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UF Law alumna Robin Lemonidis (JD 87) questions competitors while John Jopling (JD 82) listens during the final round of the competition.

Moot Court team advances to nationals

Published: Nov 17th, 2014

The UF Law Moot Court Team advanced to nationals in the New York City Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competition. The team took second place behind Stetson Law in the regional round of the competition last weekend at UF Law in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center Courtroom.

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Trial Team wins southeast labor law competition, advances to nationals

Published: Nov 10th, 2014

The UF Law Trial Team beat out 14 schools to take first place in the southeast division of the 11th Annual American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition in Miami on Nov. 1. The team will advance to compete against seven schools in the national tournament in New Orleans in January.

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Florida Law Review panel educates 650 on facts of marijuana legalization

Published: Nov 3rd, 2014

The polarizing topic of marijuana legalization provided a UF Law forum for debate ahead of Tuesday’s vote when Floridians will decide whether to approve Amendment 2 to legalize medicinal marijuana. An estimated 650 engaged listeners filled […]

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Current, former state supreme court justices to discuss threats to impartial judiciary

Published: Oct 27th, 2014

Luminaries of the legal and media establishments will hold a forum at UF Law about attempts to increase the politicization of Florida’s judicial retention election system. Three former state supreme court justices, a former Florida Bar president, and former St. Petersburg […]

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Experts talk marijuana legalization on Friday

Published: Oct 20th, 2014

From its health effects to law enforcement concerns to its uncertain legal status, the legalization of marijuana raises public concerns and piques interest, intrigue, and debate. The issue of legalizing marijuana is especially timely in Florida because Florida voters will decide on Nov. 4 whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.

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Clinics give students real-world experience

Published: Oct 13th, 2014

Eden Martin’s teary-eyed client hugged her at the end of a trial, thanking her for her legal help. “That feels really good,” Martin said. “To know that you’re able to help somebody through a really difficult situation that they probably wouldn’t have been able to get through on their own.”

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Four Florida Supreme Court justices to lecture in honor of Justice Overton

Published: Oct 6th, 2014

Three Florida Supreme Court justices and one former justice will provide lectures this fall in Professor Jon Mills’ Florida Constitutional Law course to honor the late Justice Ben Overton’s (JD 52) legal career and service as a professor at UF Law. The lectures mark the […]

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UF Law on top in Florida Bar exam results

Published: Sep 29th, 2014

The University of Florida Levin College of Law had the highest Florida Bar Examination passage rates in the state for the July 2014 exam, according to information just released by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. UF Law had a 90.6 percent passage rate, with 241 out of 266 test-takers passing the exam. This is a 2.4 percent increase in passage rate from the July 2013 exam. […]

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Constitution Day events focus on privacy after Snowden

Published: Sep 22nd, 2014

A former U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court judge, a UF journalism professor and a dean emeritus of UF Law spoke at a Constitution Day event focused on national security and privacy entitled “National Security and Privacy After Snowden.”

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UF celebrates Constitution Day on Wednesday

Published: Sep 15th, 2014

Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and each year the University of Florida – along with other public funded universities – celebrate the day with special programs and activities. This year’s event, “National Security and Privacy After Snowden,” […]