Review Endowment Unique

Thanks to initiative of current and former students connected with UFLaw’s 55-year-old Florida Law Review, an effort to endow the publication is off to a strong start with nearly $300,000 in gifts and pledges. Goal of organizers is to raise $1 million to permanently fund

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Conferences, Symposia & CLE

WANTED: Attorneys seeking efficient/economical way to add to legal knowledge, earn Florida Bar-approved CLE credits, network with peers, renew relationships and discuss trends with academicians, scout quality students for job openings, make contact with U.S./international specialty professionals and prestigious speakers/ executives for personal/firm follow-up. Thanks to UFLaw faculty, staff and administrators,

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Dispute Resolution

It may not seem so, based on recent national media coverage, but an important trend in the legal profession is to have attorneys spend less time in the courtroom. Instead of lengthy and costly trials, more and more legal issues are now resolved through mediation and negotiation

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The Plant ‘Inventor’

Those returning to UFLaw this fall found the Schott Courtyard adrift in a sea of flowers. The blooms are courtesy of first-year law student Dave Chopin (right), who donated his patented Crape Myrtles and is maintaining them as well. He made the gift after noticing the

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Estate and Elder Law Planning

There is no similar institute or center in any state university system, and it is quite unlikely there ever will be,” said Professor C. Douglas Miller, longtime member of the Graduate Tax Faculty, director of the Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate Program, and faculty advisor to the Estates,

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‘Shadowing’ Innovative Program Benefits Firms, First-Year Students

A unique professional shadowing program for first-year law students developed by the College of Law and its Career Services office was formally launched this summer. Ten students volunteered July-August at eight Florida firms to gain experience and assist the organizations. “First-year students often are hungry to get real-world experience, but few firms are ready

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Fall 2012 News

UF Research: Historic Preservation a Boon to State Historic preservation helps bring an additional $4.2 billion a year to the Florida economy and more than 120,000 jobs a year to Sunshine State workers, according to a study by researchers in the Center for Governmental Responsibility. Commissioned

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UF Law Remembers 9/11

Dean Jon Mills (with Associate Dean Gail Sasnett, inset) began UFLaw’s 9/11 anniversary ceremonies with these remarks: “A year ago we stared with disbelief at the knife edge of evil. When we awoke from the nightmare, we discovered the nightmare was true. We cried. We grieved. And

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Looking for Leaders

Two UFLaw committees are searching the nation for outstanding candidates for a new law school dean and other key positions (see below). The prestigious search committee formed by University of Florida President Charles Young to find the 13th head of the College of Law hopes by the

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