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UF BLSA top chapter in nation; negotiations team also No. 1

Published: Apr 8th, 2013

The University of Florida Levin College of Law Black Law Students Association represented the college at the annual national convention in Atlanta March 6-10, and took home two prestigious awards.

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Dunwody lecturer discusses victories and losses in the Affordable Care Act

Published: Apr 1st, 2013

Although the Supreme Court did not reach the overall decision on the Affordable Care Act that he would have liked, Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett said victory was achieved “by the constitutional theories we prevented from being adopted by the Supreme [...]

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South African freedom fighter addresses gay marriage at UF Law Tuesday

Published: Mar 25th, 2013

Albie Sachs, retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and life-long freedom fighter in the struggle against apartheid, will speak Tuesday about gay marriage at the University of Florida Levin College of Law – the same day the U.S. Supreme Court will [...]

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UF Law up in U.S. News Ranking

Published: Mar 18th, 2013

The University of Florida Levin College of Law is up in U.S. News & World Report rankings released March 12. Among the nation’s 201 public and private ABA-accredited JD-awarding law schools, UF’s law school is 23rd among public schools and 46th overall. The publication places the school in two top specialty program rankings: first among public law schools and third overall in tax, and fifth among publics and 12th overall in environmental law. [...]

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Environmental interest conference draws more than 250

Published: Mar 11th, 2013

More than 250 students and environmentalists reflected on 40 years of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) at the 19th annual Public Interest Environmental Conference Feb. 21-23. The conference, which spanned Thursday to Saturday, included multiple panel discussions, a workshop sponsored by The Florida Bar, and training opportunities for attorneys and those outside the legal field.

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PIEC speakers, panelists focus on endangered species

Published: Feb 25th, 2013

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the ESA, the 19th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law focused on the evolution of endangered species protection over the past four decades. “The Endangered Species Act at 40: Polishing the Crown Jewel,” was held this past weekend. The full story will be available in the March 11 issue of FlaLaw.

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PIEC kicks off Thursday to celebrate 40 years of ESA

Published: Feb 18th, 2013

When the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, it proved to be a great step forward in showing the United States’ and Congress’ commitment to preserving our nation’s natural heritage and protecting native plants and animals from becoming extinct. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the ESA, the 19th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law [...]

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Justice Stevens: ‘Have everybody know that your word is good’

Published: Feb 11th, 2013

At 92, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has a lifetime of experience and legal wisdom to impart, which he readily did Tuesday at UF Law. Stevens was welcomed for the second time in five years, as the Marshall M. Criser Distinguished Lecturer. Stevens spoke at the inaugural Criser Lecture at UF Law in 2008.

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Justice John Paul Stevens speaks at UF Law Tuesday

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.

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Justice Labarga: ‘This is exactly how we behave in the courtroom’

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.”