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.


The UCF Mock Trial Team is hosting the Southeastern Regional Tournament for the American Mock Trial Association the weekend of February 23 and 24th at UCF’s main campus in east Orlando.  If you are interested in watching or volunteering, please…
Join us at the Orange County Courthouse as the Orange County Clerk of Court, the State Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office, and the Honorable Gisella Laurent give us an inside look at the court 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…

Weekly Blog

Should We Add Firearm to the List of Recommended School Supplies?

Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool. And while Florida has been fortunate in the year that followed to be spared from additional gun violence in our public schools, the legislature took one step closer to issuing another response to the crisis with Senate Bill 7030 making its […]

If only you had voted…

They say it is important to vote.  That every vote counts.  That you can’t complain about government unless you exercise your right to choose it.  But with conspiracies and scandals circling around the 2016 presidential election many have begun to question how much one vote really counts.  Well for anyone who questions the difference that […]

Welcome to the Center for Law and Policy’s Weekly Blog

We are an extension of the UCF Legal Studies Department which is housed in the College of Community Innovation and Education which will be moving to the UCF Downtown campus in the Fall of 2019. For those who do not know about the Center, it was created in 2012 as a tool to assist our […]

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