Levin College of Law

Jonathan Barry-Blocker

Visiting Legal Skills Professor

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Phone:
352-273-0666

About

Education

J.D. University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
B.A. Morehouse College

Teaching and Scholarship

Clinical Teaching, Trial Procedure, Criminal Law/Criminal Procedure, Civil Rights, Privacy, Voting Rights, Legal History, Reparations, Professional Accountability

Professional Activities

  • Member, UF Law Alumni Council (2021 – Present)
  • Founding Member, Annual Blackout Holiday Networking Affair for Central Florida (2009 – Present)
  • Member, FL Bar Code & Rules of Evidence Committee (2013-2017)

 

Courses

Trial Practice - LAW 6363
  • Registration priority will be given to third-year students. A study of the trial process, including law relating to trials, trial tactics, and trial techniques. The first half consists of classroom work and a weekly three-hour laboratory, involving role-playing and critical evaluation. The second half consists of simulated trials and critical evaluation.
Social Justice Lawyering - LAW 6816
  • This course explores how lawyers advance social justice. It examines the meaning of social justice, structural factors that contribute to inequities in the legal system, funding and delivery of legal assistance programs for low-income and underrepresented individuals, and substantive legal arenas in which social justice can be pursued.

Publications

  • Report: “Alabama’s War on Marijuana: Assessing the Fiscal and Human Toll of Criminalization,” SPLC & AL Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, 10/2018, Contributing author with Leah Nelson, Will Tucker, & Frank Knaack
  • “Judge or Jury:  Pros & Cons and Factors to Evaluate for Each,” 54th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys (AMIA) hosted by Victor O. Schinnerer & Co., Inc., 5/28-29/2015, Co-author with Brian Bennett
  • Chapter: “Interpretation and Requirements of Contract Specifications,” Construction Contract Claims, Changes & Dispute Resolution (3rd ed.), Co-author with Brian Bennett