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RSJLR Proudly Welcomes Volume 11 Candidate Class

RSJLR Proudly Welcomes Volume 11 Candidate Class It is with great pleasure that the University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review welcomes its new candidates for Volume 11: Belissa Ardisson Logan Bartley Erin Berhan Luis D. Blanco Staci Campbell Alexandra Cimo Sarah Coleman Allison Dopazo Fabian Garcia Jordan Gary Katarina Gomez Lexis N. […]

Senate Bill 404: A Threat to Women’s Rights

By: Erika Porrino On January 22, 2020, the Rules Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 404.[i]This bill requires minors to get parental consent in order to terminate a pregnancy.[ii]Under Senate Bill 404, minors are required to get notarized written consent from a legal guardian or, alternatively, obtain a judicial waiver from the court to access […]

Gay spouse in Broward County wins constitutional challenge; scores historic victory for LGBTQ spouses and $157 million jury verdict against Big Tobacco!

By: Jimmy McLaughlin In what could become the next landmark case for gay rights, on November 15, 2019, Bryan Rintoul became the first gay spouse to successfully challenge a legal rule in personal injury law called the “marriage before injury rule” that disproportionately and negatively affects gay spouses.[1]A Broward County jury awarded Mr. Rintoul with $9 […]

The Latino Education Crisis: Si Se Puede!

By: Sydney Smith “Latinos are the fastest-growing ethnic group, but the most poorly educated.”1Can the United States close the gap? The Latino population in the United States has exploded in the past decade, and with it, so has the number of Latinos pursuing higher education.2 In the past fifteen years, the percentage of Latino high […]