Dean Lennon, Bar & Gavel alumna and Advisor, began the Canes Carnival tradition in 1998 with H.O.P.E. In 2007, the Society of Bar and Gavel volunteered to take the lead in organizing Canes Carinval. This purpose of this event is to positively impact the lives of local elementary school students by inviting them onto the UM Law campus to have fun with Miami Law students.

Every year, students from an elementary school in Miami-Dade comes to UM Law to enjoy an afternoon filled with games, music, food and much more! Several law student organizations volunteer their time to make a difference and participate in this annual event. Each organization sets up an interactive booth and engages the children in activities such as face-painting, musical chairs, football, and beanbag tosses.

next annual Canes Carnival will be in Fall 2016!


  • 08-31-2013: Bar & Gavel Nominations/Applications Now Open!

  • 01-18-2013: Bar & Gavel is now accepting nominations and applications for membership

  • 10-15-2012: Private Practice in the Public Interest

  • 10-15-2012: Celebrate with Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Motivational Edge

  • 10-15-2012: Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Lunch & Learn

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