Past Projects

Video-Advocacy Competition

CJC’s Student Video-Advocacy Competition project aimed to encourage students to work in groups to research and advocate about important topics in the criminal justice arena.  The competition called upon students to create 5-10 minute video-advocacy pieces that were judged for their creativity and accuracy by a panel of judges.  The winners and runners-up  received cash prizes, thanks to the generous donation of the Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Neiman.  The competition was a joint project between the Center and Criminal Law Association.  It  took place during the Fall 2012 semester.

Click here to download the Competition Rules.

Click here to download the Announcement.

Junior Scholars Conference

The Center held its first-ever Junior Scholars conference in March 2013.  We brought together seven junior and seven senior criminal law and procedure faculty from UF and other top law schools for a two-day meeting.  The junior faculty wrote a paper for the conference; each paper was assigned to a senior scholar who moderated a group discussion about it.

Guest Speakers

Presentation on Using RICO to Prosecute Criminal Street Gangs in Florida:
This presentation was a collaboration between CJC and the Statewide Prosecutor’s office.  The presentation was held in February 2012 and was made by Assistant Statewide Prosecutors Sasha Lohn-McDermott and Daniel Wiseman, both UF alumni.

Speaker on Innocence:
In April 2012, CJC and the Center for Race Studies collaborated to invite Mr. Alan Crotzer, an individual who was exonerated after 24years in prison based on DNA testing.

Class Enrichment – Panel Speakers:
Three local attorneys were invited to the White Collar Crime class in spring 2012.  They formed a panel to discuss white collar criminal defense.  This was a great and rewarding experience for the students.

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