Impact through Contact.

The Center for Law and Policy was created in 2012 as an initiative by the Department of Legal Studies in the College of Community Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida. Tasked with both supporting the department’s faculty in their research and scholarship endeavors, the Center also seeks to create positive change in the community through supporting professionalism and education in the legal arena. The Center believes in the philosophy of Impact through Contact. By fostering contact with the Legal Studies faculty, contact with the UCF student body, and contact with the Central Florida Community, the Center makes a positive impact in the discourse of legal policy among academics, practitioners, and students of the law. If you are interested in working with the Center in any one of these capacities or simply want to learn more about what we do, please explore our website or contact us directly. The Center is always looking for ways to create partnerships and support relationships that serve to better our community.


Join Dr. Marc Consalo from the Center for Law and Policy as he attends a round table discussion at Stetson University on the state of highere education in Florida's Prison System.
The Center for Law and Policy in association with the Central Floirda Paralegal Association is sponsoring a CLE on Legal Issues affecting the LGBTQ community in central Florida.  The event will be held at the UCF Downtown Facility beginning at…
Ever wondered how an Oral Argument works?  Intersted in meeting judges from the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal.  Attend Oral Arguments of actual cases and see how the appellate process works.  Hosted by Dr. Margarita Koblasz.

Weekly Blog

Can social media platforms be an accomplice to hate crimes?

Last week, the small town of Christchurch, New Zealand, became the scene of an act of terror when a gunman entered two mosques and opened fire killing at least 50 people and wounding many others. When the gunmen finally surrendered, it was determined that the motivation behind his actions was his anti-Muslim beliefs. The gunmen […]

The Manafort Sentencing: An act of judicial mercy or just more evidence of sentencing disparity?

On Thursday Evening President Trump’s former Campaign Head, Paul Manafort, finally faced his day of reckoning in federal court for his crimes of bank and tax fraud. But what was expected to be a very bad day for Manafort turned into a somewhat moral victory for his attorneys when he was sentenced to only 47 […]

Florida Bar Polices US Congressman

“Hey @MichaelCohen212 — Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she’ll remain faithful when you’re in prison. She’s about to learn a lot…” Look familiar? This was the tweet that Congressman Matt Gaetz, one of Florida’s Congressman to the United […]

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