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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%. […]

Florida Amendment 4 to Return Felon’s Voting Rights: A Conversation with Angel Sanchez

This article was originally published on the Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review website, and features an interview with UMLR candidate Angel Sanchez. We would like to thank Ms. Fate and the Harvard CR-CL Law Review for allowing us to share this post.  REBECCA FATE* (guest writer)—In the upcoming November election, Floridians will have the opportunity […]

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 […]

UMLR Alumna Among Finalists for the 2018 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing

We are pleased to announce that UMLR Alumna Nicole K. Chipi has been named as one of the five finalists for the 2018 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing. Ms. Chipi’s paper, Eat Your Vitamins and Say Your Prayers: Bollea v. Gawker, Revenge Litigation Funding, and the Fate of the Fourth Estate, which was featured on Volume […]