History of the Bennett Inn

The Bennett Inn of Court was established in 2011 to foster a cooperative learning environment between law students, attorneys, and judges, with a strong emphasis on technology and the law. Named after Professor Gerald T. Bennett, the creator of the Trial Skills Training Program at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, the Bennett Inn is the first of its kind to focus on cutting edge legal issues, theories, and technology.

Gerald T. Bennett was born June 1, 1937 in Miami, Florida. He earned a bachelor's degree from St. Bernard's College in New York, a master's degree from Barry University, and a J.D. from the University of Florida in 1966. From the late 1960s until his retirement in 1998, Bennett directed the Trial Skills Clinic at the University of Florida. He served on the Florida Bar and worked with various courts and supreme court committees. He was a member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association and a fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Science.