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2015 Law Review Writing Competition

The 2015 Law Review Writing Competition is a week-long competition designed to test participants’ writing, grammar, and editing skills, which are vital to succeeding on a law review. All six of the University of Miami’s law reviews strongly encourage you to participate. Please review the information below, which contains the registration and competition dates, along […]

“He’s a Black Male . . . Something Is Wrong With Him!” The Role of Race in the Stand Your Ground Debate

BY D. MARVIN JONES, 68 U. Miami L. Rev. 1025 (2014). Introduction: George Zimmerman claimed to know quite a lot about Trayvon Martin. “This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something,” Zimmerman tells the 911 operator. “He’s just staring, looking at all the houses. Now he’s coming toward […]

The Siren Is Calling: Economic and Ideological Trends Toward Privatization of Public Police Forces

BY KARENA RAHALL — The landmark Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United has opened the floodgates to allow unlimited corporate campaign donations, and Supreme Court doctrine is shifting back to the Lochner-era’s focus on economic rights. At the same time, there are efforts underway across the United States to privatize public services in order to […]

UMLR Volume 67 Issue 4: Eleventh Circuit Issue

Masthead and Table of Contents Foreword by Hon. Adalberto Jordan Articles The Non-Waivability of AEDPA Deference’s Applicability by Andrew L. Adler Teague New Rules Must Apply in Initial-Review Collateral Proceedings: The Teachings of Padilla, Chaidez and Martinez by Rebecca Sharpless & Andrew Stanton Shoot to Kill: A Critical Look at Stand Your Ground Laws by […]

The Advance Directive Statute Revisited

BY SAMUEL W. WARDLE — State regulation of end-of-life care is about nothing more or less than the government’s relationship to its citizens’ most intimate personal choices. And while most people agree, at least superficially, that individuals should be free to refuse futile and painful medical treatment, this area of the law is nevertheless fraught […]