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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 […]

UF Law Professor Teaches Short Course in Japan on U.S. Antitrust Law

UF Law Professor D. Daniel Sokol taught an eight-day short course on U.S. antitrust law this summer to a group of Japanese, Chinese and Korean students at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. According to Sokol, the laws in Japan and the United States involving these practices are similar, but his […]

Law Student Provides Relief to Irma Victims Through National Guard Service

Anthony Sabatini (JD 18) wears many hats. He’s a law student by day, a Eustis City Commissioner by night and on weekends completes his training as a reserve member of the National Guard. But when Hurricane Irma struck Florida in September, Sabatini received a call that caused him to leave school and work behind and […]

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 […]

Campus Resources Available for the UF Community

As we begin this new academic year, especially in light of current events that may have created some additional anxieties and concerns for many of us, UF Law wanted to remind everyone of the following resources and support available to faculty, staff, and students. U Matter, We Care is an umbrella for care-related programs and […]

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.