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The Importance of pro bono legal services in safeguarding immigrants’ access to justice

The Importance of pro bono legal services in safeguarding immigrants’ access to justice

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Marianna Tuninskaya Public Interest Law Fellow “To what greater object, to what greater character, can we aspire as lawyers than to assist the helpless and friendless in a worthy […]

Reforming Florida’s schools

Reforming Florida’s schools

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Octavio Simoes-Ponce Public Interest Law Fellow Before starting my fellowship placement with Southern Legal Counsel (SLC), my concept of “constitutional law” was mostly a federal one. This was unfortunate […]

Helping the indigent by fellowship

Helping the indigent by fellowship

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Lamar Miller Public Interest Law Fellow As a Florida Bar Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow, I assisted the staff attorneys at Three Rivers Legal Services. At my work site, […]

The long road back: Florida Institutional Legal Services providing help to those that most people forget

The long road back: Florida Institutional Legal Services providing help to those that most people forget

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Vanessa Goodwin Public Interest Law Fellow Prior to coming to law school, the criminal justice system was a very simple concept to me. If a person committed a crime, […]

Trouble for teens

Trouble for teens

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Miredys Gonzalez Public Interest Law Fellow The Florida Bar Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship allowed me to work at the Juvenile Division of the offices of the public defender. […]

Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter visits UF, details Soweto uprising

Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter visits UF, details Soweto uprising

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Nicole Safker (2L) Thirty-five years ago, a group of black students in Soweto, a large settlement outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, left their classrooms and gathered in the streets […]

Environmental and Land Use Law Program names fellows

Environmental and Land Use Law Program names fellows

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Heather Judd Special to FlaLaw The University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Environmental and Land Use Law Program is proud to announce its 2011 J.D. Conservation Law Fellows […]

Center for Governmental Responsibility Fellows make a difference with public service

Center for Governmental Responsibility Fellows make a difference with public service

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

The Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR) Public Interest Law Fellowship program is a cooperative effort between The Florida Bar Foundation and CGR that began in the mid-1980s and provides low-income […]

Alumni stress electronically shared information (ESI) essential for litigators

Alumni stress electronically shared information (ESI) essential for litigators

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Brandon Breslow Student Writer As William Hamilton (JD 83) addressed members of the North Central Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA), he held an ordinary laptop, standard […]

UF alumnus promotes grassroots advocacy to fight against violation of human rights

UF alumnus promotes grassroots advocacy to fight against violation of human rights

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Roberta O. Roberts Student Writer After reading about a gross violation of the human rights of an American citizen held prisoner in North Korea last year, Michael Cavendish (JD […]