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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 […]

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

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 of those goals, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]