Professor Pedro A. Malavet

Contact Information

  • Pedro A. Malavet
    • Professor of Law and Director,
    • LL.M. in Comparative Law Program
    • The University of Florida
      Fredric G. Levin College of Law
      P.O. Box 117625 / 2500 SW 2nd Avenue
      Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
  • Physical Address
    • The University of Florida
      Fredric G. Levin College of Law
      309 Village Drive
      Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Office: Holland Hall Room 337

Office Hours

  • SPRING 2014
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (starting outside our classroom)
    • Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    • Or by Appointment.

Teaching Schedule

  • Evidence, Law 6330-Sec. 1233
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:50 p.m.
    • Room 285C
    • From 7 January to 17 April, 2014
  • LLM Comp Intro II, Law 7801
    • Thursdays, 12:00-12:50 p.m.
    • Room 350

Professional Profile

  • EDUCATION
    • B.B.A., Emory University (1984); J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center (1987); L.L.M., Future Law Professor Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center (1995).
  • TEACHING
    • Civil Procedure, Comparative Law, Civil Code Institutions Seminar, Evidence, Introduction to Law, U.S. Territorial Possessions Seminar. Also active in several international programs.
  • RESEARCH
    • Comparative Law (principally the Civil Code and Notarial Law), Critical Race Theory, LatCrit Theory, U.S. Territorial Possessions, Evidence, Civil Procedure.
  • SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
    • Member of the American Law Institute (elected September 2009); American Society of Comparative Law: Director of UF Levin College of Law Sponsor Membership (since July 2010); University of Florida Chapter, Order of the Coif, President (2006-Present) (head of the UF chapter of the national law school honor society; our principal duty is to select new members to the chapter from among our most recent graduates); Association of American Law Schools: Membership Review Committee (2007-2009).
  • LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE
    • Junior Partner, working on civil and criminal litigation, at Bufete Malavet & Ayoroa in Ponce, Puerto Rico; Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; law clerk to the Honorable Raymond L. Acosta of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

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