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20 UF Law alumni appointed to Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission

United States Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson have announced the full membership of the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, and 20 of the members are alumni of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The Judicial Nominating Commission reviews applicants for U.S. district judgeships and recommends lists for senators to review. For more […]

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UF Law Alumna Pursues Career in Mediation, Mentors Current Students

UF Law alumna Petra Pindar spends her days helping people through difficult times. Since October 2016, Pindar (JD 12) has served as mediation services coordinator for the 8th Judicial Circuit. In that time, she has worked as a family mediator on nearly 100 cases of divorce, custody and paternity rights. She also coordinates mediators working […]

Alumna Selected to Co-Chair ABA Disability Rights Committee

UF Law alumna Nicole Saunders (JD 16) has been selected to co-chair the Disability Rights Committee for the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association. Her term will run from September 2017 until September 2018. Saunders is currently working in Jacksonville as a corporate associate for the in-house legal department of Fidelity Information Services, […]

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 […]