CJC’s Student Video-Advocacy Competition project aimed to encourage students to work in groups to research and advocate about important topics in the criminal justice arena. The competition called upon students to create 5-10 minute video-advocacy pieces that were judged for their creativity and accuracy by a panel of judges. The winners and runners-up received cash prizes, thanks to the generous donation of the Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Neiman. The competition was a joint project between the Center and Criminal Law Association. It took place during the Fall 2012 semester.
Junior Scholars Conference
The Center held its first-ever Junior Scholars conference in March 2013. We brought together seven junior and seven senior criminal law and procedure faculty from UF and other top law schools for a two-day meeting. The junior faculty wrote a paper for the conference; each paper was assigned to a senior scholar who moderated a group discussion about it.
Presentation on Using RICO to Prosecute Criminal Street Gangs in Florida:
This presentation was a collaboration between CJC and the Statewide Prosecutor’s office. The presentation was held in February 2012 and was made by Assistant Statewide Prosecutors Sasha Lohn-McDermott and Daniel Wiseman, both UF alumni.
Speaker on Innocence:
In April 2012, CJC and the Center for Race Studies collaborated to invite Mr. Alan Crotzer, an individual who was exonerated after 24years in prison based on DNA testing.
Class Enrichment – Panel Speakers:
Three local attorneys were invited to the White Collar Crime class in spring 2012. They formed a panel to discuss white collar criminal defense. This was a great and rewarding experience for the students.