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Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration director to address Gulf cleanup at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – John H. Hankinson, Jr., Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, which is preparing recommendations to restore the Gulf Coast areas damaged by the 2010 oil spill, will speak at the University of Florida on June 17. Hankinson’s visit, which is open to the public, is co-sponsored by the […]

University of Florida legal experts available to comment on Anthony trial

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Levin College of Law faculty are available to offer their expertise on the ongoing Casey Anthony trial in Orlando. Anthony is charged with murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2008. The case has captured the nation’s attention and continues to unfold as the defense argues that Caylee Anthony’s death […]

Gov. Scott appoints two UF Law alumni to UF Board of Trustees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointments of two UF Law alumni, William Michael Heekin (JD 78) and Juliet M. Roulhac (JD 87) to the University of Florida Board of Trustees. Heekin, 58, of Sandy Springs, Ga., is the president of Heekin Advisors LLC, a consulting firm in Atlanta. He succeeds Dianna […]

UF Law Grads Perform Well on Spring Bar Exam & MPRE

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Supreme Court has released the results of the February 2011 Florida Bar Examination, which consists of the General Bar Examination (Part A and Part B) and Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). The University of Florida Levin College of Law had the highest passage rate on the General Bar Exam and […]

Two UF Law grads honored at annual Heritage of Leadership Ceremony

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two distinguished graduates of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Warren M. Cason and D. Burke Kibler III, will be inducted posthumously into the Heritage of Leadership Society during a ceremony April 8. Cason, once a partner with the Florida-based law firm Holland & Knight, and Kibler III, who served […]

Harvard legal expert to discuss property law as the infrastructure of democracy at UF Law’s Wolf Family Lecture

GAINESEVILLE, Fla. – The fourth annual Wolf Family Lecture on the American Law of Real Property will explore how American property law helped serve as the foundation for democracy in the United States. Harvard Law School Professor Joseph Singer, a nationally recognized expert in property law, will deliver the lecture titled, “Property Law as the […]

Legal scholar to address Wall Street reform at UF Law’s Dunwody Lecture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – One of the most cited and well-respected modern scholars in the field of law and economics will argue against the constitutionality of last year’s Wall Street Reform Act at the Florida Law Review’s 30th annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law Friday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at the University of Florida Levin […]

UF Law’s Music Law Conference offers guidance on morphing music industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla – Today’s music industry looks a lot different than the music industry of only a decade ago. It is continuously changing and so far there is no clear consensus on what the future will look like. The ninth annual Music Law Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law will offer […]

UF Law professors and students to discuss rights, responsibilities with Eastside High freshmen at youth summit

GAINESVILLE, Fla – Eastside High School freshmen will learn about the law Friday from professors and students from the University of Florida Levin College of Law during the UF Law Center on Children and Families’ seventh annual Youth Summit. The summit starts at 12:30 p.m. at Eastside High in Gainesville. UF Law professors and students […]

UF Law Race Center Welcomes Prominent Legal Theorist for Spring Lecture

GAINESVILLE, Fla – In 2009, African-American Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was arrested by a white police officer while attempting to gain entry into his own home. The incident forced the nation to turn its attention to the case and consider issues of race and class in the United States. Harvard Law Professor Charles […]

FTC Commissioner to Discuss Global Competition Policy Standards at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A current commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission will be speaking at the University of Florida Levin College of Law on March 14, at noon in the new courtroom at the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. William E. Kovacic will present this spring’s Bayard Wickliffe Heath Memorial Lecture titled “From Dominance to […]

UF Law to welcome Florida Supreme Court Justices for moot court competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law will welcome all seven current Florida Supreme Court justices for the 27th annual Maguire Appellate Advocacy Competition this Friday at 10 a.m. in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom. “It is not very often that we are presented with an opportunity like this […]

UF Law Public Interest Environmental Conference to look at Florida’s energy future

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law will host the 17th annual Public Interest Environmental Conference at the law school on Feb. 24 – 26. This year’s conference – “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Our Energy Future” – will focus on renewable and non-renewable sources of energy; how that energy is […]

UF Law Alumni Council to honor Judge Stephan P. Mickle

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law will be hosting a UF Alumni and Friends Reception for area attorneys this Tuesday in honor of Judge Stephan P. Mickle’s contributions to the community and the University of Florida. The reception will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Urban Flats Flatbread […]

UF Law celebrates new courtroom

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law will celebrate the opening of the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom with a special ceremony that will feature remarks by UF President Bernie Machen, as well as college namesake Fredric G. Levin (JD 61), his son, Martin H. Levin (JD 88) […]

UF Law’s Jurist-in-Residence Program brings judges and law students together

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This year’s University of Florida Levin College of Law Peter T. Fay Jurist-in-Residence program was a great success, said UF Law Senior Legal Skills Professor Jennifer Zedalis, who is also chair of the Jurist-in-Residence Program and director of UF Law’s Trial Practice Program. UF Law welcomed Judge Susan H. Black (JD 67) […]

National experts to discuss issues affecting Florida’s coast at 10th annual Nelson Symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law’s 10th annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium will feature a prestigious line-up of state and national experts speaking on a range of important issues and legal developments currently affecting Florida’s coast. The symposium – “Going Coastal: 21st Century Challenges to Our Fragile Coast” – will […]

Spring event listing for the University of Florida Levin College of Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Spring is always a busy time of year at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and this semester is no exception. Over the next few months the college will host a number of engaging lectures and conferences featuring accomplished speakers offering expertise on a wide variety of topics. Below is […]

Legal expert available to address questions raised by Apple CEO’s medical leave

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced in a memo Monday morning that he will be taking time away from the company for health reasons. Reaction to Jobs’ medical leave has already resulted in a 3.3 percent drop in Apple stock in the U.S. market this morning, according to The Associated Press. Apple and […]

Renowned scholar to discuss “The Five Lives of Louis Brandeis”

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Professor Melvin I. Urofsky will deliver a lecture on the diverse life of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, on Wednesday, Feb.2 at noon at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Holland Hall Room 180. Brandeis, the namesake for Brandeis University in Massachusetts and the law school at the University […]

UF Law dedicates new walking trail

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In an effort to promote fitness at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Dean Robert Jerry officially dedicated on Friday a new walking trail at the law school. The half-mile path, which circles the UF Law campus, gives students, faculty and staff access to a conveniently located trail, making it […]

UF Law Professor Robert Moffat passes away

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, Sociology and Criminology and Law Robert C. L. Moffat passed away Nov. 14 in Gainesville after a long illness. Moffat joined the University of Florida Law School in 1966 as an assistant professor before being promoted to associate professor […]

Inaugural Tax Policy Lecture set for Nov. 12

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The inaugural Ellen Bellet Gelberg Tax Policy Lecture will be held Friday, Nov. 12, at the University of Florida Levin College of Law at 10:30 a.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, Holland Hall 180. The lecture, titled “The Corporate Income Tax – A Persistent Policy Challenge,” will be presented by Jane […]

Graduate Tax Program holds sixth annual International Tax Symposium Oct. 29

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Graduate Tax Program will hold its sixth annual International Tax Law Symposium on Oct. 29 at the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center at UF Law. The symposium will feature presentations by distinguished members of the global tax community and commentary from UF Law Graduate […]

Children’s rights expert to speak at UF Law’s Weyrauch Lecture

GAINESVILLE, Fla – The fifth annual Center on Children and Families Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family Law will be presented by Emory University LQC Lamar Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Barton Child Law and Policy Center Barbara Bennett Woodhouse. The lecture is titled “Regulating the Global Market in Babies: No Private Placements, No […]

Chief counsel to IRS to speak at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The chief counsel to the Internal Revenue Service will speak at the University of Florida Levin College of Law as part of the Graduate Tax Program’s Enrichment Speaker Series. William Wilkins will give his talk entitled “How IRS Lawyers Contribute to Sound Tax Enforcement” Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Chesterfield Smith […]

ABA President, UF Law grad Stephen N. Zack to give Criser Distinguished Lecture Oct. 8

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – American Bar Association (ABA) President and University of Florida Levin College of Law graduate Stephen N. Zack will present at the Marshall M. Criser Distinguished Lecture Series at the UF law school. Zack’s presentation “How Will the Next Generation of Lawyers be Remembered?” will be held in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, […]

University of Florida Law oil spill symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Legal responses to the disaster caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill this summer are wide-ranging and varied, according to law professors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law who have been studying laws and policies that can determine liability for such environmental disasters. A symposium outlining the legal […]

Legal scholar to visit UF Law, discuss new book on racial justice in the U.S.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Legal scholar and Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Michelle Alexander will visit the University of Florida Levin College of Law to discuss her new book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” Wednesday, Sept. 22 at noon in UF Law’s Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (Holland […]

Historic preservation activities in Florida boost economy and jobs, according to new study

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Historic preservation activities in Florida contribute more than $6 billion annually to the state’s economy, accounting for more than 110,000 jobs, according to a two-year study by the Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR) at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. UF researchers, partnering with the Center for Urban Policy Research […]

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

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gays in the military was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in California on Thursday. The ruling was in response to a suit brought against the U.S. government and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates by the Log Cabin Republicans, who said the policy violates […]

UF Law ranks no. 5 for Hispanic students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law has been ranked as the fifth best law school in the nation for Hispanic students by Hispanic Business magazine. UF Law has been ranked in the top ten eight times in the past decade. “It is exciting but not surprising that UF is recognized […]

UF Law professor asks the ‘man’ question

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Do feminists see women as a diverse group in need of support and men as only one thing: male and privileged? A new book by University of Florida Law Professor Nancy Dowd, “The Man Question: Male Subordination and Privilege,” (NYU Press), says it’s time to change this perspective and apply the feminist […]

Evolving relationship of government and social media examined in UF Constitution Day Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Government agencies at all levels are using Facebook and other social media to communicate, and many are unaware they may be more vulnerable than private sector users to lawsuits and other legal action. Stephen C. O’Connell Chair and Professor of Law Lyrissa Lidsky will address this issue at UF’s Constitution Day Program, […]

Sculpture by renowned artist installed at UF Law

Sculpture by renowned artist installed at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A sculpture by internationally renowned American artist John Van Alstine was installed July 22, 2010, at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Marty Margulies, whose gift to the 2005 law school renovation project was the largest single contribution for that project, chose and donated the sculpture for the law school […]

UF Law receives gift to promote diversity in law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Levin College of Law has been awarded a $30,000 scholarship grant by the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Foundation to assist in enhancing diversity in the law school. The program will give students with varied backgrounds – who otherwise might not have the opportunity to attend law school – […]

UF Law grads lead state and national bar

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When UF Law graduate and former president of The Florida Bar Stephen N. Zack is sworn in as president of the American Bar Association in August, he will become the first Hispanic-American to take on the duty and will be the fifth UF Law graduate to hold the position. Following in Zack’s […]

University of Florida law experts available to discuss U.S. Supreme Court cases

Bilski v. Kappos GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision in Bilski v. Kappos on Monday, a patent case that could re-define patent eligibility and affect the legality of already existing patents. When Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw invented a process to help businesses avoid certain risks through complex […]

UF College of Law expert available to comment on U.S. Supreme Court case City of Ontario v. Quon

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thursday, the Supreme Court released its decision in City of Ontario v. Quon. The court ruled that it was not a violation of a police officer’s constitutional rights when a California police department reviewed sexually explicit texts that were on a department-issued pager. The court also made it known that it is […]

UF College of Law experts available to comment on U.S. Supreme Court case Stop the Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (08-1151)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On Thursday, the Supreme Court released its decision in Stop the Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The decision upheld the Florida Supreme Court ruling that the state can conduct beach-widening and reclaiming programs on eroded beaches – which could modify private property lines – without having to compensate private waterfront […]

CSRRR panel looks at new Arizona immigration law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new immigration law in Arizona is cause for concern for a variety of reasons, said Gainesville attorney and UF Law alumni Evan George and UF Law professor Pedro Malavet in a panel discussion on Wednesday, June 16. The forum was presented by the UF Center for the Study of Race and […]

University of Florida law expert available to comment on charges against former Florida GOP chairman

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Michael Seigel, University of Florida Levin College of Law professor and former assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida, is available to comment on the arrest of Jim Greer, former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Greer was arrested on Wednesday and indicted on six felony counts including organized […]

Author of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” research used by U.S. Secretary of Defense available for comment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diane H. Mazur, University of Florida Levin College of Law professor and author of two research reports the Pentagon used in curbing enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in March 2010, is available to comment on existing and future proposals by the U.S. Department of Defense and Congress regarding gays in the […]

Center for Governmental Responsibility Conference honors ABA President-Elect Stephen Zack

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stephen N. Zack of Miami received the 2010 Jon Mills Award for Significant Contributions to Relations between Florida and the Americas during the Center for Governmental Responsibility’s (CGR) 11th annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas, held May 17-18 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The conference is jointly sponsored by CGR […]

Distinguished UF Law alumni recognized at commencement

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Three UF Law graduates who have dedicated much of their lives to public service and the pursuit of justice were named University of Florida Distinguished Alumni at the Levin College of Law graduation May 14. The recipients were Florida Supreme Court Justice-emeritus Stephen H. “Steve” Grimes, longtime public servant Kenneth Hood “Buddy” […]

UF Law Again Ranked as Florida’s Highest Ranked Law School

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation’s top graduate schools released today once again place the University of Florida Levin College of Law as Florida’s highest ranked law school. UF Law is 47th overall, and 24th among all public law schools. Its Graduate Tax Program is 3rd overall and continues […]

Property law professor and theorist to examine legal fallout from housing crisis

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida’s housing market continues to face record numbers of foreclosures, what are the legal ramifications for property law attorneys? On Wednesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. Lee Anne Fennell, property law theorist and University of Chicago Law School professor, will use the housing crisis to examine the complex relationship between property […]

UF Law Spring Lecture examines outcome of reverse discrimination case

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Exploring the decision and opinions of a controversial U.S. Supreme Court case involving reverse discrimination will be the focus of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations Spring Lecture. On Wednesday, March 31, at 11:45 a.m., Robert S. Chang, professor of law […]

Author of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” research cited by U.S. Secretary of Defense available for comment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diane H. Mazur, University of Florida Levin College of Law professor and author of two research reports recently cited by U.S. Secretary of State Robert Gates and other government officials regarding the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, is available to comment on existing and future proposals by the U.S. Department of […]

Eighth annual UF Music Law Conference: A new spin on digital media

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Musicians, law students, entertainment attorneys and entrepreneurs will band together Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University of Florida Levin College of Law to discuss legal issues affecting the music industry’s shift to digital media. The one-day event, “Music Law Conference 2.0: Out of Beta,” in UF […]

UF Law environmental conference brings it all back home

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Want to be part of the solution to Florida’s environmental challenges but don’t know where to begin? Start by attending the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s 16th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference Feb. 25-27. New and longtime environmental advocates and legal professionals are invited to attend the two-day conference titled, […]

Juvenile justice trailblazers to give free lectures at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two renowned innovators in the field of juvenile justice will outline their strategies for making positive changes in the juvenile justice system Feb. 19 and 20 at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The free lectures, open to UF students and the general public, are part of UF Law’s juvenile […]

Federal courts scholar to examine qualified immunity doctrine during UF Dunwody Lecture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Should qualified immunity, the controversial doctrine shielding police officers and others from damages, be changed? Prominent federal courts scholar, John C. Jeffries Jr., the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, will discuss this and more when he delivers the 29th annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture at […]

UF Trial Team wins Florida Bar Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Levin College of Law Trial Team won first place – which amounts to the state championship – at the highly-competitive Florida Bar Chester Bedell Memorial Mock Trial Competition Jan. 20-21 in Orlando. This marks the sixth time UF Law has won the prestigious competition. Members of the winning […]

Prominent antitrust scholar to give inaugural UF Law antitrust lecture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Herbert Hovenkamp, a professor of law recognized by the Department of Justice for his antitrust scholarship, will be the inaugural speaker for the University of Florida Levin College of Law Bayard Wickliffe Heath Memorial Lecture Series on U.S. Antitrust Policy. On Feb. 5 at 11 a.m., Hovenkamp, the Ben and Dorothy Willie […]

UF law school first to open all-inclusive domestic violence clinic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A $449,785 U.S. Department of Justice grant to the University of Florida Levin College of Law will fund a unique collaborative effort to assist low-income domestic-violence victims with comprehensive legal, medical, mental and social services in one location. The new Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic is a partnership between the UF College […]

Former Florida Supreme Court chief justice to serve as jurist-in-residence at UF College of Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Levin College of Law students will have the unique opportunity to tap into 43 years of experience and legal perspective of former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court Charles T. Wells on Jan. 20-21 as he serves as the Peter T. Fay Jurist-in-Residence. The Jurist-in-Residence Program, launched in […]

UF Sports Law Symposium to examine legal playbook as collective bargaining agreements expire

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On Jan. 29, sports agents, litigators, salary cap analysts and sports law students will huddle up at the University of Florida Levin College of Law to get ready for a whole new ball game. In the next two years, time will expire on the collective bargaining agreements affecting the negotiation of salaries […]

UF College of Law experts available to comment on U.S. Supreme Court cases

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Levin College of Law faculty are available to discuss the following U.S. Supreme Court cases and the ramifications of the court’s verdicts. The University of Florida has a broadcast studio equipped for live or live-to-tape interviews through our KU digital satellite uplink. For radio networks, we also have an […]

Gift of $1 million will complete Levin Law Advocacy Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A $1 million gift will complete the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Center and bring the total of Levin family gifts to the law school to nearly $30 million, including state matching funds. The gift from Teri Levin, Fredric G. Levin’s sister-in-law, honors her late husband, […]

UF Law ranked in nation’s Top 10

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first national ranking of law schools to consider “output,” i.e. the caliber of a school’s graduates, has placed the University of Florida Levin College of Law first in Florida, eighth overall and fourth among public schools. The inaugural ranking by Super Lawyers magazine was based on the number of each school’s […]

Virtual law mini conference offers students a connection to real world legal experts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Levin College of Law professor Michelle Jacobs is taking her class to the edge. The cutting edge, that is. Jacobs is one of a handful of U.S. law professors experimenting with a relatively new computer technology called Second Life. “Second Life is a virtual world that allows users to […]

UF College of Law experts available to comment on upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Levin College of Law faculty are available to discuss the following U.S. Supreme Court cases and the ramifications of the court’s verdicts. The University of Florida has a broadcast studio equipped for live or live-to-tape interviews through our KU digital satellite uplink. For radio networks, we also have an […]

UF Collaborative Law Training teaches innovative conflict-resolution skills

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Seventy legal, mental health and financial professionals looking to provide clients with win-win solutions without the stress of a trial attended a recent Collaborative Law Training on the University of Florida Levin College of Law campus. Sponsored by the UF Law Center on Children and Families and Institute for Dispute Resolution, this […]

UF Law to survey legal profession’s use of case and matter management systems

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — legal profession will soon benefit from results of a comprehensive study, now underway, that will identify efficiencies leading to streamlined case, matter and practice management. The Case Management System (CMS) study, conducted by the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Legal Technology Institute and ADC Legal Systems Inc., will survey approximately […]

UF College of Law Ranks in Top 10 for Hispanic Students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Levin College of Law has again been named one of the top 10 law schools for Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine. This marks the seventh time in nine years that the college has earned this distinction for its recruitment, retention and quality education of Hispanic students. The assessment […]

UF law research associate appointed to water management board

UF law research associate appointed to water management board

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — May 19, Richard G. Hamann, a University of Florida associate in law, was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to serve a four-year term in an at-large seat on the Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District. Hamann, an assistant director and research associate at UF’s College of Law Center […]

UF law professor named to Judicial Nominating Commission for federal posts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida professor of law has been tapped to serve on the Florida Judicial Nominating Commission. Nominees recommended by the JNC for federal judges, U.S. attorneys and marshals will be among the first considered by the newly-installed Obama Administration. Jon Mills, a UF Levin College of Law alumni, dean emeritus, […]

ESPN legal analyst to deliver UF Center for Governmental Responsibility lecture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Legal Analyst Roger Cossack will deliver the annual University of Florida Levin College of Law Center for Governmental Responsibility lecture on “Media and the Law” on Friday, April 3 at 10 a.m. His speech, being held in Holland Hall 180, is free and open to the public. Cossack presently serves as the […]

Prominent property expert to discuss shoreline property rights and exclusion during UF Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of Real Property

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida citizens and governmental entities that own land along Florida’s 12,000 miles of shoreline are constantly being challenged on their right to exclude others from their property. With so many new laws and regulations regarding shoreline land use, exclusion rights have become muddy. On March 17 at 2 p.m. a nationally known […]

Renowned constitutional law scholar to speak about Florida Supreme Court and 2000 election

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of the leading legal thinkers of our time, Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar, will speak on “Bush, Gore, Florida and the Constitution” on March 24 at the Levin College of Law as the Dunwody Distinguished Lecturer in Law. As President Bush’s term ends, Amar will discuss the case that began […]

Federal judge to serve as jurist-in-residence at UF College of Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Peter T. Fay, a senior judge of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, will be the first to serve as jurist-in-residence Feb. 18 – 20 during the Peter T. Fay Jurist-In-Residence Program at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Fay, a 1956 graduate of UF Law and the program’s […]

UF Music Law Conference: Serves entertainment and legal professions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One wouldn’t immediately think of musicians and lawyers as having much in common. However, when it comes to navigating a course through the high-stakes terrain of the music industry, two professional heads are definitely better than one. Finding common ground between music and the law is the goal of “From the Suits […]

UF environmental conference will illuminate solutions for a sustainable Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you value clean water, fresh air and green spaces, make plans to attend the University of Florida Levin College of Law 15th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) Feb. 26-28. The conference, being held at Holland Hall on the UF College of Law campus, invites land use and environmental attorneys, government […]

New book provides unique insight into history of land use law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The historic case of Euclid v. Ambler (1926) literally changed the landscape of America. What started out as a local legal battle concerning zoning and land use in a small village in Cleveland ended in an historic Supreme Court ruling that still dictates policy for every zoning official and urban and city […]

Symposium offers CLEs, solutions and resources for local government, real estate, land use planning and environmental attorneys

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Levin College of Law will host the Eighth Annual Nelson Symposium Friday Feb. 13 at the UF Hilton Conference Center. The symposium invites attorneys specializing in local government, real estate, land-use planning, environmental law and others interested in those topics to attend, and will offer insights on how […]

Race to Injustice: New book examines the legal ethics of the Duke lacrosse rape case

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Duke lacrosse rape case was a train wreck of criminal injustice, and for 13 months the public couldn’t look away. The new book Race to Injustice: Lessons Learned from the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case examines this high-profile pile-up between a prestigious university, an alleged rape, an unscrupulous district attorney, and a […]

UF author: Technology jeopardizes individual privacy

UF author: Technology jeopardizes individual privacy

Download high-resolution photos: Portrait of Jon Mills (UF Law/Chen Wang, 3.4 MB) Book jacket (Courtesy of Oxford University Press, 287 KB) GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Technology has intruded into every aspect of modern life, from how people die to how they conduct their public and private business. Although the benefits of technology are obvious, the risks […]

UF College of Law Ranks in Top 10 for Hispanic Students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a recent annual assessment, the University of Florida Levin College of Law was recognized as being on the forefront of recruitment, retention and quality education for Hispanic students. The assessment conducted by HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Magazine, ranked UF 10th overall, and 5th among public law schools in […]

Jurist-in-residence program to bring judges to UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida Levin College of Law program will help law students bridge the gap between what they learn in law school and legal practice. The Peter T. Fay Jurist-In-Residence Program — named after Peter T. Fay, a senior judge of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals who graduated […]

UF Levin College of Law Professor Honored with Rockefeller Foundation Innovation Award

Download the high-resolution photo. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For her tireless work and innovative policy proposals to strengthen Social Security for vulnerable groups, Patricia Dilley, professor at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, was recently presented with a Rockefeller Foundation Innovation Award. Dilley’s proposal, Restoring Old Age Income Security for Low Wage Workers, was […]

UF offers nation’s first master’s degree in environmental and land use law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a world grappling with critical shortages of water, increasing developmental pressures and the unknown but real threats of climate change, environmental and land use law policies and applications are changing almost as fast as the weather. To prepare a new generation of environmental lawyers to meet these challenges, the University of […]

Government surveillance harms society, UF law professor writes in new book

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Acts of government surveillance — from increasing use of closed-circuit televisions and global positioning systems to an array of sophisticated technologies that can access records about our activities — represent an insidious assault on the freedom of Americans that the law has failed to respond to, according to a new book from […]

Florida’s Role in Global Issues Focus of UF Law’s 14th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Florida’s role in global issues on energy, land use, biodiversity, and water is the focus of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s 14th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC), to be held Feb. 28- Mar. 1. The theme of this year’s conference is “Reducing Florida’s Footprint: Stepping Up to the Global Challenge.” […]

Judge Stephan P. Mickle to be Honored March 28 by UF’s Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations to Celebrate His 10 Years on The Federal Bench

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—United States District Judge Stephan P. Mickle (JD 70) will be honored by the University of Florida’s Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations Friday, March 28, in an event celebrating his 10 years on the federal bench. There are no more seats available for the event, which will be held at […]

UF Law Students Compete in Griot Race, Law & Justice Oral Competition Feb. 23

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Ten teams of University of Florida law students will compete in the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations’ Griot Race, Law & Justice Oral Competition Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (180 Holland Hall) at the UF Levin College of Law. This event is free […]

UF Law Professor Berta E. Hernandez-Truyol Takes Home 2008 Clyde Ferguson Award

Download the high-resolution photo. GAINESVILLE, Fla.—University of Florida Law Professor Berta E. Hernández-Truyol has been awarded the 16th annual Clyde Ferguson Award from the Minority Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). The honor, named for one of the first African-American tenured professors at Harvard Law School, is “granted to an outstanding […]

Columbia Law Professor Thomas W. Merrill to Deliver First Annual Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of Real Property Feb. 22 at UF Levin College of Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Columbia University Law Professor Thomas W. Merrill will deliver the first annual Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of Real Property at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in 285B Holland Hall at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. A reception will follow Merrill’s lecture. This event is free and open to […]

Green Building Practices Focus of UF Law Nelson Symposium Feb. 15

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— The implications of a wide range of efforts on the local, state and national levels designed to encourage and require green building practices will be explored at the Seventh Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium, Friday, Feb. 15, at the University of Florida Hilton Conference Center. Presented by the University of Florida Levin College […]

UF Sports Law Symposium, “From the Locker Room to the Board Room,” Kicks Off Friday, Feb. 8, at the Levin College of Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A roster of athletes, coaches, agents and executives who work and play in the rapidly growing area of sports law will be on hand to kick off the inaugural University of Florida Sports Law Symposium, “From the Locker Room to the Board Room,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in UF’s Reitz Union Auditorium. […]

UF Music Law Conference Tunes In To Mixed Media Feb. 15-16

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Learn more about the ins and outs of the music business at the Sixth Annual University of Florida Music Law Conference , “Music & Mixed Media,” Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16. The conference will center on the music business as it remixes everything from film, television and changing technologies to music sharing and merchandising. […]

Public Interest and Youth Advocate Steve Uhlfelder Presents ‘The Pro Bono Challenge’ Oct. 17 at UF’s Levin College of Law

Public Interest and Youth Advocate Steve Uhlfelder Presents ‘The Pro Bono Challenge’ Oct. 17 at UF’s Levin College of Law

GAINESVILLE, FL—Steve Uhlfelder, chair of the Fulbright Scholarship Board and former chair of Florida Board of Regents, will speak on “Lawyers as Leaders: The Pro Bono Challenge” at noon Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Holland Hall Room 180 at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The event is free and open to the public […]

Atkins and McCarty Posthumously Inducted into UF Law’s Heritage of Leadership

Atkins and McCarty Posthumously Inducted into UF Law’s Heritage of Leadership

GAINESVILLE, FL—The Honorable C. Clyde Atkins (pictured left, J.D. 36), an influential judge and a champion of civil rights, and John Moore McCarty (J.D. 41), a former state senator, judge, Florida Bar president and member of the influential 1968 Constitution Revision Commission, were posthumously inducted into the University of Florida Levin College of Law Heritage […]

UF Law Professor to Speak on the Constitution and Government Surveillance Sept. 19

UF Law Professor to Speak on the Constitution and Government Surveillance Sept. 19

GAINESVILLE, FL—As part of the University of Florida’s Constitution Day activities, Levin College of Law Professor Chris Slobogin will speak noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the law school’s Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (Holland Hall, room 180) on “The Constitution and Surveillance by the Government.” This event is free and open to the public. Recent […]

Research Earns UF Law Professor Consumer Advocate of the Year Award

Research Earns UF Law Professor Consumer Advocate of the Year Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (NACAA) recently awarded University of Florida Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson its Consumer Advocate of the Year Award for 2007 for his research on predatory lending and his advocacy for legislation adopted last year by Congress that caps the interest rate lenders may charge military […]

Brazil is Focus of Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—President George W. Bush’s recent meetings with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have brought increased attention to relations between the two countries, particularly with respect to continuing trade negotiations. These and other issues will be topics of discussion at the Center for Governmental Responsibility’s Eighth Annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues […]

Professor Emeritus Frank Allen Dies; Memorial Services Planned April 20

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Francis A. Allen, a leading legal educator and thinker, died April 6, 2007 at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. Allen taught criminal law for more than 40 years and was a principal architect of the provision of legal counsel to indigent defendants, both through his scholarly writings and his chairmanship of the […]

Mediation Symposium Draws Top Practitioners to UF Law March 20

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A symposium on “Mediation in Florida and Beyond” will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2-3 p.m., in the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180). The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Institute for Dispute Resolution, the symposium features a panel of experts […]

Conference Spotlights Successful and Sustainable Conservation Strategies

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Sustainability is a concept that is sweeping the nation—from hybrid vehicles to green buildings—but as a movement it is still in its emerging stage. Finding ways to help organizations discover solutions that are both sustainable and cost-effective is the focus of the thirteenth annual University of Florida Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC), to be […]

UF Forum Explores “A Series of Unfortunate Events? A Look at Race”

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A series of several high-profile incidents in recent months—from Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic meltdown to more serious cases involving the fatal undercover police killings of groom-to-be Sean Bell and an 88-year-old grandmother, Kathryn Johnston—have again brought attention to the subject of racial issues and will serve as the launching point for discussion at a forum […]