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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,” […]

Moot court competition draws federal, appellate judges

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The 31st annual Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Final Four Competition convened Friday morning before a host of both federal and state appellate judges. The four highest-scoring competitors from the Florida Moot Court Team tryout were slated to perform oral arguments in front of a standing-room only crowd in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. The panel […]

Professor, alumni named to judicial reform committee

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Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga (JD 79) has appointed a UF Levin College of Law professor and six other law alumni to the Steering Committee on Families and Children in the Court. Teresa Drake (JD 94), director of UF Law’s Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic and visiting legal skills professor, is the only […]

Obama nominates UF Law alumni to district courts

President Barack Obama has nominated Judges Patricia D. Barksdale (JD 96) and Philip R. Lammens (JD 02) to serve on the United States District Court bench. It is considered a great honor to be nominated, and the two are among only eight nominees nationwide. “Throughout their careers, these nominees have displayed unwavering commitment to justice […]