donated to the Law Library by the Rainforth Foundation. This invaluable collection contains a variety of historic Cuban legal materials as well as legislation and jurisprudence from several countries in Latin America as well as Spain, France and Italy.
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MIAMI (December 6, 2011) – Professor Hannibal Travis will address the Latin American Public Policy Forum on Internet, E-commerce and Mobile Technologies and will discuss safe harbors for Internet service providers against copyright infringement claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. Also speaking at the forum were members of the in-house counsel departments for Latin America of Yahoo! and Google.
The event will take place on Tuesday, December 6 at the Four Season on Brickell Avenue in Miami, Florida.