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UF Law enrolls most diverse class in law school’s history

By April Martin When Dean Laura A. Rosenbury became UF Law’s leader last July, she set forth several admissions goals for the Fall 2016 entering class: raise the median LSAT and GPA scores, and enroll a class with at least 30 percent of the students representing racial and ethnic diversity. The 2016 entering class met and exceeded both […]

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 […]

Employers on campus

Employers socialize with students during on campus interview week at UF Law.

Recruiters from law firms and corporations, state attorney’s and public defender’s offices along with a smattering of judges are on UF Law campus this month. Throughout the semester they will be looking for UF Law students to hire for summer positions that could lead to full-time work upon graduation. On Campus Interviews started Aug. 9 […]

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 […]

Emeritus Professor Walter Probert passes away

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UF Law Emeritus Professor Walter Probert died July 3 at his home in Gainesville. Probert retired from UF Law in 2002 after nearly 50 years of teaching. After graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1951, he practiced in Portland, Oregon. Probert received a Sterling Graduate Fellowship to attend Yale Law School where […]

Student recognized for a helping hand to Cuba

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After recognizing the need for mechanization of farms in Cuba, Andy Garcia (2L) started a student-run nonprofit that is working to make Cuban farms more sustainable. His intuition in introducing machinery and tools that produce charcoal in a more sustainable and efficient way has earned him the Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow Award,  celebrating those […]

Alumni fellowships ensure summer legal engagement for students

Marisol Silva at her fellowship this summer in New York City.

Fourteen UF Law students worked for judges and various agencies throughout the country this summer thanks to sponsorships by generous alumni. UF Law’s Public Interest Summer Fellowships covered partial living expenses as students got hands-on experience practicing research, writing and other technical skills for three months under the guidance of judges, lawyers and practitioners. Fellowships […]

Gators on Wall Street

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David Scileppi  (JD 02) and Gustav L. Schmidt (JD 10) participated in the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony on June 9 in New York City, in connection with the IPO for Sensus Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRTSU). The Gunster attorneys served as counsel to the company in connection with its initial public offering, which closed on June 8. […]

Fredric Levin speaks at UF Law commencement

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When Fredric G. Levin (JD 61) delivered the address at UF Law’s commencement on May 15, it was the first time the law school’s namesake has addressed the graduating class. A webcast of his speech is available to view on UF Law’s website at www.law.ufl.edu. Levin, a shareholder in Pensacola’s Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & […]

LL.M. in Taxation student Weeg wins national competition

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Christopher Weeg (JD 15, LLMT 16) has earned a cash prize and national recognition in the Bloomberg Law Write-On Competition. Law students nationwide submitted papers on current legal trends. Other winners hail from Harvard University, University of Michigan, Stanford University, Columbia University, Boston College, Tulane University, University of Minnesota and University of Virginia. Weeg won […]