Representational competence

Professor argues courts should give criminal defendants greater opportunity to represent themselves By Kara Carnley-Murrhee While attempting to steal shoes form a downtown Indianapolis department store in July 1999, Ahmad Edwards fired three gunshots at a security officer, grazing him

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Gimme shelter

When President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 back in March, most of the attention was focused on the country’s new health care laws. But tax professionals and scholars were also tuned into a

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A foundation for success

Marjorie Thomas (JD 76) traded her legal career for the medical news business By Roberta O. Roberts After 10 years of legal practice Marjorie Thomas (JD 76) discovered a nose for news. Following her investment in a client’s startup medical

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Guiding Young Lawyers

By Troy HIllier (3L) Gator Graduate Renee Thompson (JD 99) gives back as president of The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyer Division As new alumni from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law take their first steps into

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UF Faculty Laurels Spring 2010

NOTA BENE KATHLEEN PRICE Associate dean for library and technology Professor; Associate Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law, has been selected by the American Association of Law Libraries as its 2010 recipient of the Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding

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Sean M. Shaw (JD 03)

Just five years after graduating from law school, Sean M. Shaw (JD 03) took a big step into public office as Florida’s insurance consumer advocate. Tapped for the position by Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, Shaw began his new

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A passion for law

Mark Fenster professor, UF Research Foundation Professor By Lindy McCollum Brounly Mark Fenster is serious about administrative law. It’s an area in which he admits his scholarship and teaching hold “a strangely obsessive joy,” and he takes pleasure in imparting

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Spring 2009 NOTA BENE

Legal skills professors receive faculty enhancement awards Legal skills professors Leanne Pflaum and Anne Rutledge received Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) awards. Pflaum received the award for the summer and fall 2009 term, during which time she will prepare the second

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