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Albert J. Farrah (Dean, 1909-1912)

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  Known to his contemporaries as “the greatest law teacher in the South,” Albert J. Farrah was a founding figure in legal education in the Sunshine State. Born in 1863 on a farm in Michigan, Farrah went on to graduate from University of Michigan School of Law. In 1900, he was invited to come to […]

In honor of Bill McBride: Ardent Advocate for Public Interest

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Grace Elizabeth Woodall “Betty” Taylor, 1926-2013

Longtime LIC director Betty Taylor passes away Influential UF Law faculty member and former library director Grace Elizabeth Woodall “Betty” Taylor passed away Monday, May 13. Taylor was 86. Taylor served as the director of the University of Florida Law Library from 1962-2003 and is an extremely important figure in UF Law’s history. “As early […]

William Reece Smith Jr. in Memoriam

William Reece Smith Jr., a powerful force in the legal world and one of five University of Florida Law graduates to serve as president of the American Bar Association, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. He was 87. Smith – whose legal career covered six decades – also served as president of The Florida Bar and […]

Ben Overton In Memoriam

UF Law adjunct and former Florida Supreme Court Justice Ben Overton remembered Former Florida Supreme Court Justice, UF Law alum and Adjunct Professor Ben F. Overton died Saturday, Dec. 29, in Gainesville, Fla., of complications from heart surgery. He was 86 and was Florida’s 62nd justice since statehood. “Justice Overton was one of the most […]