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The Crisis in Policing: Violence, Race and Community Relations

The Crisis in Policing: Violence, Race and Community Relations

By Chantelle McHugh In light of the tension surrounding police brutality and race relations, UF Law hosted a conference Friday to discuss the issue and pragmatic approaches to battling it. The conference hosted eight panelists with backgrounds ranging from law enforcement to public defense to provide a comprehensive view and encourage the discussion between law […]

Sept. 9, 2015 – Race Matters in the Legal Curriculum

Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180 Noon – 1 p.m. UF Law Professor Kenneth Nunn and Associate Dean for Faculty Development Sharon Rush will discuss issues of race in the law school curriculum. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Jonathan Cohen. The event is sponsored by UF Law’s Center for the Study of Race […]

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 […]

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 […]