The Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law Series

During the spring semester of every academic year, the Florida Law Review, as part of its Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law series, brings one of America’s preeminent legal scholars to the University of Florida, Levin College of Law to speak about a compelling contemporary legal or social issue.

The Florida Law Review Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law series was established by the law firms of Dunwody, White and Landon, P.A. and Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody and Cole and the U.S. Sugar Corporation in honor of Elliot and Atwood Dunwody. The honorees were brothers who have dedicated their lives to the legal profession and who have set a standard of excellence for the Florida Bar. As graduates of the University of Florida College of Law, they have labored long, continuously and quietly to better the social and economic conditions in Florida.

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The Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series

The Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series was established in 2006 in memory of Allen L. Poucher, Sr., a dedicated practitioner, husband, father, and humanitarian. Its goal is to provide a venue for prominent legal, political, and business leaders to discuss the pressing issues facing our nation and the world today.

Allen L. Poucher, Sr. graduated from the University of Florida in 1942, prior to a career practicing law lasting more than sixty years. Active in Democratic politics, Mr. Poucher was a humanitarian who lived a life dedicated to service. Mr. Poucher was a founder of the Jacksonville Episcopal High School. Mr. Poucher passed away in 2001, but his legacy continues.

Betty K. Poucher went to work for the Army Air Corps after the Pearl Harbor attack. She was transferred to Jacksonville Naval Air Station, and shortly after the war ended, met, married, and lived happily with Mr. Allen Poucher for over fifty-five years. Mrs. Poucher was a dedicated philanthropist who supports organizations such as children’s and arts museums in Jacksonville, Florida. As a capstone to nearly a century of service, Mrs. Poucher endowed this series and witnessed, first hand, its impact on the lives of young people by attracting and hosting inspirational speakers to cultivate the nation’s future leaders.

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