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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 […]

Students launch online news source

By Jessica Beugen (1L), Kéran Billaud (1L) and Meghan Bradley (2L) A student-run school newspaper is an important part of any collegiate community. It is a forum where candid voices are heard, recognized and appreciated as representative of the student body. For the students, by the students, school newspapers often bring perspectives and event coverage […]

Recent publications by Environmental and Land Use Law scholars

Mary Jane Angelo University of Florida Research Foundation Professor; Alumni Research Scholar; Director, Environmental and Land Use Law Program Books: Food, Agriculture, And The Environment: History, Law, And Sustainability (Jason J. Czarnezki, William S. Eubanks II & Mary Jane Angelo eds., 2013). Mary Jane Angelo, The Law and Ecology of Pesticides and Pest Management (2013). […]

Land-use legal solutions in the era of sea-level rise

  By Elizabeth Turner (JD 15) Few seaside beachgoers may realize that the sandy shores they enjoy are veritable land-use and environmental “battlegrounds,” as described by UF Law Professors Alyson Flournoy and Thomas Ankersen (JD 86) in a UF Law faculty blog post. In Florida, for example, the wet-sand beach, or the area between the […]

A peek inside the Environmental and Land Use Law Program

By Elizabeth Turner (JD 15) In October of 2014 my client first asked for a report examining the legal and policy-based framework overlaying Biscayne Bay and the surrounding area. The client, a marine sciences Ph.D., helped us understand the biology of the bay, but it was up to my colleagues and me to provide the […]

National environmental, land-use experts tread path to UF Law

Between the Richard E. Nelson Capstone series and the annual student-run Public Interest Environmental Conference, UF Law’s Environmental and Land Use Law Program brings top environment and land-use experts to campus each year. This year’s capstone series of speakers will feature several experts. Among them are William Fischel, an economics professor from Dartmouth College; Nicole Garnett, […]

Scholarly conference launches partnership between UF, University of Havana

By Alisson Clark The blast of heat that greeted the delegation stepping off the plane in Havana was familiar, but the occasion was unprecedented: the University of Florida’s first academic conference in Cuba, jointly hosted by the University of Havana. Many of the 24 UF professors, students and alumni on the trip – the largest […]

Students, alumni assist Pulse nightclub victims

In an effort to provide relief to members of the Hispanic and LGBT communities affected by the mass shooting in June at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, UF Law students, alumni and community partners joined together Sept. 9-10 at the Orlando United Wills Clinic  to provide free legal services to those in need. Student volunteers aided attorneys […]

Scholarly conference launches partnership between UF and University of Havana

By Alisson Clark The blast of heat that greeted the delegation stepping off the plane in Havana was familiar, but the occasion was unprecedented: the University of Florida’s first academic conference in Cuba, jointly hosted by the University of Havana. Many of the 24 UF professors, students and alumni on the trip – the largest […]