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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 [...]

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Legal futurist Richard Susskind to deliver Criser Lecture

Published: Sep 3rd, 2013

We all know by now the legal profession is rapidly changing, with tried-and-true traditions falling by the wayside to make room for technology, globalization and a new generation. But few understand this better than Richard Susskind, a renowned legal “futurist,” author and adviser who has written extensively on the future of the legal industry and how to best prepare for changes to come.

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Welcome to UF Law, from Dean Robert Jerry

Published: Aug 26th, 2013

I am pleased, speaking also for our faculty and staff, to extend a heartfelt welcome to our new first-year students, to all of our returning second- and third-year students, to our transfer students, and to all of our LL.M. and other graduate students. I hope you had a pleasurable and productive summer, and it is great to have you with us this fall. [...]

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Incoming students serve local community

Published: Aug 15th, 2013

As part of the Introduction to Law School and the Profession program hosted each year by the University of Florida Levin College of Law Office of Student Affairs, more than 300 first-year students got their hands dirty Aug. 15 serving Gainesville and surrounding communities.

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FlaLaw resumes publication in fall 2013

Published: Apr 30th, 2013

Thanks for stopping by. Our final spring issue has already published, but you can view it and other issues in the “Past Issues” tab above. Check back this fall for new issues to kick off the 2013-2014 school year including events, profiles and other exciting news about your law school.

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UF Law continues to lead Florida Blue Key

Published: Apr 15th, 2013

University of Florida Levin College of Law students continue to lead the Florida Blue Key. The fall president-elect is Brock Hankins (2L), who succeeds current FBK President Dana Somerstein (3L). On April 7, five UF Law students were tapped as members into the prestigious organization [...]

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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 [...]