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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. [...]

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‘Powerful voice for equality’ addresses segregation issues today at noon

Published: Oct 21st, 2013

Pedro Noguera, a sociology professor from NYU, will explore the often overlooked issue of school segregation in the Center on Children and Families’ eighth annual Distinguished Weyrauch Lecture at UF Law, today at noon in HOL 180, with a reception to follow. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Top experts discuss national security at Poucher Lecture

Published: Oct 14th, 2013

Since 9/11, the issue of national security has never been far from the spotlight. The Florida Law Review’s Poucher Legal Education Series made it clear that with the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks, chemical weapons being used in Syria, the recent controversies around the National Security Administration and WikiLeaks, and advancing technology – national security is as important now as it has ever been. [...]

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Esteemed NYU law professor discusses ‘covering’ identity in the workplaces

Published: Oct 7th, 2013

Did you know that three out of four workers, including more than half of straight, white males, cover at least one aspect of their identity? UF Law students, faculty and staff listened to Coif Distinguished Visitor Kenji Yoshino, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University [...]

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Experts discuss national security at Florida Law Review event Friday

Published: Sep 30th, 2013

From undercover spies infiltrating foreign countries to the timely debate over the use of drones, the topic of national security easily piques interest, intrigue and debate. This year’s Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series will delve into the challenging world of national security with a panel including a retired [...]

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Coif Distinguished Visitor discusses ‘covering’ Wednesday

Published: Sep 23rd, 2013

Despite an ever-increasing emphasis on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, a recent study suggests that three out of four workers – including half of white males – have “covered” their identity in the workplace. New York University Law Professor Kenji Yoshino, who co-authored the study, will discuss the act of covering [...]

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Commemorating 50 years of the right to counsel

Published: Sep 16th, 2013

A criminal defendant’s right to counsel is often taken for granted in today’s justice system, but until 50 years ago that right was not guaranteed. It wasn’t until the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright that courts were required to provide counsel for those who could not afford their own attorneys. [...]

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Tickets still available for Susskind’s lecture

Published: Sep 9th, 2013

Susskind will deliver the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Marshall M. Criser Lecture Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in UF Law’s Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180. Following the lecture, small groups of students will have an opportunity to eat lunch and engage in an informal discussion [...]