Government, Public Policy, and Law

This CLAS Career Network encompasses political and legal professions. Local, state, and federal governments create, interpret, and enforce laws. Attorneys, judges, and mediators ensure that proper representation, due process, and constitutional adherence are granted during any legal dispute. From campaign trails to a judge’s gavel to the legislative debates in the halls of congress, the political and legal dynamics are the backbone of a cohesive democratic society.

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Laura Beth Lancaster
Laura Beth Lancaster

Laura Beth has curated the content for this CLAS Career Network so you can view the latest thinking, articles, experiences, and programs related to Government, Public Policy, and Law. She’s located in the Academic Advising Center in Farrior Hall. To get updates and additional info, as well as information about relevant events, join the Government, Public Policy, and Law network.



  • Bob Graham Center for Public Service Internship Panel
    Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
    Pugh Hall

    Our panel will consist of ex-interns from many levels of experience in public service: local, state, and federal government, public health, and campaigning. The panelists will tell their stories, offer advice, and answer audience questions. Join us for this free event and take charge of your future! Find more information on our Facebook page.
  • Promise and Problems in Emerging Technology — Shaping the Societal Impact of Artificial Intelligence
    February 28 and 29, 2019
    Reitz Union Ground Floor

    This two-day conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the social and ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence applications in transportation, medicine, cognitive science, criminal justice, and media. The event, hosted by UF Philosophy, is sponsored by UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Levin College of Law, and the Wertheim College of Engineering. Join us in person or via livestream. Registration is free, but required due to limited space:
  • Social Career Justice Day
    Monday, March 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Ustler Hall

    Join an exploration of career paths in social justice. The day will begin with a panel of Women’s Studies alumnae, working in education, mental health, violence prevention, and LGBT advocacy, who offer lessons from their post-graduation journeys, and conclude with a presentation on strategizing social justice job seeking.
    Lunch will be provided. Keynote address by UF alum and current Gainesville City Commissioner Gail Johnson, “Political Activism as a Path to Social Justice Work.”
    For more information, see

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