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News Briefs: Nov. 12, 2013

Published: November 12th, 2013

Category: News Briefs

Florida Supreme Court Justice Canady visits UF Law Nov. 18

Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles Canady will be a guest lecturer in Professor Jon Mills’ Florida Constitutional Law course on Monday, Nov. 18, as part of the Ben Overton Lectures in Florida Constitutional Law.

Canady’s lecture is open to all Levin College of Law faculty and students. The class meets at 3 p.m. in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. It will be followed by a reception.

Canady was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court by former Gov. Charlie Crist in 2008, and he served as chief justice from 2010 to 2012. Prior to his appointment, he was named to the 2nd District Court of Appeal by former Gov. Jeb Bush, after service as his general counsel.

He served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, including as chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution. He also served three terms in the Florida House of Representatives.

He received his B.A. from Haverford College in 1976 and his J.D. from the Yale Law School in 1979.

The Overton Lectures were created this year to honor Overton (JD 52) who died in December 2012, while still serving as a UF law professor. He was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in 1974 by former Gov. Reubin Askew (JD 56). He retired after 25 years on the court, and served as chief justice from 1976 to 1978.

Missed Craig Ball’s e-discovery lecture? Watch it here

In case you missed Craig Ball’s E-Discovery Speaker’s Series presentation “Spoiled and Deluded: The Shakespearean Tragedy That Is E-Discovery,” it is now available online.

Visit the UF Law E-Discovery Project page at, and scroll down to the Speaker’s Series box in the right column for the link to the recording.

Sports Law Symposium returns

After an extended hiatus, the UF Law Sports Law Symposium will be back in full force in the spring.

The symposium will be held April 4 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180. The event is free and open to all practitioners and UF Law students. CLE credits are pending. Click here to register and visit the UF Law Entertainment and Sports Law Society Facebook page for the latest news and developments.

The symposium will cover a variety of crucial topics in the field of sports law and will feature a variety of experts in the field. The keynote speakers are Darren Heitner (JD 10), the founder of the Sports Law Symposium, the Sports Agent Blog, co-founder of Collegiate Sports Advisors and partner at Wolfe Law Miami, P.A., and Kristi Dosh (JD 07), founder of and author of Saturday Millionaires: How Winning Football Builds Winning Colleges.

The event is sponsored by the UF Law Entertainment and Sports Law Society.

For questions or further information, contact the UF Law Symposium Chair and EASLS President Joshua Corriveau at




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