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Competition Policy Initiative focuses on ‘NCAA Cartel’

                  The UF Competition Policy Initiative run by economics department chair and affiliate law professor Roger Blair as well as UF Research Foundation Professor of Law D. Daniel Sokol will host a conference on the “NCAA Cartel” on Friday with paper presentations from professors of law, sports […]

Trial Team Wins 8th National Title

The University of Florida Trial Team at the Levin College of Law won its eighth national title this month, defeating 12 teams through four rounds to clench the top spot in the Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition Oct. 14-15. UF Law 3L students Neal Cordero, Danielle Kaboudi, Tristan Montaque and Will Sepulveda took home the […]

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 […]

Scholarly conference launches partnership between UF and University of Havana

By Alisson Clark The blast of heat that greeted the delegation stepping off the plane in Havana was familiar, but the occasion was unprecedented: the University of Florida’s first academic conference in Cuba, jointly hosted by the University of Havana. Many of the 24 UF professors, students and alumni on the trip – the largest […]

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 […]

Alumni fellowships ensure summer legal engagement for students

Fourteen UF Law students worked for judges and various agencies throughout the country this summer thanks to sponsorships by generous alumni. UF Law’s Public Interest Summer Fellowships covered partial living expenses as students got hands-on experience practicing research, writing and other technical skills for three months under the guidance of judges, lawyers and practitioners. Fellowships […]


In a sea of 1,200 international law students, two UF Law students were recognized for their incredible oral advocacy skills at the annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in March. Dimitrios Peteves (3L) tied as the No. 1 Best Oralist and Ali Mirghahari (2L) received an honorable mention during the closing ceremony, […]

UF Law students visit Florida Supreme Court

UF Law at Florida Supreme Court

UF Law Professor Jon Mills’ Constitutional Law class traveled to Tallahassee Nov. 3, to hear oral arguments at the Florida Supreme Court. The trip was sponsored by an endowment honoring Justice Ben Overton (JD 52) and funded by Karen Miller, a volunteer counselor in UF Law’s Center for Career Development and a close friend of Overton. […]

Simone Chriss (3L) on her experience with the Juvenile Law Clinic

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“I cannot imagine a more meaningful experience anyone could hope for in law school”