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Published: Jul 28th, 2014

UF Law professor principal draftsman of new “green” corporations bill, available to discuss

Contact: Stuart Cohn, UF Law John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor of Law Cell: 352-328-8519 Home: 352-378-9821 Email: GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Corporations in Florida now have the option to contribute in a significant way to greater social causes and look beyond the bottom line, in large part thanks to University of Florida Levin […]

Published: Jul 28th, 2014

UF Law professor’s scholarship cited in federal same-sex marriage case, available to discuss

Contact: Darren Hutchinson, Stephen C. O’Connell Chair Cell: 202-276-0146 Email: or GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A UF Law professor’s scholarship has been cited in a decision earlier this month by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld an earlier ruling that declared Oklahoma’s gay-marriage ban unconstitutional. The decision included reference to Darren […]

Published: Jul 19th, 2014

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Published: Jul 3rd, 2014

Jon Mills (Interim Dean and Dean, 1999-2003)

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Jon Mills, founder of the Center for Governmental Responsibility and former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, was named as interim dean and later dean in 2001. As the law school faced a critical shortage of library and classroom space, Mills saw the law school through planning and fundraising for its $25 million renovation […]

Published: Jul 3rd, 2014

Richard A. Matasar (Dean, 1996-1999)

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Richard Matasar, former dean of the Chicago-Kent College of Law and Associate Dean at the University of Iowa, became dean of the University of Florida College of Law in 1996. As Matasar’s term began, the growth in faculty and students was beginning to outstrip the facilities of Holland and Bruton-Geer halls, and the library’s holdings […]

Published: Jul 3rd, 2014

Jeffrey Lewis (Dean, 1988-1996)

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A graduate of the Duke University School of Law and a member of the law school faculty since 1972, Jeffrey Lewis was named dean of the University of Florida College of Law in 1988. During his eight year-tenure, Lewis strengthened the law school’s ties with the legal community, serving on the Florida Bar’s Committee on […]

Published: Jul 3rd, 2014

Frank T. Read (Dean, 1981-1988)

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Frank Read came to the University of Florida after serving as law professor at Duke University and the University of Tulsa as well as dean of the Indiana University School of Law. During his term as dean of UF’s law school, Read was able to increase quality improvement funding from the Florida Legislature, including the […]

Published: Jul 3rd, 2014

E.L. “Roy” Hunt (Acting Dean, 1970-71 & 1980-81)

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Twice in his career at UF, Professor E. L. Roy Hunt saw the law school through crucial transitions by serving as acting dean. In Fall 1970, he stepped in as the school searched for someone to replace long-serving Dean Frank Maloney. In March, 1980, he served as acting dean after Dean Joseph Julin stepped down […]

Published: Jul 3rd, 2014

Grace “Betty” Taylor (Acting Dean, 1981)

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During her long tenure as director of the Legal Information Center, Grace “Betty” Taylor brought UF into the Information Age, pioneering the use of computer databases for legal research and building one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of audio-visual resources for legal education. She salvaged and rebuilt the Legal Information Center’s collection after the […]

Published: Jul 3rd, 2014

Joseph Richard Julin (Dean, 1971-1980)

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Under the leadership of Dean Joseph Richard Julin, the University of Florida created many of the institutions that define the college today. Julin, a Northwestern University law graduate and former associate dean at the University of Michgan, was named dean in 1971. A year later, the law school launched its Center for Governmental Responsibility – […]