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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 […]

Untiedt named Attorney of the Year

Noting her work to provide access to legal counsel for 1,500 Florida juveniles, Whitney Untiedt (JD 05) has been named the Daily Business Review’s Attorney of the Year. Untiedt is partner and director of Pro Bono Initiatives for Akerman in Miami. She is also deeply involved with UF Law as a member of the Law […]

Fredric Levin speaks at UF Law commencement

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When Fredric G. Levin (JD 61) delivered the address at UF Law’s commencement on May 15, it was the first time the law school’s namesake has addressed the graduating class. A webcast of his speech is available to view on UF Law’s website at www.law.ufl.edu. Levin, a shareholder in Pensacola’s Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & […]

Labarga Becomes First Florida Chief Justice To Succeed Himself in More Than a Century

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TALLAHASSEE – In 2014 Jorge Labarga became the first person of Hispanic descent to lead Florida’s judicial system as its chief justice. On July 1 he will become the state’s first chief justice to succeed himself in that office since the end of the Civil War. The other members of the Florida Supreme Court chose […]

Mark your calendars for the UF Law Class of 2004 Reunion!

Welcome Reception & UF Law Tour Date: Friday, Friday, February 27, 2015 Time: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Location:  UF Law’s Advocacy Center at 309 Village Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611.   UF vs Tennessee Basketball Game Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 Time: TBA at UF’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center Location: 250 Gale Lemerand Drive | Gainesville, FL 32611 Join […]

Beat the Bulldogs Alumni Reception

14th Annual Beat the Bulldogs Law Alumni Reception Join Dean George Dawson at our 14th Annual Beat the Bulldogs UF Law Alumni reception. Enjoy food, drinks and the chance to connect with your fellow Jacksonville alumni. Date: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Jacksonville River Club (Florida Room, 35th Floor) Thank you to […]

Rebecca Bowles Hawkins

Return to Heritage of Leadership Rebecca Bowles Hawkins 1910-2000 Class of 1935 Became first female Assistant Attorney General in Florida in 1948 and headed office’s opinions division (1969-1976); full-time Research Assistant for Florida Supreme Court Justice B.K. Roberts; served as President of Florida (1954-1955) and National Association of Women Lawyers (1960-1961); named 1997 UF Alumnae […]

Gerald A. Williams

Return to Heritage of Leadership Gerald A. Williams 1950-2010 Class of 1975            Served as president of the UF Law Black Law Student Association and was among the first African-American graduates of UF Law; Served as Staff Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board before establishing Haygood & Williams, P.A. in West Palm Beach (1981); served […]