Winter 2008 Faculty News

The National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (NACAA) recently awarded University of Florida Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson (above) its Consumer Advocate of the Year Award for 2007 for his research on predatory lending and his advocacy for legislation adopted last year by Congress that caps the interest rate

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Bill McCollum

Florida’s Top Lawyer Public service is a way of life for Bill McCollum. After graduating from UF Law in 1968, he served in the Navy, retiring in 1992 from the Naval Reserve as a commander after having served 23 years as an officer in

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Money Trail

By James Hellegaard It’s Sept. 11, 2007, and University of Florida Law Professor Fletcher Baldwin has just returned from another of his many trips overseas, this one to Cambridge University’s Jesus College in England where for the past 15 years he’s been an

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Unequal Justice

By Kathy Fleming White, black. Rich, poor. Free, not free. It’s a plot that could have come right out of a John Grisham bestseller. Instead it came from ABC’s “20/20″ television show, and, luckily for the protagonist, a fledgling Jacksonville

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IN MEMORIAM Walter Weyrauch

Five decades of scholarship Walter O. Weyrauch, distinguished professor and Steven C. O’Connell Chair, died Oct. 17 at the age of 89. “UF Law lost one of its intellectual giants with the passing of Distinguished Professor Walter Weyrauch,” said Robert Jerry, dean and

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