October 4, 2018 by
Undergraduate Degree in Legal Studies The Legal Studies program provides students with a broad understanding of basic principles of the law, and the role and function of the legal system. In addition to preparing students for law-related careers, the program provides a solid foundation for law school. While no specific major is required for admission […]

Faculty Publications – Legal Studies

October 2, 2018 by
Faculty Publications View Publications SCHOLARSHIP SSRN BOOKS Drone Law (American Bar Association forthcoming) Florida Consumer Law (ALM forthcoming) Fundamentals of Florida Aviation and Space Law (forthcoming) Aviation Law after September 11th (Vandeplas 2010) [908 page textbook], reviewed at ARTICLES Grounded in the Law in  Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace: Critical Issues, Technology, and […]

Faculty Research – Legal Studies

October 2, 2018 by
Faculty Research Overview Every faculty member of the Department of Legal Studies holds the Juris Doctor (law degree), and several hold an advanced degree in law (i.e., LL.M.) or a Ph.D. as well. In addition, every faculty member has practiced law in the public or private sector prior to teaching at UCF. The majority are […]

Chatting with the Chair

August 24, 2018 by
Chatting with the Chair Get to know our department through our Chatting with the Chair series hosted by Dr. Alisa Smith the Chair Legal Studies Department, new episodes monthly! Episode 1 – James Beckman Episode 2 – Kristal Johnson Episode 3 – Jordan Phillips Episode 4 – Jason Fiesta Episode 5 – Carlton Patrick

Law Journal

August 24, 2018 by
Law Journal It is my distinct honor to welcome readers to the University of Central Florida (UCF) Department of Legal Studies inaugural undergraduate law journal. By establishing an undergraduate law journal, UCF joins a very elite group of universities that provides students this unique, unparalleled and quintessential experiential learning opportunity, which is typically reserved for […]