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Dear Alumni and Friends,

October was a very busy month at UF Law, and the pace continues in November as we work toward our goal of becoming a top ten public law school.  In the midst of national events, and as we mourn recent violence in Pittsburgh, California, and around the globe, we remain committed to upholding the foundational promise of our great national experiment: that we are a people ruled neither by strength nor standing, but by law.
 
I am honored to announce that we launched our new Veterans' Legal Services Clinic on Veterans Day.  The clinic will begin representing veterans in the Gainesville region during the spring semester.  We thank many of you for your counsel as we have conceptualized this clinic, and we look forward to your ongoing advice as our students provide assistance to those who have served our nation.
 
In the classroom, UF Law is emerging as a leader in law and technology.  Experts in law, computer science, and engineering
converged on our campus in October  to explore legal issues arising from driverless cars, the Internet of Things, robots, artificial intelligence, smart contracts, facial recognition technology, and risk assessment tools.  Last week, our 14th annual International Tax Symposium  explored taxing the digital economy, among other topics.  Our E-Discovery Project hosted "Artificial Intelligence for the New Smart Lawyer" last month, and is working with units across campus to host "Promise and Problems in Emerging Technology: Shaping the Societal Impact of Artificial Intelligence" in February 2019.  Next semester, Professor Amy Stein will teach our first course on Artificial Intelligence, Technology and the Law.  And we are very excited to work with multiple units on campus, including the Wertheim College of Engineering, to ensure that undergraduate and law students are more "digitally literate" and aware of the ways technology affects privacy, security, and our commitments to equality and accessibility.
 
We continue to be humbled by our students, who remain engaged in local, national, and world events as they prepare to become the leaders of tomorrow.  Your ongoing commitment and support has helped us recruit these amazing leaders to our campus, and we look forward to seeing how they will make their mark on the legal profession. 
 
As always, I thank you for the diverse ways you invest in the future of UF Law.


Laura Ann Rosenbury
Dean and Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law

Carlos A. Lievano (JD 19)'s leadership of UF Law's Latina/o Law Student Association has propelled him to a position on the national executive board, where he lobbied on behalf of the Hispanic National Bar Association. Learn more.

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UF Law is hosting a Latin American Corporate Law Conference on November 29 in Miami. Click here to learn more and register.

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We welcomed many distinguished guests for a special commemoration of "60 Years of Desegregation at UF" on November 7. You may view the proceedings here.

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