Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Published: September 9th, 2013

Category: News

Attila Andrade Jr.
Visiting Professor

Andrade is back to teach “Doing Business in Latin America,” an eight-week course at UF Law. Andrade also has been invited to speak at the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce in Orlando.

Robert Jerry
Dean; Levin Mabie & Levin Professor of Law

“Obama suggests law schools consider barring third year” (Sept. 5, 2013, The Alligator)

Dean Jerry commented in this article about President Barack Obama’s recent statement that law schools should be only two years, and whether the concept could appear at UF Law.

From the article:
UF students aren’t encouraged to take the bar exam after two years because they wouldn’t be ready, said law school Dean Robert Jerry. But the idea of changing the third and final year of law school to be more hands-on has already been discussed by the administration.

“We would make the third year a curriculum of problem solving,” Jerry said.

He said the first two years would remain in the traditional classroom format to learn the knowledge necessary to practice law. In the last year, there would be opportunities for real practice settings such as in law firms or simulated situations in class.

“There is the possibility of major changes in the upper division,” said Jerry.