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  • Faculty

    Director Shani M. King Law Professor
    Emeritus Director Nancy E. Dowd David H. Levin Chair in Family Law
    Associate Directors
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Robin Davis Senior Legal Skills Professor
    Intimate Partner Violence Teresa Drake Legal Skills Professor
    Appellate Advocacy Joe Jackson Legal Skills Professor
    Education Law and Policy Jason Nance Associate Law Professor
    Child Advocacy Meshon Rawls Master Legal Skills Professor; Director, Gator TeamChild Juvenile Law Clinics
    Constitutional and Civil Rights Scholarship Sharon E. Rush Irving Cypen Professor; Co-founder, Center for Race and Race Relations
    Youth Education and Multidisciplinary Practice Monique Haughton Worrell Senior Legal Skills Professor; Founding Supervisor, former Child Welfare Clinic; Founding Director, Criminal Justice Center; Director, Criminal Defense Clinic
    Affiliated Faculty
    Stephanie Bornstein Law Professor
    Regina Bussing Dr., UF Health Child Psychiatry
    Jonathan R. Cohen Professor; Associate Director, Institute for Dispute Resolution
    Danielle Conway Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor of Business Law University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
    Debra Esernio-Jenssen Dr. UF Health Pediatrics
    Joan Flocks Professor; Director, Social Policy Division
    Joe Gagnon Associate Professor; Special Education, UF College of Education
    Jeffrey T. Grater Senior Legal Skills Professor
    Nancy Hardt Dr., UF Health Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pathology
    Berta E. Hernandez-Truyol Levin Mabie and Levin Professor
    Darrren Hutchinson Law Professor
    Lea Johnston Associate Law Professor
    Winston Nagan Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar Professor of Law; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology; Founding Director, Institute for Human Rights and Peace Development
    Michael Nias Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
    Kenneth B. Nunn Law Professor
    Katheryn Russell-Brown Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law, Director, Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations
    Connie Shehan Professor and Chair; Sociology, Sociology of the Family, Gender and Gender Stratification
    Stacy Steinberg Legal Skills Professor
    John Stinneford Associate Law Professor
    Lee-ford Tritt Law Professor; Director of Center for Estate and Elder Law Planning and Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate Program
    Danaya Wright Clarence J. TeSelle Endowed Professor
    Adjuncts
    Steve Pennypacker Child, Parent & State; Adoption Law
    Jean Westin Collaborative Law
    Sam Stafford Child Support Enforcement
    Emeritus
    Barbara Bennett Woodhouse David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Professor; Director, Center on Children and Families and Family Law Certificate Program
    Iris Burke Legal Skills Professor

    Advisory Board

    The Honorable Justice Harry Lee Anstead Florida Supreme Court
    Tallahassee, FL
    William B. Barnett Barnett & Barclay, P.A.
    Fort Myers, FL
    Neil H. Chonin Chonin, Sher, & Navarrete
    Coral Gables, FL
    Mayanne Downs, Esq. King Blackwell & Downs, PA
    Orlando, FL
    Melvyn B. Frumkes Melvyn B. Frumkes & Associates, P.A.
    Miami, FL
    The Honorable Judge Walter Green Alachua Family/Civil Justice Center
    Gainesville, FL
    Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn Makare Publishing Company
    Gainesville, FL
    Jack Levine Advocacy Resources
    Tallahassee, FL
    The Honorable Judge Ysleta McDonald Alachua Family/Civil Justice Center
    Gainesville, FL
    Michael Meadors Michael J. Meadors, PA
    Gainesville, FL
    Robert Merlin, Esq. Merlin & Hertz, PA
    Coral Gables, FL
    Alan J. Rubinstein Rubinstein & Holz, P.A.
    Fort Myers, FL
    Steve Sessums, Esq. Sessums Mason & Black, PA
    Tampa, FL
    Whitney Untiedt Public Defender’s Office
    Gainesville, FL
    Fellows

    The Center provides opportunities for research, mentoring and advocacy to a talented group of “Fellows” (second-year and third-year law students) selected each year through a competitive process.

    Contact Information

    Shani King, Director
    kings@law.ufl.edu
    (352) 273-0951 / Fax (352) 392-2606

    Nancy Dowd, Emeritus Director
    dowd@law.ufl.edu
    (352) 273-0930 / Fax (352) 392-2606

    Heather M. Flynn, CP
    Certified Paralegal, Family Advocacy Clinic
    Office Manager, College of Law Clinics
    Program Coordinator, Center on Children and Family
    flynnh@law.ufl.edu or CCF@law.ufl.edu
    (352) 273-0613 / Fax (352) 392-0414

    Center on Children & Families
    Levin College of Law
    P.O. Box 117625
    University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL 32611-7625

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