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.

Events

The Center for Law and Policy is proud to present Randall Abate, Professor and Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy Monmouth University, presenting a book talk on his latest publication, Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife,…
The Center for Law and Policy in conjunction with the Florida Prison Education Program will be presenting an early screening of Part 1 of Ken Burn's "Prison Education Behind Bars."  The screening will be followed by pannelists who will speak…
The Center for Law and Policy will be hosting a Continuing Legal Education Class for central Florida paralegals at UCF's Downtown Campus.  The event will occur at the Dr. Phillips Academic Center (DPAC) Room 161.  All UCF Students are welcome…

Weekly Blog

Immigration Reform Shifts Focus to Children

While most in the U.S. were glued to their televisions this past week over the news of Hurricane Dorian, the Trump administration fired another salvo in the immigration debate. This time their sight was aimed at children. In fact, over the last month or so, several policies have either gone into effect or been proposed ...

A Protected Class Or Not

While most of us have studied protected classes in law school or during our undergraduate degree, we can all agree that the question of whether a transgender individual should be provided constitutional protections lacks any substantial precedent one way or the other.  However, this week the Trump Administration began the process of seeking court permission ...

A Loophole in Federal Law

Over the last week after two mass shooting incidents in the United States and numerous close calls, many have sought the Federal Government to take a more active role in the investigation and prosecution of domestic terrorism in our country.  But while the FBI has stepped in for both California and El Paso law enforcement, ...