William Mallory Kent
Honors and Awards

Educational Honors

The Bolles School

1970 Jacksonville, Florida

Graduated first in class

National Merit Scholar Finalist

Florida Regents' Scholar

Class Officer, Boarding Student Proctor

Harvard College 

1974 Cambridge, Massachusetts

A.B. cum laude

Harvard Scholarship Recipient

German Literature Major

Harvard language qualification in German and Arabic

Published in "Harvard Yardling"

Junior Year Abroad under Harvard auspices at Ludwig Maximillians Universitaet, Munich, Germany

Special study at Adam Mickiewicz Universitaet, Poznan, Poland

University of Florida College of Law 
1978 Gainesville, Florida

J.D. with honors

American Jurisprudence Book Awards (Ranked First in Class) in Constitutional Law, Business Organizations (Agency), and Estates and Trusts

Graduated in top 11% of class

Research Assistant to Professor Winston P. Nagan, Private International Law

Research Assistant, Center for Governmental Responsibility (Florida Constitutional Revision Project, Judiciary Article)

Legal Honors and Publications

President, Northeast Florida Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2000.

Harvard Law Review, Volume 112, Issue 5, March 1999
Erica Grosjean analyzed United States v. Willie Washington, 151 F.3d 1353 (11th Cir. 1998) in Volume 112, Issue 5, March 1999.

Sentencing and Post-Conviction Relief, The Florida Bar Continuing Education Committee and the Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar Annual Program, Author and Speaker, Tampa, Florida, "Criminal Law: The Nuts and Bolts of Trial Practice," 1996-1997.

Creative Appellate Advocacy, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual Program, Orlando, Florida, 1997

Federal Sentencing, Criminal Justice Act Panel Training Program, Tampa and Orlando, Florida, 1998.

Mentor Attorney for Criminal Justice Act Panel

Kent's Federal Criminal Defense Update, Internet web site with monthly newsletter at www.jacksonville.net/~wkent, May 1998 to June 1999.

Federal Judicial Appointment Merit Selection Finalist, One of five finalists (from among over eighty applicants) chosen by Merit Selection Committee for the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, for appointment as a United States Magistrate Judge, June 1996

Moot Court Judge Florida Coastal School of Law, Moot Court Judge for moot court of William J. Sheppard, Esq.'s argument of Johnson v. United States, ___U.S.___, 117 S.Ct. 1544 (1997)

Other Honors

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, 1987

Fellow of German foundation fellowship program aimed at future American business and public service leaders to promote better German-American understanding; fellowship consisted of one month training at German government Federal Academy of Administration in Bonn, and three month internship at Northrhine Westfalia Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in Duesseldorf, Germany


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