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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 […]

Florida Bar’s John Harkness (JD 69) Retires As Nation’s Longest Serving Executive Director

Those who have worked with The Florida Bar Executive Director John “Jack” F. Harkness Jr. during his 37-year tenure describe him uniquely – as a rock star, a unicorn and a calming influence during tough times. They also call him a proud Double Gator. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UF […]

Iron Woman: Alumna Draws Similarities between Training for Trial and Triathlons

UF Law alumna Susan Haag (JD 92) is an experienced prosecutor and the only woman in the world to have completed 100 iron distance triathlon races, each equivalent to swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and running a 26.2 mile marathon in under 17 hours. She also swam, biked and ran her way through an […]

Alum Selected to Lead Federal Trade Commission Bureau

Bruce Hoffman (JD 92) has been named Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. Hoffman, who previously worked as a partner with Shearman & Sterling LLP, transitioned into his new role on Aug. 7, according to an FTC news release. “I am honored to be asked to serve at such a critical […]

UF Law Completes Record $4.5 Million Fundraising Initiative

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More than 1,400 alumni and friends of the University of Florida Levin College of Law contributed $1.5 million to meet the Culverhouse Challenge, an initiative to unlock two $1.5 million matching donations from UF alum Hugh Culverhouse (JD 74) and UF Provost Joe Glover.

Quarles & Brady cited as a Best Law Firm for Women

Quarles & Brady LLP, led by Firm Chair Kimberly Leach Johnson (JD 81), is standing out as a law firm where women attorneys thrive, according to several recent reports. Law360 cited the firm among the “Best Law Firms for Women” in their 2017 Glass Ceiling Report, ranking it No. 2 among firms with between 300 […]

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 […]