Miami-Dade State Attorney visits OLLI at UM

Miami-Dade State Attorney visits OLLI at UM

State Attorney Fernandez Rundle presents at Lau Founders Hall to more than 60 OLLI members.
By DCIE News

State Attorney Fernandez Rundle presents at Lau Founders Hall to more than 60 OLLI members.

Miami-Dade State Attorney visits OLLI at UM

By DCIE News
On February 26, 2020, the University of Miami Division of Continuing and International Education welcomed Miami-Dade County State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, as a guest speaker for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s constitutional law course.

State Attorney Fernandez Rundle is Miami-Dade County’s and Florida’s first Cuban-American State Attorney. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and both her master’s degree and law degree from the University of Cambridge in England.

State Attorney Fernandez Rundle was invited back to her alma mater and introduced by Director Magda Vergara of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at UM) at Lau Founders Hall on the Coral Gables Campus of the University of Miami. She discussed statistics regarding incarceration and the mission of the largest prosecutor’s office in the State and the fourth largest in the nation.

“Our mission is to protect, defend, uphold and enforce the criminal laws of Florida in Miami-Dade County,” said State Attorney Fernandez Rundle. “Public safety is our number one priority.”

More than 60 OLLI at UM members attended the course. The constitutional law course, which meets once a week, is taught by University of Miami Professor Harvey Sepler, J.D. Ph.D. It dives into current and past court decisions as well as cases brought before the United States Supreme Court. Previous guest speakers have included Raoul Cantero III, a former Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, and Carlos Martinez, Miami-Dade County’s Public Defender.

OLLI at UM provides an enriching community to adults at least 50 years or better, by offering an extensive catalog of over 300 classes ranging from cyber security to tai chi. OLLI at UM is one of several programs offered through the Division of Continuing and International Education, which focuses on creating continuous learning experiences that transform individuals, organizations, and entire communities.

(L-R) Chief Assistant State Attorney, Stephen Talpins; DCIE OLLI Director of Programs, Magda Vergara; Miami-Dade County State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle
(L-R) Chief Assistant State Attorney, Stephen Talpins; DCIE OLLI Director of Programs, Magda Vergara; Miami-Dade County State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle
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Division of Continuing and International Education
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