Creating a New Profession

UF lawyers are well-known for expressing themselves in law offices and courtrooms across the country, but Madeliene Abling (JD 90) has found a more colorful means of expressing herself nationally. A former Orlando attorney, Abling is a painter whose works have recently been exhibited at the James Beard Foundation Greenhouse

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Which one is real?

By James Hellegaard As criminal operations go, this one was significant. The idea was simple enough. Dredge the ponds at golf shooting ranges, run the algae-covered balls through an acid wash, re-varnish them, and sell them back to golf courses as practice balls. If only the people

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In the Line of Fire

by James Hellegaard David Roth’s face gives away very little. If he hadn’t spent the last four decades developing a reputation as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Florida, he likely could have done very well for himself as a professional poker player. The pressure that

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Winter 2008 Faculty News

The National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (NACAA) recently awarded University of Florida Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson (above) its Consumer Advocate of the Year Award for 2007 for his research on predatory lending and his advocacy for legislation adopted last year by Congress that caps the interest rate

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Bill McCollum

Florida’s Top Lawyer Public service is a way of life for Bill McCollum. After graduating from UF Law in 1968, he served in the Navy, retiring in 1992 from the Naval Reserve as a commander after having served 23 years as an officer in

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Money Trail

By James Hellegaard It’s Sept. 11, 2007, and University of Florida Law Professor Fletcher Baldwin has just returned from another of his many trips overseas, this one to Cambridge University’s Jesus College in England where for the past 15 years he’s been an

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