Maritime Law Society

Mission Statement

The Maritime Law Society offers JD and LLM students the opportunity to interact with admiralty and maritime law professionals and practitioners. The mission of the Society is to educate students in the field of admiralty and maritime law; generate interest in current legal issues; and facilitate a forum for networking that may lead students to potential clerkships, internships, or employment in the field of admiralty and maritime law.

The ports of Miami-Dade and Broward counties handle over $56 billion in business annually. Members of the Maritime Law Society are uniquely situated in South Florida and are able to take full advantage of this billion dollar economy.

Port Miami (Miami-Dade County)
“Port Miami is Miami-Dade County’s second most important economic engine contributing $28 billion annually to the local economy and supporting more than 207,000 jobs in South Florida. It is recognized as the Cargo Gateway of the Americas.”

Port Everglades (Broward County)
“Port Everglades is Florida’s “powerhouse port” and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States. Located on the southeast coast of the Florida peninsula, Port Everglades is one of the top three cruise ports in the world, is among the most active containerized cargo ports in the United States and South Florida’s main seaport for petroleum products such as gasoline and jet fuel.”

“The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is more than $28 billion. And, 224,054 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 13,322 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.”

Board Members

Angie Olivan, President
Ellen Hernandez, Vice President
Ivon Rodriguez, Secretary
Alexander Concha, Treasurer

Faculty/Staff Advisor

Attilio Costabel