The Department of Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida provides excellence in teaching, research and service related to the law and legal community. Dedicated to its students, the faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate level, incorporating learning, service and inquiry. By actively developing meaningful partnerships, it provides exemplary service to the university and the broader professional and academic community.

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COHPA Research Recognition Ceremony

Location: Health & Public Affairs I
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7:30 am

Fall 2017 Commencement

Location: CFE Arena
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September 15, 2017

The Center for Law and Policy hosted a summit on first responders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on Sept. 1 at the UCF Student Union. The presenters included active and former law enforcement officers with firsthand experience with PTSD and members of the clinical research center UCF RESTORES. In attendance were more than 200 law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, 911 dispatchers, trauma room nurses and other first responders from across Florida. Department staff member Shawn Richichi organized the event.

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