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Shrinking coastline topic of lecture about property rights

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sea levels are rising, slowly but steadily encroaching on Florida’s coastline, affecting businesses and private property owners alike. So what happens when shorelines gradually move farther inland? Does the state own what was once land but is now covered in water? Does the original landowner have a constitutional right to lay claim to their original property line?

Longtime federal judge visits UF to talk about his career

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The 33rd annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law will impart lessons and wisdom gathered over a long and distinguished legal career, as senior circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Emmett R. Cox presents, “Thirty Two Years on the Federal Bench: Some Things I Have Learned.”

UF Law plans two events to recognize anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

Published: Jan 31st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It’s been almost two years since the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The gunman, George Zimmerman, has been tried and acquitted, yet the case still leaves an indelible mark in the country’s consciousness – questions of race, culture and justice in America remain as pressing as ever.

Three-day symposium examines Roe v. Wade 40 years later

Published: Sep 27th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Few U.S. Supreme Court cases are as recognizable to the public as Roe v. Wade – the landmark 1973 decision that established a woman’s right to an abortion. Forty years later, while women’s rights have continued to progress, abortion rights remain a controversial topic.