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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

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 can be huge. Jon Mills and his new book, “Privacy: The lost right.” (UF Law/Chen Wang) That’s because every cell phone […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Fifth Annual UF Music Law Conference Goes ‘Beyond the CD’

GAINESVILLE, FL—This year’s University of Florida Music Law Conference will go “Beyond the CD,” a theme centering discussion around the music business as it relates to film, television, video games, new distribution and emerging technologies. Presented by the UF Levin College of Law and UF Student Government, the annual Music Law Conference and Live Music […]

Legal Implications of Golf Course Conversions Explored at UF Law Symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— The Sixth Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium, to be held Friday, Feb. 2, at the University of Florida Hilton Conference Center, will assemble an unprecedented panel of experts to discuss the legal aspects of a growing real estate development phenomenon in Florida and throughout the nation—the conversion of existing golf courses into more […]

Real-Life Scenarios to Launch Talk at UF Symposium on Privacy Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Real-life scenarios will serve as launching points for discussion at the First Annual Center for Governmental Responsibility Symposium, “Privacy Law: Perspectives of National Security, the First Amendment, the Media, and the Individual,” on Tuesday, Jan. 23, noon-1:30 p.m., in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (Holland Hall Room 180) at the University of Florida’s Levin […]

Historic preservation enhances quality of life of Floridians, UF study finds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Historic preservation enhances the quality of life of Floridians through economic and cultural contributions to an improved sense of place, according to a new study from the University of Florida. “Determining a specific dollar value for quality of life is a challenging undertaking,” said project co-director Timothy McLendon, staff attorney at the […]

Author Joyce Ann Brown to Discuss Experience of Being Sentenced to Life in Prison for a Murder She Did Not Commit

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Joyce Ann Brown, author of Justice Denied and president of Mothers (Fathers) for the Advancement of Social Systems Inc. (MASS), will present a lecture at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Brown will talk about her experiences of being accused, convicted, and sentenced to […]

Research Helps Spur Congress to Protect Military Families from Predatory Lenders

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A study co-authored by a University of Florida law professor recently helped spur the U.S. Congress to pass legislation protecting military families from predatory lenders who charge interest rates that can reach well into the triple digits. The study co-authored by Christopher L. Peterson, an associate professor at UF’s Levin College of […]

Analysis of Proposed Amendments to Florida Constitution Available Online at UF Law Website,

Analysis of Proposed Amendments to Florida Constitution Available Online at UF Law Website, GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A group of students at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, under the direction of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Ben F. Overton, has prepared an analysis of the six proposed amendments to the state’s constitution, […]

Smith Remembered as the Visionary Lawyer Who Founded Holland & Knight LLP and Changed the Legal Landscape of Florida and the Nation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law was dedicated today by a distinguished group of friends and colleagues of the legendary Chesterfield Smith: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, UF law school president Bernie Machen, Levin College of Law Dean Robert Jerry, Holland […]

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Dedicate Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom at UF Law School on Sept. 21

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will speak at the dedication ceremony for the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law on Thursday, Sept. 21. A 1948 graduate of the UF law school, Chesterfield Smith was founder and chairman emeritus of national law firm […]

UF Law Celebrates Constitution Day with Program Focusing on Judicial Independence

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As part of the nation’s Constitution Day celebrations, the University of Florida will host a program at the Levin College of Law Friday, Sept. 15, to examine the need for judicial independence. The program, to be held in the law school’s Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, is open to the public and will begin […]

UF law professor earns top award from Taiwan government

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2006) – In keeping with the University of Florida’s emphasis on global outreach, Levin College of Law Professor Dennis A. Calfee recently was awarded one of Taiwan’s most prestigious honors, the Public Finance Specialty Medal, for helping over the past 20 years to develop public finance in the Republic of China […]

Noted Expert in Law and Psychiatry Available for Comment on Yates Murder Retrial

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Andrea Yates should be committed, not convicted of murder, for the deaths of her five children, according to University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor Christopher Slobogin. Yates will be retried June 26, five years and six days after she drowned her five children in the family bathtub. The Houston homemaker’s […]

Environmental Policy Expert to Speak on ‘Racial Ecology’ of Hurricane Katrina

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Katrina killed hundreds of people and demolished much of New Orleans, but environmental policy expert Sheila Foster says the disaster is just one symptom of a much larger problem. Foster, a professor of law at Fordham University, says America’s cities are shaped in way that divides people by color and class […]

UF professor examines role of race, fame in public scandals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How did O.J. Simpson – hardly an activist on black issues before his arrest – become a hero to some in the black community after being charged with murder? Why were blacks willing to vote for former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry after he was convicted of drug charges? And why is […]

International Conference Looks at ‘Politics of Inequality’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Law professors, writers, political scientists and apartheid-era dissidents will discuss the “politics of inequality” in South Africa in an international conference at the University of Florida March 5-7. The conference looks back on the work of the late Gwendolen Carter, a UF professor who was regarded as one of the founding figures […]

Gifts to Fund $5.2 Million Advocacy Center of UF Law School

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— One of the country’s most successful trial attorneys is again providing major financial support to help his alma mater train law students in state-of-the-art facilities. Pensacola attorney Fred Levin has contributed $2 million as the lead gift to the University of Florida Levin College of Law to build a $5.2 million complex that […]

Conference to Combine Law, Children and Environment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Carol Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, are among more than 50 experts to headline the nation’s first conference combining humanities, law, policy, children and the environment. The 12th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference, “In Fairness to […]

UF Law Conference to Address Identity Theft, Data Security

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How did personally identifiable consumer information about millions of Americans become a product corporations can buy and sell? What are companies doing to prevent information about their customers from being stolen by hackers? What laws should governments pass to require businesses to protect you from identity theft? Twenty experts from four countries […]

Cast of Scopes Trial Play to Speak at UF Law School

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Long before Americans debated the teaching of “intelligent design,” the nation watched the battle between evolution and creationism play out in a small-town Tennessee courtroom. The cast of “The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial,” a play based on the famous 1925 trial of biology teacher John T. Scopes, will talk about the trial […]

Estate of Chief Justice Ehrlich Endows Chairs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The memory of the late Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Raymond Ehrlich will live on in the form of a new eminent scholar chair at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Ehrlich, a UF law alumnus who died in July, made provisions in his estate to establish an eminent scholar […]

Allowing Military to Recruit on Campus Could Help End Discrimination Against Gays, UF Professor Says

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Dec. 6 in Rumsfeld v. FAIR, a case that will decide whether the nation’s law schools can turn military recruiters away from campus because of discriminatory policies toward gays. No matter what the court decides, one University of Florida Levin College of Law professor says law […]

Public Art Arrives on Law School Campus

Public Art Arrives on Law School Campus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Since the first time an early human placed his handprint on the wall of a cave, artists have been bedeviled by the question: “So what is it for?” Sculptor Jim Cole doesn’t have that problem. He has spent his career creating masses of stone and metal that look like they should be […]

Levin College of Law Establishes International Tax Degree

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a rapidly globalizing economy, international tax lawyers are more in demand * and young lawyers around the world are eager to get into the field. To meet the burgeoning demand for courses in the specialty, the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, one of the nation’s top-ranking schools for tax […]

Levin College of Law Appoints First Dasburg Professor in Corporate Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Michael Gordon, an internationally known expert on corporate law, NAFTA, and international trade law, has been named the John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Gordon is the first person to hold the new endowed professorship, which was created earlier this year through […]

Russian Judges Tour New UF Law Campus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — East met West this week at the University of Florida this summer, as a delegation of Russian judges toured the newly-renovated campus of the Levin College of Law. Five federal judges from across Russia visited Florida in June to learn more about the U.S. justice system, part of a sister-city project linking […]

The Publix/Annex temporary Library will close on June 15, 2005.

“Our year at the former Publix supermarket in Butler Plaza is almost over and planning for the Legal Information Center’s return to Holland Hall is in high gear. Please see the following information regarding our move schedule, consider your research needs, and plan accordingly. The first day of move activity will be Tuesday, June 14th, […]

Guatemala’s First Female Supreme Court President to be Honored at UF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first woman to serve as head of Guatemala’s Ministry of Education and president of that nation’s Supreme Court will be honored on the University of Florida campus this weekend. Maria Luisa Beltranena de Padilla will come to UF May 15 to receive the Jon Mills Award, given each year to a […]

UF Law Dean Receives Award for Service To Students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Robert Jerry, dean of the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, is this year’s recipient of the Julie Sina Award, given each year to a faculty member who shows “outstanding commitment to students.” Student Government leaders selected Jerry from among UF’s roughly 2,800 faculty for the award, named in honor of […]

UF Law Alumni Inducted into Heritage of Leadership

Gainesville, Fla. — Four of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s most distinguished alumni — two chief justices of the Florida Supreme Court, a president of the American Bar Association and member of the U.S. House of Representatives — have been selected for induction into the Heritage of Leadership Recognition Society. “The society […]

Military Families Targeted For High-Interest Loans, UF Law Professor Says

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Payday loan companies – which make high-cost loans to cash-strapped people – target military members and their families, according to a study co-authored by a University of Florida law professor. After collecting data from more than 13,000 ZIP codes across the country, the study’s authors found payday loan operations clustered in areas near […]

Yale Law Scholar to Speak on Florida’s Role in Gay Rights Movement

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the nation debates the future of gay marriage, students and faculty at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law are preparing for a visit from one of America’s leading authorities on gay rights. William Eskridge, Jr., the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School, will deliver this […]

Small-Town Teacher Turned Environmental Crusader to Headline UF Environmental Law Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —A small-town schoolteacher who became an environmental crusader – and took on one of the world’s largest oil companies – will tell her story to University of Florida students, faculty and others this month. Margie Eugene Richard, who won the 2004 Goldman Prize for Environmental Justice for her fight against the Shell Chemicals […]

UF Law School Billboard Conference to Address Tough Issues of Free Speech, Business Regulation

Some of the toughest questions in First Amendment law are no farther away than your local stretch of interstate highway, says University of Florida law professor Michael Allan Wolf. “From ads for adult entertainment to messages put up by white supremacist groups, Florida billboards have been the subject of some controversial disputes,” said Wolf, who […]

UF Law School, First Star to Establish “Multidisciplinary Center of Excellence” for Child Advocacy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A foundation created by a Hollywood insider is working to establish an interdisciplinary center to train those who deal with the legal system’s most vulnerable clients — children — at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Washington, D.C.-based First Star, a foundation created by film producer Peter Samuelson, plans to […]

Four Prominent National Environmental Scholars

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four leading environmental scholars will headline the inaugural University of Florida Levin College of Law Environmental & Land Use Law Speaker Series in spring 2005. The sessions, announced by ELULP Director and Professor of Law Alyson Flournoy, feature academicians from the colleges of law of Arizona State, Texas and Duke universities, and […]

UFLaw Students, Faculty to Begin Using First Phase

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – More than 200 fall enrollees of the University of Florida Levin College of Law along with 1,000 existing students and 60 faculty will begin using the completed first-phase of the school’s $22+ million construction and expansion project when classes start Tuesday. Two three-level towers, built on the east side of the law […]

Palm Beach UF Alum Makes Additional Gift to Law School

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A longtime contributor to the University of Florida and its Levin College of Law recently pledged an additional gift of $100,000 to the law school’s Annual Fund to help provide opportunities for students to gain practical experience and to support academic programs and services. Lewis M. Schott, founder and president of LMS […]

International UFLaw Scholar Honored for Contributions

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA – Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law Michael W. Gordon of the University of Florida Levin College of Law was honored here Friday night for his more than 35 years of significant contributions to international and legal relations between Florida and the Americas. Gordon, appointed by the Clinton administration to dispute resolution […]

Annual UFLaw Conference Convenes Latin America Experts

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA – Experts from the United States, Costa Rica and the Americas will gather here Thursday-Saturday for the fifth annual University of Florida Levin College of Law conference on “Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas.” Hosted by the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Law at the Marriott Hotel, the event […]

Eight Prominent Grads Named UF Law School Trustees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Five attorneys, a metropolitan city mayor and two leading business executives have been named to the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida Levin College of Law Center Association. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, business executives W. Michael Heekin of Atlanta and Lawton “Bud” Chiles III of Orlando, and attorneys Ladd H. […]

New UF Law Professor’s Book Sounds Alarm

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Failure of policy makers to effectively use new regulatory techniques and technologies to inform consumers of all aspects of the Truth-In-Lending Act is damaging the net worth of the least wealthy 40 percent of American households, and resulting in “an interest rate fever for which a growing number of working-class and lower-middle-class […]

UFLaw Students Score Well in International Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Students from the University of Florida Levin College of Law competing earlier this month in the annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (ICAM) competition in Vienna, Austria, finished in the top 16 of 142 teams from law schools representing more than 40 countries. A five-member UF team, one of 30 […]

National Forum to Observe 50th Anniversary of Supreme Court School Desegregation Case

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled public school segregation unconstitutional, and a national conference scheduled here March 25-26 by the University of Florida College of Law will focus on the impact and challenges of that landmark decision in observance of its 50th anniversary. Leading educators, government officials and legal practitioners will […]

UF Research Confirms Importance of Race, Ethnicity, Gender in Law Schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – New research by two University of Florida Levin College of Law faculty confirms race, ethnicity and gender significantly affect students’ law school experiences but that there still exists “an inegalitarian culture in legal education.” A survey of the student body, performed in November of 2001, led the UF researchers to examine how […]

UFLaw Students to Hold ‘Black History Month’ Awareness Event

Two segments of the University of Florida Levin College of Law – the Office of Diversity and Community Development and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) – are inviting law students, faculty and staff to join Wednesday (Feb. 25th) in a celebration of Black contributions to society and culture. Organized as part of a series […]

New Book by UFLaw Professor Discusses How Race, Racism Impact Criminal Justice System

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A new book by University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown now in national distribution argues that “underground codes” used to discuss crime and race subtly connects Blackness with deviance, thus reinforcing stereotypes of crime and criminality. Underground Codes – Race, Crime and Related Fires by Russell-Brown, director of […]

Orlando Intellectual Property Conference Features Former U.S. Patent Office Director

ORLANDO, Fla. – James E. Rogan, immediate past director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, will be keynote speaker here Friday at the third annual Law & Technology Conference organized by the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Rogan will speak at a noon […]

10th Annual UF Law Public Interest Environmental Conference Focuses Feb. 19-21 on ‘Decade of Protecting an Eternity’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Noted novelist and newspaper columnist Carl Hiaasen and major environmental issues facing Florida will share the agenda here Feb. 19-21, at the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s 10th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference. Entitled “Shaping Florida’s Future: A Decade of Protecting an Eternity,” the event will take place at UF’s […]

UF Law Students Schedule Saturday Conference On Implications of ‘Lawrence v. Texas’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Prominent national spokesmen and legal educators will be featured here Saturday as a University of Florida Levin College of Law student group holds a conference on implications of a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a Texas statute making it a crime for same-sex persons to engage in sexual conduct. Scheduled for […]

Author, 2-State Legal Official Returns to Alma Mater for Address

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Bernestine Singley, former assistant attorney general for both Massachusetts and Texas, returns to the University of Florida Levin College of Law for an address on Thursday, Jan. 22. Singley, who at her graduation from the UF law school in 1974 was one of only four African American women, will speak at 5 […]

UF Law School Library to be Temporarily Relocated

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Because of the $22+ million expansion project now underway at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, plans are being finalized to relocate the law school legal information center to the site of a former grocery store in Butler Plaza on Archer Road. Law school officials expect relocation of the library […]

Two South Florida UF Law Graduates Elected to Lead Alumni Support Organizations

GAINESVILLE, Fla.– Two South Florida attorneys have been named to head the alumni support organizations for the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Michael J. McNerney of Brinkley McNerney Morgan Solomon & Tatum, Fort Lauderdale, was elected chairman of the Law Center Association, Inc., Board of Trustees, and Oscar Sanchez, with Akerman Senterfitt of […]

‘Free Trade Area’ Subject of Miami Town Hall Meeting

MIAMI, Fla. – Progress on a major effort begun here in 1994 at the Summit of the Americas, establishment of a single free trade area of the Americas, will be discussed at a local town hall meeting scheduled November 4, and sponsored by the University of Florida Levin College of Law. To be held at […]

Friday Symposium Presents New Perspectives on Historic Preservation

“From Penn Central to Pensacola: New Perspectives on Historic Preservation” will be the main focus of the Third Richard E. Nelson Symposium scheduled Friday by the University of Florida Levin College of Law. National legal experts will join UF law school officials to discuss such topics as economic benefits of historic preservation, its church and […]

40th Anniversary of Decision

A key participant in the 1963 major U.S. Supreme Court case establishing right to counsel for anyone facing felony charges will be featured Thursday in a noon presentation at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Bruce R. Jacob, who as an assistant attorney general for Florida argued the state’s side of the landmark […]

UF Law School Officials Cite Chesterfield Smith

GAINESVILLLE, Fla. – Officials of the University of Florida Levin College of Law mourned the loss Wednesday of Chesterfield Smith, 1948 with honors law school graduate and an international legal profession leader who they say “contributed tremendously not only to his profession but to the success and vision of this law school.” Smith, 85, who […]

Symbolic Change of UFLaw Leadership Takes Place Thursday

ORLANDO, Fla. – Robert H. Jerry II will take over symbolic reins of the country’s seventh largest law school Thursday as the UF Levin College of Law holds an alumni reception in connection with The Florida Bar annual meeting being held here. Jerry, to become the law school’s 13th dean on July 1st, will accept […]

University of Florida 30-year Involvement in Poland Assists Country, Practitioners with ‘Rule of Law’

WARSAW, POLAND — “Poland exemplifies in many ways a courageous democracy that’s transformed itself through the rule of law into a partner for America and a model for the world.” Speaking is Dean Jon Mills of the University of Florida Levin College of Law in celebration of a joint U.S.-Poland experiment begun in this country […]

UFLaw Conservation Clinic Research: Wild Cats Threaten Endangered Species Nationwide

With 4-to-6 million unwanted animals – mostly cats – put to sleep each year in the United States, some people might consider it more humane to free the felines into the wild. But as these cats forage for food and establish their territories, they kill more than a billion small mammals and birds each year, […]

UF Law Students Continue to Excel in Bar Exam

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Continuing their record of success over the last seven years, students from the University of Florida Levin College of Law have come out on top in the Florida Bar Association spring bar examination according to data released by the Supreme Court of Florida. Better than 82 percent of UF law students taking […]

UF Law, Supreme Court Justice, North Florida Attorneys to Honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Twenty-five years of “ensuring justice for all” will be celebrated here Thursday as Three Rivers Legal Services (TRLS) is honored by a State Supreme Court Justice, hundreds of North Central Florida lawyers and representatives of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Chief Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead will be […]

Brazilian Environmental Lawyer Honored for Florida / Americas Contributions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Noted Brazilian environmental lawyer and former high ranking state official Paulo Roberto Pereira de Souza was honored here this week for his significant contributions to relations between and legal education initiatives of Florida and the Americas. de Souza, currently coordinator of the master’s course of law at the State University of Maringa […]

Major U.S., Latin America Officials to Finalize Plans

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Key U.S. and Latin America international, governmental, legal and educational officials will convene here Sunday to finalize plans for establishment of a universities-based Rule of Law Center for Judicial Reform in the Americas. Action will come during the two-day 4th Annual “Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas” conference organized by the […]

Former Florida Governors, U.S. Senators, College Presidents

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two Florida Governors and U.S. Senators, two college presidents and five State Supreme Court Chief Justices are among 12 graduates of the University of Florida Levin College of Law who will be inducted posthumously Friday in to a new Heritage of Leadership (HOL) Recognition Society. Others to be named to the HOL […]

Director Named for UF Law Center for Race & Race Relations

University of Maryland Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Katheryn Russell-Brown has been named director of the Levin College of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR). “We conducted a very thorough national search to find someone with Katheryn’s unique combination of scholarship and leadership,” said Dean Jon Mills. “She […]

Dunwody Distinguished Lecture To Examine Terrorism’s Impact on Personal Liberties

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – An internationally recognized scholar in law and public health will discuss in a March 28 presentation at the University of Florida Levin College of Law the conflict of individual versus public interests and rights in the event of a health emergency, including bioterrorism. Professor Lawrence O. Gostin from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins […]

nal UF Conference on Children, Culture and Violence Begins Thursday

GAINESVILLE, Fla – Cruelty against children and its causes and prevention will be the focus of hundreds of participants here Thursday and Friday as experts from around the world gather for a conference, “Children, Culture & Violence,” convened by University of Florida officials. Where, how and why violence occurs in children’s lives will be discussed […]

Free Legal Information on Elderly Issues Featured at Wednesday Law Series

GAINESVILLE, Fla.– Legal issues relating to care for the elderly, including information on wills and caring for incapacitated loved ones, will be featured Wednesday at the first of four free public forums in a new Community Law Series. To be held at the Alachua County Health Department Auditorium (224 Se 24th Street, behind Food Lion […]

Demand for UF Report on Historic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Thanks to demand by legislators, city and county officials and historic preservation enthusiasts statewide, a University of Florida research report indicating the state nets billions of dollars annually because of historic preservation and restoration has had to be reprinted. The study – Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation in Florida – is the […]