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, […]



UMLR Alumnus Brian Toth Makes Partner



The Law Review would like to congratulate UMLR Alumni Advisory Board member Brian W. Toth on his recent promotion to Partner at Holland & Knight. Brian was a member of UMLR from 2006 to 2008 and held the position of Executive Editor from 2007 to 2008. He graduated from the Law School in 2008 magna cum laude and was […]






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, […]



A “Huge” Conflict of Interest? The Impact and Influence of President-Elect Trump’s Business Holdings



JUSTIN STERN—“I’m really rich,” Donald Trump announced to nobody’s surprise in June of 2015, reaffirming that he (1)  has a lot of money and (2) wants people to know it. That he is fantastically wealthy should not be a surprise—steaks, wine, and bottled water aside, Mr. Trump has made significant amounts of money in real […]



Can President-elect Trump opt out of his 75 pending lawsuits? A closer look at the implications of Nixon v. Fitzgerald and Clinton v. Jones



ASHLEY RODON—On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump, who identifies himself as the “definition of the American success story,” will be able to add another line to his growing resume—President of the United States.  But as a businessman, reality television personality, and real estate tycoon, President-elect Trump has been a party to his fair share of […]



Battle for the Blue: A Layman’s Guide to the Philippines v. China Arbitration Decision



WHITNEY LOHR—This summer, an arbitral tribunal established under the United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) decided a dispute concerning maritime rights and sovereignty in the South China Sea. The Philippines approached the tribunal armed with an international team of agents and legal advocates specializing in the Law of the Sea. China’s strategy was […]



Unanimity or Bust: The Changing Landscape of the Death Penalty in Florida



JORDAN GRAY—No matter where you fall in the depths of the death penalty debate, it is undisputed that Florida currently has the second largest death-row population in the country with almost four hundred inmates waiting to meet the needle that will put an end to their years in solitary. But times may be changing. Prior […]



Volume 71, Issue 1 Released



UMLR is proud to announce that Volume 71, Issue 1 is available on our website here.  Feel free to browse the collection of essays, articles, and notes. UMLR dedicated countless hours and significant effort to bring Issue 1 to fruition and we are proud of the final product. Thank you to everyone that made Volume 71, Issue […]




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