Dean Robert and Lisa Jerry are hosting the Levin College of Law’s annual holiday party at their home on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m. Alumni and friends of the college will receive information via mail in the near future. If you would like additional information, please contact Sara Grimm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-273-0640. We hope to see you there.
UF Law Dean Robert Jerry will be hosting New York City alumni for a breakfast on Friday, Jan. 4, from 7:30 am to 8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Please contact Jennifer Koepfinger in the Alumni Office at (352) 273-0642 or email@example.com for more information.
Join UF Law alumni and friends on Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Miami for the annual alumni reception at The Florida Bar Midyear Meeting. Enjoy food, drinks and the chance to connect with other law alumni at this annual event. If you would like to sponsor this reception or RSVP, please contact Victoria Rudd at 352-273-0640 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship levels are $250 for individuals and $1,000 for firms. We hope to see you in January.
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp, a 1987 UF Law graduate, will address Fall 2007 graduates at the University of Florida Levin College of Law's commencement at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Before becoming an elected official, Kottkamp served as a law clerk for two U.S. District Court Judges in Miami. He then returned home to Southwest Florida to practice law. Kottkamp first ran for public office in 2000, when he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. He was subsequently re-elected in 2002 and 2004. There will be a reception to follow at the Levin College of Law Marcia Schott Courtyard. Read more>>
The University of Florida Trial Team brought home a national title at the St. John's University National Civil Rights Trial Competition in Jamaica, NY. After an intense three-day competition Oct. 18-20, team members Jessica Anderson (3L), Frank Gaulden (3L), Alicia Philip (3L), and Justin Stevens (3L) defeated 15 teams from across the country including Pace, Arizona State, and Emory, among others. The team was coached by Stacy Scott, Esq. (JD 95), and the Hon. David Gersten (JD 75), chief judge of Florida's Third District Court of Appeal in Miami. Presenting the plaintiff’s case Gaulden and Stevens defeated Temple University in the semifinals and presenting the defense’s case Anderson and Philip defeated Washburn University School of Law (Topeka, KS) in the final round. Read more>>
A landscape architecture design studio comprised of 32 students under the direction of Professors Tina Gurucharri and Kevin Thompson gathered in the UF Law Faculty Dining Room Oct. 19 to brainstorm design concepts for the environmental restoration of the law school woods that are consistent with the area's campus master plan status as a "conservation area." The project is managed by third-year law student Ashley Henry under a grant to the Environmental and Land Use Law Society from UF Student Government and the UF Office of Facilities and Planning. A final plan will be selected by representatives of the law school, Golfview Neighborhood Association, Baby Gator and others, and submitted to the Office of Facilities and Planning. Read more>>
As part of SALSA’s Hispanic Heritage month, the University of Florida welcomed Florida Bar President Francisco R. Angones (pictured right) on his first visit to the Levin College of Law Thursday, Oct. 18. Angones met with students, faculty and staff as he shared his views on professionalism and diversity within the legal profession, as well as his love for his country, his appreciation for his Cuban heritage and his pride in being a legal practitioner in the state of Florida. After sharing stories on his childhood, his upbringing, his motivations for pursuing a legal career and his passion and utmost respect for the legal profession, Angones answered questions and attended a reception in his honor. Read more>>
Jennifer Jones and Tim Haughee were awarded Best Team honors at this year's University of Florida Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team Final Four Oct. 12 in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom. Shawn Taylor, who teamed with Dante Trevisani in the Final Four, was named Best Oralist. Andrew Hoffman won Best Brief for earning the best overall brief score during intramural competition, and Best Overall went to Jones for having the best overall combined brief score and oral arguments scores during intramural competition. The Final Four Competition is sponsored by Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A. Read more>>
Nicole Mouakar and Kailey Evans were named Best Team in the University of Florida Trial Team's bi-annual Final Four Competition Oct. 5. This year's case was the State of Lone Star v. Tony Grubb. The defendant in the case was charged with the burglary of an elderly woman's home. Mouakar and Evans were named Best Team as they represented the defendant Tony Grubb. Evans (pictured above) was also named Best Advocate. Other members of the team included Maulik Sharma and Kerri McGovern as witnesses and researchers. The team was coached by Molly Cox and Jim Clements. Elvis Santiago and Jason Pill represented the State of Lone Star. Elizabeth Manno and Connie Jones served as witnesses and researchers for the competition. The team was coached by Roger Hatfield and Lori Lustrin. This semester's competition was sponsored by Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, a litigation firm with offices in Florida and Alabama. Read more>>
On Sept. 27, President George W. Bush signed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. This act helps public service lawyers by lowering monthly student loan payments on federally guaranteed student loans (Income Based Repayment or IBR), and cancelling remaining debt after 10 years of income-based repayment (public service forgiveness). This exciting legislation is for those of you with a desire to enter public service, but who are also wondering how a public service salary can be stretched to pay not only your basic living expenses but also your student loan payments. To find out how this new law can help you, Equal Justice Works has prepared the following useful summary: Read More>>
Two hundred years after the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America, it's hard to find reason to celebrate what's been called the most important part of the Bill of Rights, the Fourth Amendment, University of Florida Law Professor Christopher Slobogin said in a presentation at the law school on Sept. 19. In his presentation in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, part of the UF's Constitution Day activities, Slobogin spoke on "The Constitution and Surveillance by the Government." Read more>>
Professor Seigel Testifies on Legislation to Limit Federal Prosecutors' Ability to Pressure Companies
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