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Florida Bar News Covers 1st Annual Legal Eagle

Florida Bar News Covers 1st Annual Legal Eagle Zinn wins closing argument competition Warren Zinn took home the Bilzin Sumberg Trophy for the First Annual Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition. The competition was spearheaded by David Gersten and Jane Muir and benefitted Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. The competition included 32 attorneys who had been practicing for less than seven Read More

Military Training in the Middle of Miami Jolts Residents out of Bed

No, there was no smell of napalm in the morning. But there was the thunderous whump whump of low-flying helicopters, and even the jarring blast of explosions at the abandoned Grand Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove early Tuesday during a military training exercise that jolted many unsuspecting residents from their beds. “It was quite a shocking experience,” said Jane Muir, who was awakened around 1:45 a.m. by the Read More

Property Rights in Cuba: the Impact of Recent “Reforms”

Shortly after the Cuban revolution brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959, the new regime abolished nearly all private property rights, resulting in a property system virtually unrecognizable to many Americans. Car sales were severely limited, and most homes effectively became the property of the state. With home ownership forbidden, home sales were likewise impermissible. Instead, the government would assign Read More

UM Law Alumni Spirit of Achievement Award

All that bustling around on campus this week can be ascribed to a single big deal — homecoming. With all the fanfare it can muster, the University of Miami's Homecoming 2011 is set to launch across campus, with most events taking place later in the week. As usual, there will be receptions, dinners, sports events and other activities to mark the occasion. The law school will kick off its own homecoming Read More

The Florida Bar News: Facebooking Judges

Florida’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee recently issued an opinion regarding judges’ online social networking activities. When asked whether a judge may add lawyers who may appear before the judge as “friends” on a social networking site, and permit such lawyers to add the judge as a “friend,” the JEAC answered, “No.” (You can be fans of judges you appear before, you just can’t be their friends, January 1 Read More