Author Archives: Ford, Brittany R

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 […]

Eleven Volume 69 Candidates Selected for Publication

Congratulations to the University of Miami Law Review Volume 69 candidates selected for publication in Volume 70 of the Law Review.  Every year, candidates are tasked with writing an original comment or note of publishable quality. This is a demanding yet rewarding requirement that all candidates must complete before becoming full members of the Law Review.  We […]

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 […]

Announcing the Inaugural Edition of UMLR’s Online Companion, Caveat

The University of Miami Law Review Volume 69 is pleased to announce publication of the inaugural edition of its online companion, University of Miami Law Review Caveat. The online companion is intended to serve as a supplement to the print edition, allowing for timely legal debates and discussions. Caveat will host debates between respected scholars on current […]

Obamagration: The Latest Impending Legal Battle for the Obama Administration

BY TAYLOR SCHMALTZ — Is the immigration system broken? President Obama seems to think so. On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced an executive action that would sharply divide the people, the lawmakers, and the courts of this nation. The executive action was set to take effect on February 18, 2015, but its implementation by […]