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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 […]

The Aftermath of Murphy v. NCAA: New York’s Path to Legalized Sports Gambling

MICHAEL HARDER—In May 2018, the Supreme Court released the highly anticipated decision of Murphy v. NCAA, better known as “the sports gambling case.” Although the Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the 1992 federal statute prohibiting the states from authorizing sports gambling, most states have yet to capitalize on the […]

Rethinking Redistricting: Why States Should Act Where The Court Stood Still

MICHAEL J. KIMOK—In early 2018, lawmakers, voters, and election lawyers were eagerly awaiting a ruling from the Supreme Court in Gill v. Whitford. The Court had accepted not one, but two separate equal protection challenges to congressional district maps based on political partisanship. Despite a spirited debate among the Justices, the Court ultimately punted on […]

Immigrants, Gangs, and Due Process: Unconstitutional Vagueness in Immigration Law

HANNAH GORDON—Considering the manner in which President Donald J. Trump started off his campaign, it’s no surprise that immigration remains a constantly discussed topic in the news. This summer, we saw many headlines about the administration’s “zero tolerance policy” for people who cross the southern border without visas. Although crossing the border without a visa […]