Poucher Lecture to feature Florida governors

Published: September 24th, 2012

Category: News

Five Florida governors will convene in Gainesville to discuss critical issues impacting the future of the Sunshine State for the Florida Law Review’s second installment of the Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series. The event, entitled “Florida’s Future: A Conversation with Florida Governors,” will be held on Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Doors will open at 9:15 a.m., and the event is free and open to the public.

Gov. Reubin Askew, Gov. Charlie Crist, Gov. Bob Graham, Gov. Buddy MacKay and Gov. Bob Martinez are confirmed to participate on the panel. Former Florida Law Review editor-in-chief and University of Florida Law alum Ben Diamond (JD 03) will serve as moderator.

No backpacks or large bags will be permitted at the event. For more details and to submit a question to the panel of governors, visit the Florida Law Review’s website (www.floridalawreview.org), or contact the office at 352-273-0670. Tickets, which are required for entry, will be available through the Phillips Center Box Office and UF Law’s Student Affairs office.  The parking garage next to the Phillips Center is available to attendees for event parking.  Additionally, parking restrictions at the Park & Ride Lot #2 (behind the Hilton) and at the Bledsoe Drive lot (adjacent to the University Village field) will be lifted for the event.

The Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series was established by Betty K. Poucher in honor of her late husband, Allen L. Poucher Sr. A humanitarian who lived a life dedicated to service, Allen Poucher graduated from UF Law in 1942 and practiced law for more than 60 years. The Poucher Legal Education Series seeks to provide a venue for prominent legal, political and business leaders to discuss important issues facing our nation and world today.