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Panelists discuss affirmative action at BLSA, Federalist event

Panelists discuss affirmative action at BLSA, Federalist event

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

During an event co-sponsored by the UF Black Law Students Association and the UF Federalist Society last Wednesday, it quickly became evident that there are many considerations to be made in the debate over the merits and effectiveness of affirmative action in the university admissions process. […]

Politicos, law firm throw weight behind UF Law environmental scholarships

Politicos, law firm throw weight behind UF Law environmental scholarships

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

At the behest of a who’s who of Florida politicians, the foyer of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in downtown Orlando was packed with 70 people for an evening fundraiser. The crowd gathered on behalf of UF Law students and in honor of the “defender of the Everglades.” Friends and colleagues said Thom Rumberger […]

LGBT affairs director speaks to UF Law about acceptance, political correctness

LGBT affairs director speaks to UF Law about acceptance, political correctness

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

Lauren “LB” Hannahs came to the University of Florida Levin College of Law to play games and lead a lively presentation about acceptance and political correctness of the gay community. Sponsored by the Diversity and Community Relations Committee and OUTLaw, UF Law’s gay-straight alliance […]

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CSRRR to analyze many facets of Trayvon Martin case at Spring Lecture

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

More than a year after the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, many legal, social and cultural questions raised by the case are still being discussed across the country. The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations will analyze a number of these questions during the 10th annual […]

Jobs & Opportunities: Feb. 25, 2013

Published: Feb 25th, 2013


Professor King seeks research assistant


Professor Shani King is looking for a research assistant for a short-term project with the potential for more work in the future.

Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship program applications due March 8


UF Law students have been strongly represented in this selective and non-partisan program over the past few years.

Public Justice essay contest deadline on Thursday, awards $5,000 to winner


Public Justice is holding its annual Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest, which gives $5,000 to the winner.

3L featured in CABA video, grateful for mentorship, scholarship

3L featured in CABA video, grateful for mentorship, scholarship

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

The Fernandez family has come full circle. It started with their days in Cuba – where Keith Fernandez’s grandparents Miguel and Eloisa Fernandez received only an elementary education – to the present day, where Keith Fernandez will graduate with his juris doctorate from UF Law in May. […]

Drones a fiery subject at recent discussion

Drones a fiery subject at recent discussion

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

From pulling the trigger on the battlefield to pushing a button behind a computer screen, the development of drone use is a fiery subject, and one that sparked discussion at a Federalist Society presentation Feb. 13 at the law school. The talk was led by veteran and professor Michael W. Lewis […]

Colombian law professors visit UF Law to discuss CGR project on human rights

Colombian law professors visit UF Law to discuss CGR project on human rights

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

Two Colombian law professors visited UF Law on Feb. 18-19 as part of the Center for Governmental Responsibility’s project on “Building Human Rights Capacity in the Colombian Caribbean,” a three-year project based on capacity-building for law schools in relation to the human rights curriculum. […]

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PIEC speakers, panelists focus on endangered species

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the ESA, the 19th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law focused on the evolution of endangered species protection over the past four decades. “The Endangered Species Act at 40: Polishing the Crown Jewel,” was held this past weekend. The full story will be available in the March 11 issue of FlaLaw.

News Briefs: Feb. 25, 2013

News Briefs: Feb. 25, 2013

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

  • Law faculty engage in immigration discussion Tuesday
  • Criminal Justice Center hosts lunch with clemency attorney
  • LIC Notes: Internet Time Travel: The Wayback Machine
  • Law Association for Women raises more than $7K for PACE Center for Girls
  • Latino Law Student Association collecting business attire
  • Sixth annual Wolf Family Lecture March 13
  • UF Journal of Law and Public Policy hosts symposium on media law March 14
  • Dean hosts Music Night March 17
  • CSRRR spring lecture, panel examines Trayvon Martin case on March 20
  • 32nd Annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law
  • Electronic Discovery for the Small and Medium Case April 4-5, 2013