The Society of Bar and Gavel invites you to join our efforts in procuring donations and raising awareness for the American Cancer Society through the University of Miami's annual Relay for Life! Relay For Life is a fun-filled 18-hour event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society. We will gather at Stanford Circle with the rest of the University of Miami Community, including alumni and local businesses, and take turns walking or running laps.

The event commences with the Survivor Lap to distinguish the survivors and celebrate their victory. Throughout the day the goal is for each team to keep at least one team member on the track at all times, "passing the gavel" from one Team UM Law member to the other. The final event of the day is the Luminaria Ceremony in which participants gather to pay respects to those who have fallen victim to cancer, honoring loved ones who have passed or are currently fighting the disease. Participants walk a lap in silence to pay their respects. The Ceremony represents the "Remember" component of Relay for Life’s slogan "Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back." To learn more about Relay for Life, go to

We look forward to Celebrating, Remembering, and Fighting Back with []_[]! 



  • 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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