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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 University of Florida 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 […]

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 […]