Published: Feb 4th, 2013
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will be at UF Law Tuesday as this semester’s Marshall Criser Distinguished Lecturer. The conversation at 12:30 p.m. in the Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard, is expected to cover issues including proportionality in sentencing, the justice’s proposal for an amendment of the Supremacy Clause of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, and his criminal law jurisprudence.
Published: Jan 28th, 2013
“You’re getting a far better education than when I was here,” said Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga (JD 79) on Thursday to a packed room of UF Law students, faculty and staff. “Everything you saw today was real. This is exactly how we behave in the courtroom.”
Published: Jan 22nd, 2013
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will return to UF Law Tuesday, Feb. 5, to discuss how constitutional standards apply to proportionality in criminal sentencing. The discussion will be facilitated by a panel of UF Law faculty members. It will be held in the Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Tickets are required to attend the discussion. The event is closed to the general public.
Published: Jan 14th, 2013
The entire Florida Supreme Court will once again sit en banc in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom to hear oral arguments at the 29th annual Raymer F. Maguire, Jr. Moot Court Competition, sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP. The competition is Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. and features skilled advocates from the Florida Moot Court Team, who will later compete in the prestigious American Bar Association competition.
Published: Jan 7th, 2013
It’s been said that finding a job right out of law school used be a lot like stepping onto an escalator and choosing when to get off. If this were ever true, the Great Recession certainly changed it. The nation’s weak economy, which since 2008 has been frustratingly persistent, has had a major impact on the legal profession and has made the job market for recent law graduates much more difficult.
Published: Nov 26th, 2012
Students, faculty and staff poured into the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center Courtroom Nov. 16 to hear Howard Shelanski speak about antitrust law in his presentation, “Information, Innovation, and Competition Policy for the Internet.” Shelanski, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics, discussed how antitrust agencies are dealing with the changing digital marketplace. [...]
Published: Nov 19th, 2012
University of Florida Levin College of Law’s John Marshall Bar Association held a town hall to tackle hot-button issues for students and potential solutions. Students, faculty, and staff filled the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom on Nov. 13 to discuss concerns regarding exam scheduling, the variety of classes [...]
Published: Nov 13th, 2012
When U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges (JD 58) was nominated to the federal bench in 1971, he assumed his robes in the middle district of Florida before the age of 40, and 41 years later he holds the same job, now as a federal judge on senior status in Ocala. A remarkably stable career one might conclude. But it was clear during a Nov. 2 reception at the Thomas Center in Gainesville [...]
Published: Nov 5th, 2012
A panel discussion by Capitol Hill insiders about the expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending cuts known in Washington, D.C., as the “fiscal cliff” attracted more than 150 guests Oct. 26 to an annual lecture at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The third annual Ellen Bellet Gelberg Tax Policy Lecture drew a crowd of students, faculty and staff to the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom. [...]
Published: Oct 29th, 2012
A “train wreck” is how Harvard Law Professor Janet Halley describes the legal regime prevailing for same-sex couples. Until same-sex marriage is recognized and protected on a federal level, gay couples will continue to face potential legal complications due to varying degrees of recognition of civil unions and gay marriage from state to state, Harvard Law Professor Janet Halley said [...]