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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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, Nova Scotia, Canada Prof. […]
UF Law Campus 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Institute for Dispute Resolution Community Conference training. Further details to be announced.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matt Walker, UF Law Communications 352-273-0650 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
Martin Levin Advocacy Center This year’s Trial Team Final Four Competition is sponsored by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell. Further details to be announced.
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 […]
Contact: Stuart Cohn, UF Law John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor of Law Cell: 352-328-8519 Home: 352-378-9821 Email: email@example.com 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 […]
Contact: Darren Hutchinson, Stephen C. O’Connell Chair Cell: 202-276-0146 Email: Hutchinson@law.ufl.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
Contact: Joan Flocks, UF Law Professor and Director of the Social Policy Division of the Center for Governmental Responsibility 352-273-0837 or email@example.com 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
UF Hilton Conference Center 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 stridently negative […]
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 will hear oral arguments […]
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.”
UF Law Campus 11 a.m. United States Tax Court Judge Juan Vasquez will present, “Perspectives from the Tax Court Bench.”
UF Law Campus 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The symposium will cover a variety of crucial topics in the field of sports law and will feature a variety of experts in the field. More details and a list of guest speakers coming soon.
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
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 […]