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UMLR Celebrates the Life of Jay Gayoso, J.D. ’90

 

 

The University of Miami Law Review would like to take a moment to celebrate the life of Jay Gayoso, who passed away peacefully on February 15, 2017, after a valiant battle with cancer. Jay attended the University of Miami School of Law and received a Juris Doctor degree cum laude in 1990. He served as […]

 

 

Executive Editor J.P. Shami’s Student Comment Selected as Finalist for Brown Award

 

 

The Law Review would like to congratulate UMLR Executive Editor Jean Phillip Shami whose Student Comment, titled “A Promise Realized? A Critical Review of Accountable Care Organizations Since the Enactment of the Affordable Care Act,” has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Brown Award. The Award, sponsored by the Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation, […]

 

 

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Rent-to-Own Contracts – Enabling the American Dream of Homeownership, or Exploiting the Working Class?

 

 

LAUREN SABELLA—Homeownership has long been a part of the idea of the “American Dream” and is associated with upward mobility and entering the middle class. However, after the housing bust and the financial crisis, that dream has become unattainable for millions of Americans. Since peaking in 2005, the national homeownership rate has dropped 5%, a […]

 

 

The Rise of the Right to Be Forgotten

 

 

JUAN OLANO—“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.” – Ayn Rand While that may have been the case when it was written in the 1960s, the opposite seems true today, […]

 

 

Charting a Course for School Choice Under a Trump Administration

 

 

IAN CAMPA—On February 7, 2017, Betsy DeVos was sworn in as the eleventh United States Secretary of Education following a historic confirmation vote in the Senate. Although it was perplexing to some that President Trump would nominate someone without any experience in public education to head the federal department charged with overseeing the nation’s educational […]

 

 

“See You In Court!”: An Exploration of President Trump’s Executive Immigration Order

 

 

ELIZABETH MCINTOSH—Meet Hameed Khalid Darweesh, one of the many people affected by President Trump’s Executive Order titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States issued on January 27, 2017. Darweesh, a husband and a father, risked his life as a U.S. Army translator in his home country of Iraq. He and […]

 

 

Building a Wall Around the Internet

 

 

JAVIER ROLDAN CORA—Donald J. Trump officially took office on January 20, and the new executive has already been hard at work taking steps to fulfill the many promises made during his campaign. Seven days into his presidency, Mr. Trump had already signed more than a dozen executive orders. From “minimizing the burden” of the Affordable […]

 

 

How Florida Needs to Ban the Bag

 

 

SUMMER GALITZ—“Cities can be the engine of social equity and economic opportunity. They can help us reduce our carbon footprint and protect the global environment. That is why it is so important that we work together to build the capacity of mayors and all those concerned in planning and running sustainable cities.” – Ban Ki-moon […]

 

 

Trump on Changing Cuba: Keep Business Running as Usual or Pull the Plug?

 

 

OLIVIA CASTILLO—“Fidel Castro is dead!” were the four words that President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted the morning after the world learned of the Cuban dictator’s death (exclamation mark included). As with most issues, Mr. Trump rarely chooses to remain silent and on this occasion, even less. The death of a tyrant always stirs much commotion, […]

 

 

 

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