News Briefs: Nov. 18, 2013

Published: November 18th, 2013

Category: News Briefs

Florida Supreme Court Justice Canady visits UF Law today at 3 p.m.

Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady will be a guest lecturer in Professor Jon Mills’ Florida Constitutional Law course on Monday as part of the Ben Overton Lectures in Florida Constitutional Law.

Canady’s lecture is open to all Levin College of Law faculty and students. The class meets at 3 p.m. in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. It will be followed by a reception.

Canady was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court by former Gov. Charlie Crist in 2008, and he served as chief justice from 2010 to 2012. Prior to his appointment, he was named to the 2nd District Court of Appeal by former Gov. Jeb Bush, after service as his general counsel.

He served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, including as chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution. He also served three terms in the Florida House of Representatives.

He received his B.A. from Haverford College in 1976 and his J.D. from the Yale Law School in 1979.

The Overton Lectures were created this year to honor Overton (JD 52) who died in December 2012, while still serving as a UF law professor. He was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in 1974 by former Gov. Reubin Askew (JD 56). He retired after 25 years on the court, and served as chief justice from 1976 to 1978.

FJIL food drive a success

The Florida Journal of International Law completed its food drive benefiting the Salvation Army. The group collected more than 250 nonperishable items. Each of these items will help someone in need during this Thanksgiving and holiday season. FJIL would like to thank all law students and faculty who participated and donated items to such a great cause. The Salvation Army was extremely thankful and impressed with the law school.

Missed Craig Ball’s e-discovery lecture? Watch it here

In case you missed Craig Ball’s E-Discovery Speaker’s Series presentation “Spoiled and Deluded: The Shakespearean Tragedy That Is E-Discovery,” it is now available online.

Visit the UF Law E-Discovery Project page at, and scroll down to the Speaker’s Series box in the right column for the link to the recording.

Spring semester events

Spring semester is just around the corner and the UF Law calendar is already packed with an impressive lineup of prestigious speakers, conferences and symposia addressing some of the most important legal issues of today. Check our “Upcoming Events” calendar for full details on all the exciting events at UF Law.