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French law expert, Cornell library chief moves into UF Law’s top librarian post, endowed chair

French law expert, Cornell library chief moves into UF Law’s top librarian post, endowed chair

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law welcomed Claire M. Germain on Monday as the new associate dean for legal information and Clarence J. TeSelle professor of law. Germain takes up her post at UF Law after leaving the Cornell University Law School as Edward Cornell law librarian and professor of law. […]

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

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

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

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

UF law research associate appointed to water management board

UF law research associate appointed to water management board

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

UF Law Professor 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]