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BLSA honors members for serving Gainesville community during Founder’s Week

Published: Nov 10th, 2014

More than 20 members of UF Law’s Black Law Student Association recently served the community, joining BLSA chapters across the nation who organized service opportunities for the National Black Law Student Association’s Annual Founder’s Day of Service.

Justice Canady’s Nov. 17 lecture open to UF Law students, faculty

Published: Nov 10th, 2014

Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady will be a guest lecturer in Professor Jon Mills’ Florida Constitutional Law course on Monday, Nov. 17, as part of the Ben Overton Lectures in Florida Constitutional Law.

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Career Corner: ’09 alumna fights for voter rights

Published: Nov 10th, 2014

Allison Riggs (JD 09) stood before the North Carolina Senate Rules Committee in a scene memorialized on YouTube and shook their bill at them. “I was angry,” she recalled. “It’s poor process. This is voter suppression at its very worse. There had been no articulated justifications for what they were doing. I was fired up.”

Conference to illuminate impact of childhood trauma and address community action

Published: Nov 10th, 2014

Recent research is revealing just how much childhood trauma – whether it is physical abuse or a toxic environment – can affect young brains as they mature. Researchers are drawing direct lines from these experiences to lifelong problems in learning, behavior, and physical and mental health. The upcoming conference, “Seeds of Violence: Toxic Stress and the Developing Brain,” will illuminate this important topic and how to address it in our communities.

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Expert panel discusses threats to impartial judiciary

Published: Nov 10th, 2014

Three former state supreme court justices, a former Florida Bar president, and former St. Petersburg Times Tallahassee bureau chief, gathered at UF Law to discuss threats to an impartial judiciary and possible solutions to increase the fairness of state court systems.

Faculty Scholarships & Activities

Published: Nov 10th, 2014

Professor Jerry Israel published an article and the 2014 edition of his book; Professor Danny Sokol presented two papers around the nation; and Professor Jon Mills and Professor Monique Haughton Worrell were quoted in the media.

Legal movie stills exhibit ready in library

Legal movie stills exhibit ready in library

Published: Nov 3rd, 2014

Still lifes from nearly 100 legal-themed movie and television shows form the heart of an electronic interactive exhibit now operational on the first floor of the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. “Each attorney will find his favorites here,” said William Zewadski (JD 69), who donated the […]

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CSRRR hosts discussion on hate crimes on Wednesday

Published: Nov 3rd, 2014

The Center for the Study on Race and Race Relations is hosting Hate Crimes – Elements, Impact and Offenders on Wednesday at noon in HOL 285C. Presenter David Barkey serves as the Anti-Defamation League’s Southeastern Area Counsel. Barkey works with and regularly […]

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Students gain connections through mentorship program

Published: Nov 3rd, 2014

Eight UF Law students networked with attorneys in South Florida recently through a mentorship program with the Hispanic National Bar Association. The year-long program kicked off at the beginning of October with a “speed dating” event where students chatted with each […]

Former Justice Anstead talks today at noon

Published: Nov 3rd, 2014

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead (JD 63) will be a guest lecturer in Professor Jon Mills’ (JD 72) Florida Constitutional Law course today as part of the Ben Overton Lectures in Florida Constitutional Law. Justice Anstead’s lecture is open to all Levin College of Law faculty and students. […]