Honoring a Leader

Stephen Cornelius O’Connell (LLB 40) was an athlete, World War II veteran, attorney, public servant, prominent Catholic layman, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, banker, rancher, university president and a man who knew the names and faces of literally thousands of Florida residents. Now

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The Results

Today, the law school is housed in state-of-the-art facilities that include a greatly expanded library and 18 modern, comfortable classrooms, including a Ceremonial Classroom, which seats up to 160 for conferences, receptions and special sessions. The physical appearance of the facilities now matches the quality of the education students receive. Most classrooms offer

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HOW TO GROW BETTER

Jon Mills (JD 72), dean of the UF Levin College of Law, knew his alma mater was at a critical juncture in early 2001. The law school’s facilities were outdated and overcrowded, and the American Bar Association was about to make an on-site accreditation review. In two

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DEFINING MOMENTS

By Kathy Fleming With every christening comes a little water. Just minutes before the guest speaker was to dedicate new facilities at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, a light rain sprinkled over arriving guests in the school’s open courtyard. Just

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JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE

The work that has been done for this information center ties the entire law school together in such a wonderful way. The new building is beautiful, and with the new hightech classrooms and the additional library space, the law school is well equipped to meet the

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Taking Mediation to Poland

Since the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, Poland has played host to a steady stream of Western lawyers with advice on how to restructure the Polish legal system. Now legal scholars from the University of Florida are offering a radically different kind of advice: they’re teaching

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HOW TO GROW BETTER

Jon Mills (JD 72), dean of the UF Levin College of Law, knew his alma mater was at a critical juncture in early 2001. The law school’s facilities were outdated and overcrowded, and the American Bar Association was about to make an on-site accreditation review. In two

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