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From Law Alumni Association President, Daniel S. Newman JD ’91

Dear Alumni:
It is hard to believe Fall has arrived and Alumni Weekend & Homecoming is just around the corner. The excitement among the faculty, students and alumni is palpable as we return to in-person events and gatherings.
Dean David Yellen officially joined us on July 1 and hit the ground running. We continue our outreach efforts to introduce him to law firms, community leaders and alumni.  The Dean has made it a priority to meet as many in our community as he can, so please let us know if you are interested in having Dean Yellen visit your law firm or business.   
I invite you to come home and celebrate Homecoming with us. Return to campus to reconnect with alumni and friends, reminisce about the past, and experience all that is happening at Miami Law today. It’s what this weekend is all about.
Here is the School of Law’s Homecoming lineup, you can see the full details and register here, to see all that is happening at the university, click here
Wednesday, November 2
Law Alumni Association Golf Tournament
Thursday, November 3

HOPE, Moot Court & UMLR Alumni Gathering and Class of 2012 10th Year Reunion
 Class of 2002 20th Year Reunion
Friday, November 4
Class of 1970 and 1972 50th Year Reunion
Class of 1997 25th Year Reunion
Saturday, November 5
73rd Annual Morning Spirits & Homecoming Breakfast
It is an exciting time for the University of Miami and our alumni, and I invite you to share the excitement with us.  Get involved and become a part of the Miami Law Alumni Association Community.  

Thanks to the generosity of our board and fundraising committee members, our alumni, and so many others, the School of Law’s Ever Brighter Campaign has made great progress toward our goal. And, I am confident that with continued support we will not only reach that goal but exceed it come 2025 when the campaign concludes. I also want to thank those who supported the School of Law on Giving Day – the school met its goal of 100 unique donors (we had 173, 95 more than last year), we ranked #7 overall and #4 amongst UM schools and colleges. Amazing work!
This has been a year of transition for our law school and in particular the Development and Alumni Relations office. I take this opportunity to thank Brittany Kegley for her six plus years of friendship and support to our Law Alumni Association, as she will be taking on a new role in Austin, TX, where she moved over a year ago.  She will be missed by all of us. Additionally, Georgie Angones will be transitioning to a new position with the School of Law as Assistant Dean for Alumni and Community Relations.  I am delighted that she will continue to work with our Law Alumni Association to strengthen the ties with our community.  
I also want to recognize and celebrate a new appointment; Amy Perez was recently named Assistant Dean of the Office of Career and Professional Development.  We encourage all of you to reach out to her and assist her in her placement efforts – these opportunities truly help shape our students and alumni.
Finally, for me and my family, Thanksgiving is a special time of year. I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Very truly yours,

Daniel S. Newman, JD '91
President, Law Alumni Association
Remember to connect and keep up with the latest from your Miami Law Alumni Association on the web, and on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter. If you have any accomplishments you would like to share, Submit a Class Note and we will update the Class Notes page with your story!
After three decades of devoting their time, talents, and funds to the University of Miami and its students, alumni Scott Kornspan, JD '90, and Susan Fleischner Kornspan, JD '90, are making an even more lasting impact by creating three new categories of endowed scholarships as a permanent legacy at the U.
Alumna Deborah Enix-Ross, JD '81, Installed as New President of American Bar Association. The leading organization of lawyers in the U.S. has had only 11 women presidents in its 146-year history and the 1981 graduate is the third Miami Law woman to take the helm.
Sara Soto, JD '78, has been appointed to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) National Arbitration and Mediation Committee (NAMC) for a three-year term beginning in June 2022. 
Paul Levine, JD '93, featured by The Florida Bar. 
Alumni Couple, Lauren Lee Pettiette, JD ’14 & Abraham Rubert-Schewel, JD ’14, shared their little 'Cane with us! Here is Josephine Lee Marie...
Catch up with other Alumni News on the web and on Facebook.
Do you have news you'd like to share? We're all ears! Send a note to
Create a Brighter Future for Miami Law:
Join the Heritage Society

The world is changing faster than ever. To meet its challenges and take advantage of existing opportunities, the University of Miami is educating the next generation of bold thinkers, empowering innovative problem-solvers, and training principled and caring leaders who can make the world a better place. To pave the way as we approach our centennial in 2025, we have embarked on an ambitious journey we call Ever Brighter: The Campaign for Our Next Century.

This path towards a brighter future will require investment and partnership from the ’Canes community, and planned gifts—which are a part of one’s financial and/or estate plans—are an essential component of this effort. Planned gifts are not just beneficial for the University, but they also provide donors with various options for giving in creative and tax-smart ways. 

click here or email Georgie Angones at to learn how we can help you think about your legacy gift and how you can impact the future through the University of Miami.
Fellow Canes,

The School of Law is fortunate to have such a strong and faithful alumni community. We are grateful for all of your help and support! As we enter the academic year, we are eager to welcome Dean David Yellen to campus and to work with him to maintain the Law School’s record of excellence and position it for even greater success in the future. Each of us has a role and can contribute meaningfully in this effort.

We are also grateful for your strong support during the Ever Brighter Campaign: The Campaign for our Next Century. Every gift, pledge, and bequest moves us closer to achieving our goal. The success of our campaign depends on your support, and I hope to work with you to ensure that the coming year we exceed all expectations! 

The Ever Brighter Campaign is a commitment to excellence, progress and advancement. I invite you to join us in supporting our alma mater this year. One way you can do that is to join the Dean’s Circle, which also gives you many other benefits.

Miami Law plays an important and irreplaceable role in our community. Together with all of you, we can help the school continue to attract top talent to the student body and faculty, improve our physical campus, and support other programs and initiatives. Through our continued engagement, we enrich the school with our experiences and perspectives.

Please reach out to me or the Law Alumni Office at any time if we can help you in any way.

Go Canes!
Make an Impact Now
Dean's Circle Brochure

Harout J. Samra,  BA '04, MBA '08, JD '09
Vice President for Fundraising, Law Alumni Association
& Chair, Dean’s Circle Committee
Of Counsel, DLA Piper
Dean Yellen being hosted at Greenberg Traurig, Miami. 
Dean Yellen being hosted at Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz by Miami Law alumni. 
Professor Anthony Alfieri Publishes Article on Civil Rights Representation
Professor Kele Stewart Publishes Article on Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
Professor Narine Weldon Participates in Panel on Sustainability Reporting
Miami Law Professors Engage at Annual Academic Conference in the Americas
Professor Gabriel Scheffler Publishes Essay on Private Standards and the Benzene Case
Investor Rights Clinic Returns Lost Retirement Savings to Senior Client: After receiving a confidential settlement payment for lost retirement savings, a client of the Investor Rights Clinic showed her gratitude by donating part of her recovery.
Human Rights Clinic Advocates for the Rights to Food, Health, and Housing at the U.N.
Support Our Clinics
HOMECOMING 2022 November 3-5, 2022

Golf Tournament 
11 a.m. Check-In | 12 p.m. Tee-Off | 5:30 p.m. Awards Dinner

More Information Here

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2022 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
H.O.P.E & Moot Court Reunion
Class of 2012 10th Year Reunion
UM School of Law, Bass Bricks
Register Here

Class of 2002 20th Year Reunion
UM School of Law Library, D201

Register Here

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2022 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Class of 1970 & 1972 50th Year Reunion
Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables
Register Here

Class of 1997 25th Year Reunion
Museum of Graffiti, 276 NW 26th St, Miami

Register Here

73rd Annual Morning Spirits & Homecoming Breakfast
Hosted by the Law Alumni Association, the Student Bar Association in honor of the Members of the Judiciary, Elected Officials, Dean’s Circle Members and the reunion and affinity groups.
Register Here
November 10, 2022 | Food, Housing, and Racial Justice Symposium - Register
December 16, 2022 | University of Miami School of Law Commencement - Info Here
Promote your firm or business at our events. Sponsorship opportunities available!
Contact the Office of Law Development and Alumni Relations for details and or (305) 284-3470.
August 7, 2022 | Chicago Alumni Reception Honoring ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross, JD '81 - Photos Here
August 11, 2022 | Palm Beach Young Alumni Networking Night - Photo Here
October 6 & 7, 2022 | Ralph E. Boyer Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development - Recap Here
October 19, 2022 | Litigation Skills Program CLE: Ensuring Best Practices and Avoiding Pitfalls in Today's Virtual Court - More on the Litigation Skills CLE Programming
October 20, 2022 | The Hoffman Forum: Civil Conversation, Cultural Patrimony and the Kingdom of Benin: Critical Considerations - Recap Here

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