Law and Politics

With a hefty voter turnout from youth in this past midterm election, Matthew Nelsen, a faculty member in the Department of Political Science, and some students look into what factors play a role in persuading young people to go to the polls.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/new-trends-showing-in-gen-z-voting-patterns.html


New president’s green goals for Brazil may be held in check

Budget constraints and the persistent sag of the global economy handcuff President Inácio “Lula” da Silva’s promises to reduce the South American country’s deforestation and better protect its precious Amazon, University of Miami experts maintain.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/new-presidents-green-goals-for-brazil-may-be-held-in-check.html

New president’s green goals for Brazil may be held in check

Budget constraints and the persistent sag of the global economy handcuff President Inácio “Lula” da Silva’s promises to reduce the South American country’s deforestation and better protect its precious Amazon, University of Miami experts maintain.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/new-presidents-green-goals-for-brazil-may-be-held-in-check.html

New president’s green goals for Brazil may be held in check

Budget constraints and the persistent sag of the global economy handcuff President Inácio “Lula” da Silva’s promises to reduce the South American country’s deforestation and better protect its precious Amazon, University of Miami experts maintain.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/new-presidents-green-goals-for-brazil-may-be-held-in-check.html

New president’s green goals for Brazil may be held in check

Budget constraints and the persistent sag of the global economy handcuff President Inácio “Lula” da Silva’s promises to reduce the South American country’s deforestation and better protect its precious Amazon, University of Miami experts maintain.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/new-presidents-green-goals-for-brazil-may-be-held-in-check.html


Anti-Defamation League honors distinguished lawyer, alumnus

Jaret L. Davis, a ’Cane double alumnus who remains active in the School of Law Alumni Association and Iron Arrow, is receiving the ADL’s Jurisprudence Award for his exceptional contributions to the legal profession and the community, while exemplifying the principles and mission of the league.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/anti-defamation-league-honors-distinguished-lawyer,-alumnus.html

Anti-Defamation League honors distinguished lawyer, alumnus

Jaret L. Davis, a ’Cane double alumnus who remains active in the School of Law Alumni Association and Iron Arrow, is receiving the ADL’s Jurisprudence Award for his exceptional contributions to the legal profession and the community, while exemplifying the principles and mission of the league.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/anti-defamation-league-honors-distinguished-lawyer,-alumnus.html

Anti-Defamation League honors distinguished lawyer, alumnus

Jaret L. Davis, a ’Cane double alumnus who remains active in the School of Law Alumni Association and Iron Arrow, is receiving the ADL’s Jurisprudence Award for his exceptional contributions to the legal profession and the community, while exemplifying the principles and mission of the league.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/anti-defamation-league-honors-distinguished-lawyer,-alumnus.html


With new Brazilian leader, the Amazon might be able to breathe again

Protecting the environment and the health of the world’s largest rainforest is one of the priorities of Brazil’s new president, Inácio “Lula” da Silva.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/with-new-brazilian-leader,-the-amazon-might-be-able-to-breathe-again.html

With new Brazilian leader, the Amazon might be able to breathe again

Protecting the environment and the health of the world’s largest rainforest is one of the priorities of Brazil’s new president, Inácio “Lula” da Silva.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/with-new-brazilian-leader,-the-amazon-might-be-able-to-breathe-again.html


Haiti on course to spiral into chaos

Violent gangs control the country, cholera is spreading, and there are shortages of water and food, University of Miami scholars point out.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/haiti-on-course-to-spiral-into-chaos.html

Haiti on course to spiral into chaos

Violent gangs control the country, cholera is spreading, and there are shortages of water and food, University of Miami scholars point out.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/haiti-on-course-to-spiral-into-chaos.html


Courts are in ‘new territory’ as election challenges, litigation mount

Legal experts at the University of Miami fear the impact on the courts of the snowballing number of legal challenges related to elections and urged more robust action from bar associations and adherence to legal conduct codes.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/courts-are-in-new-territory-as-election-challenges,-litigation-mount.html

Courts are in ‘new territory’ as election challenges, litigation mount

Legal experts at the University of Miami fear the impact on the courts of the snowballing number of legal challenges related to elections and urged more robust action from bar associations and adherence to legal conduct codes.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/11/courts-are-in-new-territory-as-election-challenges,-litigation-mount.html


School of Law course focuses on women in sports

Part of the University of Miami School of Law’s LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law, the class covers everything from the fine points of contract negotiations to the landmark Title IX law that opened doors for women and girls in athletics.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/10/school-of-law-course-focuses-on-women-in-sports.html


Scholars: Putin seeks to ‘save face’ with seizure of Ukrainian territories

Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian territories violates international sovereignty safeguards and demonstrates President Vladimir Putin’s desperate attempt for a win in the face of the faltering invasion, according to University of Miami law and Russian political specialists.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/10/scholars-putin-seeks-to-save-face-with-seizure-of-ukrainian-territories.html


What could the new government of Italy mean for the European Union?

Joaquín Roy, Jean Monnet Professor and director of the University of Miami European Union Center of Excellence, analyzes the recent election of Giorgia Meloni as Italian prime minister.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/what-could-the-new-government-of-italy-mean-for-the-european-union.html



What’s at stake in the Brazilian elections?

During a recent roundtable, a group of University professors and graduate students addressed the challenges the country faces as it readies for the Oct. 2 presidential elections.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/whats-at-stake-in-the-brazilian-elections.html

What’s at stake in the Brazilian elections?

During a recent roundtable, a group of University professors and graduate students addressed the challenges the country faces as it readies for the Oct. 2 presidential elections.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/whats-at-stake-in-the-brazilian-elections.html


Queen Elizabeth II was the ‘gold standard’ of monarchs

The queen, who died Thursday after a 70-year reign, maintained the British monarchy as an important symbol in a period of remarkable change, University of Miami faculty members say.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/queen-elizabeth-ii-was-the-gold-standard-of-monarchs.html

Queen Elizabeth II was the ‘gold standard’ of monarchs

The queen, who died Thursday after a 70-year reign, maintained the British monarchy as an important symbol in a period of remarkable change, University of Miami faculty members say.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/09/queen-elizabeth-ii-was-the-gold-standard-of-monarchs.html



Scholar: Gorbachev’s legacy strikingly different in the West and Russia

While Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who died Tuesday at 91, may be principally remembered as a courageous reformer in the West, some Russian people will view the former Soviet leader far less respectfully, according to lecturer and Soviet expert Marcia Beck.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/scholar-gorbachevs-legacy-strikingly-different-in-the-west-and-russia.html

Scholar: Gorbachev’s legacy strikingly different in the West and Russia

While Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who died Tuesday at 91, may be principally remembered as a courageous reformer in the West, some Russian people will view the former Soviet leader far less respectfully, according to lecturer and Soviet expert Marcia Beck.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/scholar-gorbachevs-legacy-strikingly-different-in-the-west-and-russia.html


Panel calls to restore civility in defense of democracy

Distinguished University of Miami alumni shared perspectives on civil discourse, the credibility of the media, trust in institutions, and other matters during a spirited discussion hosted by the School of Communication.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/panel-calls-to-restore-civility-in-defense-of-democracy.html

Panel calls to restore civility in defense of democracy

Distinguished University of Miami alumni shared perspectives on civil discourse, the credibility of the media, trust in institutions, and other matters during a spirited discussion hosted by the School of Communication.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/panel-calls-to-restore-civility-in-defense-of-democracy.html



Study debunks rise of conspiracy theories

New research by University of Miami academics, supported by a U-LINK grant, offers insight into the opinions on conspiracy theories and puts things in perspective.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/study-debunks-rise-of-conspiracy-theories.html

Study debunks rise of conspiracy theories

New research by University of Miami academics, supported by a U-LINK grant, offers insight into the opinions on conspiracy theories and puts things in perspective.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/study-debunks-rise-of-conspiracy-theories.html


Piquero tapped by Biden administration to head Bureau of Justice Statistics

Alex Piquero, a noted criminologist and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has been named director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Department of Justice.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/piquero-tapped-by-biden-administration-to-head-bureau-of-justice-statistics.html

Piquero tapped by Biden administration to head Bureau of Justice Statistics

Alex Piquero, a noted criminologist and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has been named director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Department of Justice.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/piquero-tapped-by-biden-administration-to-head-bureau-of-justice-statistics.html


Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’

University of Miami Chinese scholar and defense expert June Teufel Dreyer assessed the motivations and implications of the visit by the Speaker of the House to Taiwan, one of the stops on her congressional delegation tour.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/pelosis-visit-to-taiwan-bears-enormous-symbolic-significance.html

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’

University of Miami Chinese scholar and defense expert June Teufel Dreyer assessed the motivations and implications of the visit by the Speaker of the House to Taiwan, one of the stops on her congressional delegation tour.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/08/pelosis-visit-to-taiwan-bears-enormous-symbolic-significance.html


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