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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]