Five Florida governors to speak at UF Friday

Published: October 10 2012

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Five Florida governors will convene at the University of Florida Friday to discuss critical issues affecting the future of the Sunshine State.

The event, “Florida’s Future: A Conversation with Florida Governors,” will be held at 10 a.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Doors will open at 9:15 a.m., and the event is free and open to the public. This is the Florida Law Review’s second installment of the Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series.

Gov. Reubin Askew, Gov. Charlie Crist, Gov. Bob Graham, Gov. Buddy MacKay and Gov. Bob Martinez are confirmed to participate on the panel.

“The governors’ leadership spans over 30 years of Florida history,” said Laura Beard, the executive symposium editor of the Florida Law Review. “Their knowledge of the issues that have faced, and continue to face, the state of Florida make this event a truly unique insight into the state.”

No backpacks or large bags will be permitted at the event. For more details, visit the Florida Law Review’s website (, or contact the office at 352-273-0670. Tickets, which are required for entry, are available through the Phillips Center Box Office and UF Law’s Student Affairs office. The parking garage next to the Phillips Center is available to attendees for event parking. Additionally, parking restrictions at the Park & Ride Lot No. 2 (behind the Hilton) and at the Bledsoe Drive lot (adjacent to the University Village field) will be lifted for the event.

The Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series was established by Betty K. Poucher in honor of her late husband, Allen L. Poucher Sr. A humanitarian who lived a life dedicated to service, Allen Poucher graduated from UF Law in 1942 and practiced law for more than 60 years. The Poucher Legal Education Series seeks to provide a venue for prominent legal, political and business leaders to discuss important issues facing our nation and world today.

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