Author Archives: Samuel Wardle

About Samuel Wardle

University of Miami Law Review Website Editor

What Makes a Boat a Boat? Hint—It Is Not “Anything That Floats”

BY NATALIE HARRISON — Back in October, UMLR candidate Adam Fischer described oral arguments in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach. Lozman involved an in rem action, under the Federal Maritime Lien Act, by the City of Riviera Beach against Fane Lozman’s floating home. Mr. Lozman protested that his home was a “floating residential structure,” more […]

The Silent Killer: Florida’s PIP Amendments Could Cost Floridians Millions

BY MICHAEL LEWENZ — Florida’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) statute, which governs auto insurance coverage, was recently amended. And one new provision, in particular, will have potentially a catastrophic impact on thousands of Floridians. The PIP amendment, which took effect January 1, 2013, affects the medical expenses Floridians may have to pay if they find […]

Miami Law Review’s 2013 Symposium: Social Media and the Law

BY KATHRYN YANKOWSKI — The Miami Law Review hosted its annual symposium February 16 and 17 in Coral Gables. This year, students, academics, judges, and practitioners examined the evolving legal landscape around social media, from IP issues to a discussion of who inherits your Facebook page when you die.The symposium began on Friday, February 16, […]

11th Circuit Judge Adalberto Jordan Discusses His Remarkable Career and Memories of UM Law Review

BY JC ZAMORA — Judge Adalberto José Jordan left Havana with his family in the late 1960s, and began one of the most remarkable Cuban-American success stories in Miami history. In the course of a few decades, Judge Jordan went from an immigrant child to top-of-his-class student at Miami Law (and a UMLR member) to […]

DHS Moves Toward Accepting Same-Sex Relationships In the Immigration Context

BY PAULINA VALANTY — The Department of Homeland Security announced last fall that it would start considering same-sex partners as family for removal purposes. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the policy shift in a letter, stating that DHS will issue guidelines to its field officers clarifying the term “family relationships” to include “long-term, same-sex partners” […]