Author Archives: Stern, Justin M

When a Counteroffer Becomes an Open Offer

MADISON LEVINE—When negotiating plea deals under recommended sentencing guidelines, a judge may offer a downward departure to a defendant only when there exists an open offer by the state. According to State v. Lago, “the Court is prohibited from extending or accepting a plea that would result in a downward departure sentence once the state’s […]

Volume 71, Issue 4 Released

UMLR is proud to make Volume 71, Issue 4 (our Eleventh Circuit Edition) available on our website here. For their insightful contributions, we are very grateful to our authors, among them the late Ervin Gonzalez (UM Law Class of 1985), to whom this Edition is proudly dedicated. UMLR also recognizes the dedication of our Executive Board members, […]

UMLR Proudly Presents its Candidate Class for Volume 72

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! Bettge, Paige Bielski, Keelin Cheney, Megan Dilts, Nicholas Dudley, Alexander Feldman, Sydney Frucht, Maya * Grzelak, Filip * Guernsey, Daniel Jorgensen, Josephine * Kasten, Fredric * […]

Married on Saturday, Fired on Monday

JOANNE SCHIFFER—Over the past few decades, there has been an ongoing debate over what it means to discriminate “because of . . . sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII states: It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer – (1) to fail or refuse to hire […]