Jeffrey T. Grater
Emeritus Senior Legal Skills Professor
Emeritus Director, Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics
Jeffrey Grater served as Director of the Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics and a Senior Legal Skills Professor. His mission at UF Law was to assist his students in their transition from law student to skilled, professional, and ethical practicing lawyer. Through his clinical practice, Prof. Grater and his students delivered high quality legal services to low-income clients.
Students came to Prof. Grater’s courses and clinics well versed in doctrinal law through the excellent teaching of his UF Law colleagues. He created learning laboratories in which his students identified what they are doing well and what needs improvement. Prof. Grater, through his teaching, coaching, mentoring, and careful critique, further developed in his students the legal and professional skills they will use for the rest of their careers.
J.D., UF Levin College of Law (with honors)
B.A., University of Florida (with high honors)
Teaching and Scholarship
Family law and practice, interviewing and counseling