The American Moot Court Association (ACMA) published a list of the top 25 programs in Intercollegiate Moot Court. In this list, ACMA ranked the UCF Moot Court Program in the 5th place spot, tied with Texas A&M.
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.
A recent episode of WUCF TV's Metro Center Outlook show on the future of drones featured commentary by experts from the Department of Legal Studies at UCF and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach.
Members of UCF's Mock Trial Team competed in the 2016 American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament in Decatur, Ga., March 11-13, winning honorable mention for the Spirit of AMTA award.
Lecturer Brett Meltzer, who teaches at the UCF Sanford/Lake Mary campus, is known for presenting clear, concise lectures in the classroom. He recently showed he excels in appeals courts as well.
Students put in an enormous amount of time preparing for and competing in these tournaments. They develop critical thinking, public speaking and leadership skills that will serve them the rest of their lives.
— James Beckman,
Legal Studies Department Chair
I truly love my job and can say that your class and teaching helped push me to where I am today.”
— Daniel Friedline,
2013 graduate, former student of Instructor Mark Woodlock and city of Orlando employee
Teaching has made me a better lawyer in the courtroom and a better person in our community.
— Patricia Cashman,
Trial Attorney and Adjunct Faculty Member