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2019 Symposium Spotlight: Melissa Medina

 

 

ELISABETH RABIN—This February, University of Miami Law Review’s annual symposium will examine the ways that attorneys, financiers, and other professionals guide their clients through cross-border investments and disputes, as well as the growth in international career opportunities that will accompany Miami’s transition from a regional hub to a “hemispheric innovation center.” Melissa Medina, president of […]

 

 

Tweeting Beyond Borders: Can Foreign Governments Compel Twitter to Release Private Data?

 

 

CAITLYN CULLEN—On October 28, Brazilians elected right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro as their next president. Bolsonaro secured nearly 55% of Brazilians’ votes with a campaign that was heavily centered on his social media presence. Election results were met with a wave of both celebration and protest across the country, which comes as no surprise given the […]

 

 

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2019 Symposium Spotlight: Melissa Medina

 

 

ELISABETH RABIN—This February, University of Miami Law Review’s annual symposium will examine the ways that attorneys, financiers, and other professionals guide their clients through cross-border investments and disputes, as well as the growth in international career opportunities that will accompany Miami’s transition from a regional hub to a “hemispheric innovation center.” Melissa Medina, president of […]

 

 

Tweeting Beyond Borders: Can Foreign Governments Compel Twitter to Release Private Data?

 

 

CAITLYN CULLEN—On October 28, Brazilians elected right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro as their next president. Bolsonaro secured nearly 55% of Brazilians’ votes with a campaign that was heavily centered on his social media presence. Election results were met with a wave of both celebration and protest across the country, which comes as no surprise given the […]

 

 

PDVSA US Litigation Trust v. Lukoil Pan Americas LLC

 

 

LAUREN ALVAREZ—On March 3, 2018, a litigation trust for Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (“PDVSA”), sued international oil companies Lukoil, Glencore, Trafigura AG, and Vitol, among others, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to bribe Venezuelan officials and corrupt oil company employees in exchange for advance information about crude oil prices. […]

 

 

Contractual Implications of “Getting Banksy’d”

 

 

MEAGHAN GOLDSTEIN—On October 5, 2018, right after the gavel fell accepting a $1.4 million telephone bid, someone in the crowd at Sotheby’s (London) triggered a remote-control shredder encased in the framing of the Banksy painting up for auction. The spray-painted canvas Girl with Balloon passed partway through the hidden shredder before stopping—half safely ensconced in […]

 

 

The Rise of the Gig Economy: Can Labor Law Keep Up?

 

 

FRANCO PICCININI—The gig economy—the economic arrangement that connects short-term labor with immediate consumer demand via digital platforms—has become a hot topic in the past decade. Assessing the size of the gig economy has proven a difficult task, with estimates ranging from as low as 1% of the U.S. labor force to as high as 34%. […]

 

 

Can a luxury tax potentially solve Florida’s affordable housing crisis?

 

 

GISELLE SARDIÑAS—On October 11, 2018, Tony Prado, Developer in Residence for University of Miami School of Law’s Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. in Real Property Development, presented during the program’s Affordable Housing class. Prado, who has extensive experience in the affordable housing sector in South Florida, expressed his frustration with the management of subsidies by government-run […]

 

 

Qualified Immunity Under Fire

 

 

CLAYTON SCHMITT—As policing remains a hot topic across America, reformers from both sides of the political spectrum have started to call for an end to the doctrine of qualified immunity. Essentially, these reformers make the same point: the doctrine ratifies police misconduct and prevents citizens whose rights have been violated by law enforcement officers from […]

 

 

 

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