Gaylin G. Soponis
Senior Legal Skills Professor
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611
EducationJ.D., George Washington University (with honors) A.B., Mount Holyoke College
Teaching and ScholarshipLegal Drafting, Contract Drafting
- University of Florida: Joined College of Law faculty in 1997 as Legal Skills Professor.
- Legal Practice: Associate Attorney for Tate Capasse and Johnson (Westport, CT. 1969-75); Private Practice (Washington, D.C., 1975-80);- Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Offices of General Counsel (1980-82).- Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Assistant Attorney General for Import administration (1982-86).- Senior Assistant Attorney General for State of Maryland assigned to represent Comptroller of the Treasury (1986-97).
- Bar Memberships: State of Connecticut, District of Colombia, State of Maryland, U.S. Court of International Trade.
Legal Drafting (2 credits) - LAW 6955
- Principles and practice of drafting legal documents, including complaints and responses, contracts, and legislative and quasi-legislative documents.
Prerequisites: Passing grade in Appellate Advocacy (LAW 5793).