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    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   
    Steve Pennypacker    Child, Parent & State; Adoption Law   
    Jean Westin    Collaborative Law   
    Sam Stafford    Child Support Enforcement   
    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   

    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
    (352) 273-0951 / Fax (352) 392-2606

    Nancy Dowd, Emeritus Director
    (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 or
    (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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