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Former CIA counter-terror chief to speak at UF Law

Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. (JD 74), former director of the National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency, will join UF Law Dean Laura A. Rosenbury for a Fireside Chat in HOL 180 on the UF Law campus on Monday, March 27 at noon. The public is invited and pizza will be provided. Rodriguez, who […]

Gator Nation boosts American Bar Foundation

One of the newest members of the American Bar Foundation joins an already-strong contingent of the Gator Law Nation who support the group devoted to advancing justice through scholarly research. According to foundation data, Christopher Vallandingham (JD 00), a UF Law adjunct faculty member and tenured member of the University Libraries faculty, is at least […]

UF Law Alumni Rank 13th for Percentage of Judges on Federal Bench

UF Law alumni rank 13th among all law schools for the percentage of judges on the federal bench and ninth for the percentage of federal district court judges, according to a forthcoming paper in the Tennessee Law Review. “The New Diversity Crisis” by Jason Iuliano of Yale Law School and Avery Stewart, a Global Business […]

Arbitrators teach international weekend course

Internationally recognized practitioners in arbitration law engaged nearly 20 UF Law J.D. and LL.M. students last weekend during an intense three-day course. After panel discussions about the art of international arbitration, attorneys joined students and UF Law Professor Joan Stearns Johnsen for a reception and networking. Panelists who appeared in the classroom were: M. Cristina […]

Moot court competition draws federal, appellate judges

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The 31st annual Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Final Four Competition convened Friday morning before a host of both federal and state appellate judges. The four highest-scoring competitors from the Florida Moot Court Team tryout were slated to perform oral arguments in front of a standing-room only crowd in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. The panel […]

Professor, alumni named to judicial reform committee

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Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga (JD 79) has appointed a UF Levin College of Law professor and six other law alumni to the Steering Committee on Families and Children in the Court. Teresa Drake (JD 94), director of UF Law’s Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic and visiting legal skills professor, is the only […]

ABA recognizes alumna’s death-penalty representation

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  Sylvia H. Walbolt (JD 63) will be honored with the American Bar Association’s 2016 John Paul Stevens Guiding Hand of Counsel Award at the ABA’s Death Penalty Representation Project in September. The award honors her commitment to providing pro bono counsel for individuals facing death penalty sentences over her more than 50 years of […]

A law professor’s artistic turn

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UF Law Professor Stacey Steinberg’s (JD 03) photographic art joins the likes of Claude Monet and Frida Kahlo as her Shared Hope – Art and Healing exhibit runs through Aug. 5 at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. Steinberg shows 20 pieces in the exhibition featuring UF Health patients and their families. The patients are […]