News Briefs: Jan. 21, 2014

Published: January 21st, 2014

Category: News Briefs

Director of Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program on campus Thursday

The director of the Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship program will be on campus on Thursday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180, to recruit UF Law students. UF Law students have been strongly represented in this selective and non-partisan program over the past few years, and there is currently one UF Law student serving as a gubernatorial fellow this year. During the past three years four UF Law students have been selected as Gubernatorial Fellows, but there is an opportunity for more students to bring further recognition to this program and to UF Law.

In addition to the professional and networking opportunities, fellows receive a tuition waiver for the year they serve in Tallahassee.

Students can visit to learn about the expectations and requirements of the program, as well as read testimonials from alumni. Interested students must apply online, at the above website.

Application materials are due by Monday, March 3. The fellowship will follow the university calendar starting in August 2014 and ending in May 2015. The Governor’s screening and selection committee will announce the program participants in June.

Joint degree program information session Tuesday          

Thinking about a joint degree?  Wondering what it is? How it works?

Join us on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at noon in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180, for an information session about joint degree programs with the law school. Representatives from the College of Journalism, College of Business and the College of Health Professions will answer questions about their programs and provide perspectives about the benefits of the joint degree program. Current joint degree students from various programs will be there to discuss how they coordinate both programs and their reasons for pursuing them.

Food and drinks will be served. If you have questions about the program, contact Dean Kari Mattox at, or contact the Office of Student Affairs at 352-273-0630.

Mark your calendars for numerous spring events, register now for conferences

The spring semester is a busy time for UF Law and you are invited to join us for these and other exciting events. Check out our events page for more information and for registration links:

  • Jan. 22-23, 2014: Judge Richard C. Tallman to visit UF Law as Jurist-in-Residence
  • Jan. 27, 2014: E-Discovery Speaker Series with Jason Baron
  • Jan. 31, 2014: National Taxpayer Advocate to speak at UF Law
  • Feb. 5, 2014: Trayvon Martin Town Hall Meeting
  • Feb. 7, 2014: Richard E. Nelson Symposium
  • Feb. 13, 2014: 30th Annual Maguire Competition
  • Feb. 13, 2014: Trayvon Martin, Race Rights and Justice Panel
  • Feb. 19-21, 2014: Inaugural Florida Tax Institute
  • Feb. 20-22, 2014: Public Interest Environmental Conference
  • March 14, 2014: CSRRR Spring Lecture
  • March 14, 2014: Electronic Discovery for the Small and Medium Case
  • March 21, 2014: Dunwody Lecture
  • April 4, 2014: EASLS Sports Law Symposium