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Board of Governors names two new members to UF Board of Trustees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Board of Governors last week announced the appointment of two new members of the University of Florida Board of Trustees, one of whom is a University of Florida Levin College of Law alum. Charles B. Edwards, currently a member of the Board of Governors, is a member of the law firm […]

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration director, UF Law alum to address Gulf cleanup at UF Law

Location: UF Levin College of Law, Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center Contact: Jon Mills, 352-273-0835 Description: John H. Hankinson, Jr., Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, which is preparing recommendations to restore the Gulf Coast areas damaged by the 2010 oil spill, will speak at the University of Florida on June […]

UF Law alum elected as vice chairman of UF Board of Trustees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Board of Trustees on Friday, June 10, elected Orlando attorney and University of Florida Levin College of Law alum C. David Brown II (JD 78) as vice chairman of the board for a two-year term beginning July 1. Brown, a Florida native, graduated from the University of Florida […]

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UF Law Gators lead The Florida Bar

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gator Nation continues to lead the officer ranks at The Florida Bar, with University of Florida Levin College of Law alumni serving as immediate past-president, president and president-elect for 2011-2012. Current President Mayanne A. Downs (UF Law JD 87) will become past president, Scott G. Hawkins (UF Law JD 83) will […]

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration director to address Gulf cleanup at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – John H. Hankinson, Jr., Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, which is preparing recommendations to restore the Gulf Coast areas damaged by the 2010 oil spill, will speak at the University of Florida on June 17. Hankinson’s visit, which is open to the public, is co-sponsored by the […]

Waterfronts

For the last few years the rapid loss of recreational and working waterfronts that have historically formed part of the culture of many Florida towns and cities on the coast has prompted efforts to protect such waterfronts. In both 2005 and 2006 the Florida Legislature acknowledged this problem and sought to address it. Much of […]

Waterways

As more users flock to Florida waterways, conflicts have increased. From debates about what constitutes exercise of the rights of navigation to deciding who pays for dredging, many difficult topics confront those charged with managing our waterways. In 2006 the Florida Legislature began addressing some of these issues. The Legislature limited the ability of local […]

Global Patrimony: The Mysterious Spheres of Delta Diquis

UF Law Joint Program Clinic Students Mildred Gomez, Andrew Miller, Anthony Manganiello and Ana Lucia Arias (UCR), flanked Program Directors Thomas T. Ankersen (UF Law) and Shirley Sanchez (UCR Law) and Fransciso Corales Director of the National Museum of Costa Rica. The Joint Program Clinic has been assisting the Museo Nacional of Costa Rica with […]

Abogados Sin Zapatos: The Central American Forest Communities Paralegal Project

Globalization has arrived to the deepest recesses of Central America ‘s frontier forests. Large and small-scale forest resource exploitation and infrastructure development projects such as Mundo Maya and Plan Puebla Panama have descended upon the indigenous and campesino communities of the region. Many communities are dependent on government authorizations to retain their resource rights. Yet […]