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“All the President’s Tweets: The First Amendment and the Online Public Forum”

Lyrissa Lidsky’s 2010 Constitution Day presentation.

University of Florida Law oil spill symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Legal responses to the disaster caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill this summer are wide-ranging and varied, according to law professors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law who have been studying laws and policies that can determine liability for such environmental disasters. A symposium outlining the legal […]

Legal scholar to visit UF Law, discuss new book on racial justice in the U.S.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Legal scholar and Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Michelle Alexander will visit the University of Florida Levin College of Law to discuss her new book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” Wednesday, Sept. 22 at noon in UF Law’s Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (Holland […]

Historic preservation activities in Florida boost economy and jobs, according to new study

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Historic preservation activities in Florida contribute more than $6 billion annually to the state’s economy, accounting for more than 110,000 jobs, according to a two-year study by the Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR) at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. UF researchers, partnering with the Center for Urban Policy Research […]

Legal expert on “don’t ask, don’t tell” available for comment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gays in the military was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in California on Thursday. The ruling was in response to a suit brought against the U.S. government and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates by the Log Cabin Republicans, who said the policy violates […]

UF Law ranks no. 5 for Hispanic students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law has been ranked as the fifth best law school in the nation for Hispanic students by Hispanic Business magazine. UF Law has been ranked in the top ten eight times in the past decade. “It is exciting but not surprising that UF is recognized […]

UF Law professor asks the ‘man’ question

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Do feminists see women as a diverse group in need of support and men as only one thing: male and privileged? A new book by University of Florida Law Professor Nancy Dowd, “The Man Question: Male Subordination and Privilege,” (NYU Press), says it’s time to change this perspective and apply the feminist […]

Five Florida Governors at UF

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Florida’s Future: A conversation with Florida Governors. Click here to read the press release and view the webcast of the lecture.

Evolving relationship of government and social media examined in UF Constitution Day Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Government agencies at all levels are using Facebook and other social media to communicate, and many are unaware they may be more vulnerable than private sector users to lawsuits and other legal action. Stephen C. O’Connell Chair and Professor of Law Lyrissa Lidsky will address this issue at UF’s Constitution Day Program, […]