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Oct. 14, 2015 – Glasser BBQ

UF Law Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Each fall, the Glasser Barbecue, sponsored by Gene (JD 72) and Elaine Glasser, is one of the most popularly anticipated events at UF Law, providing an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and administration to take a short break while enjoying some good food and company.

Florida Supreme Court justices to judge UF Law competition

Florida Supreme Court justices to judge UF Law competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2015 Contact: Emily Swire, Florida Moot Court Team Publicity Chair 561-914-1788 or eswire@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Five of seven Florida Supreme Court justices, including UF Law graduate and Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, will be at UF Law Thursday, August 27, to judge an annual moot court competition. The 30th annual […]

Oct. 16, 2015 – UF Law to commemorate Cuban-American Lawyers Program with celebration, prestigious guests

Oct. 16, 2015 – UF Law to commemorate Cuban-American Lawyers Program with celebration, prestigious guests

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In 1973, the University of Florida Levin College of Law became a pioneer in legal education by creating a program that gave Cuban lawyers in exile the opportunity to become practicing attorneys in the United States. The Cuban-American Lawyers Program allowed foreign lawyers to attend law school on a part-time basis, take […]

Sept. 11, 2015 – Bayard Wickliffe Heath Memorial Lecture Series

HOL 270 Noon – 1 p.m. Harvard Law Professor Louis Kaplow will deliver the lecture, “Market Definition and Market Power.” Kaplow is Finn M.W. Caspersen and Household International Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School, Associate Director of the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business, a Research Associate at the […]

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 Johnathan Cohen. The event is sponsored by UF Law’s Center for the Study of Race […]

Aug. 27, 2015 – Moot Court Final Four with Florida Supreme Court Justices

View the Webcast Martin Levin Advocacy Center 10 a.m. The 30th annual Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Appellate Advocacy Final Four Competition is the culmination of the Florida Moot Court Team tryout process, where the top four tryout competitors display their excellent oral advocacy skills. This year’s competition will be judged by five of the seven Florida […]

Oct. 30, 2015 – International Tax Symposium

Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Graduate Tax Program welcomes distinguished members of the global tax community to present the 11th annual International Tax Symposium at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Oct. 9, 2015 – IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins

Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180 11 a.m. IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins will be delivering a lecture for the Graduate Tax Program. The event is free and open to the public.

Aug. 21, 2015 – Graduate Tax guest speaker Peter Genz

Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180 11 a.m. Peter Genz (JD 80), a partner with King & Spalding in Atlanta, will be the Graduate Tax Program’s first special guest speaker for the fall semester, delivering the lecture, “Tips From an Old Codger on How to Succeed in Tax Law Practice and Avoid Living in a Van […]

UF Law experts available to discuss Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

UF Law experts available to discuss Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday, June 26, that same-sex couples have the same rights to marry as heterosexual couples in their decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.     UF Law experts are available to discuss this landmark decision:   Darren Hutchinson Phone: 352-273-0918 Email: hutchinson@law.ufl.edu Hutchinson teaches and conducts research in the areas […]

Florida Chief Justice Labarga to receive UF’s Distinguished Alumnus Award

Florida Chief Justice Labarga to receive UF’s Distinguished Alumnus Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From his early years in Cuba through his graduation from the University of Florida and rise to the state’s highest judicial office, Chief Justice Jorge Labarga has led a life and career of distinction. In recognizing him as an outstanding citizen who demonstrated the qualities the university seeks to instill in all […]

CGR conference honors UF’s Director of Latin Americas Studies

CGR conference honors UF’s Director of Latin Americas Studies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Philip J. Williams, director of the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 “Jon Mills Award for Significant Contributions to Relations Between Florida and the Americas. “ Mills presented Williams with the award during the Center for Governmental Responsibility’s 16th annual Conference […]

Oct. 16, 2015 – For the Love of Law: 40th anniversary of the Cuban-American Lawyers Program

Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center 3 p.m. Click for complete details and RSVP form. In 1973, the University of Florida Levin College of Law became a pioneer in legal education by creating a program that gave Cuban lawyers in exile the opportunity to become practicing attorneys in the United States. The Cuban-American Lawyers Program allowed […]

For the Love of Law: 40th anniversary of the Cuban-American Lawyers Program

For the Love of Law: 40th anniversary of the Cuban-American Lawyers Program

For more information about the 40th Anniversary Celebration of this program, click here. After the Cuban Revolution, many lawyers were exiled to America and especially Florida but were unable to practice the profession they had been trained and dedicated to in their homeland. At their urging in 1973, the Florida Supreme Court approved and UF […]

NY district judge to be E-Discovery Distinguished Lecturer

NY district judge to be E-Discovery Distinguished Lecturer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Magistrate judge for the Southern district of New York, James Francis, will be the E-Discovery Distinguished Lecturer at UF Law on Nov. 1. The Yale and Harvard alumnus has made a significant impact in the development of e-discovery law. He developed an eight-part balancing test to determine when discovery costs should fall […]

UF Law offers new E-Discovery online course

UF Law offers new E-Discovery online course

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law and the UF International Center for Automated Information Retrieval’s E-Discovery Project are pleased to announce the online course, Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence, as part of its pioneering efforts​ in expanding electronic discovery education.  The course will be a taught this summer and will feature real time […]

Rosenbury named UF Law Dean

Rosenbury named UF Law Dean

The University of Florida has announced the appointment of Laura Ann Rosenbury as dean of the Levin College of Law. Effective July 1, she becomes the first female permanent dean in the law school’s 106-year history. A professor at Washington University Law School in St. Louis, since 2002, Rosenbury served as vice dean for research and […]

Sokol is latest UF Law professor elected to American Law Institute

Sokol is latest UF Law professor elected to American Law Institute

University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor D. Daniel Sokol was elected to the American Law Institute this past month, joining 82 members nationwide. The American Law Institute, which includes more than 4,000 law professors, lawyers and judges, is the leading independent organization in the nation that produces legal scholarship designed to improve the […]

May 11, 2015 – Annual CGR conference turns attention to Cuba

UF Law Campus Cuba will be the focus of the 16th annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas, scheduled May 11, at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Governmental Responsibility and UF’s Center for Latin American Studies. Conference presenters include a variety […]

Cuba focus of CGR’s Annual Americas Conference

Cuba focus of CGR’s Annual Americas Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cuba will be the focus of the 16th annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas, scheduled May 11, at the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Governmental Responsibility and UF’s Center for Latin American Studies. […]

April 16, 2015 – Judge Stephan P. Mickle Tree Dedication Ceremony

UF Law West Courtyard and Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center 4 p.m. – Dedication in Courtyard 4:30 p.m. – Reception in Advocacy Center Judge Stephan P. Mickle will be honored in a tree dedication ceremony at UF Law. Throughout his distinguished career, Mickle was a pioneer for African-Americans in the Florida legal profession. He was […]

April 13, 2015 – Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

HOL 180 5:30 p.m. Award-winning author Nell Bernstein will be discussing her latest book, Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison. The book will be available for purchase at the event and Bernstein will be available for book signings following the talk. Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the discussion will […]

Influential judge who broke racial barriers to be honored at UF Law

Influential judge who broke racial barriers to be honored at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Judge Stephan P. Mickle will be honored in a tree dedication ceremony at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The dedication will be held Thursday, April 16 at 4 p.m. just west of UF Law’s Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard, with a reception at 4:30 p.m. in the Martin H. Levin […]

Award-winning journalist to visit UF Law, calls for the end of juvenile incarceration

Award-winning journalist to visit UF Law, calls for the end of juvenile incarceration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The time has come to completely eliminate the juvenile incarceration system, writes award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein in her latest book, Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison. “Raze the buildings, free the children, and begin anew,” she writes. Bernstein supports her case in Burning Down the House – one of […]

March 31, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg Robert Mandell

HOL 180 Noon – 1:30 p.m. View the webcast. The U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, Robert A. Mandell (JD 72), will be the guest speaker for the latest installment of the Criser Lecture series at UF Law. Mandell was nominated by President Obama and was sworn in as the 21st ambassador to Luxembourg in 2011. Mandell […]

March 27, 2015 – Graduate Tax Enrichment Speaker Juan Vasquez

HOL 355C 11 a.m. United States Tax Court Judge Juan Vasquez will present, “Perspectives from the Tax Court Bench.”

March 27, 2015 – UF Law Sports Law Symposium

Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sixteen sports law agents, attorneys and experts from across the country will participate in the annual UF Law Sports Law Symposium on Friday, March 27, to address ethical and legal decision-making in the sports industry. The day-long conference sponsored by UF Law’s Entertainment and Sports […]

U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg to deliver Criser Lecture at UF Law

U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg to deliver Criser Lecture at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As part of his charge as the U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg – one of the smallest and wealthiest countries in the world – Robert Mandell (JD 72) seeks to educate a younger European generation about the United States, diplomacy and international relations. Next week, Mandell will return to his alma mater to […]

Children of the Incarcerated: Collateral Victims of Crime

Children of the Incarcerated: Collateral Victims of Crime

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Victims of crime come in many forms. We tend to think of victims only as those who have had crimes perpetrated directly against them, but there are less direct – and in some cases – more impacted victims: the children of those convicted of crimes. That is the topic national expert Jeremy […]

March 20, 2015 – SCOTUSBlog co-founder to discuss how personal experiences influence justices’ decisions

View the webcast.   HOL 285C 11 a.m. This year’s 34th annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law will feature Amy Howe, co-founder and editor of the award winning SCOTUSBlog.com. As a leading legal expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, Howe will discuss how the personal backgrounds and experiences of the court’s justices have informed the court’s jurisprudence. […]

UF Law and community organizations to remember Selma with civil rights march

UF Law and community organizations to remember Selma with civil rights march

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma, Gator Law ACLU along with the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, the Black Law Students Association, UF LGBT Affairs, and the American Constitution Society are organizing a civil rights march and peace rally to be held on Saturday, March 21. […]

Semester away, experiential learning highlight new academic strategic plan

Semester away, experiential learning highlight new academic strategic plan

By Andrew Steadman (3L) For current and future students at UF Law, the curriculum will look a little different in the fall of 2015. UF Law faculty have approved the implementation steps for an academic strategic plan. The plan, first adopted last fall, adds a semester away pilot program, beefs up experiential learning and creates […]

Columbia Law professor to address abortion privacy versus abortion secrecy at UF Law

Columbia Law professor to address abortion privacy versus abortion secrecy at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A Columbia Law School professor is tackling the question of abortion in the shadows at the University of Florida Levin College of Law on Wednesday, March 18. Carol Sanger, the Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, will present, “Abortion Privacy/Abortion Secrecy: What’s the Difference and Why Does It […]

U.S. News ranks UF Levin College of Law Florida’s best law school

U.S. News ranks UF Levin College of Law Florida’s best law school

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – U.S. News and World Report released today its annual evaluation of the country’s top graduate programs, again ranking the University of Florida Levin College of Law the state’s best law school, a place it has held every year save one since the ranking originated. U.S. News ranked UF Law 24th among public […]

UF Law takes second place in national competition

UF Law takes second place in national competition

UF Law’s three-person team recently took home second-place in the Global Antitrust Moot, an invitational competition hosted by George Mason University on Feb. 20-21 in Washington, D.C. Bradley Crocker (3L), Areesha Muzaffar (3L) and Kevin Paule (2L) competed against seven other law schools from across the nation. Professors Daniel Sokol and Mary Adkins coached the […]

Expert to show downside of open space in urban areas at UF Law

Expert to show downside of open space in urban areas at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Residents of Manhattan and other densely populated urban areas might welcome small parks and open spaces as a respite from the pervasive concrete and asphalt, but a Yale Law professor says these urban oases have plenty of downsides. “I advance the heretical view that a metropolitan area can suffer from having too […]

Feb. 13, 2015 – Graduate Tax Enrichment Speaker Gilbert S. Rothenberg

UF Law Campus 11 a.m. Gilbert S. Rothenberg, chief of the Appellate Section, Tax Division of the United States Justice Department presents, “Protecting the Fisc: The Tax Division’s Role in Enforcing the Nation’s Tax Laws.”

SCOTUSBlog co-founder to discuss how personal experiences influence justices’ decisions

SCOTUSBlog co-founder to discuss how personal experiences influence justices’ decisions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – This year’s 34th annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law will feature Amy Howe, co-founder and editor of the award winning SCOTUSBlog.com. As a leading legal expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, Howe will discuss how the personal backgrounds and experiences of the court’s justices have informed the court’s jurisprudence. This year’s Dunwody Lecture, […]

February 6, 2015 – 31st annual Raymer F. Maguire Appellate Advocacy Competition

View the webcast here. Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center 10 a.m. Members of the Florida Supreme Court will be the special guests presiding over the 31st annual Raymer F. Maguire Appellate Advocacy Competition, sponsored by Holland & Knight, LLP. Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, and Justices Barbara J. Pariente, Charles T. Canady, Ricky Polston, and James E.C. Perry […]

Feb. 6, 2015 – Kelo’s First Decade: The Eminent Domain (R)evolution

View Part 1 of the webcast. View Part 2 of the webcast. View Part 3 of the webcast. View Part 4 of the webcast. View Part 5 of the webcast. View Part 6 of the webcast. UF Hilton Conference Center The topic of the 14th annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium is the first decade of eminent […]

Feb. 2, 2015 – Kelo’s First Decade: The Eminent Domain (R)evolution

Feb. 2, 2015 – Kelo’s First Decade: The Eminent Domain (R)evolution

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The topic of the 14th annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium is the first decade of eminent domain reform after the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Kelo v. City of  New London (2005), a controversial 5-4 ruling that considered economic redevelopment a valid “public use” under the Fifth Amendment. The all-day symposium is Friday, Feb. 6, […]

21st annual PIEC examines energy origins and impacts

21st annual PIEC examines energy origins and impacts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In just a decade, America has reduced its dependence on foreign oil and increased its production of alternative energy sources. Today, America produces as much solar power every three weeks as the country did in 2008. In recognition of these rapid changes, this year’s Public Interest Environmental Conference, “Powering the Planet: Energy […]

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens to visit UF

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens to visit UF

View the webcast here. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If he had it his way, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens would abolish the death penalty and only grant the right to bear arms to those serving in a militia. Stevens will share these and other suggestions to improve the U.S. Constitution with the University […]

Longtime UF Law Professor Mike Seigel passes away

Longtime UF Law Professor Mike Seigel passes away

We note with sorrow the passing of Professor Mike Seigel, 55, who succumbed to cancer at his Tampa home on New Year’s Day. Mike will be missed for his outstanding teaching, his recognized scholarship, and as a colleague whose good humor and kindness helped make our college a great place to work. Mike served in […]

Nov. 14, 2014 – Seeds of Violence: Toxic Stress and the Developing Brain

Full information about the conference. Hilton University of Florida Conference Center 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Recent research is revealing just how much childhood trauma – whether it is physical abuse or a toxic environment – can affect young brains as they mature. Researchers are drawing direct lines from these experiences to lifelong problems in […]

Conference to illuminate impact of childhood trauma and address community action

Conference to illuminate impact of childhood trauma and address community action

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Recent research is revealing just how much childhood trauma – whether it is physical abuse or a toxic environment – can affect young brains as they mature. Researchers are drawing direct lines from these experiences to lifelong problems in learning, behavior, and physical and mental health. The upcoming conference, “Seeds of Violence: […]

Oct. 31, 2014 – Bayard Wickliffe Heath Memorial Lecture Series

HOL 360 10:30 a.m. This year’s guest lecturer will be NYU Law Professor Harry First. First is the co-author of the forthcoming book, The Microsoft Antitrust Cases: Competition Policy for the Twenty-first Century. The Heath Memorial Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Inez Heath, Ph.D., widow of Bayard “Wick” Heath. This year’s […]

Oct. 31, 2014 – International Tax Symposium

View the Webcast here. UF Law Campus 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Graduate Tax Program welcomes distinguished members of the global tax community to present the 10th annual International Tax Symposium at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. This year’s presenters are: Dean Kim Brooks, Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, Halifax, […]

Oct. 23-24, 2014 – Institute for Dispute Resolution Community Conference Training

UF Law Campus 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Institute for Dispute Resolution Community Conference training. Further details to be announced.

Oct. 24, 2014 – IRS Chief Counsel William J. Wilkins

HOL 180 11 a.m. William J. Wilkins, chief counsel for the Internal Revenue Service will present, “How IRS Lawyers Contribute to Sound Tax Enforcement,” as part of the UF Law Graduate Tax Program Enrichment Speaker Series.

Oct. 14, 2014 – Glasser BBQ

UF Law Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard Noon – 1 p.m. Each fall, the Glasser Barbecue, sponsored by Gene (JD 72) and Elaine Glasser, is one of the most popularly anticipated events at UF Law, providing an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and administration to take a short break while enjoying some good food and company.

Domestic violence conference looks at victims who become defendants

Domestic violence conference looks at victims who become defendants

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF Law’s Survivors Defendant/Victims of Domestic Violence Conference will discuss domestic violence victims who wind up on the wrong side of the law when they respond to violence against them. The conference will be held Oct. 30-31 at the UF Law campus and is sponsored by the Criminal Justice Center and the Center […]

Oct. 6, 2014 – Technology and E-Discovery Competence: Enhancing Your Career Options

Oct. 6, 2014 – Technology and E-Discovery Competence: Enhancing Your Career Options

Live Stream of the Event (the stream will available just before the 1:00 p.m. presentation). UF Law Faculty Dining Room and HOL 180 Noon: Luncheon in FDR 1 p.m.: Presentation in HOL 180 Washington D.C. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola will give the presentation, “Technology and E-Discovery Competence: Enhancing Your Career Options.” Facciola has had […]

Oct. 3-5, 2014 – Florida National Trial Advocacy Tournament

UF Law Campus The University of Florida Levin College of Law will be hosting its first National Trial Advocacy Tournament Friday through Saturday, October 3rd-5th, 2014, on the campus of the Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 2500 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida. It is an opportunity for talented law students from all over the country […]

National experts to discuss juvenile justice reform at UF Law

National experts to discuss juvenile justice reform at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla – Two national juvenile justice experts will participate in a panel discuss, “Kids Not Inmates: Reforming Juvenile Justice,” on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be at 6 p.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL […]

UF Law among top 20 best value law schools in nation

UF Law among top 20 best value law schools in nation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law has been ranked as the 13th “Best Value Law School” in the nation by The National Jurist magazine. The rankings take into account full-time tuition, cost of living, student debt, employment rates and bar passage rates. According to the article, the Best Value Law […]

Sept. 17, 2014 – Constitution Day Celebration: National Security and Privacy After Snowden

Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom and foyer Noon – 1 p.m. Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and each year the University of Florida – along with other public funded universities – celebrate the day with special programs and activities. This year’s event, “National Security and Privacy After Snowden,” […]

Current and former state supreme court justices to discuss the politicization of judicial nominations and elections

Current and former state supreme court justices to discuss the politicization of judicial nominations and elections

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –In light of recent attempts to increase the politicization of Florida’s judicial retention election system, three former state supreme court justices and former St. Petersburg Times columnist and Tallahassee bureau chief Martin Dyckman will gather at the University of Florida Levin College of Law to discuss present threats to an impartial judiciary and […]

UF Law celebrates Constitution Day with national security and privacy discussion

UF Law celebrates Constitution Day with national security and privacy discussion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matt Walker, UF Law Communications 352-273-0650 or mlwalker@law.ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and each year the University of Florida – along with other public funded universities – celebrate the day with special programs and activities. This year’s event, “National Security and […]

Oct 10, 2014 – Trial Team Final Four Competition

Martin Levin Advocacy Center This year’s Trial Team Final Four Competition is sponsored by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell. Further details to be announced.

Two inducted into UF Law Heritage of Leadership Society

Two inducted into UF Law Heritage of Leadership Society

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF Law graduates Sam M. Gibbons and Bill McBride – both war heroes, lawyers and politicians – will be inducted posthumously Friday into the Heritage of Leadership Society. The ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th St. The event is closed […]

UF Law professor principal draftsman of new “green” corporations bill, available to discuss

UF Law professor principal draftsman of new “green” corporations bill, available to discuss

Contact: Stuart Cohn, UF Law John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor of Law Cell: 352-328-8519 Home: 352-378-9821 Email: cohn@law.ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Corporations in Florida now have the option to contribute in a significant way to greater social causes and look beyond the bottom line, in large part thanks to University of Florida Levin […]

UF Law professor’s scholarship cited in federal same-sex marriage case, available to discuss

UF Law professor’s scholarship cited in federal same-sex marriage case, available to discuss

Contact: Darren Hutchinson, Stephen C. O’Connell Chair Cell: 202-276-0146 Email: Hutchinson@law.ufl.edu or dissenting_justice@live.com GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A UF Law professor’s scholarship has been cited in a decision earlier this month by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld an earlier ruling that declared Oklahoma’s gay-marriage ban unconstitutional. The decision included reference to Darren […]

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 Law experts available to address Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision

UF Law experts available to address Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision

MEDIA ALERT June 30, 2014 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following University of Florida faculty are available for comment on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The ruling states that in some cases for-profit companies who object to certain contraceptive measures based on religious beliefs may be exempt from covering contraception to women under […]

UF Law expert available to discuss Supreme Court cell phone privacy ruling

UF Law expert available to discuss Supreme Court cell phone privacy ruling

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police are required to obtain search warrants before searching cell phones of those who are arrested. This is a significant opinion for privacy rights – and the first of its kind – in the digital age. Contact: Jon Mills – Professor of law […]

UF Law recognized for tax assistance

UF Law recognized for tax assistance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – United Way gave UF Law and its student organization the Association for Tax Law a plaque yesterday recognizing the college’s successful 2014 VITA tax site. UF Law students prepared $773,321 in tax returns and saved $127,328 in tax preparer fees. This $900,649 in community impact represented 35% of the combined impact of […]

Employment surges 10 percentage points for UF Law grads

Employment surges 10 percentage points for UF Law grads

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF Law’s Class of 2013 saw a 10 percent increase in full-time, bar-passage required jobs compared with the previous year’s class. Nationwide, the increase in these jobs among law schools was less than 1 percent, according to American Bar Association data. There was a 43 percent increase compared with the Class of […]

Why “foreign” subsidiaries of American companies should pay American income taxes; UF Law professor available for media comment

Why “foreign” subsidiaries of American companies should pay American income taxes; UF Law professor available for media comment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The $17 billion bond offering by Apple Inc. April 30 highlighted the ability of U.S. companies to defer paying taxes by keeping their money offshore in so-called “foreign” subsidiaries. Rather than repatriate the $102 billion it holds in its overseas subsidiaries, Apple has taken out loans to pay shareholders part of its […]