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 as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series is hosting the Florida Bar who will be presenting on the topic of Ethics and Professionalism in the legal profession.  The event will occur at the UCF…

Weekly Blog

A Shot In the Arm for Voter’s Rights?

Many know that November 2018 served as a monumental month for individuals with criminal records in the state of Florida.  Last November, voters approved Amendment 4 by an overwhelming majority.  This measure is a constitutional amendment that restores voting rights to most convicted felons throughout the state once they have completed their sentences. Not surprisingly, thousands of felons registered after the amendment took effect on January 8, 2019. ...

Are Younger Kids Going to Jail a Circumstance of Gun Violence?

BY MARC CONSALO  |  DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR LAW AND POLICY |  OCTOBER 14, 2019 In recent weeks, news outlets have reported on more and more arrests of kids. While juvenile crime is not a new concept, the types of crimes and ages these children are at the time of their incarceration have caused ...

Forces Come Together for Downtown Campus Safety

BY MARC CONSALO  |  DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR LAW AND POLICY  |  OCTOBER 1, 2019 On Friday, September 27, 2019, members of the UCF Police Department, Orlando Police Department, State Attorney’s Office, Valencia College Security, and the UCF Office of Student Conduct came together to discuss safety issues for the faculty and staff of ...