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

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

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

UF receives funds for human rights program in Colombia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida faculty, led by the Levin College of Law, the Center for Latin American Studies and the College of Education, will spend the next three years working with two universities in Colombia to enhance the human rights programs at their law schools. UF will receive nearly $757,200 from the U.S. […]

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

Location: UF Levin College of Law, Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center Contact: Jon Mills, 352-273-0835 Description: John H. Hankinson, Jr., Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, which is preparing recommendations to restore the Gulf Coast areas damaged by the 2010 oil spill, will speak at the University of Florida on June […]

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

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

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

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

ESPN legal analyst to deliver UF Center for Governmental Responsibility lecture

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

UF author: Technology jeopardizes individual privacy

UF author: Technology jeopardizes individual privacy

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]