Dean of the University of Miami School of Law, Patricia D. White was recently named the most influential woman in legal education in the United States. National Jurist magazine awarded this title to her based on the results of a poll of her peers that it conducted.
National Jurist’s cover article about Dean White describes her as a “passionate advocate for improving legal education.” At a time when fewer students are applying to law school, Dean White is believed to be encouraging students to enter the legal field and in making positive changes to law school. At the University of Miami, she has spearheaded several programs to accomplish both goals, including Law Without Walls, which focuses on innovation in legal education, and Legal Corps, a fellowship program for graduates of the University of Miami School of Law.
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A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, William Barzee currently serves as Managing Partner at Barzee Flores Law, a criminal defense law firm based in Miami. William Barzee enjoys staying up to date with news from his alma mater.