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Students opt for pro bono and field courses on spring break

Nearly 30 UF Law students gained hands on legal training and performed pro bono work this week during the second annual Alternative Spring Break Program. Students also enjoyed networking events with area alumni and potential employers. The program expanded to four locations this year: In Jacksonville, students worked with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid on name and […]

Micro-brewery delivers lessons in entrepreneurship

UF Law students in Law and Entrepreneurship, an upper-level elective taught by Professor Daniel Sokol, have been examining the structuring of venture capital and legal and regulatory issues for high-tech growth companies. Last week, the class took a field trip to the Gainesville-based Swamp Head Brewery to better understand the business strategies of a growth […]

UF Law students win in Miami, advance to international competition

UF Law students have again earned a spot in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Vienna after winning The Florida Bar International Law Section’s annual pre-moot in Miami on Feb. 18. Garrison Cohen (3L), David Mittel (3L), Paul Punzone (3L), and Ashlyn Robinson (3L) traveled to Miami to prepare for the […]

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, Feb. 24, with paper presentations from professors of […]

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 […]