Projects & Events
Speaker on Early Release of Non-Violent Offenders: Reginald Garcia, P.A.
February 27, 2013
noon – 1p.m
Martin Levin Advocacy Center
The Youth Summit 2013
March 15, 2013
Martin Levin Advocacy Center.
UF Law hosts PACE Center for Girls, Alachua.
Criminal Justice Center’s Junior Scholar’s Conference
March 21 & 22, 2013
CJC’s Student Video-Advocacy Competition project aims to encourage students to work in groups to research and advocate about important topics in the criminal justice arena. The competition will call upon students to create 5-10 minute video-advocacy pieces that will judged for their creativity and accuracy by a panel of judges. The winners and runners-up will receive cash prizes, thanks to the generous donation of the Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Neiman. The competition is a joint project between the Center and Criminal Law Association. It will take place during the Fall 2012 semester.
The Center plans to hold a virtual conference in Fall 2012. The conference’s objective is to discuss an emerging topic in criminal law through the use of the latest communications technology. A specific topic has not yet been chosen.
Junior Scholars Conference
The Center will hold its first-ever Junior Scholars conference in March 2013. We will bring together 7 junior and 7 senior criminal law and procedure faculty from UF and other top law schools for a two-day meeting. The junior faculty will write a paper for the conference; each paper will be assigned to a senior scholar who will moderate a group discussion about it. We are aiming for a warm and supportive atmosphere that all participants will find enjoyable and beneficial.
Youth Summit: The Youth Summit, held in March, is an annual presentation by UF Law and local attorneys made to 9th grade students at East Side High school. The students are informed about rights, responsibilities, and consequences of their actions. Until 2012, the Youth Summit has been planned and executed by the Center on Children and Families. This year and moving forward, CJC and CCF collaborated on the Youth Summit project.
First Criminal Justice Certificate Awards Ceremony: In May, 11 students were awarded Criminal Justice Certificates during the first-ever certificate awards ceremony held by the Center. The ceremony was attended by about 45 guests, consisting of the graduates and their families, friends, and CJC faculty.