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Judge Makar Highlights Landmark Press Freedom Case in

In 1941, The Miami Herald printed two editorials and a political cartoon criticizing members of the judiciary, who held the paper and editor John Pennekamp in contempt of court, sparking a courthouse drama that resulted in a major victory for freedom of the press in the United States Supreme Court. “Today, people would say, of […]

UF Law and UPD Collaborate to Sharpen Courtroom Skills

A new initiative between UF Law and the University of Florida Police Department allows future attorneys to hone their direct and cross-examination skills and provides police officers with valuable practice for testifying in court. In November, UF Law Adjunct Professor Sarah Horn Wolking’s Criminal Prosecution Clinic class teamed up with several UPD officers for two […]

UF Law Professor Recognized Statewide for Child Advocacy Work

The Florida Guardian ad Litem program is recognizing UF Law Professor Meshon Rawls (JD 98) for her outstanding work advocating on behalf of special-needs children. The Guardian ad Litem program honored 21 attorneys across the state – one from each circuit – but selected Rawls as the only statewide honoree. The honorees will receive scholarships […]

Sanchez turns reigns to Hawkins to chair LCA Board

University of Florida Levin College of Law is pleased to welcome Scott Hawkins (JD 83) as the newly installed chairman of the 2017-2018 Law Center Association Board of Trustees, which has been led by Oscar Sanchez (JD 82) since 2015. Sanchez, a Triple Gator, is the founding member of OAS Mediation in Miami. He is […]

130 Law Schools Discuss Employment Outcome Reporting at Event Convened by UF Law

Nearly 50 deans from law schools across the country convened at University of Florida Levin College Law on December 4 to discuss a recent proposal by the American Bar Association to change employment outcome reporting. The deans participated in-person on UF Law’s campus in Gainesville and from one of six remote locations nationwide. They were […]

UF Law Faculty and Program Highlights

University of Florida Levin College of Law faculty are producing cutting-edge research, influencing national and international debates, and enriching the academic vibrancy at UF Law. Below are highlights of our scholarship, programs, and activities: Recent and Forthcoming UF Law Scholarship Celebrating 40 Years of Tax at UF Law UF Law: Leaders in Environmental Law UF Law’s Global Reach Dispute […]

Alum’s Legal and Legislative Expertise Aids Efforts to Honor Civil Rights Leader

Even before attending UF Law, Gunster attorney Derek Bruce (JD 98) knew he wanted to use his law degree to help give back. “I had different ideals at the time on what that may look like, but I knew in my practice and in my occupation I wanted to act somehow,” said Bruce, a Triple […]

Students Win Top Petitioner and Best Oral Advocate at National Latino Moot Court Competition

The UF Law Latino Law Student Association took home high honors from the 2017 National Latina/o Law Student Association Moot Court Competition and Conference held in Atlanta earlier this fall. During the conference two UF Law students were also elected to NLLSA’s executive board. UF Law students Daniel Batista (JD 18) and co-counsel Harold Lemoine […]

UF Law Professor Elizabeth Rowe Elected to American Law Institute

University of Florida Law Professor Elizabeth Rowe has been elected as a new member of The American Law Institute. Rowe is an internationally recognized scholar in intellectual property, patents, trade secrets and trademark law. Her work has been published in numerous top journals, including the Alabama Law Review, Boston College Law Review, George Mason Law […]

UF Law Announces Gerald A. Rosenthal Chair in Labor and Employment Law


University of Florida Levin College of Law is proud to announce the newly-endowed Gerald A. Rosenthal Chair in Labor and Employment Law. The new chair, designed to recruit a nationally-recognized expert in labor and employment law, is made possible through a $2 million gift from Gerald A. Rosenthal (JD 73) and his late wife, Ingrid […]

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