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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 […]

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Alumna joins circuit court

Fabienne Fahnestock (JD 98) spent 15 years as a litigator for Gunster, focusing on business and employment law, health care disputes, probate and appellate issues. But roughly six months ago she settled into a new role as a trial court judge in the 17th Judicial Circuit. “It was just one of those aspirations that you always think will be […]

In Memoriam: William D. Brinton (JD 77)

William D. “Bill” Brinton, who passed away on June 19, 2017, spent four decades of his legal career “not backing down”.  As a teenager in Jacksonville, Bill became fascinated by the 1968 consolidation of the city and county governments, and spent hours reading the newly created city charter.  Following a BA (1974) from the University […]