Summer 2006 Faculty News

Mary Jane Angelo Assistant Professor of Law Awarded an “Internationalizing the Curriculum” grant from the UF International Center for $3,000. It will be used to modify the environmental dispute resolution course, which she will teach at UF and will co-teach in Costa Rica. It will include

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NEWS BRIEFS Summer 2006

New Program and Director Reinforcing Ties with Latin America The Levin College of Law has long had a notable presence in Latin America. For decades, law faculty have traveled to the political capitals and scholarly centers of Central and South America, forging ties with law schools

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Mine and Yours

By Tim Lockette If you met Steve Sessums (JD 59) on the street, you’d probably never guess what he does for a living. A tall, mellowvoiced man, he carries himself with the confident-butsoothing demeanor of a good pediatrician. An advocate of psychological testing in the workplace, he can talk Myers

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On Drawing Board

Levin received the “Perry Nichols Award” in 1994, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. It is awarded in recognition of a person’s lifetime achievements in the pursuit of justice. In 1999, the National Law Journal named

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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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