People

Faculty

Director Nancy E. Dowd David H. Levin Chair in Family Law
Co-Director Shani M. King Associate Professor
Program Coordinator Debbie Willis Administrative Support; Event Coordination
Associate Directors
Curriculum Iris Burke Legal Skills Professor
Alternative Dispute Resolution Robin Davis Senior Legal Skills Professor
Appellate Advocacy Joe Jackson Legal Skills Professor
Child Advocacy Meshon Rawls Master Legal Skills Professor; Director, Gator TeamChild Juvenile Law Clinics
Health, Gender, and Comparative Studies Rachel Rebouche Assistant Professor
Constitutional and Civil Rights Scholarship Sharon E. Rush Irving Cypen Professor; Co-founder, Center for Race and Race Relations
Youth Education and Multidisciplinary Practice Monique Haughton Worrell Senior Legal Skills Professor; Founding Supervisor, Child Welfare Clinic
Affiliated Faculty
Regina Bussing
Jonathan R. Cohen Professor; Associate Director, Institute for Dispute Resolution
Pat Dilley Law Professor
Teresa Drake
Debra Esernio-Jenssen
Joan Flocks Professor; Director, Social Policy Division
Joe Gagnon Assistant Professor; Special Education, UF College of Education
Jeffrey T. Grater Senior Legal Skills Professor
Nancy Hardt
Berta E. Hernandez-Truyol Levin Mabie and Levin Professor
Lea Johnston Associate Law Professor
Karen Keroak Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Supervisor for Gator TeamChild Juvenile Law Clinic
Winston Nagan Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar Professor of Law; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology; Founding Director, Institute for Human Rights and Peace Development
Jason Nance Law Professor
Michael Nias Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Kenneth B. Nunn Law Professor
Connie Shehan Professor and Chair; Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Gender and Gender Stratification
Stacy Steinberg Juvenile Law
John Stinneford
Lee-ford Tritt Associate Professor; Director of Center for Estate and Elder Law Planning and Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate Program
Adjuncts
Gabriela Ruiz
Steve Pennypacker Florida Courts
Pam Schneider Collaborative Law
Sam Stafford Child Support Enforcement
Jeanne Tate Adoption Law
Whitney Untiedt
Emeritus
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Professor; Director, Center on Children and Families and Family Law Certificate Program

Advisory Board

The Honorable Justice Harry Lee Anstead Florida Supreme Court
Tallahassee, FL
William B. Barnett Barnett & Barclay, P.A.
Fort Myers, FL
Neil H. Chonin Chonin, Sher, & Navarrete
Coral Gables, FL
Mayanne Downs, Esq. King Blackwell & Downs, PA
Orlando, FL
Melvyn B. Frumkes Melvyn B. Frumkes & Associates, P.A.
Miami, FL
The Honorable Judge Walter Green Alachua Family/Civil Justice Center
Gainesville, FL
Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn Makare Publishing Company
Gainesville, FL
Jack Levine Advocacy Resources
Tallahassee, FL
The Honorable Judge Ysleta McDonald Alachua Family/Civil Justice Center
Gainesville, FL
Michael Meadors Michael J. Meadors, PA
Gainesville, FL
Robert Merlin, Esq. Merlin & Hertz, PA
Coral Gables, FL
Alan J. Rubinstein Rubinstein & Holz, P.A.
Fort Myers, FL
Steve Sessums, Esq. Sessums Mason & Black, PA
Tampa, FL
Whitney Untiedt Public Defender’s Office
Gainesville, FL
Fellows

The Center provides opportunities for research, mentoring and advocacy to a talented group of “Fellows” (second-year and third-year law students) selected each year through a competitive process.

Contact Information

Nancy Dowd, Director
dowd@law.ufl.edu
352.273.0930 / Fax 352.392.2606

Shani King, Co-Director
kings@law.ufl.edu
352.273.0951 / Fax 352.392.2606

Deborah Kelley, Program Coordinator
Kelley@law.ufl.edu
352.273.0613 / Fax 352.392.2606

Center on Children & Families
Levin College of Law
P.O. Box 117625
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625