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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 […]

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. 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

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 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 […]

Nov. 14, 2014 – Developing a Trauma Responsive Community

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Neuroscience teaches us how critical environment is in shaping young brains. These influences affect who we are and what we become. Influences that are toxic weaken the architecture of the developing brain, which lead to lifelong problems in learning, behavior, and physical and mental […]

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 […]