Gaylin G Soponis

Gaylin G. Soponis

Senior Legal Skills Professor


Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611


(352) 273-0955

(352) 392-3005


J.D., George Washington University (with honors) A.B., Mount Holyoke College

Teaching and Scholarship

Legal Drafting, Contract Drafting

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined College of Law faculty in 1997 as Legal Skills Professor.
  • Legal Practice: Associate Attorney for Tate Capasse and Johnson (Westport, CT. 1969-75); Private Practice (Washington, D.C., 1975-80);- Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Offices of General Counsel (1980-82).- Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Assistant Attorney General for Import administration (1982-86).- Senior Assistant Attorney General for State of Maryland assigned to represent Comptroller of the Treasury (1986-97).
  • Bar Memberships: State of Connecticut, District of Colombia, State of Maryland, U.S. Court of International Trade.

Legal Drafting (2 credits) - LAW 6955

  • Principles and practice of drafting legal documents, including complaints and responses, contracts, and legislative and quasi-legislative documents.
    Prerequisites: Passing grade in Appellate Advocacy (LAW 5793).
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