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Fla. Supreme Court sits for moot court competition Thursday

Published: Feb 10th, 2014

All the justices of the Florida Supreme Court will once again visit the University of Florida Levin College of Law to hear oral arguments in the 30th annual Maguire Appellate Advocacy Competition on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Martin H. [...]

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LL.M. students win first place at ABA tax challenge

Published: Feb 3rd, 2014

UF LL.M. students Sara Heuer and Julie Ickes won first place at the ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge, LL.M. division in Phoenix. The Tax Challenge is a national competition involving a written competition followed by a final [...]

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UF Law symposium presents rights and wrongs of Florida elections

Published: Jan 27th, 2014

Florida has had its fair share of knocks in the media when it comes to election news, but as the fourth most populous state in the U.S., elections and election laws are no joke. The 13th annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium, “State & Local Elections [...]

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Career boot camp offers job tips, motivation from NBA executive

Published: Jan 21st, 2014

“I want to talk about pressure,” Lucas Boyce said in opening to an audience of more than 100 students Jan. 10 in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom. “Rewind a few years ago. We’re playing the Denver Nuggets, we’ve got 1.7 seconds left [...]

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Distinguished 9th Circuit judge visiting as jurist-in-residence

Published: Jan 13th, 2014

Richard C. Tallman, a judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, will serve as the Peter T. Fay Jurist-in-Residence at UF Law, Jan. 22-23. During his stay, Tallman will visit UF Law classes and students will have opportunities to meet and dine with him. “UF Law is delighted and honored Judge Tallman [...]

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Pettis says Minority Mentoring Picnic a ‘must attend’ event

Published: Jan 6th, 2014

At the center from left, Circuit Judge Peter T. Fay (JD 56), Florida Bar President Eugene K. Pettis (JD 85), former Florida Bar President Benjamin H. Hill III (JD 65) and Federal Judge Paul C. Huck (JD 65), stand Nov. 9 among law students at the 10th Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah. Each year this event gives minority law students across the state a chance to receive valuable career [...]

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Students log 200 hours during JMBA community service week

Published: Nov 18th, 2013

University of Florida Levin College of Law students lent helping hands and logged nearly 200 hours of service during the John Marshall Bar Association’s annual community service week, which kicked off Veterans Day and ended Saturday. One group of students spent the holiday at Bread [...]

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Florida beats Georgia — in the courtroom

Published: Nov 12th, 2013

The Florida Moot Court team of Heather Kruzyk (3L) and Andrew Silvershein (2L), coached by Dee Dee Scheller (3L), beat the University of Georgia’s team in the 33nd annual Hulsey Gambrell Florida-Georgia Moot Court Competition in Jacksonville’s federal courthouse on Nov. 1. The competition traditionally occurs the day before the football game and more often than not, the team that wins the moot court competition ends up losing the football game. This year was [...]

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Professor accepts award for Bennett Inn at Supreme Court

Published: Nov 4th, 2013

This year the Bennett Inn was recognized by the American Inns of Court with Platinum designation — the highest honor bestowed upon an inn and only afforded to the top 14 percent of inns across the nation. On Oct. 19, the inns were recognized for their achievements at the Ceremony of Excellence at the U.S. Supreme Court.

From left, Haskins, Wallace and O’Keefe stand just outside of the SCOTUS courtroom — photos inside the courtroom are not allowed.

Justice Thomas gives students VIP treatment at U.S. Supreme Court

Published: Oct 28th, 2013

When United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited UF Law at about this time last year, Emily O’Keefe (2L), Kim Haskins (2L) and Lauren Wallace (2L) all looked forward to his lecture. They never imagined they would be offered an experience of a lifetime and gain a mentor, too. [...]