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UF Law professor points out regulation holes, cautions of pesticide exposure in children

UF Law professor points out regulation holes, cautions of pesticide exposure in children

Contact: Joan Flocks, UF Law Professor and Director of the Social Policy Division of the Center for Governmental Responsibility 352-273-0837 or flocks@law.ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In a recent essay on the Physicians for Social Responsibility’s online Environmental Health Policy Institute, Joan Flocks, director of social policy for UF Law’s Center for Governmental Responsibility, wrote that […]

UF Law experts available to address Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision

UF Law experts available to address Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision

MEDIA ALERT June 30, 2014 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following University of Florida faculty are available for comment on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The ruling states that in some cases for-profit companies who object to certain contraceptive measures based on religious beliefs may be exempt from covering contraception to women under […]

UF Law expert available to discuss Supreme Court cell phone privacy ruling

UF Law expert available to discuss Supreme Court cell phone privacy ruling

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police are required to obtain search warrants before searching cell phones of those who are arrested. This is a significant opinion for privacy rights – and the first of its kind – in the digital age. Contact: Jon Mills – Professor of law […]

UF Law offers first free massive open online course

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law is joining the MOOC revolution on a global scale. The law school’s first Massive Open Online Course will begin May 1, with The Global Student’s Introduction to U.S. Law. The course is free and open to all – admission to UF is not required […]

Former ABA president to be inducted into UF Law Heritage of Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2014 For more information: Richard Goldstein, UF Law Communications 352-273-0650 or goldstein@law.ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF Law graduate W. Reece Smith Jr., who rose to a succession of leadership positions in the legal profession never before or since equaled, will be inducted posthumously Friday into the Heritage of Leadership Society. […]

UF Law top tax experts available as tax day approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tax season is in full swing and the University of Florida Levin College of Law has tax experts available to discuss an array of topics particularly relevant this time of year. As the No. 2-ranked tax program in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report – and No. 1 among […]

UF Law expert available to address IRS’ new guidance on bitcoin transactions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With bitcoin rising to prominence in the past year as a new digital exchange method, the IRS and taxpayers have wrestled with the question of how to tax and report bitcoin dealings. The official word was handed down from the IRS today in Notice 2014-14, which “describes how existing general tax principles […]

UF Law holds events to commemorate and discuss Trayvon Martin case

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It’s been almost two years since the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The gunman, George Zimmerman, has been tried and acquitted, yet the case still leaves an indelible mark in the country’s consciousness – questions of race, culture and justice in America remain as pressing as ever. To mark the two-year […]

UF Law expert available to discuss bitcoin conundrum

Contact: Omri Marian, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law 734-239-5936 or marian@law.ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In her annual report to Congress released yesterday, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson identified the lack of guidance on the taxation of bitcoin as one of the “Most Serious Problems” facing the IRS. Use […]

UF Law experts available to talk about NSA controversy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida legal experts are available today to discuss the disclosure that the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting telephone records of millions of Americans. Jon Mills Professor of law and dean emeritus at the Levin College of Law. He is the author of “Privacy: The Lost Right,” published in […]

UF Law criminal law experts available to address Trayvon Martin case

MEDIA ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The murder trial of George Zimmerman in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is scheduled to begin in Sanford, Fla. June 10. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder for last year’s shooting death of the unarmed African-American teenager. Zimmerman’s defense team has argued that their client was […]

Why “foreign” subsidiaries of American companies should pay American income taxes; UF Law professor available for media comment

Why “foreign” subsidiaries of American companies should pay American income taxes; UF Law professor available for media comment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The $17 billion bond offering by Apple Inc. April 30 highlighted the ability of U.S. companies to defer paying taxes by keeping their money offshore in so-called “foreign” subsidiaries. Rather than repatriate the $102 billion it holds in its overseas subsidiaries, Apple has taken out loans to pay shareholders part of its […]

UF Law experts available to speak on U.S. Supreme Court cases on gay marriage

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments for two cases on gay marriage next Tuesday and Wednesday. One challenges California’s Proposition 8, which states that only marriages between a man and a woman are recognized in the state. The other looks at the national Defense of Marriage Act, which also […]

UF Law and EDRM to host new innovative E-Discovery Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 24, 2013 For additional information: Matt Walker, UF Law Communications 352-273-0650, mlwalker@law.ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With electronic discovery increasingly becoming a fact of life for all litigators, the University of Florida Levin College of Law and the Electronic Discovery Reference Model are offering a first-of-its-kind conference on this rapidly growing area […]

Heritage of Leadership ceremony honors UF Law graduates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2012 Contact: Rick Goldstein 352-273-0650 goldstein@law.ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three distinguished graduates of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Lucius Durham Battle, Rebecca Bowles Hawkins and Gerald A. Williams, will be inducted posthumously Friday into the Heritage of Leadership Society. The ceremony is 3:30 p.m. in the Hilton […]

UF faculty can speak to aspects of court decision on health care law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following University of Florida faculty are available for comment on various aspects of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on health care reform, which is expected Thursday. Sharon Rush, Irving Cypen Professor of Law Rush joined the faculty at UF Law in 1986 and includes among her areas of expertise constitutional law […]

Mills named distinguished alumnus

For more information: Debra Amirin, UF Law Communications 352-273-0651, amirin@law.ufl.edu Jon Mills — politician, media pundit and professor extraordinaire — was networking at a law school reception in honor of a visiting Florida Supreme Court Justice when I tapped him on the shoulder. “You’ve been busy,” I said, citing just a few of his recent […]

UF Law to host discussion on Trayvon Martin shooting

For more information: Matt Walker, UF Law Communications 352-273-0650, mlwalker@law.ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The UF Levin College of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations will host “A Conversation on the Shooting Death of Trayvon Martin” Wednesday in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180, at 5:30 p.m. The event is free […]

UF Law criminal law experts available to address Trayvon Martin case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Feb. 26, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American youth, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old White-Hispanic man, while Martin was walking in Zimmerman’s neighborhood. Almost a month after the killing, Zimmerman has not been arrested, with Sanford, Fla. police citing Florida’s 2005 “Stand Your Ground” law […]

Former White House ‘energy czar’ to give keynote at UF Law’s PIEC celebrating 40 years of water law

Date: Feb. 23 – 25, 2012 Location: University of Florida Levin College of Law and Sweetwater Branch Inn, 625 E. University Ave., Gainesville, Fla. 32601 Event Overview: The University of Florida Levin College of Law will welcome UF Law alumna and former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy Carol […]

UF Law Criminal Justice Center hosts talk on gangs in Florida

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Location: UF Law Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom Event Overview: The University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Criminal Justice Center is presenting, “A Battle for our Streets: Using RICO to Prosecute Criminal Gangs in Florida,” tonight at UF Law. Assistant Statewide Prosecutors and […]

UF Law experts available to comment on Florida man who adopted his adult girlfriend

GAINESVILLE, Fla – A West Palm Beach man has adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as his legal daughter. The unusual move is an attempt to shield assets from potential lawsuits that could be brought about as result of a fatal car crash involving the man. John Goodman, who is a wealthy polo club owner, also faces […]

UF Law experts available to comment on SOPA and PIPA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit, MoveOn.org and Mozilla have caught the media’s attention today after temporarily shutting down in protest of the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA). The supporters of SOPA and PIPA claim the acts will help to greatly reduce the amount […]

Prominent human rights activist to speak at Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – One of Pakistan’s leading human rights activists and former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Human Rights Defenders will speak at the 6th annual Center on Children and Families Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The lecture will be Tuesday […]

UF Law to host the seventh annual International Tax Law Symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Graduate Tax Program will hold its seventh annual International Tax Law Symposium on Oct. 7 in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom Holland Hall, Room 180 at UF Law from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The symposium […]

Former Supreme Court justice to speak on UF Law panel

When: Monday at 10:30 a.m. Where: Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, University of Florida campus Contact: Debra Amirin, UF Law director of communications Office: 352-273-0650; Cell: 352-213-0603 Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will speak about judicial reform during a panel discussion Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Phillips Center for the […]

Constitution Day events at the University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and each year, the University of Florida – along with other public funded universities – celebrate the day with special programs and activities. This year’s Constitution Day events consist of several events, coinciding with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s […]

UF Law Students Will Showcase Advocacy Skills to Judges

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Federal and state judges from throughout Florida will hear University of Florida law students argue First and Fourth Amendment issues in the 26th Annual Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Moot Court Final Four competition September 9 at 10 a.m. in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom at the UF Levin College of Law. […]

Pulitzer Prize winner to give lecture at UF Law

When: Friday at 11 a.m. Where: University of Levin College of Law, Chesterfield Smith Classroom, HOL 180 GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston will deliver the lecture, “How Our 20th Century Tax System is Making Us Poorer” at the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s […]

Legal expert on “don’t ask, don’t tell” available for comment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A Senate vote could come today on whether to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The outcome of the vote will depend on negotiations on the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the language to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.” “Congress is not the only branch of government with a […]