September 21, 2014

Of Counsel

On Campus

Cynthia Barnett | 12/1/2005
On Campus
?Felicidades! Three Florida law schools made Hispanic Business magazine's recent ranking of the top 10 law schools in the U.S. for Hispanic students. The University of Miami edged out the University of Texas at Austin for the No. 1 spot. The magazine said UM, which has 15% Hispanic enrollment, "offers a strong international business curriculum with particular focus on Latin America." The University of Florida, with 10% Hispanic enrollment, ranked sixth. Florida State, with 9% Hispanic enrollment, ranked 10th.

Stetson College of Law has built the first "elder-friendly" courtroom in the country. Full of features designed for people with reduced vision, limited hearing and other physical disabilities, the high-tech gadgetry includes touch screens, electronic gates that open automatically, hearing amplification devices, flat-panel monitors, refreshable Braille displays and more. Stetson professors Rebecca Morgan and Roberta Flowers spearheaded the project. Initially, the courtroom will be used for Consumer Protection Program activities that educate elders about various sorts of fraud. But Morgan and Flowers are working to make it available for actual court proceedings involving people with special needs.

Tags: Politics & Law, Government/Politics & Law

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Dry Tortugas: Seaplane to Snorkeling
Dry Tortugas: Seaplane to Snorkeling

Accessible only by boat or seaplane, Dry Tortugas National Park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and the vast assortment of bird life that frequent the area.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Who gets your vote for governor - Scott or Crist?

  • Rick Scott
  • Charlie Crist

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe