Grace “Betty” Taylor (Acting Dean, 1981)

During her long tenure as director of the Legal Information Center, Grace “Betty” Taylor brought UF into the Information Age, pioneering the use of computer databases for legal research and building one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of audio-visual resources for legal education. She salvaged and rebuilt the Legal Information Center’s collection after the 1962 fire that left the library both scorched and soaked. In 1981, Taylor stepped in to serve as acting dean during a two-month period as the law school searched for a new permanent dean. She was the first woman to serve as dean of the UF College of Law.