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RECENT NEWSGov. Charlie Crist appointed UF Law alumnus Jorge Labarga to the Florida Supreme Court on Jan. 2. Labarga (JD 79), of Wellington, Fla., was a state circuit judge who Crist appointed to an appellate court position just last month. He was named to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Harry Lee Anstead. A Cuban-born lawyer and double Gator, Labarga has been a circuit judge since 1996 and was a public defender and prosecutor before that in a legal career that has spanned 28 years.
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Justice John Paul Stevens and Judge Jose A. Gonzalez Jr. devoted part of their joint presentation on the UF Campus on Nov. 17 to offering free advice to law students. Stevens, the most senior United States Supreme Court Justice, said lawyers often overlook oral arguments in their cases.
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It's time for the legal profession to move into the 21st century and for law students to consider a new and rapidly expanding field. A distinguished group of experts spoke about the importance of electronic discovery on Oct. 28, at the "E-Discovery Evening," which was co-sponsored by The Sedona Conference and the Levin College of Law. "The Levin College of Law is one of the first law schools in the nation to offer a course in what is being called 'E-Discovery,'" said UF Law Dean Robert Jerry. "We’re very pleased that, thanks to Adjunct Professor Bill Hamilton, we are also now the first to co-sponsor a conference on the topic with the very well-respected Sedona Conference."
Walter O. Weyrauch, distinguished professor and Steven C. O’Connell Chair, died Oct. 17 at the age of 89. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. in the Levin College of Law Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (180 Holland). "Walter has been an active presence at the law school. Many of our students and faculty knew him and will mourn his passing." Weyrauch reached a remarkable, record-setting milestone this year — 51 years of continuous teaching at a single school.
Professor Emeritus Dexter Delony, passed away Oct. 16, following a long illness. He was 91. Delony taught at UF Law for more than 30 years, educating thousands of Florida’s lawyers and leaders, including former governors Lawton Chiles and Rueben Askew. As a professor, Delony was revered by his students for teaching classes that successfully combined a generous helping of both theoretical law and its application. He retired from UF Law in 1983 and stated he was very proud to have seen the dramatic increase in women law students during his tenure at UF.
It’s green under the bricks and mortar of the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center (LIC). The new addition and renovations to the LIC, classrooms and law library were recently certified as a “green” building by the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification is part of the USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
A number of faculty have recently published books. Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown published The Color of Crime, Professor Michael Siegel published Race to Injustice and Professor Michael Allan Wolf published The Zoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler.
Law students from the University of Florida and the University of Georgia met at the border for something other than football — an opportunity to canoe the St. Mary's River, the boundary water between the two adjoining states. The UF Law Conservation Clinic and the University of Georgia Environmental Law Practicum have teamed up for a trans-boundary water law project that involves researching and petitioning the state of Florida for an Outstanding Florida Water designation for the river (if warranted by research), while designing some sort of similar protection for the river in Georgia — which does not have an analogous regulation.
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