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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 […]

Missouri Law Professor Robert Jerry Named Next UFLaw Dean

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Missouri law Professor Robert Jerry has been named dean of the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law, effective July 1. Jerry succeeds Jon Mills, who will remain on the law faculty and with the college’s Center for Governmental Responsibility, which he directs. “We are very fortunate to […]

Conservation of Florida’s Remaining Natural Resources

GAINESVILLE, FL – “Florida’s Final Frontiers: Saving What’s Left,” is the focus of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Ninth Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference scheduled here Feb. 27-March 1. Sponsored by the law school’s Environmental and Land Use Society and the Center for Governmental Responsibility in cooperation with the Environmental and Land […]

UF Law School Names Nationally Recognized Librarian

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Mary Kathleen Price, the former law librarian at the Library of Congress and now director of the law library at New York University, will become director in 2003 of the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Price, who earned a B.A. with honors at […]

UF Law School to Honor O’Connell, Supreme Court Justices

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Levin College of Law officials announced plans here today to dedicate space in the to-be-expanded Legal Information Center to honor the late Justice Stephen C. O’Connell and other Florida Supreme Court justices who are UF alumni. Mrs. Cynthia O’Connell, widow of Stephen and a member of the UF Board […]

UF Law Team Wins National Civil Trial Competition

LOS ANGELES, CA – A four-member team from the University of Florida College of Law won the National Civil Trial Team Competition held here last weekend (Nov. 14-16), beating competitors from 13 other American Bar Association accredited law schools from throughout the United States. Second- and third-year UF law students Desiree Demonbreun, Kenneth Grace, Stacey […]

‘Citizenship or Bondage’ Presentations to Dramatize Key Issues Regarding Woman and the Law

GAINESVILLE — In conjunction with the October celebration of the 25th anniversary of the University of Florida’s Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, students and faculty of the University’s Levin College of Law will reenact a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case denying women’s access to equal employment opportunities. The two-part presentation, “Citizenship or Bondage: […]

UF Research: Historic Preservation a Boon to Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Historic preservation helps bring an additional $4.2 billion a year to the Florida economy and more than 120,000 jobs a year to Sunshine State workers, according to a study being released today by researchers at the University of Florida Levin College of Law Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR). Commissioned by the Florida […]

College of Law Kicks off Facilities Expansion With Celebration Ceremony, Architect Naming

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law officials Friday night will honor contributors to its recent successful $25 million expansion campaign, and announce the selection of architects to design major facilities for the nation’s 11th largest law school. UF President Charles Young and law school Dean Jon Mills will headline […]

Nation’s First Law School Music Conference Scheduled for Gainesville in October

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A student organization at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law hopes to build on this area’s reputation as an incubator for aspiring musicians by hosting the nation’s first Music Law Conference on Oct. 4-5. Leading American entertainment professionals and some of Florida’s most noted new bands will participate in two […]

Friel Named Associate Dean For Academic Affairs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Law School Dean Jon Mills has appointed Graduate Tax Law Program Director and Professor Michael Friel as associate dean for academic affairs. A member of the UF law faculty since 1987, Friel succeeds Michael Siegel, who served in the position for more than two years and has returned to […]

Growth Implications for Florida Subject of UF Nelson Symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Growth management experts from around the nation will meet with legal practitioners at a September symposium to discuss important land use and growth issues in Florida and the United States. The University of Florida Levin College of Law second Richard E. Nelson Symposium will take place here September 27, at the UF […]

Dispute Resolution Law Symposiums Scheduled in South Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dispute resolution experts from around the nation will meet with legal practitioners at two symposiums scheduled in September in South Florida. The University of Florida Levin College of Law third annual “Meet the Masters” symposium is set for September 5 in Miami at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and September 12 in Ft. […]

New Web Site Reveals Legal, Historical Data of 1822-45 Territorial Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla – It may be difficult these days to imagine divorces taking place in Tallahassee’s state government buildings, but in early territorial Florida – before it became a state – public divorce proceedings before the legislature were commonplace. This is one of many historical tidbits revealed on the new Florida Historical Legal Documents Web […]

College Moves Up in National Ranking

Our College of Law has moved into the country’s top 20 public law schools – and is once again ranked in the top 50 public and private – as evaluated by U.S. News & World Report in its 2002 “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” And USN&WR in a section on specialty law programs again ranks our […]

Innovative UF Law School Program Tries to Keep Attorneys Out of Court

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It may not seem so, with lawsuits being filed for such things as take-out coffee being too hot, but an important trend in the legal profession is to have attorneys spend less time in the courtroom. Instead of lengthy and costly trials, more and more legal issues are now resolved through mediation […]

UF Professor: Terrorists & Organized Crime Share Profit Motive

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–* When it comes to finances, terrorists of al Qaeda and other such organizations are more like members of organized crime than the holy warriors they claim to be. That’s the message Fletcher Baldwin Jr., University of Florida Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law, will deliver here Monday (April 22) to participants of the third […]

Noted Cyberspace Scholar Lessig Speaks as 2002 Dunwody Distinguished Lecturer

GAINESVILLE, Fla — Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School, will discuss the importance of finding a middle ground among the extremism that dominates the current debate about copyright at the 21st annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture to be held here April 26. The lecture by Lessig, to be called “The Creative Commons,” is […]

UF Professor: Legislature May Not Have Solved State’s Election Problems

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite changes made in the wake of the state’s 2000 presidential election foul-ups, Florida hasn’t solved some of its key problems in voting, says a University of Florida professor in the new issue of the Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy. In a special Election 2000 issue of the Journal published […]

UF Law Latin America Conference Includes Cuba Issues, Argentina Economic Development

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Officials and academicians from Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Argentina, Mexico and Cuba will be among participants at the third annual Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas conference here April 22. Two panels on Cuba issues also are scheduled for the event, organized by the Center for Governmental Responsibility of the University […]

Law School in ‘Top 10′ for Hispanic Students

For the second time in three years, Hispanic Business Magazine, a nationally distributed publication, ranks the University of Florida Levin College of Law among its “Top 10 Law Schools for Hispanic Students.” Rankings announced in the March issue of the publication rates UF number three, up from fourth where it was ranked in the 2000 […]

Two International Human Rights Advocates Highlight UF Law School Race Relations Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla — Internationally recognized human rights advocate and author Randall Robinson and former Jamaican cabinet minister Dudley Thompson will be featured here next week at the third annual conference on race and race relations sponsored by the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Thompson and Robinson will join with academicians and community activists […]

UF Law School Launches ‘Shadowing’ Program to Benefit Lawyers, Students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the result of a successful pilot in 2001, a unique professional shadowing program for first-year law students developed by the University of Florida Levin College of Law will be formally launched this summer. The pilot, according to law school officials, allowed students to spend volunteer time in five Florida law firms […]

Law School Sets Road to ‘Top 10′ for UF Task Force on the Future

“We believe an attainable goal is to become one of the Top 10 public law schools in the country.” That’s the thrust of a report submitted mid-February to the Presidential Task Force on the Future of the University of Florida by College of Law Dean Jon Mills and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Mike Seigel. […]

UF Law School Campaign for Expansion Successful

GAINESVILLE, Fla. * University of Florida Levin College of Law officials report they have exceeded by $1.3 million their goal to raise $5 million toward expansion of facilities for the nation’s 11th largest law school. W. C. Gentry of Jacksonville, a 1971 law school graduate and chairman of the Law Center Association Board of Trustees […]

Focus on Florida Industry, Tourism and Agriculture Set for Annual Public Interest Environmental Conferencee

GAINESVILLE, Fla * Fifty national and state experts will be featured as panelists and speakers next week at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law Eighth Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference. “Industry is From Mars, Environmentalists are From Venus: Reconciling Differences on Earth,” is theme of the event, scheduled for Feb. 14-16. The conference […]

Race, Race Relations Recommendations Subject of National UF Law Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla. * Select academicians and community activists from across the country will join with their peers from the University of Florida and the Levin College of Law to discuss perspectives and recommendations on race and race relations at a two-day conference here in March. Keynote speaker during the March 21-22 event will be Randall […]

Using Technology for Business Growth Subject of February Law Conference

MIAMI, Fla * Cutting edge issues in software, e-commerce and e-business, and American and international trademarks and domain names will be discussed here Feb. 21-22, at the first annual Law & Technology Conference. Under direction of Thomas Cotter, professor and director of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s intellectual property program, the “Leveraging […]

International Financial Crimes Conference Scheduled for Miami January 23-26

MIAMI, Fla * National and international financial experts will be featured here Jan. 23-26, at the 15th Money Laundering Cybercrime and International Financial Crimes Conference co-sponsored by Oceana Publications and the University of Florida Levin College of Law Center for International Financial Crimes Studies (CIFCS). Scheduled for the Hotel Intercontinental, the event will include discussions […]