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UF Law Alum Evan Ferl (JD 10) Details Legal Career in the Tech Space

Name: Evan Ferl UF Law Graduation Year: 2010 Current City: San Francisco, California Occupation: Head of Legal at Hired, Inc.         What was it like to study at UF Law? UF Law was an amazing experience. It offered me a ton of different opportunities that I wouldn’t have otherwise had. I was […]

Florida Rep. Margaret Good (JD 12) Uses Law Degree for Public Service

When Margaret Good (JD 12) decided her state representatives weren’t effectively working on behalf of their constituents, she decided to take action. She ran for the Florida House of Representatives District 72 seat in a February 2018 special election that was both hotly contested and highly publicized. Good prevailed and took office with just three […]

In Memoriam: Florida Law Review Editor Michael Jamieson (JD 64)

Double Gator Michael Jamieson, an influential Holland and Knight partner whose accolades include election to the American Law Institute and American Bar Association Business Law Section, passed away in late February. He was 77. In 1961, Jamieson received his bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from UF and went on to graduate with his […]

Ohio Rep. Emilia Sykes (JD 11) Draws on UF Law Experiences in Drafting State Legislation

Ohio State Representative Emilia Sykes (JD 11) always wanted to pursue a career in public health, but her father encouraged her to pursue law. So, the Akron native enrolled in the University of Florida’s dual degree program, graduating with a law degree and master’s in public health, and a certificate in family law in 2011. […]

Judge Makar Publishes Article on Landmark Supreme Court Press Freedom Case

In 1941, The Miami Herald printed two editorials and a political cartoon criticizing members of the judiciary, who held the paper and editor John Pennekamp in contempt of court, sparking a courthouse drama that resulted in a major victory for freedom of the press in the United States Supreme Court. “Today, people would say, of […]

Sanchez turns reigns to Hawkins to chair LCA Board

University of Florida Levin College of Law is pleased to welcome Scott Hawkins (JD 83) as the newly installed chairman of the 2017-2018 Law Center Association Board of Trustees, which has been led by Oscar Sanchez (JD 82) since 2015. Sanchez, a Triple Gator, is the founding member of OAS Mediation in Miami. He is […]

Alum’s Legal and Legislative Expertise Aids Efforts to Honor Civil Rights Leader

Even before attending UF Law, Gunster attorney Derek Bruce (JD 98) knew he wanted to use his law degree to help give back. “I had different ideals at the time on what that may look like, but I knew in my practice and in my occupation I wanted to act somehow,” said Bruce, a Triple […]

UF Law Announces Gerald A. Rosenthal Chair in Labor and Employment Law

Rosenthal

University of Florida Levin College of Law is proud to announce the newly-endowed Gerald A. Rosenthal Chair in Labor and Employment Law. The new chair, designed to recruit a nationally-recognized expert in labor and employment law, is made possible through a $2 million gift from Gerald A. Rosenthal (JD 73) and his late wife, Ingrid […]

UF Law Names Admissions Office in Honor of Gerald (JD 65) and Joanne Schackow’s $500,000 Gift

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University of Florida Levin College of Law is proud to name its admissions office the “Gerald Schackow Admissions Office” in recognition of a $500,000 gift from UF Law alum and local attorney Gerald “Jerry” Schackow (JD 65) and his wife, Joanne. An unveiling celebration took place on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Marcia Whitney Schott […]