Getting Down to Business

By Sharon Cole Just as Frederick Leonhardt (JD 74) was about to sign with an established Tampa law firm upon graduation 30 years ago, providence intervened. He was approached by J. Hyatt Brown (JD 70), then a member of the Florida House of Representatives. “He told

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Woman of Firsts

By Sharon Cole To those who have seen her in the courtroom, it is not surprising Sylvia Walbolt (JD 63) spearheaded appeals resulting in the reversal of more than $100 million in jury verdicts — despite a judicial climate in Florida courts that overwhelmingly affirms such decisions.

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Partners Levin College of Law friends

Palm Beach Alumnus Supports Annual Fund A longtime contributor to the University of Florida and Levin College of Law pledged an additional gift of $100,000 to the law school’s Annual Fund to help provide opportunities for students to gain practical experience and to support academic programs and services.

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Winter 2005 News Briefs

President Machen Kicks Off Faculty Initiative An initiative to recruit and retain faculty was announced this past fall by University of Florida President James Bernard Machen. The UF Faculty Challenge aims to make UF one of the nation’s premier research universities by raising $150 million to increase

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What We Do For a Living

When you meet new people in a social situation, one of the factors that shapes your first impression is occupation. When you tell someone you are a lawyer, I’ll bet a myriad of responses occur. Unfortunately, some people gravitate toward the negative images of the legal profession and too often

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Comfterble with Language?

By Gertrude Block Lecturer Emeritus President Eisenhower was known for his failure to finish sentences. President Bush is known for his mispronunciations, but even people who don’t usually notice such things groan when he says “nucular.” In his second State of the Union speech, he

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Public Interest Environmental Conference

A small-town teacher who secured a $5 million community development fund as well as relocation funds for the entire neighborhood from Shell Chemicals was the keynote speaker at the student-run Public Interest Environmental Conference. Margie Eugene Richard, winner of the 2004 Goldman Prize for Environmental

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