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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 […]

UF Law Names Admissions Office in Honor of Gerald (JD 65) and Joanne Schackow’s $500,000 Gift

Photo of unveiling

University of Florida Levin College of Law is proud to name its admissions office the “Gerald Schackow Admissions Office” in recognition of a $500,000 gift from UF Law alum and local attorney Gerald “Jerry” Schackow (JD 65) and his wife, Joanne. An unveiling celebration took place on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Marcia Whitney Schott […]

UF Law Professor Teaches Short Course in Japan on U.S. Antitrust Law

UF Law Professor D. Daniel Sokol taught an eight-day short course on U.S. antitrust law this summer to a group of Japanese, Chinese and Korean students at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. According to Sokol, the laws in Japan and the United States involving these practices are similar, but his […]

Law Student Provides Relief to Irma Victims Through National Guard Service

Anthony Sabatini (JD 18) wears many hats. He’s a law student by day, a Eustis City Commissioner by night and on weekends completes his training as a reserve member of the National Guard. But when Hurricane Irma struck Florida in September, Sabatini received a call that caused him to leave school and work behind and […]

Alumna joins circuit court

Fabienne Fahnestock (JD 98) spent 15 years as a litigator for Gunster, focusing on business and employment law, health care disputes, probate and appellate issues. But roughly six months ago she settled into a new role as a trial court judge in the 17th Judicial Circuit. “It was just one of those aspirations that you always think will be […]

In Memoriam: William D. Brinton (JD 77)

William D. “Bill” Brinton, who passed away on June 19, 2017, spent four decades of his legal career “not backing down”.  As a teenager in Jacksonville, Bill became fascinated by the 1968 consolidation of the city and county governments, and spent hours reading the newly created city charter.  Following a BA (1974) from the University […]

Florida Bar’s John Harkness (JD 69) Retires As Nation’s Longest Serving Executive Director

Those who have worked with The Florida Bar Executive Director John “Jack” F. Harkness Jr. during his 37-year tenure describe him uniquely – as a rock star, a unicorn and a calming influence during tough times. They also call him a proud Double Gator. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UF […]

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