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 in association with UCF Legal Studies is hosting twelve high school students from Evans and Jones High School in Orange County Florida for a week long summer camp event.  Students will tour both criminal…

Weekly Blog

Should Bullying Be a Criminal Offense?

We have all heard of the civil tort of intentional infliction of emotions distress.  Indeed, jurisdictions all over the world have assigned financial liability upon those individuals who engage in activity that some label as bullying.  Yet few places have gone as far as to place criminal sanctions on individuals who bully or harass others.  ...

Is There a Change in the Winds?

For the first time in the 21st Century, a criminal justice reform bill has become law in Florida. Proponents call House Bill 7125 a “baby step” for criminal justice reform, but it is the first reform the state has seen in quite some time. The criminal justice reform bill reduces some occupational licensing barriers for ...

Controversial Needle Exchange Program Begins on July 1…..Sort Of

Last week Governor DeSantis signed into law a new, controversial program allowing drug users the ability to exchange used needles for clean ones. The idea comes from a pilot program that had been running in Miami-Dade County since 2016. One may be surprised that such a measure passed through the Republican led legislature in Florida. ...