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Category: Legal Studies

Smith Reports on 'Sixth Amendment-Free' Court Proceedings

Friday January 20, 2017
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Legal studies Chair Alisa Smith is the lead researcher and co-author of Rush to Judgment: How South Carolina's Summary Courts Fail to Protect Constitutional Rights, published this week by the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

UCF Undergraduate Is First to Enter Law School through New Accelerated Program

Tuesday January 17, 2017
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Rafael Casallas is the first student in a 3+3 Accelerated Law Program established by UCF and Barry Law.

UCF Moot Court Program Ranked 5th in Nation

Tuesday September 27, 2016
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The American Moot Court Association (ACMA) published an online list of the top 25 programs in Intercollegiate Moot Court. ACMA ranked the UCF Moot Court Program in the 5th place spot, tied with Texas A&M.

UCF Student Excels During Internship in Washington

Tuesday September 13, 2016
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Alvarado is the first UCF student to be selected for a highly competitive Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute internship.

Former Foster Child Overcomes Long Odds to Earn Degree

Thursday August 4, 2016
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Lisa Jaweed is a former foster care child who will graduate Aug. 6 with a double major in legal studies and social work, and a certificate in victim advocacy.

Smith Joins UCF as New Chair of Legal Studies

Thursday July 21, 2016
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Alisa Smith, a practicing attorney with a doctorate in criminology and nearly 20 years of teaching experience, is the new chair of the Department of Legal Studies in the College of Health and Public Affairs.

Alumna Is First Openly Gay Miss America Contestant

Friday June 24, 2016
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Erin O'Flaherty, a 2015 graduate in legal studies, is the first openly gay contestant in the 95-year history of the Miss America competition.

'Law Day' Features Real Session of Fifth District Court of Appeal

Friday April 22, 2016
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The Department of Legal Studies will hosted a real court session open to UCF students and other members of the campus community on April 21.

COHPA LEAD Scholars Honored During Women's History Month

Wednesday March 23, 2016
Four students in the College of Health and Public Affairs who are members of UCF's LEAD Scholars Academy are among the 31 students to be honored this month -- Women's History Month.

Legal Studies Student Captures Coveted Washington, D.C., Internship

Friday February 26, 2016
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Legal studies junior Alex Alvarado is one of only 22 American college students chosen for an all-expense-paid internship this spring through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.


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