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Renowned scholar to discuss “The Five Lives of Louis Brandeis”

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Professor Melvin I. Urofsky will deliver a lecture on the diverse life of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, on Wednesday, Feb.2 at noon at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Holland Hall Room 180. Brandeis, the namesake for Brandeis University in Massachusetts and the law school at the University […]

University of Florida law experts available to discuss U.S. Supreme Court cases

Bilski v. Kappos GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision in Bilski v. Kappos on Monday, a patent case that could re-define patent eligibility and affect the legality of already existing patents. When Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw invented a process to help businesses avoid certain risks through complex […]

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 […]

New book provides unique insight into history of land use law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The historic case of Euclid v. Ambler (1926) literally changed the landscape of America. What started out as a local legal battle concerning zoning and land use in a small village in Cleveland ended in an historic Supreme Court ruling that still dictates policy for every zoning official and urban and city […]

Columbia Law Professor Thomas W. Merrill to Deliver First Annual Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of Real Property Feb. 22 at UF Levin College of Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Columbia University Law Professor Thomas W. Merrill will deliver the first annual Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of Real Property at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in 285B Holland Hall at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. A reception will follow Merrill’s lecture. This event is free and open to […]

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 […]

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 […]