News Briefs: Jan. 13, 2014

Published: January 13th, 2014

Category: News Briefs

Save the date and register for spring events

The spring semester is a busy and exciting time for UF Law and you are invited to join us for these and other exciting events. Check out our events page for more information and for registration links:

  • Jan. 22-23, 2014: Judge Richard C. Tallman to visit UF Law as Jurist-in-Residence
  • Jan. 27, 2014: E-Discovery Speaker Series with Jason Baron
  • Jan. 31, 2014: National Taxpayer Advocate to speak at UF Law
  • Feb. 5, 2014: Trayvon Martin Town Hall Meeting
  • Feb. 7, 2014: Richard E. Nelson Symposium
  • Feb. 13, 2014: 30th Annual Maguire Competition
  • Feb. 13, 2014: Trayvon Martin, Race Rights and Justice Panel
  • Feb. 19-21, 2014: Inaugural Florida Tax Institute
  • Feb. 20-22, 2014: Public Interest Environmental Conference
  • March 14, 2014: CSRRR Spring Lecture
  • March 14, 2014: Electronic Discovery for the Small and Medium Case
  • April 4, 2014: EASLS Sports Law Symposium

UF Law Costa Rica program joins international consortium

crBeginning in 2014, the UF Law Costa Rica Program will partner with the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) and UF’s Center for Latin American Studies, enhancing efforts to build interdisciplinary bridges between law, policy and the social and natural science of conservation and sustainable development. With administrative offices, classrooms and three internationally renowned field stations in Costa Rica, OTS is a consortium of U.S. and international universities and institutions focused on tropical research and education. Using OTS field stations as our policy laboratories, the program will explore the issues of sustainable development through the lens of the ecosystems and communities that surround the stations at La SelvaPalo Verde and Las Cruces.

A skills emphasis:  Practicums lie at the heart of the Program. Law and graduate students from the U.S., Costa Rica and elsewhere develop their knowledge and skills through an integrated, suite of courses that coalesce around efforts to find practical, policy-relevant solutions to issues of immediate importance to the conservation and sustainable development community. To see past program practicums click here.

A field-based approach:  For policymakers and those advising them, conservation and sustainable development issues are best understood where they occur.  Each week the Program will embark on extended visits to OTS field stations and their neotropical context – rivers, wetlands, forests (wet, dry and cloud), beaches and mountains.  We will also visit indigenous communities, meet with farmers and land owners, and encounter unique sustainable development projects – all grist for collaborative problem-solving approaches.

Testimonials:  Click here to learn more about what the Program’s 2013 students thought.