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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 […]