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From Army Veteran to UCF Graduate

From Army Veteran to UCF Graduate

The hardest thing Shannon Waiters faced in the classroom wasn't the content: It was the transition from being an Army ...
Faculty Members Honored with UCF Incentive Awards

Faculty Members Honored with UCF Incentive Awards

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the 2021 UCF Teaching Incentive Program and Research Incentive Award. ...
25 Faculty Members Receive Promotion

25 Faculty Members Receive Promotion

In recognition of their commendable performance in assigned teaching, research and service, 25 faculty members from the UCF College ...
UCF Lecturer Takes on Diversity and Inclusion

UCF Lecturer Takes on Diversity and Inclusion

Legal studies faculty member, Irene Pons, talks about her work with immigration law and how she provides learning opportunities for ...
23 Students to Receive UCF’s Highest Honor

23 Students to Receive UCF’s Highest Honor

The 2021 Order of Pegasus recipients includes 15 Burnett Honors College students, six LEAD Scholars, six Student Government leaders, three ...
UCF Names 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Winners

UCF Names 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Winners

The 2021 class is scheduled to be honored in a celebratory event later this spring. ...
UCF Legal Studies Students Help State Attorney Educate Youth on Effects of Underage Drinking

UCF Legal Studies Students Help State Attorney Educate Youth on Effects of Underage Drinking

Working with the state attorney’s office, students gained real-world experience while strengthening their skills in speaking to the public, interviewing ...
Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire

After enduring childhood abuse, Anthony Daniels spent years in the court system and social services. That experience has inspired him ...
UCF Docuseries on Border Immigration Nominated for 3 Emmys

UCF Docuseries on Border Immigration Nominated for 3 Emmys

A documentary version of the docuseries, which captures reality at the Texas-Mexico border, also premieres at the Orlando Film Festival ...
UCF Faculty Member Appointed to Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals

UCF Faculty Member Appointed to Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals

In his new role as an appellate judge, Eric Merriam is part of a panel of judges that reviews appeals ...
From Food Insecurity to Food Manager: Graduating Senior Works to Combat Hunger

From Food Insecurity to Food Manager: Graduating Senior Works to Combat Hunger

Naseeka Dixon, who will graduate May 2, has spent much of her time at UCF helping food-insecure students because she ...
New Legal Studies Certificate to Begin This Fall

New Legal Studies Certificate to Begin This Fall

The Conflict Resolution and Analysis Certificate is offered at both undergraduate and graduate levels. ...
From Central Florida to Harvard Law

From Central Florida to Harvard Law

While at UCF as a dual major in legal studies and economics, Julienne Miranda became involved in every opportunity presented ...
New Study Offers Clues to Origin of Laws

New Study Offers Clues to Origin of Laws

The study found that despite living in separate countries and legal codes separated by thousands of years, people have a ...
Class Project: A Gender Change Petition

Class Project: A Gender Change Petition

A UCF instructor and her legal studies class are striving to help a Central Florida woman born intersex change her ...
UCF Camp for High School Students Inspires Future Legal Professionals

UCF Camp for High School Students Inspires Future Legal Professionals

UCF Legal Studies developed a weeklong camp to introduce youth from Jones, Evans and Boone high schools to careers in ...
Intersections of Law and Evolutionary Psychology

Intersections of Law and Evolutionary Psychology

When Carlton Patrick read about biology’s application to the way we think about human psychology and behavior, it totally changed ...
UCF Department of Legal Studies Hosts Renowned National Scientist

UCF Department of Legal Studies Hosts Renowned National Scientist

The Department of Legal Studies at UCF was proud and honored to host renowned national scientist Dr. Peter L. Platteborze ...
Legal Research Provides Practical Guide for Airports to Navigate Rise in Civilian-Operated Drones

Legal Research Provides Practical Guide for Airports to Navigate Rise in Civilian-Operated Drones

Hobbyist and commercial drone sales are projected to rise from 2.5 million in 2016 to 7 million in 2020, according ...
UCF Undergraduates Publish New Law Journal

UCF Undergraduates Publish New Law Journal

A new law journal written, edited and published by undergraduate students at UCF is now available and will be distributed ...
Law Enforcement Officers from Mexico Visit UCF

Law Enforcement Officers from Mexico Visit UCF

The Department of Legal Studies was honored to receive police officers from six Mexican states April 17. The visit was ...
Fighting the Dark Hearts: UCF Faculty, Alumni Combat Human Trafficking

Fighting the Dark Hearts: UCF Faculty, Alumni Combat Human Trafficking

UCF Alumni announced the recipients of its fourth annual 30 Under 30 Awards on March 30. This year’s class includes ...

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