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Sept. 26, 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.

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

UF Law Campus UF Law will be hosting its first National Trial Advocacy Tournament in October. The tournament will provide an opportunity for talented law students from all over the country to showcase their advocacy skills. Awards will be given for best closing argument and best cross examination in addition to traditional finalist and first place awards. There will […]

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 – Institute for Dispute Resolution CME Program

UF Law Campus 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. UF Law’s Institute for Dispute Resolution will be hosting an all-day CME program at UF Law. Further details to be announced.

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

UF Law Campus 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 lecture […]

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 […]