Tag Archives: University of Miami Law Review

UMLR Proudly Presents its Candidate Class for Volume 71

The University of Miami Law Review is thrilled to welcome the newest candidates to the UMLR family and network. Congratulations to the following candidates, we look forward to working with you: Michelle Armenteros Ian Campa Olivia Castillo* Nicole Chipi Laura Elise Connor Ellen Degnan Christopher Fraga* Summer Galitz Jordan Gray Joshua Gutter Jillian Kovler Jennifer Ledig Whitney […]

Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.: A Clear Win for Pregnant Workers?

BY ISEL PEREZ — In 1978, Congress amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by adding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), which prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. 42 U. S. C. § 2000e(k). The second clause of the PDA provides that employers must treat “women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or […]

Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Will the Supreme Court Put a Rubber Stamp on Political Gerrymandering?

BY RAVIKA RAMESHWAR — State safeguards to prevent partisan gerrymandering are facing a constitutional hurdle in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday, May 4, 2015, to determine if states have the right to limit or abolish state legislative authority to draw boundaries for […]

UMLR Alumnus Peter Prieto Named to Lead Major Litigation.

Peter Prieto, alumnus of the University of Miami Law Review and member of the Law Review‘s Alumni Advisory Board, was recently named to lead the plaintiffs’ side of the consolidated Takata air bag litigation in Miami federal court. Mr. Prieto is a partner with Podhurst Orseck and has earned numerous accolades during his time as a […]

Real Men Advance, Real Women Retreat: Stand Your Ground, Battered Women’s Syndrome, and Violence as Male Privilege

BY MARY ANNE FRANKS, 68 U. Miami L. Rev. 1099 (2014). Introduction: Republican politicians and candidates made headlines during the 2012 election season for making unsympathetic, offensive, and inaccurate comments about rape. From Todd Akin’s infamous assertion that women rarely get pregnant as a result of “legitimate” rape because “the female body has ways to […]