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Florida Tax Institute draws tax scholars, practitioners

The annual Florida Tax Institute is this week in Tampa, bringing together the top tax scholars and practitioners from across the state and around the country. This institute is organized by graduates and professors of the UF Levin College of Law, home of the No. 1 public and No. 3 overall tax law program in […]

Alumni vie for Florida Bar leadership

UF Law alumni are on the ballot in the Tuesday election for leadership positions on The Florida Bar Board of Governors and the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors. Florida Bar Board of Governors candidates are: Stephanie Marusak Marchman (JD 04) in the 8th Circuit Stuart Scott Walker (JD 83) in the 8th Circuit Kevin […]

Zack recognized by ABA for promoting diversity

Former American Bar Association president Stephen N. Zack (JD 71) recently accepted The Spirit of Excellence Award, bestowed upon him by the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. Zack accepted the honor during the ABA Midyear Meeting in Miami on Feb. 4. He was one of four recipients of […]

Gator Nation boosts American Bar Foundation

One of the newest members of the American Bar Foundation joins an already-strong contingent of the Gator Law Nation who support the group devoted to advancing justice through scholarly research. According to foundation data, Christopher Vallandingham (JD 00), a UF Law adjunct faculty member and tenured member of the University Libraries faculty, is at least […]

UF Law Alumni Rank 13th for Percentage of Judges on Federal Bench

UF Law alumni rank 13th among all law schools for the percentage of judges on the federal bench and ninth for the percentage of federal district court judges, according to a forthcoming paper in the Tennessee Law Review. “The New Diversity Crisis” by Jason Iuliano of Yale Law School and Avery Stewart, a Global Business […]

Arbitrators teach international weekend course

Internationally recognized practitioners in arbitration law engaged nearly 20 UF Law J.D. and LL.M. students last weekend during an intense three-day course. After panel discussions about the art of international arbitration, attorneys joined students and UF Law Professor Joan Stearns Johnsen for a reception and networking. Panelists who appeared in the classroom were: M. Cristina […]

Florida revolution, national turning point

By Andrew Steadman (JD 15) The modern-day Florida Constitution took effect in 1968, mandating that the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission convene in 1978 and every 20 years thereafter. A new book by UF Law Professor Mary Adkins (JD 91) describes the state’s constitutional transformation. In Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a […]

Students, alumni assist Pulse nightclub victims

In an effort to provide relief to members of the Hispanic and LGBT communities affected by the mass shooting in June at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, UF Law students, alumni and community partners joined together Sept. 9-10 at the Orlando United Wills Clinic  to provide free legal services to those in need. Student volunteers aided attorneys […]

Former Ambassador Bobby Mandell (JD 72) Returns to Campus Oct. 20

Former U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg Robert “Bobby” Mandell (JD 72) joins Dean Laura Rosenbury for a Fireside Chat Thursday, Oct. 20, at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Mandell was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2011 as the 21st ambassador to Luxembourg, a role in which he served until 2015. During the […]

Alumna makes history as UF Law’s first SCOTUS clerk

By Richard Goldstein UF Law alumna Kathryn Kimball (JD 12) has made history as the first alumnus to be named to a United States Supreme Court clerkship. She will clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas during the 2018 term. Justice Thomas selected Kimball in July; the news was released publicly Sept. 6. “I’m thrilled and delighted,” […]