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Florida International University College of Law Office of Admissions & Financial Aid 11200 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33199 T: (305) 348-8006 F: (305) 348-2965 E: lawadmit@fiu.edu W: law.fiu.edu/lawadmit

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Table of Contents WELCOME

Welcome Experience a world of opportunity at FIU Law. The mission of FIU Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Florida, particularly South Florida, by providing access to the legal profession through a contemporary, high-quality educational program. We appreciate your interest in FIU Law and we hope this book encourages you to take the journey with us.

Administration 4 President Mark B. Rosenberg 5 Welcome to Miami 6 About FIU Law 7 Message from Dean Acosta 8 Why Choose FIU Law? 9 Student Spotlights 10

ACADEMIC PROGRAM Foundation Courses – Full-Time/Part-Time 12 Curriculum & Upper Level Courses 14 Clinics 16 Joint Degree Programs 16 Center for Professionalism & Ethics 16 Faculty 17 Specialty Programs 20 Summer Study Abroad 21 Legal Residency Program 21

ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID General Information 22 Tuition & Fees 23 Enrollment Statistics/FALL 2012 JD Class Profile 24

STUDENT SERVICES Message from Sr. Associate Dean Mason 25 Student Services 25 Career Planning & Placement (CP&P) 26

CAMPUS Campus Highlights 28 On-Campus Housing 29 Undergraduate Institutions Represented 30 Directions 31 Campus Map 32

Contact Information Office of Admissions & Financial Aid 11200 SW 8th Street, RDB 1055 Miami, FL 33199 T: (305) 348-8006 F: (305) 348-2965 E: lawadmit@fiu.edu W: law.fiu.edu/lawadmit

Office of the Dean T: (305) 348-2444 F: (305) 348-1159 E: acosta@fiu.edu To schedule a campus visit, contact us at: www.law.fiu.edu/tour


Table of Contents WELCOME

Welcome Experience a world of opportunity at FIU Law. The mission of FIU Law is to serve the citizens of the State of Florida, particularly South Florida, by providing access to the legal profession through a contemporary, high-quality educational program. We appreciate your interest in FIU Law and we hope this book encourages you to take the journey with us.

Administration 4 President Mark B. Rosenberg 5 Welcome to Miami 6 About FIU Law 7 Message from Dean Acosta 8 Why Choose FIU Law? 9 Student Spotlights 10

ACADEMIC PROGRAM Foundation Courses – Full-Time/Part-Time 12 Curriculum & Upper Level Courses 14 Clinics 16 Joint Degree Programs 16 Center for Professionalism & Ethics 16 Faculty 17 Specialty Programs 20 Summer Study Abroad 21 Legal Residency Program 21

ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID General Information 22 Tuition & Fees 23 Enrollment Statistics/FALL 2012 JD Class Profile 24

STUDENT SERVICES Message from Sr. Associate Dean Mason 25 Student Services 25 Career Planning & Placement (CP&P) 26

CAMPUS Campus Highlights 28 On-Campus Housing 29 Undergraduate Institutions Represented 30 Directions 31 Campus Map 32

Contact Information Office of Admissions & Financial Aid 11200 SW 8th Street, RDB 1055 Miami, FL 33199 T: (305) 348-8006 F: (305) 348-2965 E: lawadmit@fiu.edu W: law.fiu.edu/lawadmit

Office of the Dean T: (305) 348-2444 F: (305) 348-1159 E: acosta@fiu.edu To schedule a campus visit, contact us at: www.law.fiu.edu/tour


Administration R. Alexander Acosta, Dean B.A., Harvard University J.D., Harvard Law School M. Michele Anglade, Assistant Dean for Academic Support Programs B.A., Wellesley College J.D., Harvard Law School Tawia Baidoe Ansah, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law B.A., Columbia University M.A., (M.Phil.), Columbia University LL.B., University of Toronto Faculty of Law Ph.D., Columbia University Ana Bierman, Director: Career Planning & Placement B.A., Cornell University J.D., University of Pennsylvania

A Message from the President Mark B. Rosenberg President, Florida International University

Danilo Castillo, Director: Finance & Administration B.S., Florida International University E.M.S.T., Florida International University Roxanna Cruz, Associate Director: Recruitment & Marketing B.A., St. Thomas University Michelle D. Mason, Sr. Associate Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Development Outreach. Interim Director: Center for Professionalism and Ethics B.A., The State University of New Jersey J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Camden Alma O. Miro, Director: Admissions & Financial Aid B.A., Temple University M.C. Mirow, Associate Dean of International & Graduate Studies, Professor of Law B.A., Boston University J.D., Cornell Law School Ph.D. (law), Leiden University Ph.D. (law), Cambridge University JoĂŤlle Anne Moreno, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development, Professor of Law B.A., Swarthmore College J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School

The College of Law is just one of the many

Frantz Pierre, Director: Information Technology B.S., Florida International University

conducting state-of-the-art research that is

Teresa Stanton, Associate Dean for Information Resources. Director: Law Library B.A., Oberlin College J.D., University of Florida M.L.I.S, University of South Florida

learning environment for each student.

Donna Yff, Registrar B.A., University of West Indies M.S., University of West Indies

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world-class programs at FIU, a major public research university with outstanding faculty committed to providing an affordable quality

Our 160,000 plus alumni are a testament to our mission of preparing students for the leading job markets and the latest technologies. 5


Administration R. Alexander Acosta, Dean B.A., Harvard University J.D., Harvard Law School M. Michele Anglade, Assistant Dean for Academic Support Programs B.A., Wellesley College J.D., Harvard Law School Tawia Baidoe Ansah, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law B.A., Columbia University M.A., (M.Phil.), Columbia University LL.B., University of Toronto Faculty of Law Ph.D., Columbia University Ana Bierman, Director: Career Planning & Placement B.A., Cornell University J.D., University of Pennsylvania

A Message from the President Mark B. Rosenberg President, Florida International University

Danilo Castillo, Director: Finance & Administration B.S., Florida International University E.M.S.T., Florida International University Roxanna Cruz, Associate Director: Recruitment & Marketing B.A., St. Thomas University Michelle D. Mason, Sr. Associate Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Development Outreach. Interim Director: Center for Professionalism and Ethics B.A., The State University of New Jersey J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Camden Alma O. Miro, Director: Admissions & Financial Aid B.A., Temple University M.C. Mirow, Associate Dean of International & Graduate Studies, Professor of Law B.A., Boston University J.D., Cornell Law School Ph.D. (law), Leiden University Ph.D. (law), Cambridge University JoĂŤlle Anne Moreno, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development, Professor of Law B.A., Swarthmore College J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School

The College of Law is just one of the many

Frantz Pierre, Director: Information Technology B.S., Florida International University

conducting state-of-the-art research that is

Teresa Stanton, Associate Dean for Information Resources. Director: Law Library B.A., Oberlin College J.D., University of Florida M.L.I.S, University of South Florida

learning environment for each student.

Donna Yff, Registrar B.A., University of West Indies M.S., University of West Indies

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world-class programs at FIU, a major public research university with outstanding faculty committed to providing an affordable quality

Our 160,000 plus alumni are a testament to our mission of preparing students for the leading job markets and the latest technologies. 5


FIU Law

An International Crossroads with over 2 million people.

The law constantly evolves, but eternal truths about justice and the importance of law as the foundation for a free and just society remain absolute. FIU Law meets the challenges of the changing needs of our complex society while instilling in our students the values which will help them seek justice for all citizens. FIU Law not only prepares students for traditional law practice, but also fosters understanding of disparate cultures and points of view. FIU Law opened its doors in August 2002 and fulfilled the need for high-quality, affordable legal education in the nation’s most culturally diverse metropolitan area of South Florida. Since then we have graduated 947 practice-ready individuals who have continually achieved outstanding Florida bar results and are working in a variety of specializations in the legal field. FIU Law is committed to training professionals representative of an increasingly diverse population who are also dedicated to serving the community, by providing an array of legal services to those unable to afford legal representation.

Welcome to Miami A captivating and diverse metropolitan city. Miami boasts magnificent beaches and a vivacious multicultural community with an economy booming in international trade, law, business, health care, and media/entertainment. Study and make invaluable connections while gaining realworld experience and global perspective. Attending FIU LAW and living in South Florida, means access to an experience that is truly Worlds Ahead. 6

To learn more about being Worlds Ahead at FIU visit: worldsahead.fiu.edu

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947

practice-ready graduates since 2002. 7


FIU Law

An International Crossroads with over 2 million people.

The law constantly evolves, but eternal truths about justice and the importance of law as the foundation for a free and just society remain absolute. FIU Law meets the challenges of the changing needs of our complex society while instilling in our students the values which will help them seek justice for all citizens. FIU Law not only prepares students for traditional law practice, but also fosters understanding of disparate cultures and points of view. FIU Law opened its doors in August 2002 and fulfilled the need for high-quality, affordable legal education in the nation’s most culturally diverse metropolitan area of South Florida. Since then we have graduated 947 practice-ready individuals who have continually achieved outstanding Florida bar results and are working in a variety of specializations in the legal field. FIU Law is committed to training professionals representative of an increasingly diverse population who are also dedicated to serving the community, by providing an array of legal services to those unable to afford legal representation.

Welcome to Miami A captivating and diverse metropolitan city. Miami boasts magnificent beaches and a vivacious multicultural community with an economy booming in international trade, law, business, health care, and media/entertainment. Study and make invaluable connections while gaining realworld experience and global perspective. Attending FIU LAW and living in South Florida, means access to an experience that is truly Worlds Ahead. 6

To learn more about being Worlds Ahead at FIU visit: worldsahead.fiu.edu

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947

practice-ready graduates since 2002. 7


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A Message from the Dean R. Alexander Acosta Dean of the College of Law Thank you for considering Florida International University College of Law as your gateway into the legal profession. Though a young institution, FIU Law is rapidly gaining a distinguished national reputation. We have appointed an exceptional group of faculty scholars who have built a rigorous academic program, implemented one of the largest in-house clinical programs in the State of Florida, enrolled eleven classes of highly qualified law students, and moved into a state-of-the-art teaching facility. Students are at the heart of FIU Law. We consider each of our students to be unique individuals, whose education deserves the nurturing of personal interaction with our faculty. To this end, we recently reduced our class size by 30% to ensure increased opportunities for personal attention. We also feel that it is our duty to help create global citizens who are 8

It is our duty to help create global citizens who are the leaders of tomorrow.

the leaders of tomorrow. The ongoing trend toward globalization demands lawyers who are not only well prepared in the conventional areas of legal education, but who are also comfortable with international and comparative approaches to legal issues. Recognizing this trend of the modern economy, we have completely integrated international and comparative legal studies into our curriculum. Your education at FIU Law, while including all of the traditional elements of legal education, will also address the aspects of international and comparative law arising within each subject area. We offer a balanced academic program that includes both doctrinal and clinical education. The faculty at FIU Law are proven classroom instructors and leaders in social engagement. Our professors come from a number of institutions and backgrounds, and are widely published scholars with exceptional credentials. Our clinics provide our students the ability to gain real world experience in areas such as community business development, immigration and human rights, and juvenile justice. We are proud to serve our community. Miami is one of the most vibrant and diverse urban centers in the world. This diversity is reflected in our student body, faculty, and administration. In fact, FIU Law is consistently ranked in the Top 10 by Princeton Review in the category of faculty diversity, and US News and World Report frequently recognizes our student body as being one of the most diverse in the nation. Hispanic Business, similarly, has ranked us among the top five law schools for Hispanics and 63% of our most recent incoming class, was comprised of minority students. Diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and fosters a nurturing environment where individuals with widely different views can come together in earnest inquiry to resolve the critical issues facing our nation and the world. Access to quality higher education changed my life, and I believe it can do the same for you. So I invite you to take the next step and contact our admissions office and schedule a tour. I am confident that you will be delighted with what you find waiting for you here at FIU Law.

FIU Law On The Rise. Acsending

Vaulted from unranked to #113 in the nation in just three years.

Welcoming

With approximately 160 entering students, FIU Law has the smallest class size of any public law school in Florida. We have been ranked 2nd in the nation by Princeton Review for Best Environment for Minority Students.

Diverse

We are a majority minority school. Of our last incoming class 63% of the students were minorities and 52% were female. We have also been ranked 2nd in the nation by Princeton Review for Most Diverse Faculty.

Employment

More than 50 of our graduates are employed with state attorneys and public defenders. Over 20 have been placed in post-graduate judicial clerkships at the state and federal level, including four with the United States Court of Appeals, in the past two years.

The Bar

FIU ranked 1st in Florida in July of 2011. In the past four administrations our graduates have ranked no lower than 4th among Florida law schools. Our average score over this time is 87%--surpassing the state-wide average by eight points.

R. Alexander Acosta Dean of the College of Law To learn more about Dean Acosta: law.fiu.edu/dean

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“

A Message from the Dean R. Alexander Acosta Dean of the College of Law Thank you for considering Florida International University College of Law as your gateway into the legal profession. Though a young institution, FIU Law is rapidly gaining a distinguished national reputation. We have appointed an exceptional group of faculty scholars who have built a rigorous academic program, implemented one of the largest in-house clinical programs in the State of Florida, enrolled eleven classes of highly qualified law students, and moved into a state-of-the-art teaching facility. Students are at the heart of FIU Law. We consider each of our students to be unique individuals, whose education deserves the nurturing of personal interaction with our faculty. To this end, we recently reduced our class size by 30% to ensure increased opportunities for personal attention. We also feel that it is our duty to help create global citizens who are 8

It is our duty to help create global citizens who are the leaders of tomorrow.

the leaders of tomorrow. The ongoing trend toward globalization demands lawyers who are not only well prepared in the conventional areas of legal education, but who are also comfortable with international and comparative approaches to legal issues. Recognizing this trend of the modern economy, we have completely integrated international and comparative legal studies into our curriculum. Your education at FIU Law, while including all of the traditional elements of legal education, will also address the aspects of international and comparative law arising within each subject area. We offer a balanced academic program that includes both doctrinal and clinical education. The faculty at FIU Law are proven classroom instructors and leaders in social engagement. Our professors come from a number of institutions and backgrounds, and are widely published scholars with exceptional credentials. Our clinics provide our students the ability to gain real world experience in areas such as community business development, immigration and human rights, and juvenile justice. We are proud to serve our community. Miami is one of the most vibrant and diverse urban centers in the world. This diversity is reflected in our student body, faculty, and administration. In fact, FIU Law is consistently ranked in the Top 10 by Princeton Review in the category of faculty diversity, and US News and World Report frequently recognizes our student body as being one of the most diverse in the nation. Hispanic Business, similarly, has ranked us among the top five law schools for Hispanics and 63% of our most recent incoming class, was comprised of minority students. Diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and fosters a nurturing environment where individuals with widely different views can come together in earnest inquiry to resolve the critical issues facing our nation and the world. Access to quality higher education changed my life, and I believe it can do the same for you. So I invite you to take the next step and contact our admissions office and schedule a tour. I am confident that you will be delighted with what you find waiting for you here at FIU Law.

FIU Law On The Rise. Acsending

Vaulted from unranked to #113 in the nation in just three years.

Welcoming

With approximately 160 entering students, FIU Law has the smallest class size of any public law school in Florida. We have been ranked 2nd in the nation by Princeton Review for Best Environment for Minority Students.

Diverse

We are a majority minority school. Of our last incoming class 63% of the students were minorities and 52% were female. We have also been ranked 2nd in the nation by Princeton Review for Most Diverse Faculty.

Employment

More than 50 of our graduates are employed with state attorneys and public defenders. Over 20 have been placed in post-graduate judicial clerkships at the state and federal level, including four with the United States Court of Appeals, in the past two years.

The Bar

FIU ranked 1st in Florida in July of 2011. In the past four administrations our graduates have ranked no lower than 4th among Florida law schools. Our average score over this time is 87%--surpassing the state-wide average by eight points.

R. Alexander Acosta Dean of the College of Law To learn more about Dean Acosta: law.fiu.edu/dean

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Leadership

I chose FIU Law for its Miami location, its impressive bar passage rate, and its attractive in-state tuition. As a rising 3L, I also realize that FIU’s well-renowned faculty and unusually small class size have been crucial to my success. My attendance at FIU Law has paved the way to some incredible opportunities including summer positions at the law firm of Holland & Knight and the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office, as well as a judicial internship in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Additionally, as a member of FIU’s moot court team, I was fortunate enough to argue before Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. in the spring of 2012. I am extremely pleased with my decision to attend FIU Law and truly believe it is an excellent place to begin a very fulfilling career.

Nicholas Greene, 3L JD Candidate Hometown: Gainesville, FL Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida

Knowledge Three years ago I faced one of the most crucial decisions in my life: deciding which law school to attend. After looking at several schools, I decided on FIU. I was drawn to FIU because of its commitment to help the community in South Florida, particularly the underprivileged. Providing justice to those who need it most was my motivation for coming to law school, and FIU has fostered that goal. Looking back, I am convinced I made the right choice. At FIU my professors have helped make each of my goals a reality. I recently competed in the Orseck Moot Court competition with the Board of Advocates. I have also been able to stay active with my local community through organizations like the Cuban American Law Society. Further, I have broadened my horizons by serving as a Teaching Assistant and interning at the Third District Court of Appeal as well as the Coral Gables District Court. Currently, I am serving as a legal intern at the Family and Children’s Advocacy Clinic, representing the very people I had in mind when I decided to attend law school.

Experience

The first semester of my second year, I began working at the Immigrant Juvenile Justice clinic. My biggest challenge by that point had been constitutional law—but this was different.

Opportunity

This was not a challenge of mental stamina. This was not a test of my ability to spot issues or properly identify a legal doctrine. This was an immigrant child’s future: the issue was whether that child would be deported or protected, and I was his last hope of protection. This was the exact moment I internalized the “right to counsel.” My clinical case load actualized in hours of research and, subsequently, countless forms and paperwork and procedural hurdles associated with federal immigration law. The fruits of my work paid off: the cases I had handled resulted in the lawful status of these immigrant children -essentially, protecting these children from being forced to return to their home countries and the imminent threat of further abuse and neglect. Andrea Franklin, 3L JD Candidate Hometown: Davie, Florida Undergraduate Institution: FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Overall, my clinical experience taught me lessons that no textbook could explain and no hypothetical could simulate. By first hand interaction and involvement with immigrant children and the compassionate professionals that dedicate their careers to representing them, I gained a genuine understanding and respect for these real-life issues exceeding any hot-button political views on immigration. Fortunately, throughout law school at FIU, I have learned invaluable lessons that I will undoubtedly carry with me throughout my personal and professional endeavors.

Meliza Frias, 3L Hometown: Miami, FL Undergraduate Institution: Florida International University

Thinking like a prototypical prospective law student, I ranked my choice of law school by the ranking of the schools. All of that changed as soon as I stepped foot at FIU’s College of Law and met with the admissions department. I quickly realized that FIU was a special place. The faculty and administration were accessible to me even as a visitor which truly influenced my decision. I loved the emphasis FIU had on community outreach, and how inspired the faculty was to be a part of an innovative, practical, legal educational model. Fast forward two years, and I could not be happier with my decision.

Anthony Rouzier, 2L JD/MBA Candidate Hometown: Amherst, MA Undergraduate Institution: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

The administration supported me and fellow law student and business partner, Jack Odell, to start the Criminal Law Society and was hands-on in helping us perform sealing and expunging events across Miami-Dade County with the State Attorney’s Office. FIU College of Law also breeds entrepreneurship. FIU’s Small Business Clinic took Jack and me in as clients and helped our children’s book “Henry Gets Moving” become an integral part of the national childhood obesity prevention movement. Had I not chose to enroll in FIU Law, I would have missed out on an experience of a lifetime.

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Leadership

I chose FIU Law for its Miami location, its impressive bar passage rate, and its attractive in-state tuition. As a rising 3L, I also realize that FIU’s well-renowned faculty and unusually small class size have been crucial to my success. My attendance at FIU Law has paved the way to some incredible opportunities including summer positions at the law firm of Holland & Knight and the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office, as well as a judicial internship in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Additionally, as a member of FIU’s moot court team, I was fortunate enough to argue before Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. in the spring of 2012. I am extremely pleased with my decision to attend FIU Law and truly believe it is an excellent place to begin a very fulfilling career.

Nicholas Greene, 3L JD Candidate Hometown: Gainesville, FL Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida

Knowledge Three years ago I faced one of the most crucial decisions in my life: deciding which law school to attend. After looking at several schools, I decided on FIU. I was drawn to FIU because of its commitment to help the community in South Florida, particularly the underprivileged. Providing justice to those who need it most was my motivation for coming to law school, and FIU has fostered that goal. Looking back, I am convinced I made the right choice. At FIU my professors have helped make each of my goals a reality. I recently competed in the Orseck Moot Court competition with the Board of Advocates. I have also been able to stay active with my local community through organizations like the Cuban American Law Society. Further, I have broadened my horizons by serving as a Teaching Assistant and interning at the Third District Court of Appeal as well as the Coral Gables District Court. Currently, I am serving as a legal intern at the Family and Children’s Advocacy Clinic, representing the very people I had in mind when I decided to attend law school.

Experience

The first semester of my second year, I began working at the Immigrant Juvenile Justice clinic. My biggest challenge by that point had been constitutional law—but this was different.

Opportunity

This was not a challenge of mental stamina. This was not a test of my ability to spot issues or properly identify a legal doctrine. This was an immigrant child’s future: the issue was whether that child would be deported or protected, and I was his last hope of protection. This was the exact moment I internalized the “right to counsel.” My clinical case load actualized in hours of research and, subsequently, countless forms and paperwork and procedural hurdles associated with federal immigration law. The fruits of my work paid off: the cases I had handled resulted in the lawful status of these immigrant children -essentially, protecting these children from being forced to return to their home countries and the imminent threat of further abuse and neglect. Andrea Franklin, 3L JD Candidate Hometown: Davie, Florida Undergraduate Institution: FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Overall, my clinical experience taught me lessons that no textbook could explain and no hypothetical could simulate. By first hand interaction and involvement with immigrant children and the compassionate professionals that dedicate their careers to representing them, I gained a genuine understanding and respect for these real-life issues exceeding any hot-button political views on immigration. Fortunately, throughout law school at FIU, I have learned invaluable lessons that I will undoubtedly carry with me throughout my personal and professional endeavors.

Meliza Frias, 3L Hometown: Miami, FL Undergraduate Institution: Florida International University

Thinking like a prototypical prospective law student, I ranked my choice of law school by the ranking of the schools. All of that changed as soon as I stepped foot at FIU’s College of Law and met with the admissions department. I quickly realized that FIU was a special place. The faculty and administration were accessible to me even as a visitor which truly influenced my decision. I loved the emphasis FIU had on community outreach, and how inspired the faculty was to be a part of an innovative, practical, legal educational model. Fast forward two years, and I could not be happier with my decision.

Anthony Rouzier, 2L JD/MBA Candidate Hometown: Amherst, MA Undergraduate Institution: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

The administration supported me and fellow law student and business partner, Jack Odell, to start the Criminal Law Society and was hands-on in helping us perform sealing and expunging events across Miami-Dade County with the State Attorney’s Office. FIU College of Law also breeds entrepreneurship. FIU’s Small Business Clinic took Jack and me in as clients and helped our children’s book “Henry Gets Moving” become an integral part of the national childhood obesity prevention movement. Had I not chose to enroll in FIU Law, I would have missed out on an experience of a lifetime.

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Foundation Courses Full-Time/Day Division During the first two semesters of enrollment, full-time students must enroll in and complete all 31 hours of the required first-year curriculum. A reduced course load for students who have not yet completed this 31-hour course sequence will be permitted only by approved transfer to the part-time/ evening program. The first year curriculum in the full-time/day division consists of the following courses:

FALL 1 SEMESTER HOURS

Torts Contracts Constitutional Law Legal Skills & Values I

SPRING 1 SEMESTER HOURS

4 hours 4 hours 4 hours 3 hours 15 hours

Property Civil Procedure Criminal Law Intro to Int. & Comp. Law Legal Skills & Values II

4 hours 4 hours 3 hours 3 hours 2 hours 16 hours

Part-Time/Evening Division FALL 1 SEMESTER HOURS

SPRING 1 SEMESTER HOURS

Build your future. Become a leader.

During the Fall and Spring semesters of the first year and the Fall of the Torts 4 hours Property 4 hours second year, part-time students must enroll inProcedure and complete all 31 hours of Contracts 4 hours Civil 4 hours the required curriculum. that initialCriminal three-semester Constitutional LawHOURS During 4 hours 3 hours SPRING 1Law SEMESTERperiod, HOURS students FALL 1 SEMESTER Legaldo Skills & Values I 3 hoursload must Intro to Int. & Comp. Law 3 hours who withdraw from school entirely. Civil Procedure 4 hours Torts not enroll in a full course 4 hours Legal Skills & Values II 2 hours TheContracts law school will offer summer courses outside the core curriculum Constitutional Law 4for hours 4 hours 15 hours Legal Skills Values II year. 2 hours Legal Skills Values 3 hours students who&wish toI earn credits in the summer after&their first

16 hours

The first three semesters of the division 11 part-time/evening hours consists of the following courses:

10 hours

FALL 2 SEMESTER HOURS

Criminal Law Property FALL 1 SEMESTER HOURSLaw Intro to Int. & Comp. Torts Contracts Legal Skills & Values I

3 hours 4 hours 3 hours 4 hours hours 4 10 hours 3 hours 11 hours

SPRING 1 SEMESTER HOURS

Civil Procedure Constitutional Law Legal Skills & Values II

4 hours 4 hours 2 hours 10 hours

FALL 2 SEMESTER HOURS

Criminal Law Property Intro to Int. & Comp. Law

3 hours 4 hours 3 hours 10 hours

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Foundation Courses Full-Time/Day Division During the first two semesters of enrollment, full-time students must enroll in and complete all 31 hours of the required first-year curriculum. A reduced course load for students who have not yet completed this 31-hour course sequence will be permitted only by approved transfer to the part-time/ evening program. The first year curriculum in the full-time/day division consists of the following courses:

FALL 1 SEMESTER HOURS

Torts Contracts Constitutional Law Legal Skills & Values I

SPRING 1 SEMESTER HOURS

4 hours 4 hours 4 hours 3 hours 15 hours

Property Civil Procedure Criminal Law Intro to Int. & Comp. Law Legal Skills & Values II

4 hours 4 hours 3 hours 3 hours 2 hours 16 hours

Part-Time/Evening Division FALL 1 SEMESTER HOURS

SPRING 1 SEMESTER HOURS

Build your future. Become a leader.

During the Fall and Spring semesters of the first year and the Fall of the Torts 4 hours Property 4 hours second year, part-time students must enroll inProcedure and complete all 31 hours of Contracts 4 hours Civil 4 hours the required curriculum. that initialCriminal three-semester Constitutional LawHOURS During 4 hours 3 hours SPRING 1Law SEMESTERperiod, HOURS students FALL 1 SEMESTER Legaldo Skills & Values I 3 hoursload must Intro to Int. & Comp. Law 3 hours who withdraw from school entirely. Civil Procedure 4 hours Torts not enroll in a full course 4 hours Legal Skills & Values II 2 hours TheContracts law school will offer summer courses outside the core curriculum Constitutional Law 4for hours 4 hours 15 hours Legal Skills Values II year. 2 hours Legal Skills Values 3 hours students who&wish toI earn credits in the summer after&their first

16 hours

The first three semesters of the division 11 part-time/evening hours consists of the following courses:

10 hours

FALL 2 SEMESTER HOURS

Criminal Law Property FALL 1 SEMESTER HOURSLaw Intro to Int. & Comp. Torts Contracts Legal Skills & Values I

3 hours 4 hours 3 hours 4 hours hours 4 10 hours 3 hours 11 hours

SPRING 1 SEMESTER HOURS

Civil Procedure Constitutional Law Legal Skills & Values II

4 hours 4 hours 2 hours 10 hours

FALL 2 SEMESTER HOURS

Criminal Law Property Intro to Int. & Comp. Law

3 hours 4 hours 3 hours 10 hours

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Stellar Curriculum Introduction to International and Comparative Law Course We have modified the standard law school curriculum to reflect the fact of globalization by requiring Introduction to International and Comparative Law in the second semester for full-time students and the third semester for part-time students. The course has three objectives:

• To impress upon students the importance of international and comparative law and its relevance to all future lawyers;

• To interest students in the array of international and comparative subjects broached in the course; and

• To provide a foundation in international and comparative law upon which our upper level courses can build. Primarily, it introduces students to public international law and comparative law.

Legal Skills and Values Program The program consists of three required courses – LSV I, LSV II, and LSV III – that use simulated real life legal problems to teach students how to recognize and address legal issues from inception through resolution. Throughout all three courses, faculty members emphasize the importance of professionalism to being an effective attorney.

Alumni Spotlight

“ Tracy A. Wong, JD ’12 Hometown: Miami, FL Undergraduate Institution: Florida International University 14

Global FIU Law gave me a great opportunity to attend law school while still maintaining full time employment. Although I worked, I had the opportunity to participate in the in-house clinical programs, like the Community Development Clinic, the externship program at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and take part in on campus activities like the Board of Advocates Trial Team. All these experiences made me a competitive candidate when I applied and was chosen for my current position with a Legal Consulting firm in the Middle East. This is a position I never imagined I would find when I started law school, but came across the posting through the FIU Law career services software that is available to all students.

Upper Level Courses Accounting for Lawyers Administrative Law Admiralty Law Advanced Criminal Procedure Alternative Dispute Resolution Antitrust Appellate Procedure Banking Law Bankruptcy Business Organizations Caribbean Law and Development Children and the Law Civil Rights Complex Litigation Computer and Internet Law Conflicts of Law Construction Law Corporate and Partnership Tax Criminal Procedure Elder Law Election Law Employment Law Environmental Law Estate Planning Evidence Family Law Federal Courts Federal Income Tax First Amendment Florida Civil Practice Florida Constitutional Law Florida Law and Procedure Health Law International Comparative Law Immigration Law Independent Study Insurance Law Intellectual Property International and Comparative Sales International Business Transactions

International Commercial Arbitration International Criminal Law International Human Rights Law International Litigation International Trade Law and Policy Immigration Law Jurisprudence Labor Law Land Use Planning and Control Law of Corporate Finance Legal Analysis Legal Reasoning Legal Skills and Values III Local Government Law Medical Malpractice Mergers and Acquisitions National Security and the Constitution Negotiation Negotiation and Mediation Non-Profit Organizations Payment Systems Pre-Trial Practice Products Liability Comparative Legal Profession Professional Responsibility Real Estate Transactions Remedies Sales Secured Transactions Securities Law Enforcement Securities Regulation Seminars Special Topics in Law Sports and Entertainment Law Trial Advocacy White Collar Crime Wills and Trusts Water Resources Law

For more information: law.fiu.edu/curriculum

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Stellar Curriculum Introduction to International and Comparative Law Course We have modified the standard law school curriculum to reflect the fact of globalization by requiring Introduction to International and Comparative Law in the second semester for full-time students and the third semester for part-time students. The course has three objectives:

• To impress upon students the importance of international and comparative law and its relevance to all future lawyers;

• To interest students in the array of international and comparative subjects broached in the course; and

• To provide a foundation in international and comparative law upon which our upper level courses can build. Primarily, it introduces students to public international law and comparative law.

Legal Skills and Values Program The program consists of three required courses – LSV I, LSV II, and LSV III – that use simulated real life legal problems to teach students how to recognize and address legal issues from inception through resolution. Throughout all three courses, faculty members emphasize the importance of professionalism to being an effective attorney.

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Global FIU Law gave me a great opportunity to attend law school while still maintaining full time employment. Although I worked, I had the opportunity to participate in the in-house clinical programs, like the Community Development Clinic, the externship program at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and take part in on campus activities like the Board of Advocates Trial Team. All these experiences made me a competitive candidate when I applied and was chosen for my current position with a Legal Consulting firm in the Middle East. This is a position I never imagined I would find when I started law school, but came across the posting through the FIU Law career services software that is available to all students.

Upper Level Courses Accounting for Lawyers Administrative Law Admiralty Law Advanced Criminal Procedure Alternative Dispute Resolution Antitrust Appellate Procedure Banking Law Bankruptcy Business Organizations Caribbean Law and Development Children and the Law Civil Rights Complex Litigation Computer and Internet Law Conflicts of Law Construction Law Corporate and Partnership Tax Criminal Procedure Elder Law Election Law Employment Law Environmental Law Estate Planning Evidence Family Law Federal Courts Federal Income Tax First Amendment Florida Civil Practice Florida Constitutional Law Florida Law and Procedure Health Law International Comparative Law Immigration Law Independent Study Insurance Law Intellectual Property International and Comparative Sales International Business Transactions

International Commercial Arbitration International Criminal Law International Human Rights Law International Litigation International Trade Law and Policy Immigration Law Jurisprudence Labor Law Land Use Planning and Control Law of Corporate Finance Legal Analysis Legal Reasoning Legal Skills and Values III Local Government Law Medical Malpractice Mergers and Acquisitions National Security and the Constitution Negotiation Negotiation and Mediation Non-Profit Organizations Payment Systems Pre-Trial Practice Products Liability Comparative Legal Profession Professional Responsibility Real Estate Transactions Remedies Sales Secured Transactions Securities Law Enforcement Securities Regulation Seminars Special Topics in Law Sports and Entertainment Law Trial Advocacy White Collar Crime Wills and Trusts Water Resources Law

For more information: law.fiu.edu/curriculum

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Advocacy

At a Glance Clinical and Externship Programs • Carlos A. Costa Immigration & Human Rights Clinic • Community Development Clinic • Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic • Education Advocacy Clinic • Environmental Law Clinic • Health, Education, Law and Policy (H.E.L.P.) Clinic • Immigrant Children’s Justice Clinic • Investor Advocacy Clinic • Criminal Externship • Civil Externship • Judicial Externship For more information: law.fiu.edu/clinics

Joint Degree Programs

What makes FIU Law unique is their unwavering commitment to the community.

By creating a wide-range of clinical programs, we are able to assist the less fortunate and voiceless receive quality legal services. These clinics also provide students the ability to gain valuable experience and develop a greater appreciation for their responsibilities as a legal professional. I have met some of the most amazing and compassionate fellow students. I have witnessed their level of integrity and commitment to social justice and I feel very confident that my colleagues will have a tremendously positive impact in their community and beyond. I love FIU LAW because the faculty exudes a relentless passion and expertise in and for the law that is contagious, and they remain accessible to help develop that passion in each student. Desmond Meade, 2L JD Candidate Hometown: Miami, FL Undergraduate Institution: Miami Dade College PHOTO CREDIT: OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE

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• JD/M.Sc (Master of Environmental Studies) • JD/MBA (Master of Business Administration) • JD/MIB (Master of International Business) • JD/MALACS (Master of Latin American and Caribbean Studies) • JD/MPA (Master of Public Administration) • JD/MSCJA (Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration) • JD/MSW (Master of Social Work) • JD/MS (Master of Psychology)

Distinguished Scholars giving you their undivided attention.

For more information: law.fiu.edu/jointdegree

Center for Professionalism and Ethics FIU Law acknowledges that lawyers’ occupy a unique place within our society.

Faculty The FIU Law faculty is a group of outstanding scholars with exceptional credentials, experience, and reputations.

A well-trained, ethical lawyer through his/her expertise and leadership has the opportunity to make profound and lasting individual, community-wide and even potentially global contributions. The Center for Professionalism and Ethics was established in light of this distinctive privilege afforded to attorneys. We recognize that our duty as a professional school is not only to provide students with the skills necessary for the practice of law but also with the opportunity to develop the requisite professional judgment, integrity and maturity that should accompany those skills.

They are people for whom teaching and mentoring students is the first priority. In addition, they are distinguished scholars who have published in the country’s leading law reviews and other publications. FIU faculty and administration recognize the paramount importance of teaching to establish a distinguished law school. We challenge our students so that they may successfully transition from thinking like students to thinking like lawyers. FIU Law’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Leiter Ranking for its scholarly impact.

For more information: law.fiu.edu/professionalism

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Advocacy

At a Glance Clinical and Externship Programs • Carlos A. Costa Immigration & Human Rights Clinic • Community Development Clinic • Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic • Education Advocacy Clinic • Environmental Law Clinic • Health, Education, Law and Policy (H.E.L.P.) Clinic • Immigrant Children’s Justice Clinic • Investor Advocacy Clinic • Criminal Externship • Civil Externship • Judicial Externship For more information: law.fiu.edu/clinics

Joint Degree Programs

What makes FIU Law unique is their unwavering commitment to the community.

By creating a wide-range of clinical programs, we are able to assist the less fortunate and voiceless receive quality legal services. These clinics also provide students the ability to gain valuable experience and develop a greater appreciation for their responsibilities as a legal professional. I have met some of the most amazing and compassionate fellow students. I have witnessed their level of integrity and commitment to social justice and I feel very confident that my colleagues will have a tremendously positive impact in their community and beyond. I love FIU LAW because the faculty exudes a relentless passion and expertise in and for the law that is contagious, and they remain accessible to help develop that passion in each student. Desmond Meade, 2L JD Candidate Hometown: Miami, FL Undergraduate Institution: Miami Dade College PHOTO CREDIT: OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE

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• JD/M.Sc (Master of Environmental Studies) • JD/MBA (Master of Business Administration) • JD/MIB (Master of International Business) • JD/MALACS (Master of Latin American and Caribbean Studies) • JD/MPA (Master of Public Administration) • JD/MSCJA (Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration) • JD/MSW (Master of Social Work) • JD/MS (Master of Psychology)

Distinguished Scholars giving you their undivided attention.

For more information: law.fiu.edu/jointdegree

Center for Professionalism and Ethics FIU Law acknowledges that lawyers’ occupy a unique place within our society.

Faculty The FIU Law faculty is a group of outstanding scholars with exceptional credentials, experience, and reputations.

A well-trained, ethical lawyer through his/her expertise and leadership has the opportunity to make profound and lasting individual, community-wide and even potentially global contributions. The Center for Professionalism and Ethics was established in light of this distinctive privilege afforded to attorneys. We recognize that our duty as a professional school is not only to provide students with the skills necessary for the practice of law but also with the opportunity to develop the requisite professional judgment, integrity and maturity that should accompany those skills.

They are people for whom teaching and mentoring students is the first priority. In addition, they are distinguished scholars who have published in the country’s leading law reviews and other publications. FIU faculty and administration recognize the paramount importance of teaching to establish a distinguished law school. We challenge our students so that they may successfully transition from thinking like students to thinking like lawyers. FIU Law’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Leiter Ranking for its scholarly impact.

For more information: law.fiu.edu/professionalism

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Faculty Thomas E. Baker, Professor of Law B.S., Florida State University J.D., University of Florida College of Law Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and First Amendment Cyra Akila Choudhury, Associate Professor of Law B.A., The College of Wooster M.A., Columbia University J.D., Georgetown University Law Center LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center Commercial Law, Family Law, Feminist Theory, International Human Rights, Islamic Law, and Sales Erin K. Degnan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Skills & Values B.A., Brown University J.D., Georgetown University Jorge L. Esquirol, Professor of Law B.S.B.A., Georgetown University J.D., Harvard Law School S.J.D., Harvard Law School Comparative Law, International Law, and Latin American and Caribbean Law Megan A. Fairlie, Assistant Professor of Law B.A., State University of New York at Albany J.D., Washington and Lee University LL.M., National University of Ireland, Galway Ph.D. (Law), National University of Ireland, Galway Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law, International Criminal Procedure, and Professional Responsibility H. Scott Fingerhut, Assistant Director - Trial Advocacy Program, and Honors College Fellow B.A., University of Virginia J.D., Emory University School of Law Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Pretrial Practice, and Trial Advocacy Stanley Fish, Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law B.A., University of Pennsylvania M.A., Yale University Ph.D., Yale University Constitutional Law, Education Law and Policy, First amendment, Jurisprudence, Law and Religion, and Media Law Elizabeth Price Foley, Professor of Law B.A., Emory University J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law LL.M., Harvard Law School Bioethics, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and Health Law Angelique Ortega Fridman, Assistant Professor of Legal Skills & Values B.A. University of Florida J.D. Harvard Law School José M. Gabilondo, Associate Professor of Law B.A., Harvard University J.D., University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law Banking Law, Tax, Corporate Finance, Feminist & Gender Theory, Securities Law, and Sexual Minorities and the Law

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Juan Carlos Gómez, Director – Immigration and Human Rights Clinic B.A., Florida International University J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School Manuel A. Gómez, Associate Professor of Law J.S.D., J.S.M., Stanford University J.D., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela) International Arbitration and Mediation, Comparative Law, International Law, and Latin American and Caribbean Law Mary Gundrum, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor B.A., Alverno College J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School Christyno L. Hayes, Assistant Professor of Legal Skills & Values B.A., Davidson College J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law Ila J. Klion, Assistant Professor of Legal Skills & Values B.A., Florida International University J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law Appellate Procedure, and Legal Skills and Values George Knox, Director – Non Litigation Advocacy Programs B.A., Michigan State University J.D., University of Miami School of Law Phyllis Diane Kotey, Director – Community Externship Programs B.A., University of Florida J.D., University of Florida College of Law M.A., (Public Administration), University of Florida Melissa Luttrell, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law B.S., University of Vermont J.D., Northwestern University Environmental Law, Health Law, Evidence, and Public Health Law Margaret (Peggy) Maisel, Director - Legal Clinics, Professor of Law B.A., Pomona College M.A. (Urban Studies), Occidental College J.D., Boston University School of Law M.A. (Clinical Teaching), Antioch School of Law Clinical Legal Education, Feminist/Gender Theory, and Poverty law Jerry W. Markham, Professor of Law B.S., Western Kentucky University J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law LL.M., Georgetown University Banking Law, Business Organizations, Commodities Law and Regulation, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Lillian Aponte Miranda, Associate Professor of Law B.A., University of Florida J.D., University of Florida College of Law Indigenous Peoples and the Law, International Human Rights, and Property Scott F. Norberg, Professor of Law B.A., University of North Carolina J.D., University of North Carolina Bankruptcy Law and Contract Law

J. Janewa OseiTutu, Assistant Professor of Law B.A. University of Toronto J.D. Queen’s University LL.M. McGill University Contracts and International Intellectual Property M. Alexander Pearl, Assistant Professor of Law B.A., University of Oklahoma J.D., University of California-Berkeley School of Law Property Law and Indian Law Tracy Pearl, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law B.A., Duke University M.Sc., Oxford University J.D., Boston College Law School Laverne Pinkney, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor B.S., Florida International University M.A., Florida International University J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law Charles R. P. Pouncy, Associate Professor of Law B.A., Fordham University J.D., Cornell Law School LL.M., Temple University School of Law Business Organizations and Professional Responsibility Christine Rickard, Assistant Professor of Law B.A., University of Michigan J.D., Vanderbilt University Florida Constitutional Law, Florida Law & Procedure, and Professional Responsibility Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod, Professor of Law B.B.A., University of Miami M.B.A., Florida International University J.D., University of Miami Law School Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning, and Property Ediberto Román, Professor of Law B.A., Lehman College, City University of New York J.D., University of Wisconsin Business Organizations, Contracts, and Torts Marci A. Rosenthal, Director - Legal Skills & Values Program Assistant, Professor of Law B.A., Cornell University J.D., University of Miami School of Law Rosario Lozada Schrier, Assistant Professor of Legal Skills & Values B.A., University of Notre Dame J.D., Notre Dame Law School Robert Savage, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor B.A., University of Florida M.A., University of Florida J.D., University of Florida School of Law H.T. Smith, Director - Trial Advocacy Program B.A., Florida A & M University J.D., University of Miami School of Law

John F. Stack, Jr., Professor of Political Science and Law A.B., Stonehill College M.A., University of Denver Ph.D., University of Denver J.D., University of Miami Administrative Law, Conflicts of Laws, Florida Constitutional Law, and National Security Law Kerri L. Stone, Professor of Law B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University J.D., New York University School of Law Contracts, and Labor & Employment Law Leonard P. Strickman, Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law A.B., University of Rochester J.D., Yale Law School Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Education Law & Policy Hannibal Travis, Associate Professor of Law B.A., Washington University J.D., Harvard Law School Intellectual Property, International Law, Internet Law, and Sports & Entertainment Law Victor M. Uribe-Uran, Associate Professor of History and Law J.D., (Titulo de Abogado), Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá M.A., University of Pittsburgh Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Latin American & Caribbean Law, and Legal History David D. Walter, Director - Legal Skills and Values B.A., Eastern Kentucky University M.A., University of Iowa J.D., University of Iowa College of Law Appellate Litigation & Procedure, and Legal Writing Howard M. Wasserman, Professor of Law B.S., Northwestern University J.D., Northwestern University School of Law Civil Rights, Evidence, and Federal Courts Noah Weisbord, Assistant Professor of Law B.Sc., B.S.W., LL.B., B.C.L., M.S.W., McGill University LL.M., Harvard Law School S.J.D., Harvard Law School International Criminal Law and Law of War

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Faculty Thomas E. Baker, Professor of Law B.S., Florida State University J.D., University of Florida College of Law Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and First Amendment Cyra Akila Choudhury, Associate Professor of Law B.A., The College of Wooster M.A., Columbia University J.D., Georgetown University Law Center LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center Commercial Law, Family Law, Feminist Theory, International Human Rights, Islamic Law, and Sales Erin K. Degnan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Skills & Values B.A., Brown University J.D., Georgetown University Jorge L. Esquirol, Professor of Law B.S.B.A., Georgetown University J.D., Harvard Law School S.J.D., Harvard Law School Comparative Law, International Law, and Latin American and Caribbean Law Megan A. Fairlie, Assistant Professor of Law B.A., State University of New York at Albany J.D., Washington and Lee University LL.M., National University of Ireland, Galway Ph.D. (Law), National University of Ireland, Galway Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law, International Criminal Procedure, and Professional Responsibility H. Scott Fingerhut, Assistant Director - Trial Advocacy Program, and Honors College Fellow B.A., University of Virginia J.D., Emory University School of Law Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Pretrial Practice, and Trial Advocacy Stanley Fish, Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law B.A., University of Pennsylvania M.A., Yale University Ph.D., Yale University Constitutional Law, Education Law and Policy, First amendment, Jurisprudence, Law and Religion, and Media Law Elizabeth Price Foley, Professor of Law B.A., Emory University J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law LL.M., Harvard Law School Bioethics, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and Health Law Angelique Ortega Fridman, Assistant Professor of Legal Skills & Values B.A. University of Florida J.D. Harvard Law School José M. Gabilondo, Associate Professor of Law B.A., Harvard University J.D., University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law Banking Law, Tax, Corporate Finance, Feminist & Gender Theory, Securities Law, and Sexual Minorities and the Law

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Juan Carlos Gómez, Director – Immigration and Human Rights Clinic B.A., Florida International University J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School Manuel A. Gómez, Associate Professor of Law J.S.D., J.S.M., Stanford University J.D., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela) International Arbitration and Mediation, Comparative Law, International Law, and Latin American and Caribbean Law Mary Gundrum, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor B.A., Alverno College J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School Christyno L. Hayes, Assistant Professor of Legal Skills & Values B.A., Davidson College J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law Ila J. Klion, Assistant Professor of Legal Skills & Values B.A., Florida International University J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law Appellate Procedure, and Legal Skills and Values George Knox, Director – Non Litigation Advocacy Programs B.A., Michigan State University J.D., University of Miami School of Law Phyllis Diane Kotey, Director – Community Externship Programs B.A., University of Florida J.D., University of Florida College of Law M.A., (Public Administration), University of Florida Melissa Luttrell, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law B.S., University of Vermont J.D., Northwestern University Environmental Law, Health Law, Evidence, and Public Health Law Margaret (Peggy) Maisel, Director - Legal Clinics, Professor of Law B.A., Pomona College M.A. (Urban Studies), Occidental College J.D., Boston University School of Law M.A. (Clinical Teaching), Antioch School of Law Clinical Legal Education, Feminist/Gender Theory, and Poverty law Jerry W. Markham, Professor of Law B.S., Western Kentucky University J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law LL.M., Georgetown University Banking Law, Business Organizations, Commodities Law and Regulation, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Lillian Aponte Miranda, Associate Professor of Law B.A., University of Florida J.D., University of Florida College of Law Indigenous Peoples and the Law, International Human Rights, and Property Scott F. Norberg, Professor of Law B.A., University of North Carolina J.D., University of North Carolina Bankruptcy Law and Contract Law

J. Janewa OseiTutu, Assistant Professor of Law B.A. University of Toronto J.D. Queen’s University LL.M. McGill University Contracts and International Intellectual Property M. Alexander Pearl, Assistant Professor of Law B.A., University of Oklahoma J.D., University of California-Berkeley School of Law Property Law and Indian Law Tracy Pearl, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law B.A., Duke University M.Sc., Oxford University J.D., Boston College Law School Laverne Pinkney, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor B.S., Florida International University M.A., Florida International University J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law Charles R. P. Pouncy, Associate Professor of Law B.A., Fordham University J.D., Cornell Law School LL.M., Temple University School of Law Business Organizations and Professional Responsibility Christine Rickard, Assistant Professor of Law B.A., University of Michigan J.D., Vanderbilt University Florida Constitutional Law, Florida Law & Procedure, and Professional Responsibility Eloisa C. Rodriguez-Dod, Professor of Law B.B.A., University of Miami M.B.A., Florida International University J.D., University of Miami Law School Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning, and Property Ediberto Román, Professor of Law B.A., Lehman College, City University of New York J.D., University of Wisconsin Business Organizations, Contracts, and Torts Marci A. Rosenthal, Director - Legal Skills & Values Program Assistant, Professor of Law B.A., Cornell University J.D., University of Miami School of Law Rosario Lozada Schrier, Assistant Professor of Legal Skills & Values B.A., University of Notre Dame J.D., Notre Dame Law School Robert Savage, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor B.A., University of Florida M.A., University of Florida J.D., University of Florida School of Law H.T. Smith, Director - Trial Advocacy Program B.A., Florida A & M University J.D., University of Miami School of Law

John F. Stack, Jr., Professor of Political Science and Law A.B., Stonehill College M.A., University of Denver Ph.D., University of Denver J.D., University of Miami Administrative Law, Conflicts of Laws, Florida Constitutional Law, and National Security Law Kerri L. Stone, Professor of Law B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University J.D., New York University School of Law Contracts, and Labor & Employment Law Leonard P. Strickman, Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law A.B., University of Rochester J.D., Yale Law School Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Education Law & Policy Hannibal Travis, Associate Professor of Law B.A., Washington University J.D., Harvard Law School Intellectual Property, International Law, Internet Law, and Sports & Entertainment Law Victor M. Uribe-Uran, Associate Professor of History and Law J.D., (Titulo de Abogado), Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá M.A., University of Pittsburgh Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Latin American & Caribbean Law, and Legal History David D. Walter, Director - Legal Skills and Values B.A., Eastern Kentucky University M.A., University of Iowa J.D., University of Iowa College of Law Appellate Litigation & Procedure, and Legal Writing Howard M. Wasserman, Professor of Law B.S., Northwestern University J.D., Northwestern University School of Law Civil Rights, Evidence, and Federal Courts Noah Weisbord, Assistant Professor of Law B.Sc., B.S.W., LL.B., B.C.L., M.S.W., McGill University LL.M., Harvard Law School S.J.D., Harvard Law School International Criminal Law and Law of War

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Community Service Program The Community Service Program (CSP) is a manifestation of the commitment of FIU Law and the faculty to ensuring that you learn about a lawyer’s role in providing access to justice by assisting in providing legal services to the poor, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems. Your community service experience will be an integral part of your law school education and we urge you to participate enthusiastically in a placement that will enable you to help others. For more information: law.fiu.edu/community

Summer Study Abroad – Seville, Spain Trial Advocacy Program

Your community experience will be an integral part of your law school education.

FIU Law summer abroad program offers an intensive experience in both U.S. and Spanish law. The program is designed to go beyond simply an extended visit abroad. The courses, faculty, student body and site visits are selected to provide a real understanding of Spanish legal culture. Emphasizing Sevilla’s historical connections to the world around, the courses offered in the program emphasize the comparative dimensions of the subjects taught. Our courses cover both the U.S. and Spanish perspectives. All courses are co-taught by FIU Law faculty and faculty from the Universidad de Sevilla. In comparative courses, each offering contains roughly equal parts U.S. and Spanish law. Students are evaluated on their understanding of both the U.S. and Spanish materials. FIU and Universidad de Sevilla are partner schools in this program and courses are taught in English. Knowledge of Spanish is useful but not necessary. The program is open to all students from A.B.A. accredited law schools who have completed at least one year.

Trial Practice is an intensive course of study that teaches the legal mechanics and human dynamics of trying a lawsuit. The class incorporates a lecture and performance component. Trial skills taught include developing a case theme and theory, presenting a persuasive opening statement and closing argument, conducting direct and cross examination, introducing exhibits and making objections. In lieu of a final exam, each student participates in a mock jury trial before a sitting judge and experienced trial lawyers. For more information: law.fiu.edu/trialadvocacy

Appellate Advocacy Program Students, working in two-person teams, will prepare an appellate brief and deliver an appellate oral argument in a competition format. Students will receive substantial classroom instruction in persuasive brief writing and oral advocacy as well as the relevant appellate rules and procedure topics. Students will participate in an appellate competition at the end of the semester as a means of making it on the Board of Advocates. Students selected as members of the Board of Advocates Appellate Advocacy Group will compete in a regional, national, or international appellate advocacy competition and will earn credit for satisfactory completion of their competition duties. For more information: law.fiu.edu/appellateadvocacy

Board of Advocates The Board of Advocates (BOA) is a student moot court organization designed to develop students’ advocacy skills in a variety of legal contexts. BOA teams compete in regional, national, and international appellate, negotiation, and trial competitions. BOA members also earn academic credits for competing and serving on the Board. For more information: law.fiu.edu/boa

Law Review FIU Law Review membership is contingent upon the successful completion of the annual Write-On Competition. The Write-On Competition takes place immediately following the conclusion of Spring semester exams. Students who have completed the Foundation Curriculum and are in good academic standing are eligible to participate in the competition. For more information: law.fiu.edu/lawreview 20

For more information: law.fiu.edu/spain

Legal Residency Program It is widely acknowledged that the first few years of practice spent by a lawyer in a form of apprenticeship yields significant benefits in the long run. FIU Law has responded to the need for training of prospective lawyers by increasing clinical offerings and externship opportunities prior to graduation. To augment these efforts, FIU Law offers a post-graduate program that provides new lawyers an opportunity to enter an apprenticeship with elements akin to both a medical school residency and a business school entrepreneurial incubator – the FIU LawBridge: A Legal Residency Program. FIU LawBridge is open to recent graduates of FIU Law who have passed the Florida Bar Examination and are qualified to practice. Each participant agrees to enroll in the FIU LawBridge program for two years and to house their solo practice within the FIU LawBridge facilities. Each participant will be expected to establish a client base, manage all aspects of the attorney-client relationship, and manage the business aspects of the practice. FIU Law will provide guidance in the establishment and operation of each participant’s law practice, together with professionalism and ethics using a series of short lectures and other course offerings throughout the term. FIU LawBridge participants will also be expected to engage in the community through extensive pro-bono services intended to provide further experience and to teach the basics of professionalism. For more information: law.fiu.edu/lawbridge 21


Community Service Program The Community Service Program (CSP) is a manifestation of the commitment of FIU Law and the faculty to ensuring that you learn about a lawyer’s role in providing access to justice by assisting in providing legal services to the poor, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems. Your community service experience will be an integral part of your law school education and we urge you to participate enthusiastically in a placement that will enable you to help others. For more information: law.fiu.edu/community

Summer Study Abroad – Seville, Spain Trial Advocacy Program

Your community experience will be an integral part of your law school education.

FIU Law summer abroad program offers an intensive experience in both U.S. and Spanish law. The program is designed to go beyond simply an extended visit abroad. The courses, faculty, student body and site visits are selected to provide a real understanding of Spanish legal culture. Emphasizing Sevilla’s historical connections to the world around, the courses offered in the program emphasize the comparative dimensions of the subjects taught. Our courses cover both the U.S. and Spanish perspectives. All courses are co-taught by FIU Law faculty and faculty from the Universidad de Sevilla. In comparative courses, each offering contains roughly equal parts U.S. and Spanish law. Students are evaluated on their understanding of both the U.S. and Spanish materials. FIU and Universidad de Sevilla are partner schools in this program and courses are taught in English. Knowledge of Spanish is useful but not necessary. The program is open to all students from A.B.A. accredited law schools who have completed at least one year.

Trial Practice is an intensive course of study that teaches the legal mechanics and human dynamics of trying a lawsuit. The class incorporates a lecture and performance component. Trial skills taught include developing a case theme and theory, presenting a persuasive opening statement and closing argument, conducting direct and cross examination, introducing exhibits and making objections. In lieu of a final exam, each student participates in a mock jury trial before a sitting judge and experienced trial lawyers. For more information: law.fiu.edu/trialadvocacy

Appellate Advocacy Program Students, working in two-person teams, will prepare an appellate brief and deliver an appellate oral argument in a competition format. Students will receive substantial classroom instruction in persuasive brief writing and oral advocacy as well as the relevant appellate rules and procedure topics. Students will participate in an appellate competition at the end of the semester as a means of making it on the Board of Advocates. Students selected as members of the Board of Advocates Appellate Advocacy Group will compete in a regional, national, or international appellate advocacy competition and will earn credit for satisfactory completion of their competition duties. For more information: law.fiu.edu/appellateadvocacy

Board of Advocates The Board of Advocates (BOA) is a student moot court organization designed to develop students’ advocacy skills in a variety of legal contexts. BOA teams compete in regional, national, and international appellate, negotiation, and trial competitions. BOA members also earn academic credits for competing and serving on the Board. For more information: law.fiu.edu/boa

Law Review FIU Law Review membership is contingent upon the successful completion of the annual Write-On Competition. The Write-On Competition takes place immediately following the conclusion of Spring semester exams. Students who have completed the Foundation Curriculum and are in good academic standing are eligible to participate in the competition. For more information: law.fiu.edu/lawreview 20

For more information: law.fiu.edu/spain

Legal Residency Program It is widely acknowledged that the first few years of practice spent by a lawyer in a form of apprenticeship yields significant benefits in the long run. FIU Law has responded to the need for training of prospective lawyers by increasing clinical offerings and externship opportunities prior to graduation. To augment these efforts, FIU Law offers a post-graduate program that provides new lawyers an opportunity to enter an apprenticeship with elements akin to both a medical school residency and a business school entrepreneurial incubator – the FIU LawBridge: A Legal Residency Program. FIU LawBridge is open to recent graduates of FIU Law who have passed the Florida Bar Examination and are qualified to practice. Each participant agrees to enroll in the FIU LawBridge program for two years and to house their solo practice within the FIU LawBridge facilities. Each participant will be expected to establish a client base, manage all aspects of the attorney-client relationship, and manage the business aspects of the practice. FIU Law will provide guidance in the establishment and operation of each participant’s law practice, together with professionalism and ethics using a series of short lectures and other course offerings throughout the term. FIU LawBridge participants will also be expected to engage in the community through extensive pro-bono services intended to provide further experience and to teach the basics of professionalism. For more information: law.fiu.edu/lawbridge 21


Admissions and Financial Aid General Information • Fall admission only with full-time day program and part-time evening program. • Rolling admission. Deadline for application is July 31, 2013.

Applying Applications for admission will not be processed more than one year in advance of the date for which entrance is sought. To apply for admission, you must create an account with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) at www.lsac.org and submit the following documents before the application deadline of July 31, 2013:

• Application for Admission • Application Fee – Non-refundable $20 • Admissions Test Scores (LSAT) • Official Transcripts from all undergraduate/ graduate institutions attended • Personal Statement (Two pages, double-spaced) • Resumé • Two Recommendation Letters

Financing Your Legal Education The primary financial aid resources available to students may be one or a combination of the following: loans, need-based grants and/or merit-based scholarships. Students must apply for financial aid to be considered for loans or need based scholarships/grants. Apply for federal aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Need Based Grant In order to qualify for need based grant consideration, your FAFSA must be submitted by February 15, 2013. You must indicate FIU College of Law before this date to be considered for a need-based grant.

Scholarship Programs Funds are available only to full-time out-of-state students. Scholarship recipients are selected during the admissions review process and selection is based on review of undergraduate grade point averages and LSAT

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scores for the merit-based awards. Scholarship priority consideration will be given to those who apply for admission by March 15, 2013.

Key Dates: Feb 15

Tuition and Fees: Annual (In-State)

• Dean’s Scholars Scholarship Program The Dean’s Scholarship is a $10,000 merit-based award.

FAFSA Need-Based Grant Deadline Scholarship Priority Deadline

Day $18,463 Evening $12.508 Student Fees $378

• Admissions Merit Scholarship Program The Admissions Merit Scholarship is a $7,500 merit-based award.

Jul 31

Annual (Out-of-State)

• Out-of-State Tuition Grant This merit-based grant covers up to 75% of the out-of-state portion of tuition. • First Generation Scholarship If you are the first in your immediate family to pursue a graduate or professional level degree you may be eligible to receive an award ranging from $1,000 to up to full tuition scholarship. The Office of Admissions & Financial Aid will begin accepting applications in the spring of 2013.

Admissions Committee Decision-Making Process The FIU College of Law Admissions Committee seeks to enroll a diverse group of students who have demonstrated academic and personal achievement. The College of Law wishes to advance the intellectual growth of its students as well as their development of skills and values useful to the ethical, effective practice of law. While a prospective student’s academic record and LSAT performance are weighted heavily in the evaluative process, the Admissions Committee considers other factors including leadership ability, commitment to public service, command of global issues, work history, military service, any history of criminality or academic misconduct and evidence of obstacles that an applicant may have overcome (for example, English is not the applicant’s native language, discrimination, economic or family hardship, severe medical condition, etc.) The Admissions Committee encourages each applicant to answer all questions with candor, detail and, where appropriate, specific examples of relevant background experiences.

Mar 15 Application Deadline

Fall 2012 Nov 21

Day $32,708 Evening $22,157 Student Fees $378 *A customary incremental increase in tuition can be expected for the 2013-2014 academic year

Open House for Prospective Students

Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28 Prospective Student Online Chats

Spring 2013 Jan 25 Open House for Prospective Students

Mar 23

Admitted Student Day (By Invite Only)

Feb 6, Mar 6, Mar 27 Admitted Student Online Chats (By Invite Only)

For more details visit: law.fiu.edu/lawadmit *Dates are subject to change.

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Admissions and Financial Aid General Information • Fall admission only with full-time day program and part-time evening program. • Rolling admission. Deadline for application is July 31, 2013.

Applying Applications for admission will not be processed more than one year in advance of the date for which entrance is sought. To apply for admission, you must create an account with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) at www.lsac.org and submit the following documents before the application deadline of July 31, 2013:

• Application for Admission • Application Fee – Non-refundable $20 • Admissions Test Scores (LSAT) • Official Transcripts from all undergraduate/ graduate institutions attended • Personal Statement (Two pages, double-spaced) • Resumé • Two Recommendation Letters

Financing Your Legal Education The primary financial aid resources available to students may be one or a combination of the following: loans, need-based grants and/or merit-based scholarships. Students must apply for financial aid to be considered for loans or need based scholarships/grants. Apply for federal aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Need Based Grant In order to qualify for need based grant consideration, your FAFSA must be submitted by February 15, 2013. You must indicate FIU College of Law before this date to be considered for a need-based grant.

Scholarship Programs Funds are available only to full-time out-of-state students. Scholarship recipients are selected during the admissions review process and selection is based on review of undergraduate grade point averages and LSAT

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scores for the merit-based awards. Scholarship priority consideration will be given to those who apply for admission by March 15, 2013.

Key Dates: Feb 15

Tuition and Fees: Annual (In-State)

• Dean’s Scholars Scholarship Program The Dean’s Scholarship is a $10,000 merit-based award.

FAFSA Need-Based Grant Deadline Scholarship Priority Deadline

Day $18,463 Evening $12.508 Student Fees $378

• Admissions Merit Scholarship Program The Admissions Merit Scholarship is a $7,500 merit-based award.

Jul 31

Annual (Out-of-State)

• Out-of-State Tuition Grant This merit-based grant covers up to 75% of the out-of-state portion of tuition. • First Generation Scholarship If you are the first in your immediate family to pursue a graduate or professional level degree you may be eligible to receive an award ranging from $1,000 to up to full tuition scholarship. The Office of Admissions & Financial Aid will begin accepting applications in the spring of 2013.

Admissions Committee Decision-Making Process The FIU College of Law Admissions Committee seeks to enroll a diverse group of students who have demonstrated academic and personal achievement. The College of Law wishes to advance the intellectual growth of its students as well as their development of skills and values useful to the ethical, effective practice of law. While a prospective student’s academic record and LSAT performance are weighted heavily in the evaluative process, the Admissions Committee considers other factors including leadership ability, commitment to public service, command of global issues, work history, military service, any history of criminality or academic misconduct and evidence of obstacles that an applicant may have overcome (for example, English is not the applicant’s native language, discrimination, economic or family hardship, severe medical condition, etc.) The Admissions Committee encourages each applicant to answer all questions with candor, detail and, where appropriate, specific examples of relevant background experiences.

Mar 15 Application Deadline

Fall 2012 Nov 21

Day $32,708 Evening $22,157 Student Fees $378 *A customary incremental increase in tuition can be expected for the 2013-2014 academic year

Open House for Prospective Students

Sep 26, Oct 24, Nov 28 Prospective Student Online Chats

Spring 2013 Jan 25 Open House for Prospective Students

Mar 23

Admitted Student Day (By Invite Only)

Feb 6, Mar 6, Mar 27 Admitted Student Online Chats (By Invite Only)

For more details visit: law.fiu.edu/lawadmit *Dates are subject to change.

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Enrollment Statistics

348

Enrollment Day Division

163

Enrollment Evening Division

Fall 2012 JD Class Profile

2686 595 124 35 63% 52% 25

Number of Applicants Number Admitted Day Number Enrolled Evening Number Enrolled

A Message from Senior Associate Dean Mason Senior Associate Dean, Enrollment Management, Student Development and Outreach Interim Director, Center for Professionalism and Ethics Welcome to FIU Law. As Senior Associate Dean, I am the administrator who is specifically charged to serve as a sounding board and advocate for student concerns. My role is to counsel and assist you. Whether you are concerned with progress towards your degree, course scheduling, classes outside the law school, or anything that interferes with your having a successful experience at school, I’ll try to help. Success in law school involves more than intellectual curiosity and sense of purpose. It involves refining time management skills, handling stress proactively and forging relationships with faculty and peers. It also involves making the best possible use of available opportunities. Through a coordination of efforts, FIU Law and the larger FIU campus provide a broad range of services and facilities that meet the personal and professional needs of our students.

Minorities

Student Services

Women

The Office of Student Services strives to enhance the quality of life and experience of our law students by delivering programs and support services that assist students to create a balance in a demanding academic environment. We realize that student needs differ; therefore, our office provides an array of resources necessary to encourage intellectual growth, personal development, and academic achievement.

Average Age

Programs and Resources • Orientation

LSAT GPA

75% 157 / 50% 156 / 25% 151 75% 3.76 / 50% 3.61 / 25% 3.14

*As of August 17, 2012

• Disability Resource Center • Academic Advising • Student Organizations • Symposiums and Workshops • Guest Lecturers • Wellness Series

Transfer Students Students attending an ABA accredited law school may apply for transfer consideration to the FIU College of Law. Applicants must be in good standing at their current institutions and their academic rank (if applicable) must be in the upper-third of their first-year class. Transfer credit will not be awarded for correspondence courses or for work not done in residence at an ABA-accredited law school. Transfer Application Deadline is July 31, 2013. For more information: law.edu/transfer 24

•L  eadership, Ethics, & Professionalism Series • Networking & Community Outreach • Bar Application Seminar • Commencement For more information: law.fiu.edu/studentservices

Impacting Lives 25


Enrollment Statistics

348

Enrollment Day Division

163

Enrollment Evening Division

Fall 2012 JD Class Profile

2686 595 124 35 63% 52% 25

Number of Applicants Number Admitted Day Number Enrolled Evening Number Enrolled

A Message from Senior Associate Dean Mason Senior Associate Dean, Enrollment Management, Student Development and Outreach Interim Director, Center for Professionalism and Ethics Welcome to FIU Law. As Senior Associate Dean, I am the administrator who is specifically charged to serve as a sounding board and advocate for student concerns. My role is to counsel and assist you. Whether you are concerned with progress towards your degree, course scheduling, classes outside the law school, or anything that interferes with your having a successful experience at school, I’ll try to help. Success in law school involves more than intellectual curiosity and sense of purpose. It involves refining time management skills, handling stress proactively and forging relationships with faculty and peers. It also involves making the best possible use of available opportunities. Through a coordination of efforts, FIU Law and the larger FIU campus provide a broad range of services and facilities that meet the personal and professional needs of our students.

Minorities

Student Services

Women

The Office of Student Services strives to enhance the quality of life and experience of our law students by delivering programs and support services that assist students to create a balance in a demanding academic environment. We realize that student needs differ; therefore, our office provides an array of resources necessary to encourage intellectual growth, personal development, and academic achievement.

Average Age

Programs and Resources • Orientation

LSAT GPA

75% 157 / 50% 156 / 25% 151 75% 3.76 / 50% 3.61 / 25% 3.14

*As of August 17, 2012

• Disability Resource Center • Academic Advising • Student Organizations • Symposiums and Workshops • Guest Lecturers • Wellness Series

Transfer Students Students attending an ABA accredited law school may apply for transfer consideration to the FIU College of Law. Applicants must be in good standing at their current institutions and their academic rank (if applicable) must be in the upper-third of their first-year class. Transfer credit will not be awarded for correspondence courses or for work not done in residence at an ABA-accredited law school. Transfer Application Deadline is July 31, 2013. For more information: law.edu/transfer 24

•L  eadership, Ethics, & Professionalism Series • Networking & Community Outreach • Bar Application Seminar • Commencement For more information: law.fiu.edu/studentservices

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Sample List of Employers of FIU Law Alumni Private • Astigarraga Davis • Becker & Poliakoff • Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP • Broad & Cassel • Brown Sims • Cole, Scott & Kissane PA • Conroy Simberg Ganon Krevans Abel Lurvey Morrow & Schefer PA • Daniels, Kashtan, Downs, Robertson & McGirney • De Mahy Labrador Drake Payne & Cabeza • Fowler White Burnett PA • GrayRobinson PA • Greenberg Traurig LLP • Greenspoon Marder PA • Hogan Lovells • Holland & Knight • Kozyak Tropin • Kubicki Draper • Lydecker Diaz • Quintairos Prieto Wood & Boyer • Rivero Mestre • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP • Tew Cardenas LLP • Vernis & Bowling • Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford PA • Zumpano Patricios & Winker PA

Public Government: • Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement • Florida Department of Environmental Protection • Florida Office of the Attorney General • JAG Corps • Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office • Office of the Public Defender, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County • Office of the State Attorney, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County • Office of Disability Adjudication and Review • Office of the General Counsel • School Board of Miami Dade County • U.S Social Security Administration • U.S. Southern Command • U.S. Department of Education Judicial: • Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida • Florida Third District Court of Appeal • Florida Supreme Court • US District Court, Southern District of Florida US • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Legal Services: • Legal Aid of Broward County • Legal Services of Greater Miami For more information: law.fiu.edu/cp&p 26

Public Service

Network

Ana Bierman Director of Career Planning and Placement The Career Planning and Placement Office (CP&P) provides a variety of services and resources to give students and alumni the tools and skills needed to launch a fulfilling career. The following are some of the services provided by the CP&P: • Comprehensive personalized career counseling provided by on-staff attorney advisors with practical legal experience

Ari Goldberg, JD ’12 Hometown: Aberdeen, NJ Undergraduate Institution: Monmouth College

• On-going job search skills training • Online database of job listings and employer information for students and alumni • Recruiting activities including fall and spring on-campus interview programs • Facilitating student participation in numerous job fairs

Charlyn Stanberry, 3L JD Candidate Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida

The experience at FIU Law is in one word – unmatched. I moved to south Florida from New Jersey for the sole purpose of coming to FIU. My parents dropped me off in a dorm room 1200 miles away from anything that resembled home, but it wasn’t long before all of that changed. From the moment that orientation began I couldn’t help but feel as though I was a part of a larger community. Soon, I was active in the Jewish Law Students Association, a member of the campus-wide honor society, and an advocate on the FIU Law Trial Team – an experience which undoubtedly was the most fulfilling academic endeavor of my life. This fall, I will begin my legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Palm Beach County, and I have FIU Law to thank. As I transition from student to professional, I take pride in knowing that I received my education from the best legal minds, I learned how to be a lawyer from people who truly care, and I am forever part of the same community that first embraced me three years ago.

My law school experience at FIU Law has been life changing. I have grown as a student, individual, and a community leader. I decided to go to law school after assisting my great-grandmother make pertinent healthcare decisions. I saw the impact that health and elderly law had on my family and, therefore, decided to pursue a career that enabled me to make an impact in the community. After participating in the CLEO Six Week Summer Institute at FIU Law, I was fortunate enough to be selected for a seat in the Class of 2013. I chose FIU Law because it is a vibrant school climbing through the ranks with an excellent curriculum and dynamic faculty. My goal is to pursue a career in health law and policy and I have worked closely with the Career Planning and Placement Office to secure placement in health law internships in the Miami area.

The CP&P continues to cultivate outstanding relationships with many leading employers, in Florida and nationwide, including a host of law firms, public service employers, federal agencies and the courts.

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Sample List of Employers of FIU Law Alumni Private • Astigarraga Davis • Becker & Poliakoff • Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP • Broad & Cassel • Brown Sims • Cole, Scott & Kissane PA • Conroy Simberg Ganon Krevans Abel Lurvey Morrow & Schefer PA • Daniels, Kashtan, Downs, Robertson & McGirney • De Mahy Labrador Drake Payne & Cabeza • Fowler White Burnett PA • GrayRobinson PA • Greenberg Traurig LLP • Greenspoon Marder PA • Hogan Lovells • Holland & Knight • Kozyak Tropin • Kubicki Draper • Lydecker Diaz • Quintairos Prieto Wood & Boyer • Rivero Mestre • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP • Tew Cardenas LLP • Vernis & Bowling • Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford PA • Zumpano Patricios & Winker PA

Public Government: • Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement • Florida Department of Environmental Protection • Florida Office of the Attorney General • JAG Corps • Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office • Office of the Public Defender, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County • Office of the State Attorney, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County • Office of Disability Adjudication and Review • Office of the General Counsel • School Board of Miami Dade County • U.S Social Security Administration • U.S. Southern Command • U.S. Department of Education Judicial: • Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida • Florida Third District Court of Appeal • Florida Supreme Court • US District Court, Southern District of Florida US • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Legal Services: • Legal Aid of Broward County • Legal Services of Greater Miami For more information: law.fiu.edu/cp&p 26

Public Service

Network

Ana Bierman Director of Career Planning and Placement The Career Planning and Placement Office (CP&P) provides a variety of services and resources to give students and alumni the tools and skills needed to launch a fulfilling career. The following are some of the services provided by the CP&P: • Comprehensive personalized career counseling provided by on-staff attorney advisors with practical legal experience

Ari Goldberg, JD ’12 Hometown: Aberdeen, NJ Undergraduate Institution: Monmouth College

• On-going job search skills training • Online database of job listings and employer information for students and alumni • Recruiting activities including fall and spring on-campus interview programs • Facilitating student participation in numerous job fairs

Charlyn Stanberry, 3L JD Candidate Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Undergraduate Institution: University of Central Florida

The experience at FIU Law is in one word – unmatched. I moved to south Florida from New Jersey for the sole purpose of coming to FIU. My parents dropped me off in a dorm room 1200 miles away from anything that resembled home, but it wasn’t long before all of that changed. From the moment that orientation began I couldn’t help but feel as though I was a part of a larger community. Soon, I was active in the Jewish Law Students Association, a member of the campus-wide honor society, and an advocate on the FIU Law Trial Team – an experience which undoubtedly was the most fulfilling academic endeavor of my life. This fall, I will begin my legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Palm Beach County, and I have FIU Law to thank. As I transition from student to professional, I take pride in knowing that I received my education from the best legal minds, I learned how to be a lawyer from people who truly care, and I am forever part of the same community that first embraced me three years ago.

My law school experience at FIU Law has been life changing. I have grown as a student, individual, and a community leader. I decided to go to law school after assisting my great-grandmother make pertinent healthcare decisions. I saw the impact that health and elderly law had on my family and, therefore, decided to pursue a career that enabled me to make an impact in the community. After participating in the CLEO Six Week Summer Institute at FIU Law, I was fortunate enough to be selected for a seat in the Class of 2013. I chose FIU Law because it is a vibrant school climbing through the ranks with an excellent curriculum and dynamic faculty. My goal is to pursue a career in health law and policy and I have worked closely with the Career Planning and Placement Office to secure placement in health law internships in the Miami area.

The CP&P continues to cultivate outstanding relationships with many leading employers, in Florida and nationwide, including a host of law firms, public service employers, federal agencies and the courts.

Our global training prepares you for 21st century needs. 27


Community Visual arts Fitness Wellness Diversity Campus Highlights Graham Center As the gathering place and community center of the University, the Graham Center serves as a unifying force that honors each individual, values diversity, and fosters a sense of community that cultivates enduring loyalty to FIU.

GC Art Gallery The GC Art Gallery has hosted a wide range of exhibitions, from the work of Visual Arts scholarship recipients to fundraising art auctions for local non-profit organizations. Since opening in 1996, exhibits have celebrated the work of new, as well as renowned artists.

Gym & Fitness The Recreation Center is located west of the Health Services Complex, east of the U.S. Century Bank Arena, and south of the Law School. It’s convenient to those living in the residence halls, and is an easy walking distance from any faculty or staff office on campus.

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FIU Health is your gateway to contemporary and innovative world-class medical care defined by excellence in medical education, dedication to patient care, and a commitment to the community. FIU Health Faculty Group Practice physicians bring a wealth of experience and are committed to providing state-of-the-art, comprehensive care for our patients. University Health Services provides professional, accessible, and cost-effective primary care services to registered students at FIU -- with an emphasis on health education, prevention and self-care.

On Campus Housing Living on campus is a wonderful way to make lifelong friendships, be involved on campus and have a little less stress in your life. Imagine getting up, rolling out of bed and literally walking out the door across campus to class or the library. Your entire commute time is just under 5 minutes. Imagine, no traffic jams or hour long commutes to and from school. By staying on campus you can take full advantage of all that FIU has to offer. Go to a movie on campus, a music concert, or hang out with your friends at a football game. If that does not entice you, did you know living on campus is also a great investment in your future? Studies have shown that students who choose to live on campus are not only more involved and satisfied with their overall college experience, but they also tend to persist and graduate at higher rates than their off campus counter parts. At FIU Housing you will find something for everyone. We hope you consider living with us, and make FIU Housing and Residential Life your home away from home. For more information: housing.fiu.edu

Your entire commute is just

5 min.

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Community Visual arts Fitness Wellness Diversity Campus Highlights Graham Center As the gathering place and community center of the University, the Graham Center serves as a unifying force that honors each individual, values diversity, and fosters a sense of community that cultivates enduring loyalty to FIU.

GC Art Gallery The GC Art Gallery has hosted a wide range of exhibitions, from the work of Visual Arts scholarship recipients to fundraising art auctions for local non-profit organizations. Since opening in 1996, exhibits have celebrated the work of new, as well as renowned artists.

Gym & Fitness The Recreation Center is located west of the Health Services Complex, east of the U.S. Century Bank Arena, and south of the Law School. It’s convenient to those living in the residence halls, and is an easy walking distance from any faculty or staff office on campus.

Medical Facilities/ Wellness Center

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FIU Health is your gateway to contemporary and innovative world-class medical care defined by excellence in medical education, dedication to patient care, and a commitment to the community. FIU Health Faculty Group Practice physicians bring a wealth of experience and are committed to providing state-of-the-art, comprehensive care for our patients. University Health Services provides professional, accessible, and cost-effective primary care services to registered students at FIU -- with an emphasis on health education, prevention and self-care.

On Campus Housing Living on campus is a wonderful way to make lifelong friendships, be involved on campus and have a little less stress in your life. Imagine getting up, rolling out of bed and literally walking out the door across campus to class or the library. Your entire commute time is just under 5 minutes. Imagine, no traffic jams or hour long commutes to and from school. By staying on campus you can take full advantage of all that FIU has to offer. Go to a movie on campus, a music concert, or hang out with your friends at a football game. If that does not entice you, did you know living on campus is also a great investment in your future? Studies have shown that students who choose to live on campus are not only more involved and satisfied with their overall college experience, but they also tend to persist and graduate at higher rates than their off campus counter parts. At FIU Housing you will find something for everyone. We hope you consider living with us, and make FIU Housing and Residential Life your home away from home. For more information: housing.fiu.edu

Your entire commute is just

5 min.

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Undergraduate Institutions Represented

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Albright College American Public University System American University American University of Paris Appalachian State University Arizona State University Auburn University Bard College Barry University Belmont University Benedictine College Berry College Boston College Brandeis University Brown University California State University Campbell University Carlos Albizu University Coastal Carolina University College of Charleston College of The Holy Cross College of William and Mary Cornell University Duke University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Fairleigh Dickinson University Flagler College Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Florida Atlantic University Florida Gulf Coast University Florida International University Florida State University Fordham University Furman University George Mason University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Indiana University Inter-American University Ithica College John Jay College of Criminal Justice Johns Hopkins University Kennesaw State University Kent State University Louisiana State University Loyola University Loyola University-Chicago Marquette University Mars Hill College McGill University Miami Dade Community College New World Michigan State University Monmouth University Mount Holyoke College National Labor College New College of Florida New Mexico State University Northwestern University Notre Dame University Nova Southeastern University New York University Ohio State University Old Dominion University Palm Beach Atlantic University Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University Queens College

Rollins College Rutgers the State University Saint Mary’s College Saint Petersburg College Saint Thomas University Seton Hall University Siena College Skidmore College Smith College Southeastern College Southeastern Louisiana University Southern Connecticut State University Southern Methodist University Spelman College St. Johns University Stetson University SUNY at Albany SUNY at Buffalo SUNY College at Geneseo Temple University Texas A & M University Texas Christian University Thomas A. Edison College Troy University Tufts University University of Maryland University of California Santa Cruz Universidad Catolica de Santisima Concepcion University of Akron University of Arizona University of Central Florida University of Cincinnati University of Colorado-Boulder University of Connecticut University of Detroit Mercy University of Florida University of Kansas University of Maryland University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Miami University of Michigan University of Minnesota University of Mississippi University of Missouri University of New Mexico University of North Carolins-Chapel Hill University of North Florida University of San Francisco University of South Alabama University of South Florida University of Tampa University of Tennessee University of Texas - Austin University of Utah University of Virginia University of West Florida VA Polytechnic Inst & State University Vanderbilt University Villanova University Wake Forest University Webster University Western Carolina University Western Oregon University Wheaton College-Massachusetts Xavier University of Louisiana Yeshiva University York University

Campus Directions From Miami International Airport: • Take the I-836 WEST exit from the Airport • Follow I-836 to the Florida Turnpike • Take the Florida Turnpike SOUTH exit • Follow the Florida Turnpike to the Tamiami Trail exit (SW 8th St.) • Take the SW 8th St. EAST exit • Follow SW 8th St., FIU will appear on the right before SW 107th Ave.

From I-95, Downtown Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach: • Take I-95 to I-836 WEST • Follow I-836 to the Florida Turnpike • Take the Florida Turnpike SOUTH exit • Follow the Florida Turnpike to the Tamiami Trail exit (SW 8th St.) • Take the SW 8th St. EAST exit • Follow SW 8th St., FIU will appear on the right before SW 107th Ave.

From Palm Beach /Broward County or the Florida Turnpike north: • Take the Florida Turnpike SOUTH • Follow the Florida Turnpike to the Tamiami Trail exit (SW 8th St.) • Take the SW 8th St. EAST exit • Follow SW 8th St., FIU will appear on the right before SW 107th Ave.

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Undergraduate Institutions Represented

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Albright College American Public University System American University American University of Paris Appalachian State University Arizona State University Auburn University Bard College Barry University Belmont University Benedictine College Berry College Boston College Brandeis University Brown University California State University Campbell University Carlos Albizu University Coastal Carolina University College of Charleston College of The Holy Cross College of William and Mary Cornell University Duke University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Fairleigh Dickinson University Flagler College Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Florida Atlantic University Florida Gulf Coast University Florida International University Florida State University Fordham University Furman University George Mason University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology Indiana University Inter-American University Ithica College John Jay College of Criminal Justice Johns Hopkins University Kennesaw State University Kent State University Louisiana State University Loyola University Loyola University-Chicago Marquette University Mars Hill College McGill University Miami Dade Community College New World Michigan State University Monmouth University Mount Holyoke College National Labor College New College of Florida New Mexico State University Northwestern University Notre Dame University Nova Southeastern University New York University Ohio State University Old Dominion University Palm Beach Atlantic University Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University Queens College

Rollins College Rutgers the State University Saint Mary’s College Saint Petersburg College Saint Thomas University Seton Hall University Siena College Skidmore College Smith College Southeastern College Southeastern Louisiana University Southern Connecticut State University Southern Methodist University Spelman College St. Johns University Stetson University SUNY at Albany SUNY at Buffalo SUNY College at Geneseo Temple University Texas A & M University Texas Christian University Thomas A. Edison College Troy University Tufts University University of Maryland University of California Santa Cruz Universidad Catolica de Santisima Concepcion University of Akron University of Arizona University of Central Florida University of Cincinnati University of Colorado-Boulder University of Connecticut University of Detroit Mercy University of Florida University of Kansas University of Maryland University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Miami University of Michigan University of Minnesota University of Mississippi University of Missouri University of New Mexico University of North Carolins-Chapel Hill University of North Florida University of San Francisco University of South Alabama University of South Florida University of Tampa University of Tennessee University of Texas - Austin University of Utah University of Virginia University of West Florida VA Polytechnic Inst & State University Vanderbilt University Villanova University Wake Forest University Webster University Western Carolina University Western Oregon University Wheaton College-Massachusetts Xavier University of Louisiana Yeshiva University York University

Campus Directions From Miami International Airport: • Take the I-836 WEST exit from the Airport • Follow I-836 to the Florida Turnpike • Take the Florida Turnpike SOUTH exit • Follow the Florida Turnpike to the Tamiami Trail exit (SW 8th St.) • Take the SW 8th St. EAST exit • Follow SW 8th St., FIU will appear on the right before SW 107th Ave.

From I-95, Downtown Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach: • Take I-95 to I-836 WEST • Follow I-836 to the Florida Turnpike • Take the Florida Turnpike SOUTH exit • Follow the Florida Turnpike to the Tamiami Trail exit (SW 8th St.) • Take the SW 8th St. EAST exit • Follow SW 8th St., FIU will appear on the right before SW 107th Ave.

From Palm Beach /Broward County or the Florida Turnpike north: • Take the Florida Turnpike SOUTH • Follow the Florida Turnpike to the Tamiami Trail exit (SW 8th St.) • Take the SW 8th St. EAST exit • Follow SW 8th St., FIU will appear on the right before SW 107th Ave.

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AHC1 Academic Health Center 1 AHC2 Academic Health Center 2 AHC3 Academic Health Center 3 AS Artist Studio BBS Baseball Stadium TWR Tower CBC College of Business Complex CCLC Children’s Creative Learning Center CFES Carlos Finlay Elementary School CP Chemistry & Physics CSC Campus Support Complex CU Central Utilities DC Duplicating Center DM Deuxieme Maison ECS Engineering & Computer Science EH Everglades Residence Hall FIUS FIU Community Stadium GC Ernest R. Graham Center GH Greek Housing GL Steve and Dorothea Green Library LC Labor Center LH Lakeview Residence Housing MARC Management & Advanced Research Center NOAA National Hurricane Center OE Owa Ehan PC Charles Perry Bldg. (Primera Casa) PCA Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture

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PG5 Parking Garage 5 PGB Blue Parking Garage PGG Gold Parking Garage PGP Panther Parking Garage PGR Red Parking Garage PH Panther Residence Hall PPFAM Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum RB Ryder Business Building RDB Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall RC Recreation Complex RH Ronald W. Reagan Presidential House SAAC Student Athletic Academic Center SIPA S  chool of International & Public Affairs UA University Apartments UHSC University Health Services Complex USCBA U.S. Century Bank Arena UT University Towers VH Viertes Haus W01C Ceramics W03 Key Control W10 Graduate Studios -Visual Arts W10A ROTC-Reserve Officer Training Corps W01 - 10C Support WC Wertheim Conservatory WPAC H  erbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center WS/TC Women’s Softball/Tennis Center ZEB Sanford and Dolores Ziff Education Building

Experience a World of Opportunity. law.fiu.edu/lawadmit


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