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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The murder trial of George Zimmerman in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is scheduled to begin in Sanford, Fla. June 10. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder for last year’s shooting death of the unarmed African-American teenager. Zimmerman’s defense team has argued that their client was acting in self-defense when the teenager was shot. The University of Florida Levin College of Law has faculty who can address the sometimes-difficult legal issues surrounding this case, including criminal law, self-defense, and race and race relations.
University of Florida Levin College of Law experts available
Bob Dekle, Senior Legal Skills Professor; Director, Criminal Prosecution Clinic
Areas of expertise include issues related to criminal law, self-defense, evidence, police tactics and interrogation.
Kenneth Nunn, Professor of Law; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families
Areas of expertise include criminal law, criminal procedure and race and race relations.
Katheryn Russell-Brown, Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law; Director, UF Levin Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations
Areas of expertise include issues related to race and crime, criminal law.
Jennifer Zedalis, Senior Legal Skills Professor; Director, Trial Practice Team
Areas of expertise include issues related to criminal law and trial practice.
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