UMLR Alumni Makes Partner



UMLR would like to congratulate our former Editor-in-Chief, Joseph Mamounas, on his recent promotion to Partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP. Joe was a member of UMLR from 2005–2007, and he held the position of Editor-in-Chief from 2006–2007. Joe’s practice areas include business litigation, international arbitration, and white collar criminal matters. His […]



Volume 70, Issue 1 Released



The first Issue of Volume 70 is hot off the presses! The long journey to UMLR‘s 70th Volume began in 1947, and UMLR is proud to be the first student-run legal publication in the State of Florida to reach a Volume 70. Visit the Issue 1 page to read this historic edition of the University of Miami Law Review!






Show Me the Money (I Think?): The Second Circuit’s New Test for Assessing the Legality of Unpaid Internships Creates More Questions Than Answers



SAM GOODMAN—As 2016 kicks off, employers will ramp up recruiting efforts at universities across the country to fill coveted summer internship positions. Should employers and students alike anticipate a changing internship economy? A recent pair of decisions in New York and Florida suggest that the answer may be yes. In July 2015, the Second Circuit […]



It’s Not Just a Burrito, It’s a Lawsuit



SUZANNE ALDAHAN—Chipotle Mexican Grill has been in the news a lot lately, and not because the restaurant chain finally decided to stop charging extra for the guacamole (although someone may want to tell their public relations staff that doing so might not be a bad idea). Rather, Chipotle began serving something a little extra with […]



The Judge is Supposed to be an Independent Arbiter; Allowing Boundless Judicial Discretion Violates the Sixth Amendment Under Hurst v. Florida



INGA IVSAN—The role of the trial judge in the plea bargaining process is not well defined at common law. Numerous cases cite the wide discretion of a trial judge without further analysis. However, there is a difference between the role of the trial judge in an adversarial system of criminal justice compared to a trial […]



The Golden Age of Fair Use



MARK KUIVILA—2015 has brought major developments to the world of copyright law. For example, the copyright for the “Happy Birthday” song was invalidated, saving the public from having to endure yet another rendition of the off-brand Applebee’s or TGI Friday’s version. One of the most important developments in the field has been an apparent expansion […]



FanDuel & DraftKings Partners in Crime: The Government’s Gambling Addiction



TUVIA SANDLER—After a DraftKings employee won $350,000 in a Daily Fantasy Sports contest, the FBI and several states opened investigations into FanDuel and DraftKings, the two leading companies in the industry. In New York, after demanding the companies cease-and-desist operations, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued FanDuel and DraftKings alleging that the companies’ business violates the […]



Safety Net Provides a Win-Win: Why the NCAA’s Proposal to Change the NBA Draft Rules is an Overdue Improvement



NICOLE COMPARATO—As college basketball season returns and fans’ favorite teams take the hardwood, there will undoubtedly be murmurs about the players who entered the NBA Draft foregoing their remaining years of eligibility. Fans will especially lament those players who went undrafted or remain unsigned by NBA teams when they could have been continuing their college […]



California’s Bacon: The Legal Ramifications of the New WHO Study



A Controversial Study BETH COPLOWITZ—On October 26, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study in The Lancet Oncology stating that red and processed meats may cause cancer.  The study was published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the agency within the WHO that conducts research into the causes of cancer […]




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